Dylan Floro, who is expected to be the Marlins closer, is the next player in our preview of the 2022 Miami Marlins season.
The Marlins made a few hurried additions to their bullpen after deciding not to re-sign Brandon Kintzler for the 2021 campaign. One of them involved trading for Floro from the Dodgers in exchange for Kyle Hurt and Alex Vesia.
Floro had a great start and overall stood out for the Marlins’ bullpen. He pitched in 68 games, which is the most in his career, and his ERA was 2.81.
Amazingly, he only allowed 2 home runs from the opposition the entire season. In July, after closer Yimi Garcia was traded away, Floro took over and made 15 saves.
Along with his sinker, slider, and changeup, Floro increased the weight of the 4-seam fastball in his delivery mix in 2021. He utilized it against right-handers and left-handers equally frequently, with an average velocity of 93.8 miles per hour.
By converting 8 of 9 opportunities in September, Floro had a good conclusion to his debut as a closer. His overall conversion percentage of 71.4 percent wasn’t the best though.
At age 31, Floro will be playing in his seventh major league season, his second with Miami.
He is expected to make $2.4M in 2022 as an arbitration-eligible player, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Prior to becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2023, he will also be arb-eligible.
As of Wednesday morning, the Marlins have not chosen their closer, so they might still upgrade at that position through another trade or signing. Anthony Bender appears to be Floro’s major rival among the Marlins pitchers currently on the roster.
Where Is Dylan Floro Now?
Dylan Floro is with the Miami Marlins. He joined the Marlins from the Dodgers in 2021 through a trade.