Miami Marlins: Patrick Monteverde enjoying strong start to 2023 season
By Matt Melton
When looking at the overall starts to the 2023 minor league season of every prospect in the Miami Marlins organization, you will likely not find a more impressive first couple of weeks than that of left-handed pitcher Patrick Monteverde.
Miami Marlins prospect Patrick Monteverde enjoying strong start to 2023 season
Ranked as Miami's No. 30 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Monteverde has made three starts so far this season with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, owning a combined 2-0 record with a 0.47 ERA and a 29:2 K:BB ratio across 19 IP.
Across those three starts, opponents are also hitting for a combined .083 AVG against Monteverde, with the left-hander also owning a 0.37 WHIP, as well as having allowed only five total hits all year.
As for those individual starts as well, Monteverde originally began the year back on April 9 against the Montgomery Biscuits, throwing six scoreless innings with only one hit and a walk allowed, as well as adding 11 strikeouts. Monteverde would then follow that up on April 15 with another stellar outing against Biloxi, pitching seven scoreless innings with one hit and a walk allowed, while also striking out eight batters.
In his most recent outing on April 21 against Birmingham, Monteverde would allow his first run of the season, going six innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits with 10 strikeouts.
A former eighth round pick from the 2021 MLB Draft out of Texas Tech, this success for Monteverde also dates back to the 2022 season, as the left-hander held a combined 3.20 ERA and 122:32 K:BB ratio across 109.2 IP between High-A and Double-A.
As for his start to the year however, it is obviously to be determined as to if Monteverde can continue this success going forward, but what is known is that the left-hander is quickly becoming a name to know in the Marlins system.