Miami Marlins 2022: Now Pitching in Relief – Tanner Andrews

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 02: A general view of the Marlin's Ballpark during a preseason game against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park on April 2, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 02: A general view of the Marlin's Ballpark during a preseason game against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park on April 2, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Tanner Andrews isn’t a name a lot of Miami Marlins fans are familiar with, but maybe they should start getting used to it.

Born on November 15th, 1995, Andrews was the Miami Marlins 10th round selection in 2018. A 6’3″, 220 lb. right-hander from Rochester, IN, he was a four-year letterman for the Purdue Boilermakers, Class of 2018.

In his four seasons of Division I competition, Andrews racked up a 17-15 record with a 3.69 ERA, 184 K’s in 257 2/3 innings, and a 1.44 WHIP. He was better overall in his senior season, going 7-5 with a 2.94 ERA over 17 appearances (16 starts). Andrews struck out 78 in 98 frames prior to the amateur draft. Oh, and he’s also a football player, and, erm, a basketball player too.

Selected with the 297th pick off the board, the Marlins signed him for $10,000, well below his slot value of $140,000. He made his professional debut with the GCL Marlins on June 26th, allowing two hits in an inning of work, picking up a save. His next appearance would be for the short-season low-A Batavia Muckdogs.

Andrews has come out of the bullpen 11 times for the Muckdogs since joining the team, and struck out 23 in 26 innings. He’s held his WHIP down to 1.15, and has a 2-0 record with a 3.81 ERA. A .310 BABIP and 3.45 FIP suggests that maybe he’s a little better than his “regular” statistics would suggest. Balls batted into the field of play are nearly evenly divided, with 30 groundballs and 34 flies, with seven liners. Of his 345 pitches through his professional career, he has put 237 in the strike zone, that’s 68.7 percent. Not too shabby. In yesterday’s 4-2 Batavia win over the Williamsport Crosscutters, Andrews struck out four in three innings of work, allowing a run on two hits and zero walks.

Andrews’ floor is probably double-A bullpen, with a ceiling of MLB setup man. With normal progression through the Miami Marlins system, he should get a look at the parent club Spring Training in 2021, with a chance to break camp with the big boys in 2022.

Other Top Miami Marlins Minor League Performances from Saturday

Jordan Yamamoto (GCL)

Yamamoto earned a win in his rehab start for the GCL Marlins. He struck out eight in five innings, walked one and allowed two hits.

Nick Neidert (JAX)

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp orchestrated a 5-4, come-from-behind victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts, scoring four runs in the ninth. Neidert started, and struck out seven in 7 2/3 innings, while allowing four runs on eight hits and zero walks.

Yeremin Lara (DSL)

Lara started for the DSL Marlins in their 1-0 win over the DSL Braves. He pitched five innings, facing one over the minimum and striking out four. The only blemish to his day was a third-inning single to Braves SS Carlos Paraguate.

Luis Palacios (DSL)

Palacios relieved Lara, and continued the excellent work. He tossed four perfect innings, striking out four and putting the finishing touches on a one-hit shutout. Palacios, who earned the win, is now 8-0 with a 0.85 ERA, a.155 oppBA, a 4/62 BB/K ratio, and a 0.60 WHIP this season with the DSL Marlins. This guy needs to be promoted, maybe all the way to Greensboro.

Cristhian Adames (NO)

Adames batted eighth for the New Orleans Baby Cakes in their 8-7, 10 inning win against the Round Rock Express on Saturday. In five visits to the plate, he hit two singles, drew a walk, and collected a sacrifice fly. He totaled three RBI and scored two runs, personally accounting for more than half of the Cakes’ offense.

John Norwood (JAX)

Norwood, who batted seventh for the Shrimp, went one-for-three with a solo home run in the eighth. He also drew a walk and crossed the plate twice.

Ronal Reynoso (GCL)

The GCL Marlins topped the GCL Astros by a 6-3 final count on Saturday. Reynoso batted sixth, and was two-for-four with a solo home run in the second inning. He later added a single.

Colton Hock (GSO)

Hock took the loss on Saturday as the Greensboro Grasshoppers dropped a 7-3 decision to the Delmarva Shorebirds. He struck out five and allowed four runs in seven innings, earning a 48 GameScore.

Tristan Pompey (JUP)

Pompey batted third for the Jupiter Hammerheads, who lost to the Palm Beach Cardinals, 7-3. Pompey was one-for-four with a two-run homer, his first at the high-A level. In 45 minor league games at three different levels, he’s slashing .312/.429/.420 with three homers and 23 RBI. He’s also drawn 31 walks while striking out 36 times.

Brian Miller (JAX)

Miller led off for the Shrimp, and went three-for-five with two singles, a double, a stolen base, and an RBI.

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