Edward Cabrera will play a major role for the Miami Marlins this season

JUPITER, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 19: Edward Cabrera #79 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: Edward Cabrera #79 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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The Miami Marlins are finally calling up elite pitching prospect Edward Cabrera. Like the recent Lizzo song goes “it’s about damn time”. Cabrera is going to start against the Colorado Rockies at Coors tomorrow night, so that’s not an ideal start, but he has the stuff to dominate. I think that he’ll have a big role no matter what happens.

Edward Cabrera is an elite Miami Marlins prospect for a reason.

Edward Cabrera has pitched in the Majors before. He debuted in 2021 and started 7 games, delivering 26.1 innings of 5.81 ERA/6.63 FIP ball with 9.6 K/9 and 6.5 BB/9. It was a terrible debut based on results, and specifically the control.

Edward Cabrera has an elite strikeout rate and good results as a starting pitcher in the minors. He should at the very least be an upgrade over Elieser Hernandez, who isn’t helping to say the least. I think that Cabrera will get a fair opportunity to stick in the rotation and if he does and lives up to his prospect pedigree, he could give the Miami Marlins the best rotation in the game. Of course his control issues may not go away…

I wrote about it earlier, there’s another way that Edward Cabrera’s call-up can go. If his control doesn’t work out as a starting pitcher, why not make him a relief pitcher? He could be a major boost to the bullpen and even be a closing candidate. The strikeout rate could play very well in short outings.

There is yet another option. Could The Fish trade Edward Cabrera for a middle of the order bat? I will cover it in another article, but he also has value to us as a trade chip. As a top prospect, he will have value even if he struggles.

Edward Cabrera is going to play a major role for the Miami Marlins this season. He will either improve the rotation, be a closing candidate or help bring in a big bat. It’s an exciting time for us Miami Marlins fans.

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