Put it in neon. The future of the National League East Division will be showcased Wednesday night at Miami The Marlins have already announced that they plan to give the No. 30 overall prospect Edward cabrera his major league debut that night at Loan Depot Park. It just so happens that Washington Nationals they are assigned to send No. 54 Josiah Gray to the mound as their starting pitcher for the same game.
A year after making the extended playoffs, the Marlins have struggled to find their winning form again and are pitching Cabrera as one more piece in their ongoing youth movement:
The Nats put their own confidence in potential talent on another gear at the trade deadline when they selected Gray, Top 100 talent Keibert Ruiz and two other prospects in a trade with the Dodgers for All-Stars Max Scherzer and Trea. Turner.
Gray will record as the more experienced of the pair with six major league appearances on his résumé, dating back to his own debut for Los Angeles on July 20.
Seeing two of the best pitching prospects face off at the highest level is not unprecedented: The Royals ‘Brady Singer and Daniel Lynch have been comfortable watching the Tigers’ Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal since all four entered 2020 as top 60 prospects, but it’s weird.
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For now. Both the Nats and Marlins hope to keep Gray and Cabrera on their major league rotations for the long term. Seat belt. This could be just the beginning.