Miami Marlins: Could we see No. 23 Prospect Jake Eder this Season?
By Matt Melton
The Miami Marlins currently display one of the top starting rotations in baseball. While three spots are solidified going forward, there are multiple options for the other two.
It is no secret that the Miami Marlins “Big 3” of Alcantara, Lopez, and Rogers is one of the best in all of baseball. While the Marlins have used multiple different players and options in this role up to this point, there are a few other intriguing options in the minor leagues as well.
While top prospects such as Max Meyer and Edward Cabrera are names to potentially watch for a call-up, one lesser-known player that we could see is LHP Jake Eder. After dominating Double-A batters up to this point in the season, could we see a potential 2021 MLB debut from the Marlins No. 23 prospect?
Could we see Miami Marlins No. 23 prospect Jake Eder this season?
As I wrote about earlier this season, Eder will be one of the fastest-rising prospects in the Marlins’ system. We are currently seeing exactly why people are so-high on the young left-hander.
As mentioned previously, the Marlins’ Fourth Round Pick in the 2020 MLB Draft out of Vanderbilt has been dominating Double-A so far this season.
Starting his professional career this season playing in Double-A with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Eder has so far made nine starts up to this point. During those nine starts, Eder has combined to post a 3-2 record with a 1.13 ERA across 47.2 innings pitched.
If those numbers aren’t eye-popping enough, Eder has also posted 71 strikeouts to only 17 walks on the season up to this point, as well as an impressive 13.4 K/9.
While the Marlins may choose to let the 22-year old left-hander see Triple-A at some point, we have seen numerous other prospects right out of college make the jump from Double-A to the big leagues in years’ past. Also depending on what Miami does leading up to the MLB Trade Deadline, there may be some opportunities available for Eder in either the rotation or bullpen.
There is no denying that Eder has had one of the most impressive seasons up to this point of any Miami Marlins prospect. Is it too crazy of a stretch to say that we could see him at some point this season?