Delvis Alegre will play his second professional season for the Miami Marlins this season.
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 260 of 286. Stay tuned.
Delvis Lewis Alegre is a 6’2″, 180 lb. right-handed pitcher from San Francisco de Macoris, DR. Born on this date in 2001, Alegre is the sixth youngest player in the Miami Marlins system.
Yearly, the coaching staff for the DSL Marlins, in the Dominican Summer League, are presented with a unique challenge. Take the youngest, least experienced professional players in the world and develop them into big-leaguers. Success at graduating from the DSL all the way to the majors is rare, somewhere between two and five percent. It’s unlikely Alegre plays in the major someday.
But that’s not to say that he shouldn’t try! After signing on July 2nd, 2017, Alegre reported to the DSL Marlins on June 1st, 2018. In 14 games at the rookie-level, Alegre went 1-2 with a pair of saves. He started five times and came out of the bullpen in the other nine contests. Over 47 innings pitched, he whiffed 36 and walked only 15 out of 207 batters faced. He earned a 3.06 ERA, a 1.383 WHIP, and an opposing slashline of .269/.327/.409.
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Although Alegre never had a perfect outing during his first summer with the Marlins, he did come close a few times. On August 6th, he struck out three in two scoreless innings, allowing one hit in a 9-0 win against the DSL Red Sox1.
Alegre is still young, but his stuff is promising. It’s a better than even bet that the Miami Marlins will keep him in the organization in 2019, maybe again at the DSL level, and maybe a lateral promotion to the Gulf Coast League GCL Marlins is in the works. Only time will tell. If he continues to progress through the system normally, he would join the Batavia Muckdogs in 2020, the Miami Marlins’ class-A South Atlantic affiliate in 2021, the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2022, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in 2023, and either the Miami Marlins or their triple-A affiliate in 2024. A 2025 debut would see Alegre at 24-years-old.
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