Ely will have his eye on Sixto Sánchez Monday afternoon as the Marlins top prospect pitches in his first-ever spring training game.
Half of the Marlins’ 2021 Grapefruit League schedule is in the books. Ely Sussman highlights key player performances from Friday’s win and Saturday’s loss (2:29), then turns the discussion to dynamic right-hander Sixto Sánchez (14:00). After a pair of unlucky setbacks, the 22-year-old is all cleared to build up for a starter’s workload, beginning with Monday’s matchup against the Houston Astros. Ely shares his reasons for optimism…as well as several red flags.
Enjoy Episode 95!
Over the weekend…
- Friday—Marlins 4, Mets 2. Another encouraging outing for Pablo López, another shaky one for Ross Detwiler. Also, Jake Fishman made his Marlins organizational debut.
- Saturday—Cardinals 6, Marlins 4. Elieser Hernandez continues to be a strikeout machine, while Corey Dickerson hasn’t K’d once through 21 plate appearances. Lewin Díaz has gone 12-for-12 participating in Marlins spring games.
- Sunday—off day.
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