Miami Marlins Pitching Staff
The Miami Marlins pitching staff will be loaded in 2024, even without making a big trade for a starter. Yes, the combination of the current trio in the major league staff and top prospects working their way up is indeed that good.
No. 1 – RHP Sandy Alcantara
The current ace of the Marlins starting rotation is under team control through 2025. Alcantara, still only 25-years old, is in year four of his time in Miami, and has been outstanding posting a combined 3.64 ERA through 56 starts during that time. We’ve seen how good Alcantara is now, but just imagine how good he’ll be in three years from now.
No. 2 – LHP Trevor Rogers
Rogers is currently enjoying a massive break-out 2021 season in which he sports a 6-2 record with a 1.75 ERA. Still only a rookie, Rogers is under team control through 2027, and based on the way he’s currently pitching, it’s near impossible to not imagine him in this rotation going forward. The 2021 NL Rookie of the Year may be in Rogers near future, but will he become one of the best pitchers in the game by 2024?
No. 3 – RHP Sixto Sanchez
The Marlins’ current top prospect was as good as advertised in 2020 making his MLB debut. Sanchez is essentially around the same timeline as Rogers when it comes to team control, and has the potential to be one of the best pitchers in the game in a couple of years. When Sanchez returns from his current injury, he should remind everyone just how good he can be to cement himself as one of the top young arms in baseball.
No. 4 – RHP Max Meyer
Meyer was selected with the 3rd overall pick in the First Round of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Marlins, and is already off to a phenomenal start to the 2021 season in Double-A. Listed as the Marlins #3 prospect, as well as the #22 prospect in baseball, Meyer displays an electric fastball and a wipe-out slider that play against anybody. Meyer should be in at least year two of his MLB career in 2024, and could make the case for the best #4 starter in baseball.
No. 5 – RHP Pablo Lopez
Still currently only 25-years old, Lopez would be entering the prime of his career in 2024. Now in year four in Miami, Lopez has continued to improve year-by-year, and is enjoying a current 2.73 ERA which is the best of his career so far. While Lopez could be traded, or Miami could opt-to fill the #5 spot a different way, I’ll say that Lopez is still here as one of the most consistent back-end rotation arms in the game.
Closer – RHP Edward Cabrera
While Cabrera is a potential candidate to fill the #5 spot in the rotation, the closer role seems to be more appealing for the Marlins #4 prospect. The #55 prospect in baseball displays an electric fastball that consistently flirts with triple-digits, as well as a solid slider and changeup. Cabrera has the potential to be one of the best young arms in the game, but making him a multi-inning weapon out of Miami’s bullpen is too-intriguing.