3 Things that we learned about the Miami Marlins 30% into the season

What are the three things that we learned about The Fish?
Jazz Chisholm Jr.
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1. BREAKOUTS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Let's start with former top San Diego Padres prospect Ryan Weathers. The starting pitcher currently has a well-earned 1.7 WAR. Prior to this season, he pitched for San Diego and then the Miami Marlins since 2021, delivering a 5.88 ERA/5.64 FIP with 6.8 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9, in 46 games and 156.0 innings pitched.

This season, Weathers has a 3.16 ERA/4.23 FIP with 7.6 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9, in 11 games and 62.2 innings pitched. The FIP may not be that great, but the ERA and his advanced metrics are legit. He's a top of the rotation starter at this point. This is something that is very important for The Fish going forward. Pitching depth is key to winning after all.

Ryan Weathers isn't the only positive here. There is also the returning from injury starting pitcher Max Meyer. He returned to deliver an outstanding 2.12 ERA/3.72 FIP, with 7.4 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 3 games and 17.0 innings pitched. He's currently back in the Minors, but should continue living up to his former top prospect status when he's back on the Major League roster.

The season has been 30% completed and so far Jazz Chisholm Jr. is having a great season. We saw Ryan Weathers finally break-out after being an afterthought entering the season. Max Meyer is looking like an important rotation cog as well. On the flip side, Trevor Rogers, Sixto Sanchez and A.J. Puk are pitching their way out of town.

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