Are pitcher workloads an issue for the Miami Marlins?

Jesus Luzardo
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How are the Miami Marlins handling the workloads for the team's young starting pitchers? The Fish have been busy making trades and receiving praise from The young pitchers in question are Braxton Garrett, Jesus Luzardo, Eury Perez and Edward Cabrera. Are they on inning limits? Are they fine to pitch more innings? Let's find out...

The Miami Marlins are monitoring pitching workloads

Jesus Luzardo recently pleaded to get one more inning, after throwing 86 pitches over seven dominant innings. Manager Skip Schumaker and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. however have been pretty strict in order to keep the young pitchers healthy all season long. Luzardo specifically has had injury issues in the past. He is currently at 73.2 innings, and has a 3.79 ERA/3.44 FIP, with 10.5 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9. He looks great and is quickly emerging as an ace. Luzardo's career high in innings is 112 last season.

Braxton Garrett has a 4.47 ERA/3.96 FIP, with 9.3 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9. He's currently at 58.1 innings, with his career-high being 125 in 2022. He has a ways to go before reaching that limit this season. He will likely set a new career-high if he stays healthy. Edward Cabrera has a 4.29 ERA/4.14 FIP, with 11.4 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9. He's at 63 innings so far this season, but his career-high is 110 1/3 in 2022. Once again, there is some time here before he reaches the innings limit. He can likely go past it too.

Eury Perez has a 2.25 ERA/4.29 FIP, with 9.0 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9. He's currently at 24.0 innings, with his professional limit being 78 innings in 2021. There's also Trevor Rogers. Rogers is on his way back from the injured list, and has pitched 18.0 innings so far this season. His career-high is 133.0 innings in 2021. He probably won't even pass that high this season, if he stays healthy the rest of the way.

The Miami Marlins will almost certainly continue to monitor the young starting pitcher workloads. Jesus Luzardo is especially concerning due to his injury history. Trevor Rogers and Edward Cabrera should be fine this season, and Eury Perez might have to miss a start or two, but can still get over 100 innings.

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