After recently making his 2021 minor league season debut, one Miami Marlins top prospect is already showing why he could arrive in the big leagues very soon.
As each day goes by, hype surrounding the potential major league debut of Miami Marlins pitching prospect Edward Cabrera continues to build. Yes, the Marlins already have multiple dominant young arms in their rotation, but there are more on the way very soon, with Cabrera likely next to arrive in Miami.
After struggling at times during his first three seasons in the Miami organization, Cabrera enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign posting a 2.23 ERA in 19 starts across two different minor league levels. Unfortunately, minor shoulder soreness would put a potential big league debut on hold during the 2020 season for the 23-year old.
However, after missing the first two months of the 2021 season with an injury, Cabrera is now seemingly fast-approaching his first taste of big-league ball in the very near future. When he does as well, we will all see why Cabrera is considered as one of the mainstays of the Marlins rotation for years to come.
Miami Marlins prospect Edward Cabrera is knocking on the door of the big leagues.
Cabrera, the Marlins No. 4 prospect and No. 52 prospect in all of baseball, is off to a hot start to the season so far, making three starts between A-Ball and Double-A. During those three starts combined, Cabrera has posted a 0.87 ERA across 10.1 inning pitched striking out 18 batters while only walking one.
While he will still need a few more starts in the minor leagues to keep building back up to his normal workload, the young right-hander could still quickly make his way to the big leagues at some point this season. Also remember however, Cabrera has still yet to made an appearance above Double-A, so he may eventually get a couple of starts at the Triple-A level first.
So, when Cabrera finally gets here, where and how will he fit in? It’s simple, if Miami wants to improve the 4-5 slots in the rotation, Cabrera is 100% the move that will be made at some point. It’s almost a given that we will see the 23-year old at some point in 2021, and based on where the team is in terms of need in the rotation, which is where they arguably are now, it could happen at any moment.
Cabrera’s pure stuff, which includes an electric fastball with a plus slider and changeup, will allow him to instantly become yet another impact starter in Miami’s impressive young starting rotation. When he does eventually arrive as well, just sit back and enjoy watching one of the top young pitchers in baseball begin to takeover the league.