The Miami Marlins have a new ace: Edward Cabrera. The elite prospect is finally living up to the hype. The Fish already have a major starting pitching surplus, and now we have yet another ace to pair up alongside Pablo López and Sandy Alcantara at the top of the rotation. This is very exciting for the Miami Marlins fans and the organization in general. Having a trio of aces at the top of the rotation has been proven to be a success for other teams and can only mean good things for us.
Edward Cabrera is a new Miami Marlins ace.
Edward Cabrera struggled during his call-up last season, he started 7 games and pitched 26.1 innings of 5.81 ERA/6.63 FIP ball. This came with 9.6 K/9 and 6.5 BB/9, which both showed his elite potential with that strikeout rate and showcased his major control issues with that walk rate.
There was concern over whether Edward Cabrera would repeat those issues, but so far he did not. In 2 games and 12 innings pitched, Cabrera has an amazing 0.75 ERA with 9.8 k/9 and 4.5 bb/9. The walks are a little bit high, but he improved both his strikeout and walk rates.
Going back to what I said earlier about trios of aces, having Edward Cabrera alongside Pablo López and his 2.18 ERA/3.06 FIP and Sandy Alcantara and his 1.81 ERA/3.10 FIP is something that we could’ve only dreamed about. This brings to mind the trios that some of our division rivals had…. remember when the Atlanta Braves had Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine heading their rotation? This led to a championship in 1995 and pennants in 1992 (1991 was without Maddux), 1996 and 1999.
The Philadelphia Phillies had Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels lead their rotation and lead them to a championship in 2008 and another pennant in 2009. This could be in our future too, don’t believe me? Well there’s an upcoming article that’s going to look into that possibility.
Edward Cabrera has proven himself to be capable of being an ace and is now turning himself into one right before our eyes. The Miami Marlins have a bright future ahead of us if we keep this trio intact and support them with quality hitting.