Dylan Floro has been pretty bad since coming back from the IL. Is it time to worry about him? Or is it just him adjusting after a return from injury. Let’s look into his performance and find out.
Dylan Floro has been disappointing since coming back from the IL.
I wrote about Floro being a closing candidate before, but sadly it’s looking less and less likely as if that’s going to happen this season. Floro was phenomenal last season, delivering a 2.81 ERA/2.81 FIP in 64.0 IP and saving 15 games.
Floro was expected to be the Miami Marlins closer this season too, but right rotator cuff tendinitis kept him from beginning the season on time. It was hoped that he would go back to pitching similarly this season, but the results just haven’t been there so far.
Floro currently sits on a 22.50 ERA/11.12 FIP in 2.0 IP. It’s important to point that last part out of course. We’re talking about just two innings that went horribly wrong. It’s still a concern however just how bad those innings have been. Floro’s fastball velocity has dropped as well, going from 93.8 mph last season to 92.3 so far this season.
Its interesting to note that Floro’s fastball velocity has actually been in decline for a few seasons now. He went from 94.2 mph in 2019, to 94.0 mph in 2020, 93.8 mph in 2021 and 92.3 mph so far this season. This is naturally very worrying, especially since Floro is already 31 years old and only recently broke out as an effective reliever back in 2018.
So what’s wrong with Dylan Floro? The fact that it’s only been two innings makes me hopeful that it’s going to be fine. It still concerns me however that his fastball velocity continues to decline and that his results have been this bad. At this point I think that he shouldn’t be looked as a closing candidate.