With the type of nasty stuff that Yunior Marté possesses, one would expect that he should be among the likes of José Alvarado, Seranthony Domínguez, and Gregory Soto as part of the flamethrowing core in the Phillies bullpen. However, he has been plagued by inconsistency in his control and command in his brief MLB career spanning two seasons, limiting his full effectiveness in the process.
Acquired from the San Francisco Giants during the 2022-23 offseason, Marté put together an up-and-down season with the Phillies in 2023 that saw him end up with multiple stints in the minors. But during his time with the Phillies, he posted an unspectacular 5.03 ERA and 1.63 WHIP, giving up 22 earned runs, including six home runs, 17 walks, and 38 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings pitched. As a result, he was ultimately left off the postseason roster during the entire Phillies’ playoff run in October.
Marté certainly has the skills and talent to be a solid major leaguer, but until he can harness his potential and provide more consistency in his command, he could be in for a huge uphill climb for a spot on the 2024 roster. Especially with the Phillies possibly looking for more bullpen help this offseason, he must raise his game to another level in Spring Training to have at least a chance to outcompete others and stick with the big league club.