The Miami Marlins No. 12 overall prospect, Nick Neidert split the 2021 season between the major leagues and Triple-A Jacksonville. Impressing at times with each, Neidert could see a larger and more-permanent role with the Marlins next season.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: RHP Nick Neidert
Beginning the 2021 season in the Marlins rotation, Neidert would make three starts in the big leagues before being optioned to Triple-A in late-April. The right-hander would then make three starts with the Jumbo Shrimp in May posting a 1.13 ERA across 16 innings before rejoining Miami for a start on May 26, one where Neidert landed on the IL shortly after.
Returning with Triple-A Jacksonville in late-June, Neidert would post two impressive starts with the Jumbo Shrimp before rejoining the Marlins in early-July.
The right-hander would however go back-and-forth between Miami and Jacksonville making occasional starts across the next month, a span in which Neidert posted a combined 3.14 ERA across 43 innings pitched between the two. Optioned to Triple-A for the sixth and final time during the 2021 season on August 20, Neidert would go-on to make five more starts with the Jumbo Shrimp to finish the season.
Neidert would make a total of eight appearances (seven starts) with the Marlins during the 2021 season in which the 24-year-old posted a 1-2 record with a 4.54 ERA across 35.2 innings pitched. Striking out 21 batters compared to 23 walks, Neidert also posted a 1.514 WHIP, as well as opponents holding a .246/.378/.405 slash line against.
Making a total of 14 appearances (13 starts) with Triple-A Jacksonville as well, Neidert posted a 6-4 record with a 3.67 ERA across 68.2 innings pitched. Neidert struck out a total of 52 batters compared to 21 walks during that span, while also posting a 1.340 WHIP.
The Miami Marlins No. 12 prospect, Neidert could begin the 2022 season with the Marlins once again, likely acting as either a starter or long-relief option out of the Marlins bullpen.