The Miami Marlins have a question mark of an arm on the team

Which way can we really expect Ryan Weathers to go at this point?
Ryan Weathers
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Peter Bendix isn't well-liked by Miami Marlins fans these days. That interview that he gave to Craig Mish didn't help matters much. Still, he has a lot of pitching depth to work with, even if so many of them are injured. What will he do about Ryan Weathers? The once top prospect was seemingly breaking out this season, what about now?

What do the Miami Marlins really have with Ryan Weathers?

The 7'th pick of the 2018 draft by the San Diego Padres, Ryan Weathers looked well on his way to becoming a future ace in the Major Leagues. It didn't however reflect that way when he finally made it to the Major Leagues. Weathers delivered a 5.49 ERA/5.42 FIP, with 6.9 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9, in 31 games and 98.1 innings pitched.

2023 started off pretty badly for Ryan Weathers, as he produced a 6.25 ERA/5.78 FIP with 5.8 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9, in 12 games and 44.2 innings pitched. He was traded to the Miami Marlins mid-season. With The Fish, he produced a 7.62 ERA/6.87 FIP, with 9.7 K/9 and 8.3 BB/9 in 3 games and 13.0 innings pitched.

This season, he produced a 4.55 ERA/5.28 FIP, with 7.9 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9 in 6 games and 29.2 innings pitched. There's no real reason for optimism in any of this, but he was pretty good this season for quite a while (though his FIP never reflected that). He does however his fastest ever 96.5 mph fastball. That's reason for optimism I guess, but the results are just not there.

Ryan Weathers is still just only 24 years old. He's also under control through the 2028 season via arbitration. This means that he's very affordable and there's no real reason for the Miami Marlins to move on from him. Did I mention that he's only making $727,600 this season?!

The Miami Marlins are not going to trade Ryan Weathers and perhaps there is still some hope for improvements in the future. He's still solid as a bottom of the rotation starter/depth starting pitcher. It's always good to have more pitching depth.

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