The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired LHP Alex Vesia and minor league pitcher Kyle Hurt from the Miami Marlins in exchange for RHP Dylan Floro.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 12, 2021
We will never forget Floro coming into the second inning of game 6 of the 2020 World Series to strike out Randy Arozarena. Best of luck with the Marlins, World Champion Dylan Floro.
We all remember Game 6.
Thank you Dylan Floro. pic.twitter.com/Ywo3PviPJD
— Dodgers Archive (@DodgersArchive) February 12, 2021
Alex Vesia was drafted by the Marlins in the 2018 draft in the 17th round. He worked his way quickly through their system to end up the 2019 season in AA. His season totals in 2019 were 100 strikeouts and 19 walks in only 66.2 innings. In those innings, he only gave up 44 hits. Vesia ended up making the 2020 Opening Day roster for the Marlins but ended up on the Injured List when they had their COVID-19 crisis.
— Alex Vesia (@Alex_Vesia) January 23, 2021
Kyle Hurt was drafted by the Marlins in 2020 in the 5th round. He did not have the chance to make his professional debut yet so look for him to be with the Quakes in 2021. For the 2020 draft, MLB Pipeline had him ranked as the 175th prospect.
Hurt has long had the size and pure stuff to make him a very strong pitching prospect. His fastball will sit in the 92-94 range and he will top out at 97 mph, and he could find more consistent velocity at the top end of that scale as he continues to add strength to his 6-foot-3 frame. His best secondary pitch is his changeup, which could be a plus pitch in time. He throws both a hard slider in the upper-80s and a slower, upper-70s curve, both of which show glimpses but are inconsistent breaking pitches. – MLB Pipeline
MID5 | That's 8 Ks for Kyle Hurt!
— USC Baseball (@USC_Baseball) March 7, 2020
Could the Dodgers strike gold with another excellent right-handed pitching prospect? My guess, is that they will.