Miami Marlins: 5 Prospects Who are Having Strong 2021 Seasons

Matt Melton
JUPITER, FLORIDA - MARCH 02: Peyton Burdick #86 of the Miami Marlins fields the line drive against the St. Louis Cardinals in a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 02, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FLORIDA - MARCH 02: Peyton Burdick #86 of the Miami Marlins fields the line drive against the St. Louis Cardinals in a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 02, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Left-Handed Pitching Prospect Jake Eder of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

2. RHP Max Meyer – Miami Marlins No. 3 Prospect

2021 Season Stats: 3-1, 2.09 ERA, 1.209 WHIP, 23 BB, 44 K

The Marlins’ First Round pick from the 2020 MLB Draft out of Minnesota, Meyer is showcasing all the reasons why he was selected third overall by Miami a year ago. Evident by a 2.09 ERA, Meyer has arguably been the focal-point of the 2021 Pensacola Blue Wahoos starting rotation, arguably one of the best in Double-A.

While the walks may be a little high, Meyer has showcased his big-time strikeout potential across his first nine starts of the season, along with his dominant fastball and slider. The 22-year old right-hander continues to showcase why he is considered a future focal-point of the Marlins rotation, and could see Triple-A in the very near future at his current rate on the mound.

1. LHP Jake Eder – Miami Marlins No. 23 Prospect

2021 Season Stats: 3-2, 1.13 ERA, 0.902 WHIP, 17 BB, 71 K

After being selected in the Fourth Round of the 2020 MLB Draft out of Vanderbilt, Eder is enjoying a phenomenal first professional season in Double-A with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Similar to Meyer, Eder is a part of the impressive Pensacola rotation, and is arguably the best of all posting a 1.13 ERA across 47.2 innings pitched so far this season.

The 22-year old left-hander could very quickly progress to either Triple-A, or potentially even the big leagues, based on the way he continues to dominate batters down in Double-A. It’s clear just how good the left-hander has been so far this season, and if this continues, it might be time to starting talking about Eder as a potential piece of the Marlins rotation in the very near future.

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These five Marlins’ prospects continue to show out during the 2021 season. Going forward, don’t be surprised at all if we see each of these players move up in the minor leagues in the very near future.

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