The Miami Marlins have been on a roll lately, and their latest addition to the team, Eury Pérez, has been making headlines with his impressive debut. The 20-year-old Dominican Republic native impressed fans and critics alike with his first game, allowing just two runs and striking out seven batters in five innings.
Pérez’s impressive performance comes after being called up from the minors, where he had been pitching for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. There, he had managed to post a 2.81 ERA in eight starts, with 48 strikeouts and only 13 walks in 41.2 innings pitched.
But it wasn’t just Pérez’s impressive numbers in the minor leagues that had people talking; he has also been known for his electric stuff on the mound. With a fastball that can reach up to 97 mph and a devastating slider, he has already drawn comparisons to some of the game’s finest fastball pitchers, such as Luis Severino and Aroldis Chapman.
In his debut game against the Atlanta Braves, Pérez lived up to the hype, showing off his powerful arm and command of the strike zone. He gave up just four hits and one walk, and his seven strikeouts were the most by a Marlins’ pitcher in his debut since 2013.
Pérez’s debut also marked a significant milestone for the Marlins organization, as he became the first player from their new Dominican Republic academy to make it to the majors. It’s a significant achievement for both Pérez himself and for the Marlins’ efforts in developing young talent from overseas.
While Pérez’s debut was certainly impressive, it’s important to remember that he still has a lot to prove as a rookie pitcher in the majors. With the Marlins currently sitting in second place in the NL East division, they will likely be looking to Pérez to continue his strong performances on the mound if they hope to remain competitive throughout the rest of the season.
But for now, Marlins fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their future looks bright with young talent like Eury Pérez on the roster. With his impressive debut performance, it’s safe to say that he has already made a name for himself in the majors, and fans can’t wait to see what he’ll do next.