Four under the radar Miami Marlins prospects who are killing it in 2022

JUPITER, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 19: Jerar Encarnacion #87 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photo during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on February 19, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 19: Jerar Encarnacion #87 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photo during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on February 19, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Jake Eder
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LHP Jake Eder may be a future Miami Marlins ace!

LHP Jake Eder shouldn’t come as a surprise, but he gets lost on the long list of Miami Marlins’ top prospects. Eder is the #7 Miami Marlins prospect according to MLB.com and may very well be at the top of the list before the season crosses the finish line. He’s having an impressive season, and things are looking very very good for this 23 year old elite prospect.

Would you like to know how Eder is currently doing in AA? Well not much, just a 1.77 ERA/2.48 FIP in 71.1 IP in 15 starts. That’s ELITE production of what increasingly looks like a future Miami  Marlins ace. With all the talk of other top pitching prospects on The Fish, why isn’t Elder getting the most attention?

Eder’s production as a 23 year old in AA is so impressive that I can go on about that for hours, but let’s keep it simple for now. He has a 12.49 K/9 rate so we can check off “elite strikeout rate” from the list too, just in case you were wondering if he gets those whiffs or not. His BB% is a bit high at 3.42, but he can definitely drop it and improve even further. Assuming that he does, a call-up to the Majors should be in the cards.

The Miami Marlins have many good pitching prospects, but Jake Eder has a case to be at the top of that list. He may not have a household name or be as flashy as some of the other elute names, but Eder may just end up being the best of the bunch. Remember the name Jake Eder by the time his estimated promotion year of 2024 rolls around.

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