Miami Marlins pitcher will be getting more chances to break out

Roddery Munoz is going to get more chances with The Fish
Roddery Munoz
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Pitching depth is key for teams and the Miami Marlins know all about that! Injuries to pitchers have been very frustrating all season and they sadly haven't stopped. With some pitchers likely on the way out at the Trade Deadline, it's even more important to have some arms there for depth. This brings me to recently promoted starting pitcher Roddery Munoz.

Can Roddery Munoz be an important part of the Miami Marlins rotation in the future.

It seems any team that is said to have "enough pitching" ends up needing more every season. Just look at the Miami Marlins this season, Sandy Alcantara is out for the season. Eury Perez is out for the season as well. Braxton Garrett missed time, so did Jesus Luzardo. Now the unexpected workhorse of the rotation Ryan Weathers is injured too. This puts more pressure on Roddery Munoz to be a useful depth option.

Munoz is of course coming off a pretty poor showing against the Cleveland Guardians on the weekend. Is there more here though? Can Munoz end up an integral part of the rotation going forward? Or is his ceiling strictly as a depth piece? Or at best a bottom of the rotation starter?

Munoz has a 5.95 ERA/7.88 FIP, with 10.1 K/9 and 5.0 BB/9 in 4 games and 19.2 innings pitched. The ERA and FIP are absolutely disastrous as we can already tell. The strikeout rate is elite and the control is bad. Speaking of another injured pitcher, Edward Cabrera is somewhat reminiscent of Roddy's skillset. An elite strikeout ability with bad control is a combination that both seem to possess.

Cabrera of course has more of a track record of both success and prospect hype, but it's still a comparison that I see some sense in. If the still just 24 year old Roddery Munoz can get his control right, he could at the very least push to be a mid-rotation starter. He'll just need to build up his innings. Most likely he won't be much more than a depth piece, but you never know right?

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