The Miami Marlins have the best rotation in the NL East and that’s not changing any time soon (barring injury as let’s not jinx that!). Seriously, things are looking up a lot for The Fish as we have a dominant rotation that can only get better as time goes on. Don’t believe me? Think that’s too good to be true? Well let’s dive in and compare our staff to those of our division rivals and see who comes out on top.
The Miami Marlins have the best rotation in the NL East.
Let’s start with the Miami Marlins. First there is Sandy Alcantara of course, our ace is only 26 and has a 1.81 ERA/3.10 FIP so far this season in 11 games and 74.2 innings. Last season he had a 3.19 ERA/3.42 FIP in 33 games and 205.2 innings pitched. He’s a legitimate ace and was recently locked up for the foreseeable future. He’s followed by Pablo López and his 2.18 ERA/3.06 FIP in 11 games and 66.0 innings pitched so far this season. Those results aren’t a fluke as he had a 3.09 ERA/3.29 FIP in 20 games and 102.2 innings last season. He’s a serious extension candidate, but we still have him through the 2025 season.
Edward Cabrera is another Miami Marlins starting pitcher who is turning into an ace. Cabrera so far has a 0.75 ERA with 9.8 K/9 in 3 games and 12.0 innings pitched. We have him under control until 2028. The two remaining spots in the rotation are a bit questionable but are loaded with upside. There’s Trevor Rogers and his 5.80/ERA/5.18 FIP in 10 games and 45 innings this season, but a 2.64 ERA/2.55 FIP in 25 games and 133 innings last season. I think he may be tipping his pitches this season. We have him under control through 2027.
The Miami Marlins also have Jesús Luzardo, who prior to his current injury was breaking out as an ace. He’s under control through 2027. Did I mention that we have elite prospect Max Meyer eventually on the way as well?