3 Miami Marlins players to build a winning team around

The Fish are looking at a lost season, but who is there to build around?
Eury Perez
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No one from the bullpen is clearly a foundational piece for the Miami Marlins. It's been a mess and cost the team multiple games. 7 in fact based on my account. This is increasingly looking like a lost season, but what about the future ones? Who are the building block players for the team to build around? The Fish are likely selling off at the Trade Deadline and might be in for some rough years, but these players should be here for the long haul.


This should be obvious, but starting pitcher Eury Perez is obviously one such foundational piece. Eury was an elite top prospect, who produced a 3.15 ERA/4.11 FIP, with 10.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 19 games and 91.1 innings pitched. Unfortunately, Eury is out for the season due to Tommy John Surgery.

It's important to point out that Eury is under control through the 2029 season. Which means that he should be around for a competitive team and hopefully a dynasty in the coming years. It's hard to find a better young cost-controlled arm around the Major Leagues.

Eury Perez is is only 21 years old and has every chance to be an annual Cy Young contender in the near future. There is obviously no reason to trade him during the likely upcoming Trade Deadline sell-off. There is also no reason to do anything other than expecting him to pitch at the highest level upon his recovery. He's a true building block for The Fish.