Last night, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp lost a 2-1 squeaker to the Biloxi Shuckers. Wins have been precious and few for the double-A Southern League outfit, which currently stands at 43-67.
Former Miami Marlins #15 prospect Cody Poteet has had a largely forgettable season.He’s appeared in 20 contests between the Jupiter Hammerheads and Jacksonville, and has a 3-12 record, a 5.38 ERA, an oppBA of .262, and a 1.35 WHIP. He showed what he could be last night. In six innings, he struck out seven and walked nobody, allowing one run on five hits – all singles. Unfortunately, the Shuckers scored an eighth inning run off reliever Reilly Hovis to take the game.
Poteet has a fastball that lives between 89 and 92 MPH, with occasional flash to 94. According to MLB.COM’s Pipeline:
"Poteet’s fastball sits at 89-92 mph with good arm-side run, and he can reach back for an extra tick or two when needed. The right-hander’s slider, thrown with power and depth in the mid-80s, flashes above average and nets him whiffs, and he understands how to keep hitters off balance with his average curveball. Poteet’s fringy changeup is his least-advanced offering, although it stands to improve with increased use as a starter. He has good control, consistently works down in the zone and keeps the ball in the park."
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, with the 116th selection off the board, the right-handed throwing native of San Diego was born on July 30th, 1994. After his selection, the 6’1″, 183 lb. pitcher signed with the Miami Marlins out of UCLA for a $488,700 bonus.
In three seasons with the Bruins, Poteet posted a 14-12 record and a 3.92 ERA, with 173 whiffs in 221 2/3 innings and a 1.29 WHIP. He appeared in five games for the Batavia Muckdogs down the stretch run after his selection.
In 2016, Poteet started 24 games for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, going 4-9 with a 2.91 ERA and 106 K’s in 117 innings. For the Jupiter Hammerheads last year, he was 3-7 with a 4.16 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.
Other Miami Marlins Minor League Highlights from Monday
The Miami Marlins minor league system played five games on Monday. The DSL Marlins, the New Orleans Baby Cakes, and the Hammerheads recorded victories. The Muckdogs and the Jumbo Shrimp weren’t as lucky.
Jeff Brigham (NO)
Brigham earned the victory for the Baby Cakes, starting and earning a Quality Start. He struck out seven and allowed two runs on a walk and eight hits (seven singles and one homer). He finished with a 53 GameScore after getting 63-of-94 pitches over the plate.
Riley Mahan (JUP)
2017’s third round pick Mahan batted cleanup for the Hammerheads. He went three-for-five with three runs, a triple, and two RBI.
Austin Dean (NO)
Dean led off for New Orleans, and went three-for-four with a walk, a run, two doubles, and two RBI.
Rafael Ortega (NO)
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Ortega batted cleanup for the Baby Cakes, and went three-for-five with a triple, two runs, and an RBI.
Dalvy Rosario (DSL)
A frequent sight in our daily “Top 10” prospects, Rosario batted third and played in center field for the DSL Marlins as they easily dispatched the DSL Red Sox1 by a 9-0 final. Rosario went two-for-four with a walk, two runs, a double, and a stolen base.
Josan Mendez (DSL)
Mendez earned the victory for the DSL Marlins, pitching from the start of the third through the end of the seventh. He only struck out one batter, but allowed only three singles and didn’t walk a batter.
Aaron Knapp (JUP)
Knapp batted seventh for Jupiter and went two-for-two with a pair of walks and two stolen bases.
JB Shuck (NO)
Shuck pushed his triple-A average to .344 with another multi-hit game. He went two-for-four with a walk, two runs, a double, and an RBI.
Justin Twine (JAX)
Twine batted third for the Jumbo Shrimp and went two-for-four with a solo home run. He’s hitting .394 since his promotion to double-A.
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