How is Miami Marlins top prospect doing in ST?

Eury Perez
Eury Perez / Jasen Vinlove/Miami Marlins/GettyImages

I already compared Eury Perez to his Philadelphia Phillies counterpart and analyzed the Fangraphs top 100 MLB prospects list. Eury Perez is the most hyped Miami Marlins prospect in a very long time and for good reason. He's a legitimate top 5 and even top 2 prospect in the Major Leagues and has a chance to take The Fish's pitching rotation to anothe rlevel when he finally debuts (probably late in the 2023 season at the earliest). Let's jump aboard the hype train and see how he did in Spring Training so far.

Eury Perez looks like he will be a future Miami Marlins ace.'s Christina De Nicola wrote an interesting piece about Eury Perez recently. Eury showed off a 99.6 mph fastball in his latest Spring Training start! That's very impressive to say the least. In the game against the St. Louis Cardinals, he only allowed one run on four hits with one strikeout. He did this while playing against mostly the team's actual projected Opening Day lineup. He wasn't perfect, but then agian he's just 19 years old and was playing against decade long veterans from the Major Leagues.

Eury Perez had great stuff and didn't seem as if he was overmatched much at all. In that one game he produced a 4.50 ERA. At first glance that might not seem too impressive, especially as he also only pitched one inning. Keep in mind though that if he produced a 4.50 ERA in his first full season at 20 years old (he'll turn 20 on April 15), he would be seen as having an impressive debut. He would be expected to get better and improve in the next few seasons. It would be way too much to expect a Cy Young caliber season from him in his first season anyway.

Not impressed yet? This is what catcher Jacob Stallings said: "I was pretty much kind of just letting him do what he was comfortable with today, just because it was his first time out. But that's part of learning things, and he probably got into a couple of patterns there, and they took advantage on the bases, too, because he got into a pattern, same looks. That's just part of it. He's young guy, never pitched above Double-A. He'll get there."

Aare you excited yet? Eury Perez is the real deal.

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