The Miami Marlins need a new General Manager, as The Fish parted ways with former GM Kim Ng. While that has been the major news story regarding the team lately, other perhaps more positive news are happening as well. Starting Pitcher Eury Pérez has received some much deserved recognition for his rookie season.
Miami Marlins Starting Pitcher Eury Pérez has been named to the 2023 All-Rookie team.
Eury Pérez has been all that he was hyped up to be this season. He 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. The FIP could obviously be better, but even if his ERA matched it, he would still be at the very least a #3 starter. He has a 3.66 xERA and a 97.4 average fastball velocity.
I'm hopeful that this is just the beginning of Eury Pérez as a productive Major Leaguer. In fact, I fully expect him to emerge as an ace with more experience and more innings next season. You can argue that he's already an ace based on that ERA. Eury now received a reward for his performance, by being selected to the 2023 All-Rookie team by the MLB Pipeline.
The only unfortunate thing about that, is that he was selected to the second all-rookie team. He was not selected to the first all-rookie team. Who was? Cleveland Guardians SP Tanner Bibee and New York Mets SP Kodai Senga. Senga is not a real rookie, considering that he already pitched in Japan professionally. He had a 2.98 ERA/3.63 FIP, in 29 games and 166.1 innings pitched. He did better than Eury admittedly, however due to prior professional experience he shouldn't count.
Tanner Bibee had a 2.98 ERA/3.52 FIP, with 8.9 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 25 games and 142.0 innings. I can't argue that Bibee did a bit better than Eury, but it's just not fair to give Senga the spot above him. It's just not fair at all as Senga is not a real rookie at all. NPB is a Major League, even if MLB is a better league.
Eury Pérez is a future ace and this is hopefully just the beginning of his achievements.