The 2019 Miami Marlins look to improve in almost all aspects of baseball from the previous year. Their Starting Pitching staff looks to be the most improved on area for teh 2019 ball club
Losing Starting such as Dan Straily and moving Wei-Yin Chen, the Marlins’ 33-year-old left-handed pitcher, to the bullpen is already a good start.
Jose Urena will will the anchor on this young staff. He has shown to be a dominate pitcher at times and bounced back from a terrible start to the season. He's got nasty stuff and with run he could easily have a 15 win season
Trevor Richards had a less than stellar rookie season but the one thing he did have was a dominate change-up. Over the offseason he has added to his pitchers with a curve ball to confuse hitters and keep them off balance.
Sandy Alcantara was a highly conveted prosept in the Marlins farm system. Acquired from the Miguel Ozuna trade he had a few starts in 2018 for the major league club, starting six games with a 3.44 ERA but he does need to work on his control as he tend to walk batters often. The Marlins are excited to see this grow into an ace in the club's future
The young left-hander Pablo Lopez was acquired in a trade in 2017. Only seeing limited Regular Season action he has a 4.14 ERA but in 20 innings in Spring Training he given up only two runs. I hope for that to continue into the regular season *Finger's Crossed*
Lastly Caleb Smith, He will probably lead the staff in strike-outs. Last year in 77 innings he had 88 strike-outs.
2019 might not bring 90 wins, but The Marlins young pitchers will not be a starting staff to be taken lightly.