Miami Marlins: 8 Prospects to Consider for September Call-Ups
By Matt Melton
4. LHP Jake Eder
2021 Season Stats: 3-5, 1.77 ERA, 0.981 WHIP, 27 BB, 99 K
Undoubtedly the fastest rising prospect in the Marlins system at the moment is Eder, Miami’s fourth round pick from the 2020 MLB Draft. The 22-year-old southpaw has enjoyed a phenomenal first professional season in Double-A posting a 1.77 ERA, which also includes an appearance in the MLB Futures Game over the All-Star break.
Going from No. 23 to No. 6 in MLB Pipeline’s latest prospect update of Miami’s system, Eder now finds himself as the No. 82 prospect in baseball, and on the verge of a call-up to at-least Triple-A at any moment now. We saw the debut of one of the Marlins top pitching prospects Wednesday night, could we see another before the end of the 2021 campaign?
3. RHP Max Meyer
2021 Season Stats: 6-1, 1.97 ERA, 1.172 WHIP, 35 BB, 93 K
The Marlins 2020 first round pick has been phenomenal this season down in Double-A posting a 1.97 ERA. Similar to Eder previously, Meyer also represented Miami in the MLB Futures Game over the All-Star break, and is in essentially the same boat as Eder when it comes to a potential MLB/Triple-A call-up.
While calling up one of the top overall pitching prospects in baseball to give fans a glimpse of what is to come in 2022 would be an intriguing option, is it likely to happen? The Marlins could opt-to save a potential Meyer MLB debut until 2022, but the 22-year-old right-hander will surely see either Triple-A or the big leagues at some point over the next month.