Throughout the 2018/2019 offseason, Marlin Maniac will devote one article each for every player who appeared in the Miami Marlins system for the 2018 season. Every. Single. Player. This is Part 68 of 286. Stay tuned.
Geremy Steven Galindez is a 6’1″, 170 lb. right-handed pitcher from Caracas, Venezuela. Born on April 29th, 1998, he signed with the Miami Marlins during the 2016 signing period, on July 2nd. He was officially assigned to the rookie-level DSL Marlins, in the Dominican Summer League on October 25th of that year.
As I’ve frequently stated through this series, players who begin their career in the DSL, the chances of making the majors is very low. Notable exceptions in the Miami Marlins’ case are Miguel Cabrera, Jarlin Garcia, and Jose Urena.
In 2017, Galindez made his debut with the DSL Marlins on June 5th, starting their second game of the season. He went four innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking zero in an 8-6 win over the DSL Rays1. Five days later, in a 5-4 win over DSL Astros Blue, he gave up one run and struck out three in four innings, on five hits and a walk. He didn’t appear again through his first season, and the DSL Marlins went on to post a 40-29 record.
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Galindez didn’t start any games in 2018, coming out of the bullpen for the DSL Marlins 21 times. Designated as the club’s closer, he was successful in shutting the door in 10 out of 12 situations. Over 28 1/3 innings of work, he struck out 32 and gave up 24 hits while walking only seven batters and allowing nine runs. He went 4-3 with a 2.86 ERA, a 1.094 WHIP, and a .207/.250/.233 opposing slashline. On July 3rd, Galindez struck out the side in the ninth inning, but ended up blowing the save when he allowed an inherited runner to score on a groundout and an error in a 4-3 loss to the DSL Red Sox1. The DSL Marlins went 42-30 for the season.
Galindez isn’t considered a “ranked” prospect, and has not won any seasonal awards, but he showed enough to move up a level for the 2019 season. Expect the now-20-year-old to debut stateside with either the GCL Marlins, in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League or the Batavia Muckdogs, in the short-season-A New York-Penn League. His earliest possible appearance at the major league level looks to be around Spring Training in 2023.
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