I believe Nick Neidert will win the fifth starter spot in the rotation out of camp. He surprised many in the front office and coaching staff last season with his poise and control in Jupiter. He must continue to develop and remain in control while facing Major League hitters.
The Marlins have a plethora of minor league pitchers who could become starters in the next two years. Neidert falls somewhere in the middle of that pack. The former Marlins Minor League Pitcher of the Year isn’t ready to become an ace of the staff, but he could be a solid balance in the rotation.
Neidert suffered a torn meniscus and lost time on the mound at Triple-A, but he looked solid in the Arizona Fall League. Currently ranked as the 11th prospect in the Marlins minor leagues, he could leapfrog Sanchez and others to earn a roster spot.