Acquired by the Miami Marlins earlier in the year from the Toronto Blue Jays as a part of the Corey Dickerson and Adam Cimber trade, right-hander Andrew McInvale joined the Marlins organization in early-July where he pitched out of the Double-A Pensacola bullpen for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: RHP Andrew McInvale
After splitting time in the Blue Jays organization this season between High-A and Double-A, the 24-year-old began his time in the Marlins system with Double-A Pensacola. Making his Blue Wahoos debut on July 1, McInvale did not allow an earned run across any of his first three outings in Pensacola.
After a strong start, McInvale would go-on to make a total of 18 appearances across the remainder of the 2021 season.
However, the right-hander would struggle for the first half of those outings allowing a total of 14 earned runs between July 9 to August 10 across 11 innings pitched that ended with a five-run outing on August 10.
McInvale would however finish the 2021 campaign on an impressive note posting a 0.87 ERA across the last month of the season striking out 17 batters compared to only four walks and four hits across 10.1 innings pitched.
As a member of the Marlins system, McInvale made 21 relief appearances with Double-A Pensacola in which he posted a combined 3-2 record with a 5.70 ERA. Pitching a total of 23.2 innings, the right-hander also posted a 1.563 WHIP, as well as 36 strikeouts compared to 16 walks.
For the 2021 season overall, McInvale posted a 4.10 ERA across 48.1 innings pitched between the Toronto and Miami system with 30 walks and 70 strikeouts.
The former 37th round pick by Toronto will likely begin the 2022 season in Double-A once again, with a possibility of a potential Triple-A call-up at some point next season. A bullpen arm with impressive strikeout potential, McInvale will be an intriguing player to watch next season as a potential piece of the Miami Marlins future bullpen.