Austin Brice

Position: RHP
Born: 6/19/1992
Height: 6'4
Weight: 235
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 4-7 with a 2.93 ERA in 28 games, 13 starts, between Jacksonville (Double-A) and New Orleans (Triple-A), striking out 83 and walking 29 in 95.1 IP while allowing 81 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from New Orleans August 9 along with LHP Chris Narveson when RHP A.J. Ramos went on the DL, LHP Hunter Cervenka was sent down, and LHP Cody Ege was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 8/12/2016

Debut Details
August 12, in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The fifth of six pitchers, he tossed one perfect innings, striking out two. Of 11 pitches thrown nine were for strikes. He came on to pitch the eighth inning, striking out the first batter he faced, Adam Eaton, swinging. Tyler Saladino followed by grounding out to shortstop before Melky Cabrera struck out swinging.

Player Notes
The Hong Kong-born Brice has a ton of tools in his arsenal, notably what Baseball America considers the best slider in the Marlins system, a mid-90s fastball and a plus curveball, but has been struggling with consistency which is what has held him in the minors for six seasons plus before now. A hard thrower, he continues to work out the kinks with that consistency issue and certainly that debut inning was a good sign. In 2015, at Jacksonville, he was 6-9 with a 4.67 ERA in 25 starts, striking out 127and walking 69 while allowing 114 hits in 125.1 IP. The previous summer at Jupiter (High A) he was 8-9 with a 3.60 in 25 games, fanning 109 and walking 55 while giving up 114 hits in 127.1 IP.