One of the hottest teams in all of minor league baseball, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate, have won 6 straight and 7 of their last 10 .
Led by pitching and a high-powered offense, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, are one of the most talked about teams in Double-A.
Not only do the Blue Wahoos have arguably one of the coolest names in all of minor league baseball, paired with a waterfront ballpark facing Pensacola Bay – providing one of the most pristine in-game experiences available – the Wahoos have a roster full of young talent capable of producing runs and are notorious for holding opposing teams at bay.
After 20 games played, Pensacola finds themselves tied for the best record in the Double-A South at 13-7 and riding a 6-game winning streak. They’re 7-5 at Admiral Fetterman Field and 6-2 on the road. No team in the Double-A South has allowed fewer runs than Pensacola this season who has allowed just 75 total runs through the first four weeks of the season.
Is this the most talented Miami Marlins affiliate this season?
Meyer holds a 2-1 record and 2.29 ERA. He’s struck out 19 over 19.2 IP and has held opposing hitters to just a .219 average. He’s only allowed 5 ER all year and has a WHIP of 1.07. The Marlins No. 3 overall prospect has absolutely shined in his first year at the professional level.
Eder made the latest start for the Blue Wahoos on Wednesday night, delivering 5 scoreless innings and striking out 8 with only 1 hit allowed. With the stellar outing last night, Eder now holds a mere 0.45 ERA – second in all of the Double-A South behind only Nick Lodolo of Chattanooga.
With support from guys like Brian McKenna, Sean Guenther, and Jeff Lindgren, the Wahoos get through opposing lineups more efficiently than any other Double-A South team with a team WHIP of just 1.10. As a team, Pensacola has also held their opponents to a .216 average – second in their division behind only Chattanooga.
On the other end of the roster, simply put, this Blue Wahoos team is loaded.
Peyton Burdick, most recently named the Double-A South Player of the Week last week, has been on an absolute tear after what could be considered a slow start in 2021, and has provided a spark for an offense that is already known for generating hits and driving in runs. Burdick is currently in a three-way tie for the Double-A South home run lead with 5. In 2021 alone, Burdick has recorded 13 hits, 12 of which have gone for extra bases – a statistic that is seemingly unheard of.
The list of guys that can produce for this offense certainly does not stop with Burdick and features guys like JJ Bleday, Jerar Encarnacion, and Nick Fortes – only a few of the many guys for the Wahoos capable of hitting for power and generating high-quality at bats.
The Blue Wahoos feature several notable players that could receive a call to the big league club sometime in the near future, and provide a solid line of defense for a Miami Marlins squad that has invested so much in its farm system. In short – the Blue Wahoos are everything you could want in an affiliate at the Double-A level.