Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Marlins and Reds Memories

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH 

During the course of the 2021 Season, I’ve had an opportunity to go down memory lane with different match-ups.

This story is much different than the other ones. 

The reason why is it’s been an ongoing on practically all levels, since it’s happened all-season long.

It actually began during early July as Candy Ebling and I spent a few days working with the Miami Marlins AA Team, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

Blue Wahoos Owner Quint Studer was a Man Of His Word and I had the opportunity to do play-by-play announcing with the opponent being the Cincinnati Reds AA Team, the Chattanooga Lookouts.

It was neat putting on the headsets again for the first time since 1987 doing Play-By-Play especially calling the names of future major league players for both teams. 

I realized that the fire was still there and I will continue my quest during the off-season to get back behind the microphone in this capacity.

During this trip, we had an opportunity to work three games. I wore the headsets for two contests totaling 4.5 innings.

In addition to play-by-play, Candy and I also did a pair of videos promoting baseball in Pensacola, FL., in what we felt was the “Panhandle’s Team.”

On August 13, 2021, in what I considered to be the Minor League Trip of the year, our travels took us to Daytona Beach, Florida, the home of the Tortugas, which is the Class-A Affiliate of the Reds. 

They faced the Jupiter Hammerheads, Miami’s affiliate.

Ironically, the Blue Wahoos were once affiliated with the Tortugas, and that was the first time that I knew Pensacola had a professional ball club.

We accomplished a lot on this trip as there would be interviews with former MLB shortstop Dick Schofield, Co-owner Bob Fregolle Jr and aspiring Play-By-Play Announcer Justin Rocke, who also handles the team Media Relations.

So now we’ve seen the Reds at the Class-A and AA levels.

There would be no AAA stop, but we did see the Reds face the Marlins in Miami on Sunday, August 29 at LoanDepotPark. 

Miami would win this game 2-1 behind a stellar pitching performance by hometown kid, Jesus Luzardo, who tied a career high with eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings. 

Luzardo improved his record to 5-7 and he was acquired from the Oakland A’s at the trade deadline for Starling Marte in late July.

The game was played in 2:36 minutes and it was an early night for us.

There was a sentimental moment during the game as the Marlins Communications Department announced over the PA System, the retirement of long-time Associated Press Writer, Steve Wine. 

Steve worked with the AP for 34 years. 

It was nice taking a photo with a guy that I got to know during Zoom Calls in 2020.

When you’re treated as well as we were in Daytona, would there be a return trip to historic Jackie Robinson Park, aka, “The Jack?”

You bet!

Candy Ebling and I returned over Labor Day Weekend where we would do more videos in Daytona’s series vs the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Minnesota Twins). 

We did one with Rocke, General Manager Jim Jaworksi and stumbled onto another great opportunity with the club’s Entertainer, “The Young Professor” which would be the most colorful video that you’ll ever listen to and watch.

The videos with Rocke and Jaworski were neat because we talked about the relationship between the Tortugas and Daytona International Speedway. 

It was great connecting NASCAR to Baseball since in many ways, and both epitomize the American Sports Landscape.

During a time when getting great content has been difficult because of COVID-19, that would never be an issue with the Daytona Tortugas!

You couldn’t ask for two better organizations than the Miami Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds.

All year long, I’ve documented the incredible memories that I’ve had with the Marlins through the years. I encourage you to look at all of them on the website.

But I’m very proud of the history I’ve had with the Cincinnati Reds.

From 1984-86, I covered the Tampa Tarpons for the Tampa Tribune when they were the Class A Affiliate in the Florida State League. 

I also did free-lance work with RedsVue Magazine in Cincinnati. 

Not only did I enjoy writing about the teams prospects, but I worked during Spring Training and covered Cincinnati’s Fantasy Camp.

I also had a chance to cover the Reds three-game series at the now demolished Riverfront Stadium along the Ohio River when they faced the Los Angeles Dodgers after I graduated from USF in 1986.

That would be yet another memorable weekend in Cincinnati as I spent time with my favorite manager of all-time, the late Tommy Lasorda.

In 2021, it seems like all of those relationships came full circle.

Scott Morganroth can be reached at southfloridatribune@gmail.com and you can follow him on Twitter @TribuneSouth.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

What Are The Odds?

 BY SCOTT MORGANROTH 

When you make a decision to cover one game per series, What Are The Odds of covering the same pitcher three times in a row?

During my last three visits to loanDepot Park, Jesus Luzardo was on the hill for Miami.

He reeled in three solid performances winning one and had two no-decisions. 

The Marlins did win all of these games. 

On August 29, 2021 against the Cincinnati Reds, Luzardo went six innings, gave up one hit, struck out eight and fanned Joey Votto twice. The Marlins won the game 2-1.

The Philadelphia Phillies came to town on September 3, 2021 and I was shocked that Luzardo made it through the first three innings. Through one inning, Luzardo 26 pitches but would ultimately settle down and lasted 5.2 innings. He did manage to retire Bryce Harper three times.

Luzardo was pulled in the sixth inning for Steven Okert, who retired one hitter, then the Marlins exploded for seven runs to cruise to a 10-3 triumph. Luzardo got a no-decision.

September 9, 2021 produced another no-decision for Luzardo as he worked 5.2 innings and tied a career high with eight strikeouts. He threw 97 pitches, 58 for strikes.

The Marlins would use late game heroics to pull out a 3-2 win.

I returned to loanDepotPark on Sunday, September 19 and the Marlins were looking to avoid a three-game sweep to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

But there would be no Luzardo sighting as Miami’s hurler was Sandy Alcantara, who entered the game with a 9-13 record and a 3.10 ERA. 

I missed Luzardo, by a day as he faces the Washington Nationals on Monday Night in the Nations Capital.

Would Alcantara, who has been the Marlins horse all-season long be able to solve the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Sandy has pitched 188.2 IP, in 30 games. He has 185 strikeouts and just 46 walks to go along with a complete game. 

He struck out 14 NY Mets on Thursday, September 8, throwing nine innings only to receive a no-decision in a 2-1 Miami extra innings victory. 

The Marlins would get another solid outing from Alcantara as he went six, plus innings, giving up six hits, striking out four and walked one. He gave up two runs and one was earned. 

Alcantara threw 102 pitches, 71 for strikes and had 16 ground balls.

The turned to Anthony Bender to get Alcantara out of a seventh inning jam as the inning ended with a double play.

Alcantara left with a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning.

The Marlins scored two runs in the fourth inning when Joe Panik doubled to center field scoring Lewin Diaz and Jesus Sanchez. 

The Fish added another run in the fifth inning as Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly to left fielder Anthony Alford, allowing Jazz Chisholm to score.

Unfortunately, for Miami and Alcantara, who was looking for his 10th win of the season as the ninth inning was a disaster.

Miami turned to Dylan Floro to close and he walked Cole Tucker. 

Hoy Park hit one out of the park with a two-run shot to right-field that scored Tucker and Pittsburgh with one swing of the bat, took a 4-3 lead. After the homer, Floro would strike out Bryan Reynolds and Ke’Bryan Hayes, each swinging.

The Marlins tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning 4-4.

Unfortunately, for Miami, Pittsburgh retook the lead in the 10th inning to take a 5-4 lead.

But once again, as I have seen many times, the Marlins had a comeback left and won it in walk-off fashion.

Jesus Sanchez was placed on second base and that set the stage for Lewin Diaz to hit his first career walk-off homer of his career and he did to right field giving the Marlins a 6-5 win.

The Marlins avoided the three-game sweep by the Pirates but more importantly, won their 63rd game of the season, and as a result, averted losing 100 games this season.

Steve Okert got the win and he improved to 2-1 while Chad Kuhl dropped to 5-7.

The game took 3:36 to complete and the paid attendance was 9,870 and there were 227 dogs in the ballpark.

While there was no Luzardo this afternoon, there was yet another do decision and for the second straight game, I saw another Marlins win decided by one-run in extra innings.

Although it’s too bad that Alcantara didn’t get the win, at least he didn’t get the loss.

As I entered the building, I had to dig deep into my memory bank about the last time I saw a Miami team face a Pittsburgh squad.

On January 6, 1985, The Miami Dolphins defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28 at the Orange Bowl, on this very sight.

I was a year from  graduating from college, but What Are The Odds applies to so many different facets of this story beginning with Luzardo, on to Alcantara seeing three straight no-decisions and culminating with the Dolphins defeating the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

FAU Memorial Whirlwind

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH

These past three FAU home games have been very emotional dating back to Friday, November 20, 2020.

When the Owls hosted The Massachusetts Minutemen last November, I came to this game with a heavy heart in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

My mother was dying of COPD and I knew it was a race against time to see her during those final days. After the contest, My wife and I made the 22 hour trek up I-75 North to Farmington Hills, MI where would subsequently plant ourselves for 16 days.

She passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2021, two days after Thanksgiving.

Since that game, four family members have died including my mother.

I lost My Aunt Judy in January due to Covid-19, My Aunt Tina Caplan in March with complications of Dementia and Uncle Albert Kroll, who died of Cancer in June.

When former FAU Coach Howard Schnellenberger died on March 27, 2021, that death stung as well because it it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be covering Owls Football. 

Coach was definitely a father figure to me and we go back to 1982 when he was the Miami Hurricanes boss.

On September 10, 2021, I covered the FAU Memorial Celebration for Schnellenberger and it was quite an event for the man who is regarded as the “Father of Football “ for this fledgling university.

The Owls had their home opener on Saturday, September 11, 2021 and they hammered Georgia Southern, 38-6. 

FAU QB N’Kosi Perry recorded four touchdowns and 332 yards and guided an Owls offense that totaled 541 yards to earn multiple honors this past week. 

He became the first FAU QB to pass for over 300 yards since December 20, 2019.

My wife and I stayed for the first quarter then had to take an evening flight to Detroit as there would be a memorial service my mother and Aunt Tina on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 12:30 PM.

You talk about the ultimate bookends between a family event and deaths in the family, this was it.

To make matters more interesting, in addition to family commitments, this past week has been a whirlwind because I went and leased a vehicle while I was in Detroit on Thursday, September 16, 2021 and drove it back to Florida arriving on Friday Night at 8:45 ET.

If there was one thing that worked in my favor as FAU hosted the Fordham Rams, the game started at 6 PM. I had all day to rest and work on Social Media.

How did FAU fare against Fordham University?

The Owls defeated the Rams 45-14.  

Perry was 27-43 for 278 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 29 yards and one a touchdown.

FAU (2-1) improved to 7-0 at home under Hagerty Family Head Football Coach Willie Taggart and have won 10 straight home games. 

With the loss, the Rams fell to 0-3. They are an FCS School which plays in the Patriot League.

Despite the emotional stress of losing so many people in a 10-month period, it was still great to see the Owls win all three ballgames. 

FAU won all three games in convincing fashion by winning by over 20 points.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

FAU Celebrated Coach Howard Schnellenberger

 BY SCOTT MORGANROTH 

There aren’t many events that I would participate in with Covid-19 still present and a game/trip to Detroit the next day for My Mom’s Memorial Service on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

But going to Coach Howard Schnellenberger’s Celebration was an absolute no brainer! 

This event lasted until Midnight and FAU opened its home season vs Georgia Southern on Saturday September 11, at 3:30 PM. 

For Candy Ebling and I, we stood for the first quarter with the Owls trailing 6-0, then headed to Fort Lauderdale International Airport. 

By the time we boarded our flight, FAU rolled to a 38-6 win.

Going to this celebration was something I had and wanted to do. 

My first major college football beat was in 1983 when I had the opportunity to work with Schnellenberger at the University of Miami.

When Schnellenberger died on March 27, 2021, I was taking a drive on North A1A to Hobe Sound and couldn’t believe what I had heard. 

I knew coach had health issues the past couple years and was 87-years old.

He turned around a Miami program that was nearly eliminated then subsequently won the National Championship with the Hurricanes in 1984 by defeating a heavily favored Nebraska Cornhuskers 31-30 at the Orange Bowl.

I would reunite with Coach Schnellenberger in 2007 when I was hired to work for a weekly newspaper in Deerfield Beach. He gave me an open door policy and we saw the new fledgling FAU football program make incredible progress through the years. He also gave me his telephone number.

Like many of his players, he was a father figure to me and when I asked for advice about life, he gave me plenty of it. After he retired, he invited me to his house, gave me a book and signed it. We would talk about the early days when FAU played at Lockhart Stadium then ultimately landed an on campus stadium. We took some great photos together.

I covered FAU’s first two bowl games and both were wins. 

FAU defeated Memphis in the 2007 New Orleans Bowl and followed that up with another win in the 2008 Motor City Bowl over Central Michigan.

I once asked coach if it ever bothered him that he wasn’t a member of the College Football Hall of Fame?

He told me, “I am disappointed but take great pleasure in turning around Miami, Louisville and building FAU from scratch.”

He considered each of these situations his children and is honored at every one of these stops. 

He often referenced FAU as his newborn child. 

Schnellenberger played an intricate part in having Louisville getting an on-campus stadium.

Current FAU Coach Willie Taggart looked at his career and felt he had a lot in common with Schnellenberger.

“We took bad programs and made them better,” Taggart said. “You leave a place better then you inherited it, see players get better, and he affected a lot of young people, coaches and the community with what he did with the program.”

Former University of Georgia Coach Jim Donnan, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009, appeared on My Sports Exchanged Podcast and we talked about whether Schnellenberger belonged in the Hall of Fame. Schnellenberger’s all-time collegiate record is 158-151-3 and is 6-0 in Bowl Games. 

For a coach to make the Hall of Fame, he must have a .600 winning percentage.

He said, “Yes, but unfortunately the Hall of Fame judges by a coaches record, not by the ability to be a pioneer and being a program builder.”

At the celebration, among those that spoke were representatives from FAU, the Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, the University of Louisville. There were other prominent people from Palm Beach County that spoke as well. There were 24 people that attended and spoke during the main program, in addition to video tributes from NFL Legends Bob Griese (Miami Dolphins) and Joe Namath (New York Jets).

Some of the notable names included: Jared Allen (FAU), Dick Anderson (Miami Dolphins), Don Bailey Jr. (University of Miami), Kim Bokamper (Miami Dolphins), Tony Fitzpatrick (University of Miami), John Kelly (FAU President), Bernie Kosar (University of Miami), George Linley (Palm Beach Sports Commission), Mercury Morris (Miami Dolphins), Browning Nagle (University of Louisville), Gary Nord (Louisville, Oklahoma, FAU), Maria Sachs (Palm Beach Commisioner), Dick Schmidt (FAU), Scott Singer (Mayor of Boca Raton), Dwight Stephenson (Alabama, Miami Dolphins), Kurt Van Valkenburgh (Louisville, Oklahoma, FAU) and Brian White (FAU VP-Director of Athletics).

Former local television broadcaster Tony Segreto was the master of ceremonies. Here are some of the comments that stood out.

President Kelly said, “Howard was the father of football. He brought national attention to FAU Football. He changed FAU from a commuter college. We were in the house that Howard Built.”

Baily said, “that Howard had a vision and said that UM would win a National Championship before the program hadn’t won anything. Howard had a way of getting his players and staff to believe his plan. They outworked everyone, they were in the best condition, most organized and to never be intimidated.”

Mayor of Boca Raton Scott Singer declared Friday, September 10, a Celebration of Life Day in Boca Raton.

Nord said, “the most important thing we can give our team is confidence. It’s not about win/lose, it’s pushing our players out of their comfort zone on a daily basis.”

Allen said, “you were always welcome and it was always a family atmosphere. Don’t over coach and Howard had an unbelievable vision.”

Morris said, “Howard was never funny and was always serious. He was in the press box as a field general. He was the most competitive coach of all time and he saw things as a chess board.”

Kosar said, “Howard didn’t see skin color, didn’t see race. He changed football and recruiting. He would recruit from the inner city.”

White talked about Howard building the program from scratch. In the beginning, Howard was told to find 50 founders and he found 100. He was the fastest to take a program to a bowl game and beat a heavy favorite Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl.

Linley said that starting in 2021, The Boca Raton Bowl Trophy will be named Coach Howard Schnellenberger Championship Trophy. 

All those that spoke thanked Mrs. Schnellenberger for being their “Football Mom.”

Mrs. Schnellenberger thanked all of us for attending the Celebration and her heart is so happy with how any coach could be so honored. 

She also wanted to pay tribute to the lives that were lost 20 years ago on September 11, 2001.

A lot of people ended the event with Schnellenberger’s favorite saying, “To believe is to be strong.”

As I come to FAU Stadium and cover games here, I can only think of yesteryear when the Owls primarily played at Lockhart Stadium. 

Now there is a football complex behind this venue. 

It’s neat to sit in the Press Box and know that I’m looking at Howard Schnellenberger Field.

People came far away places to show their love for a man that made them better people.

Loving Schnellenberger is easy for me because of our history together.

I’ll never forget the Sunday evening calls at dinner time when FAU Assistant Athletic Director Katrina McCormack would have myself, Palm Beach Post Marcus Nelson, plus others talk about Saturday’s Game. Even though I was eating dinner with my parents, they understood I had and wanted to take this call.

RIP, Coach Schnellenberger because it was an honor to be a part of Your Incredible Celebration.

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

How Did Jesus Luzardo Last This Long?

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH 

I can’t remember the last time that I wrote a headline which was a question.

But as you read this story, you’ll find out.

Going into the Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies game on Friday, September 3, 2021, Luzardo entered the game with a 5-7 record with a 7.19 ERA. 

When I saw Luzardo face the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, August 29, 2021, he entered this contest with a 4-7 mark with a 7.91 ERA. 

The (Parkland) Marjory Stoneman Douglas product, looked excellent in the Marlins 2-1 win over the Reds. 

He gave up just one hit and held Cincinnati scoreless and struck out Reds superstar Joey Votto twice, compiling eight strikeouts.

What would we see against the Phillies?

He got off to a slow start. 

After the end of the first inning, his pitch count was 26, with 16 strikes and 10 balls. 

Judging by the early pitch count after the first inning, I wondered whether Luzardo would even reach the third inning. 

He did and then some.

Luzardo retired Bryce Harper three times, forcing him two ground into two double plays. The slugger went 0-3 against Luzardo as he popped out to shortstop. 

Harper failed to get a hit off Zach Pop, ending the night 0-4.

The left-handed hurler pitched 5.2 innings, gave up five hits, three earned runs, struck out three, yielded two walks. His pitch count ended with 90, and amassed 58 strikes. He forced nine ground balls and had three fly balls.

Luzardo left the game in the sixth inning with the game tied at 3-3. 

He was replaced by Steven Okert, who worked 1/3 of an inning. Okert retired DiDi Gregorius with a fly out to center field which ended the sixth inning. He was credited with the win and his record improved to 1-1.

The Marlins exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 10-3 lead and coasted the rest of the way winning by this margin.

Reds starter Kyle Gibson was saddled with the loss as he gave up eight runs in 5.1 innings. 

He dropped to 10-6 for the season.

As for Luzardo, he notched a quality start and earned a no-decision.

But once I again, the question remains, “How Did Jesus Luzardo Last This Long?”

Dominating Bryce Harper played a big role and the Phillies six-game winning streak came to an end. 

It was also the end of Philadelphia’s 11-game winning streak against division opponents.

Marlins Note:

On Wednesday, September 8 vs the New York Mets at loanDepot Park, Miami received an incredible pitching performance.

Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara struck out a career-best 14 and allowed one run in nine innings. The right-hander gave up four hits, walked one and hit a batter with a pitch. His 114 pitches were a career high.

Unfortunately for Alcantara, the game went into 10 innings and the Marlins won it 2-1. Anthony Bender improved his record to 3-2.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

A Glimpse Of The Future

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH

During my last two games at LoanDepot Park, it was good seeing “A Glimpse Of The Future” with a couple of young hurlers on the hill.

Let’s begin with Edward Cabrera, no relation to future Hall of Famer, Miguel Cabrera. 

The main connection to these two Cabrera’s is they began their careers for the Florida/Miami Marlins. Miguel Cabrera did win a World Series Championship in 2003.

Edward Cabrera made his debut for the Marlins on Wednesday, August 25 when the Marlins were riding an eight game losing streak. 

Miami needed a spark on this night, and Edward delivered that as the first pitch he delivered was a strike then the next one was a foul ball behind the screen. The first hitter he faced grounded out third to first, 5-3 and if you’re scoring, it was Brian Anderson to Jesus Aguilar.

Cabrera’s first at bat was a fly out to right field.

Cabrera proceeded to pitch six clean innings until he ran into trouble in the seventh inning where he gave up three runs, two were home runs coming from Yadiel Hernandez and Josh Bell.

Cabrera’s line score was 6.1 innings, four hits, three runs, three earned runs, two strikeouts and three walks. He threw 78 pitches, for 50 strikes, eight ground balls, three fly balls.

He left the game tied 3-3. 

Nevertheless, it was a great first act for Cabrera. 

The Marlins went on to win the contest 4-3 over the Washington Nationals, and he earned a no-decision. 

Jorge Alfaro hit a game winning single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning and Miami did snap its eight game losing streak.

When Cabrera left the game, he received a nice applause from the crowd of 6,237.

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Four days later on Sunday August 29, I saw another young arm and he’s a local kid that played for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

The pitcher I’m talking about is Jesus Luzardo, who entered the game 4-7 with a 7.91 ERA.

On July 28, 2021, he was acquired by the Miami Marlins in exchange for Starling Marte and cash considerations. 

The Marlins made this trade because they were unable to reach a contract extension with Marte, who figures to be a rental for the A’s.

What did we see from Luzardo during this Sunday afternoon contest?

A nice performance as he went on to tie his career high of eight strikeouts.

Luzardo pitched six innings, gave up one hit and was replaced in the top of the seventh inning after hitting Joey Votto.

Luzardo’ a final numbers were extremely impressive!

He pitched six innings, gave up one hit, didn’t allow any runs, struck out eight, and gave up one walk, plus the hit batter. He threw 94 pitches, 56 were strikes, with three ground ball outs and six fly ball outs. Luzardo improved his record to 5-7 after this excellent performance.

He struck out Votto twice.

The Marlins won this contest 2-1 in a game that took 2:36 to complete. 

There wasn’t any offense as the Reds only amassed two hits, while the Marlins had four.

Jesus Sanchez hit a two-run homer in the first inning, his sixth round tripper of the year and his second in two days. 

Miami won the final two games of the series after losing 11 in a row to Cincinnati over the past two years.

Luzardo out dueled the Reds Tyler Mahle (10-5) who allowed two runs in seven innings.

A crowd of 11,019 were on hand to see the hometown player get a win and gave him a warm reception as he departed the contest.

You can rest assure the MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had to be pleased that this game ended under three hours.

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So here you have it. 

Two young arms that Marlins fans can look forward to seeing in 2022 and beyond.

Luzardo is 23 years old and was born on September 30, 1997 in Lima, Peru. 

The 6-0, left-handed hurler played at the 2018 All Star Futures Game.

Meanwhile, the 6-4, Cabrera, a right-hander is also 23 and was born on April 13, 1998 and hails from Santiago, Dominican Republic. 

He is regarded as the No. 2 prospect in the Marlins organization. 

It was great to get “A Glimpse Of The Future” for both of these pitchers in a span of four days. I’m looking forward to seeing these guys again.

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