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Marlins Organization Report

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Marlins rookie righthander Yusmeiro Petit might still have a bright future, but his struggles this year reached epic proportions. After getting shelled in his final regular season appearance, Petit's ERA rose to 9.57 through 26 big league innings while pitching mostly in long relief. That's the highest in the majors for any of the 460 pitchers to work at least 21 innings this year.

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Marlins Organization Report

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With four rookies in their starting rotation, the Marlins have taken extra steps to ensure the collective health of those young pitchers. Even when there are off days in the schedule, the Marlins make a point of staying in rotation and not skipping anybody. There was also talk of going to a six-man rotation in the season's final month with veteran Brian Moehler moving back into the mix in order to preserve the young arms.

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Marlins Organization Report

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Gaby Sanchez' first full season of pro ball was a mixed bag. Which seemed fitting considering the various gloves he must carry around in his equipment bag. On the plus side, the former Miami standout made a strong showing with the bat at low Class A Greensboro, where South Atlantic League managers named him the player with the best strike zone judgment in the annual Best Tools survey.

Majors | #2006#Florida Marlins#Organization Reports