Jazz Chisholm homers off Jacob deGrom
One of the earliest memorable moments of the season came in the top of the second inning back on April 10 when Chisholm turned a 100 mph fastball from Jacob deGrom into a no-doubt home run into the upper deck in New York, his first of the season.
This was only the first of what-was many memorable offensive moments from Chisholm across the remainder of the 2021 season.
Garrett Cooper walk-off HR against the Mets
Speaking of memorable Marlins home runs from 2021, there are few that are more-notable than Cooper’s walk-off blast against the Mets on May 22. Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Cooper would blast a long ball to left-center off Mets reliever Drew Smith to give the Marlins a 3-1 win.
This also put the finishing touches on what-was a solid day for Cooper offensively as he went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run and two RBI’s.
The rise of Eury Perez
We end with what is not necessarily a specific moment, but more of something overall that happened in 2021 – the rise of Eury Perez as a prospect.
In what-was an MLB season full of breakout campaign’s from prospects across baseball, there were few more impressive than Perez who posted a phenomenal 1.96 ERA across 20 starts between Low-A Jupiter and High-A Beloit with 26 walks and 108 strikeouts. Because of this, the 18-year-old ended the season as Miami’s No. 6 prospect.