While a majority of the Miami Marlins minor league affiliates 2021 seasons have come to an end, the Triple-A season for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp still has about a week remaining. With this, two of the Marlins top prospects have joined the Jumbo Shrimp from Double-A Pensacola over the past week.
The first of these prospects that have joined Triple-A recently is Miami’s No. 14 prospect Peyton Burdick. Entering play on Friday night, the 24-year-old outfielder and former third round pick had appeared in three games where he has collected three hits in 12 at-bats with two doubles and an RBI.
However, another prospect who joined Triple-A at the same time was right-hander Max Meyer. The Marlins No. 3 prospect, as well as the No. 31 overall prospect in baseball, Meyer made his anticipated Triple-A debut on Friday night in what was arguably the best showing of his young professional career.
Miami Marlins prospect Max Meyer impressive in Triple-A debut
Taking the mound Friday night for the Jumbo Shrimp, Meyer went five innings where he allowed one run with two hits, one walk, and 10 strikeouts. Meyer’s total of 10 strikeouts in the contest also set a new career-high in the category.
Miami’s 2020 first round pick out of Minnesota (third overall), Meyer spent all of the 2021 season up to this point in Double-A with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. In what is his first professional season, the 22-year-old right-hander posted a 6-3 record with a 2.41 ERA in 20 starts with the Blue Wahoos which included 40 walks and 113 strikeouts across 101 innings pitched.
Prior to this season, Meyer spent three seasons at Minnesota where he posted a combined 2.13 ERA across 148 innings pitched as both a starter and reliever.
Likely beginning the 2022 season in Triple-A Jacksonville, Meyer could receive a potential call-up early-on next season, and will likely become a key piece of the Miami Marlins rotation from day one.