On Episode 14, you get a full report on the hottest Marlins minor league affiliate, the Clinton LumberKings (0:40). Infielder Christopher Torres is igniting the offense while the pitching staff has consistently kept games within reach.
Then, our guest Jake Walters (7:45) joins us to talk the cutter, coming out of the University of Alabama, and beginning his pro career in 2019.
Drafted in the ninth round last year, Walters is getting an opportunity in the LumberKings starting rotation following several midseason roster changes. The right-hander explains how he relies on his cutter’s movement and complements it with a slider and changeup to find success without spectacular velocity.