Selected in the 11th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins out of UCLA, right-hander Jesse Bergin was one of the Marlins more-intriguing mid-to-late round picks. After a strong collegiate career with the Bruins, Bergin could be set for a breakout 2022 season.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: RHP Jesse Bergin
Selected in the 2021 MLB Draft, Bergin would make his professional debut in the Marlins organization on August 6 pitching two scoreless innings in Rookie-Ball with the FCL Marlins.
Bergin would go-on to make two more appearances with the FCL Marlins during the month of August where he posted a combined 0.90 ERA across 10 innings pitched with no walks and 13 strikeouts. Included in these three combined appearances were a career-high seven strikeouts and Bergin’s first-career win on August 24 against the FCL Cardinals.
Bergin would be called-up to Low-A Jupiter where he would make his debut with the Hammerheads on August 31. Making four total starts in Low-A across the final month of the season, Bergin would struggle however posting a 16.88 ERA across eight combined innings allowing 15 earned runs with five walks and six strikeouts.
Overall, the 22-year-old would make a total of seven appearances, six of which were starts, between the FCL Marlins and Low-A Jupiter during the 2021 season. Pitching a total of 18 innings, Bergin would post a 1-2 record with an 8.00 ERA with five walks and 19 strikeouts, as well as a 1.778 WHIP.
After posting a combined 15-4 record with a 3.91 ERA across three seasons as a starter at UCLA, Bergin showed some flashes during what-was a limited sample size across the last two months of the 2021 season that included a 2.5 BB/9 and a 9.5 K/9. The right-hander could be set for a breakout 2022 season in the Miami Marlins minor league system, likely beginning the year with Low-A Jupiter once again.