In the case for Yunior Marté, he was yet another hard-flaming reliever that they acquired this past offseason, this time from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Erik Miller. Despite his power arm, and unlike Soto who probably had a spot on the roster sewn up going into the season, Marté was expected to fight for a spot on the major league roster prior to Opening Day. In the end, he did make the team coming out of Spring Training; however, his 2023 season has been full of ups and downs along the way.
He has displayed quite the inconsistency in his pitching effectiveness, as in some games he would seem unbeatable, while in others, he appeared to be serving up batting practice. As a result, he has had a couple of stints in the minors along the way, but has stayed with the big league team ever since the end of May. In total, Marté has compiled a 1-1 record with a 5.01 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, along with two saves, 14 walks and 29 strikeouts in 32.1 innings of work.
No one would argue that he definitely has the stuff and potential to do well, he just hasn’t been able to put it all together to provide a string of consistency over his appearances to give the utmost confidence to the team whenever he plays. In doing so, the likeliness of him remaining on the Phillies’ major league roster beyond this season has become slimmer, especially if the Phillies plan to make some upgrades during the upcoming offseason.