Marlins All-Time Pitching Staff: The Best of the Best

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 08: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #21 of the Florida Marlins pitches against the Washington Nationals on September 8, 2005 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 08: Starting pitcher Josh Beckett #21 of the Florida Marlins pitches against the Washington Nationals on September 8, 2005 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 19: A.J. Ramos #44 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

RHP Bryan Morris came via trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 1st, 2014, and ended up allowing three earned runs in 40 1/3 innings for Miami.

Although that proved unsustainable, he was still good for a solid 2.30 ERA in 121 1/3 innings from then through the 2016 campaign. He was 9-5 with one save and 96 K’s versus 48 walks, with a 1.343 WHIP and a 166 ERA+.

LHP Dan Jennings spent the first three seasons of his now-eight-season MLB career with the Marlins, going 3-6 with a 2.43 ERA in exactly 100 innings of work. He struck out 84 and totaled a 1.460 WHIP with a 160 ERA+.

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MIAMI – APRIL 10: Armando Benitez #49 of the Florida Marlins. (Photo by Victor Baldizon/Getty Images) /

In 2004, Armando Benitez‘ lone season as the Marlins closer, he saved an N.L.-high 47 games and made his second consecutive all-star appearance. He left as he came in, through free agency following the season. He returned in trade from the Giants in 2007 and was used in middle relief. Overall he was 4-7 for the Marlins, with 101 K’s in 102 2/3 innings, a 1.062 WHIP, and a 155 ERA+.

Never a closer, middle-relief specialist Brian Sanches surrendered only 145 hits in 181 2/3 innings in three seasons with the Marlins. He was 10-5 with a 2.92 ERA, 158 strikeouts, a 1.288 WHIP, and a 141 ERA+.

A.J. Ramos was the Marlins closer from 2015 through mid-2017 and saved 92 contests. In 325 appearances in total, he was 15-16 with a 2.78 ERA and 379 K’s in 327 1/3 innings, a 1.228 WHIP, and a 139 ERA+.

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 31: Steve Cishek #31 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

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Miami’s closer from 2012 until his eventual replacement by Ramos, Steve Cishek was 17-20 with a 2.86 ERA in 284 games for the Marlins. He posted a 1.222 WHIP, a 137 ERA+, and struck out 312 in 289 2/3 innings.

Maybe not as well known as the others in this iteration of the Marlins bullpen, Rick Helling arrived from the Texas Rangers in mid-1996, went back to them in mid-1997, and joined the Marlins post-deadline 2003 from the Baltimore Orioles. He surrendered only 86 hits in 120 innings for the Marlins over parts of those three seasons, striking out 91 and going 5-7 with a 3.30 ERA, a 1.217 WHIP, and a 124 ERA+.

Robb Nen was a 1993 trade-deadline acquisition from the Rangers, and stayed on with the Marlins through their first World Series Championship. He was 20-16 with a 3.41 ERA in 269 games, with a team-record 108 saves. He struck out 328 in 314 frames, posting a 1.283 WHIP and a 122 ERA+.

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