Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: LHP Jefry Yan

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: A detailed view of the New Era Miami Marlins Sugar Kings hat in the dugout during the game against the Chicago Cubs at loanDepot park on August 15, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: A detailed view of the New Era Miami Marlins Sugar Kings hat in the dugout during the game against the Chicago Cubs at loanDepot park on August 15, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Having not pitched professionally since 2017, the Miami Marlins signed left-hander Jefry Yan back in April of 2021 to a minor league deal. Joining Low-A Jupiter a few weeks later, Yan went on to enjoy a strong 2021 season across two different levels, one that concluded in the Arizona Fall League.

Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: LHP Jefry Yan

The 25-year-old left-hander would begin the 2021 season with Low-A Jupiter on June 11 where he would impress from the start with three consecutive relief appearances without allowing an earned run.

Yan would go-on to have success in a relief role with the Hammerheads where he would remain until late-July posting a combined 3.18 ERA across 17 innings. Allowing an earned run in only three of his 11 appearances as a reliever, Yan would be called-up to Double-A for the first time where he would make his debut in Pensacola on July 31.

Yan would go-on to excel as a reliever with the Blue Wahoos by not allowing an earned run until September 2, and would finish his time in Pensacola at the end of the year by posting a combined 1.93 ERA across 14 innings of relief.

For the 2021 season overall, Yan made a total of 21 relief appearances between Low-A Jupiter and Double-A Pensacola where the left-hander posted a combined 0-1 record with a 2.61 ERA across 31 innings pitched. The 25-year-old held a 1.581 WHIP with an impressive 51 strikeouts, but struggled at times with command walking 25 batters.

As mentioned previously as well, the left-hander would also pitch in the 2021 Arizona Fall League with the Mesa Solar Sox, but struggled posting an 8.31 ERA across nine relief appearances (8 innings) with nine walks and 18 strikeouts.

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The 25-year-old will likely begin the 2022 season with either Double-A Pensacola or Triple-A Jacksonville, and is a potential candidate to see time with the Miami Marlins as well.

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