Marlins’ Miller continues scoreless innings streak; Tiedemann, Marrero, Halpin stand out

April 16, 2023

Jacob Miller is already starting to pay huge dividends for the Miami Marlins. A steal at the No. 46 pick of the 2022 MLB Draft last year, the righty starter received an ambitious assignment to Low-A Jupiter to start the year and has been dominant thus far.

That continued in his most recent outing, where he drew plenty of attention by shutting down the St. Lucie lineup to the tune of six scoreless, hitless innings in which he walked none and struck out eight batters. The 2020 International Week alum has now thrown 11 frames to start the year without allowing a run, and has seen just three baserunners over that stretch.

Wendell Marrero

One of the more unheralded prospects in a strong Cincinnati Reds system that features fellow FSS alums like Cam Collier and Kenya Huggins, Marrero has turned in some solid performances thus far this year as a teammate of theirs in Low-A Daytona. Perhaps none more so than last Wednesday, when he smacked a solo homer and drew a walk against Palm Beach, which raised his season average to .333 at the time.

Petey Halpin

Still as electric as ever, Halpin has flourished early in his first foray into Double-A baseball. The outfielder has hits in six of his first eight games with the Akron RubberDucks this season, and hit his first home run of the year in a two-knock showing on Saturday against the Bowie Baysox.

Ricky Tiedemann

Three scoreless, hitless frames for Ricky Tiedemann in his 2023 season debut in his return to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats…oh by the way, the top pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays also recorded all nine of those outs via strikeout, allowing just two hits in an abbreviated start against the Portland Sea Dogs on April 13.

Bo Naylor

Naylor sure looks eager to return to the big leagues, where he spent the last few weeks of last season as a member of the Cleveland Guardians, where he became the first ever FSS alum to reach The Show. So far this year back in Triple-A Columbus after a strong showing for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, the 23-year-old Canadian-born catcher has already hit four home runs, and added to that with a grand slam against Worcester on Wednesday.

Zac Veen

Back with Double-A Hartford to start the 2023 season, Veen has become something of a regular in these updates. Colorado’s No. 9 overall pick back in the 2020 MLB Draft, the outfielder has reached base in all but one of first eight games for the Yard Goats and continues to wreak havoc when he does. He’s already got five stolen bases this year, helped by drawing six walks compared to just six strikeouts thus far.

David Calabrese and Kyren Paris

Sometimes, you can’t pick just one. Teammates in the Los Angeles Angels system as members of the Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas, both Calabrese and Paris have played integral roles in their early success. The Canadian-born Calabrese sent his first-ever homer out at the 2A level on Sunday to extend a modest three-game hitting streak, while Paris extended his to four in the very same game, just two nights removed from a solo shot of his own.

Justin Lange

Plagued by control issues at times since his surprising trade from the San Diego Padres system over to the Yankees, Lange has found himself again at Low-A Tampa in his first stint in full-season baseball. Still only 21, Lange delivered a gem in Dunedin on Saturday, lowering his season ERA to 1.80 with five scoreless frames of three-hit ball in which he walked just two and struck out ten.

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