Miami Marlins signed another relief pitcher
By Neil Raymond
There are some concerning Miami Marlins stats and injuries to the bullpen that make moves such as tonight's very important for The Fish. The bullpen could use some more help to take it to the next level. This means acquiring pitching depth, so Kim Ng made her move and signed former Arizona Diamondbacks elite relief pitcher Archie Bradley. The Miami Marlins signed him to a Minor League deal, let's take a look at what he can bring to the team.
The Miami Marlins signed Archie Bradley to a Minor League deal.
Archie Bradley debuted in 2015 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and delivered a 5.80 ERA/4.96 FIP with 5.8 K/9 and 5.6 B/9 in 8 games and 35.2 innings pitched. He started all eight of those games. Arizona gave the former top prospect another shot at the rotation in 2016. He delivered a 5.02 ERA/4.10 FIP with 9.1 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 in 26 games and 141.2 innings pitched.
In their playoff appearing 2017 season, Arizona converted Archie Bradley into a relief pitcher. Bradley exploded with a 1.73 ERA/2.61 FIP with 9.7 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 63 games and 73.0 innings pitched. In 2018, he followed that up with a 3.64 ERA/3.70 FIP with 9.4 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 76 games and 71.2 innings pitched. This was a bit of a downfall, but in 2019 he delivered a 3.52 ERA/3.41 FIP with 10.9 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 66 games and 71.2 innings pitched. He added 18 saves taking over as Arizona's closer.
Bradley split 2020 between Arizona and the Cincinnati Reds and delivered a 2.95 ERA/2.59 FIP with 8.8 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9. Moving on to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2021, he delivered a disappointing 3.71 ERA/4.35 FIP with 7.1 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9. He moved on to the Los Angeles Angels in 2022 and crashed with a 4.82 ERA/3.33 FIP with 7.2 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9. The FIP has clearly been promising, but he had to settle for a Minor League contract with the Miami Marlins tonight. If there is a downer with the righty, it's that his fastball velocity is at its lowest speed, however that speed is 94.0 mph.