Reliever Doug Domnarski’s 2018 Miami Marlins Season Review

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 25: A detailed view of Marlins Park during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on June 25, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 25: A detailed view of Marlins Park during the game between the Miami Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on June 25, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Doug Domnarski started the 2018 season with the Batavia Muckdogs, and ended it in the Detroit Tigers system.

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Douglas Alec Domnarski is a 5’10”, 175 lb. left-handed pitcher from Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Born on July 8th, 1994, he attended Stonington HS in his hometown and played college ball at the University of Connecticut. In two seasons of Division I baseball, he appeared in 41 contests and went 2-4 with a 5.73 ERA. Domnarski struck out 32 in 37 2/3 innings and racked up a 1.73 WHIP. You can follow him on Twitter @dougdomnarski10.

Domnarski was a 27th round choice of the Miami Marlins in 2017, after his senior season. Taken 809th overall, Domnarski would be just the second player chosen at that position to someday make it to the majors. The first was Ed Halicki (1968, St. Louis Cardinals, 12.0 career WAR).

After coming to terms with the Miami Marlins, Domnarski joined the Florida-based, rookie-level GCL Marlins, in the Gulf Coast League. He got into 14 contests, and struck out 12 in 17 innings of work. He also gave up 14 hits and 11 walks for a 1.471 WHIP.

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Coming into the 2018 season, Domnarski was reassigned to the short-season-A New York-Penn League with the Batavia Muckdogs. In his debut at the new level, he struck out four in two innings of work, allowing a hit and a walk. He also gave up two runs, but they were both unearned as the Muckdogs defeated the West Virginia Black Bears, 9-6. He earned his only save of the season in his next game, an 8-6 victory against the State College Spikes. Four days later, the Miami Marlins released Domnarski.

At that point, Domnarski was a free agent, and he remained so until August 6th, when he was signed by the Detroit Tigers and sent to the GCL Tigers (East). Over five games, he allowed six runs in 5 2/3 innings, walking six, allowing five hits, and striking out six. After the season, he elected free agency.

Domnarski is still a free agent, and is eligible to sign with any organization, in affiliated ball or otherwise.

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