Miami Marlins: Jake Eder to Undergo Tommy John Surgery
By Matt Melton
The Miami Marlins received some unfortunate news early Monday morning surrounding one of their top overall prospects that will affect their plans at the big league level going into 2022.
Miami Marlins prospect Jake Eder to undergo Tommy John Surgery.
According to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, Marlins No. 6 prospect Jake Eder is set to undergo Tommy John Surgery ending his 2021 season, and likely putting all of 2022 in jeopardy as well.
This is obviously crushing news for both Eder and the Marlins. While this will surely put Miami’s 2022 plans in a spiral, this is also a rough set-back for Eder who could’ve made his major league debut next season.
Currently in his first professional season, the 22-year-old southpaw was enjoying a phenomenal breakout campaign which saw him go from the Marlins No. 23 prospect to Miami’s current No. 6 prospect, as well as the No. 81 overall prospect in baseball.
Emerging as one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the game, Eder spent all of the 2021 season at the Double-A level with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. In a breakout campaign that included an appearance in the MLB Futures Game during the All-Star break, Eder posted a 3-5 record with a 1.77 ERA across 15 starts with a 0.981 WHIP, 27 walks, and 99 strikeouts.
The Marlins 2020 fourth round pick, Eder spent three seasons at Vanderbilt before joining the Marlins. Spending time as both a starter and reliever with the Commodores, Eder threw 92.1 innings combined during his college career where he posted a combined 4.00 ERA across 34 career games.
As mentioned previously, this news will affect both the Marlins and Eder as the 22-year-old left-hander would’ve potentially factored into Miami’s big league plans next season. Eder will now likely miss a majority, if not all, of the 2022 season, with a return to begin the 2023 season 100% ready to go as the most-likely return date.