Adam Conley is less a prospect than one of those players who gets called up because he's convenient and won't interfere with the long-term vision too much, but he pitched well enough over his half-season with the Marlins to enter spring training with a shot at a rotation spot. And if you look at his recent history in the minors -- eliminating 2014, when he was hampered by elbow tendinitis -- he looked much like the pitcher who compiled a 2.78 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings over his final eight starts. He wouldn't be the first to outshine his pedigree simply by continuing to do what he already did in the minors, and making half his starts at Marlins Park should only help his cause. You shouldn't need to reach for him, but Conley has some sleeper appeal in NL-only leagues.
Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley struck out eight Phillies while allowing one run on three hits and a walk over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday. That's a pair of sparkling outings in a row for Conley, as starting on a week's rest didn't seem to add any rust. He's got his ERA down into the threes now, and he should have a chance to make one or two more starts down the stretch in an attempt to make a lasting impression on the Marlins.
Marlins pitcher Adam Conley (4-1) shut the Mets down for seven innings Wednesday, allowing just three hits without a walk while striking out six in a 6-0 win. The Mets came into this game with the best offense in baseball since the trade deadline, and Conley simply shut 'em down, throwing 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes. This easily represents the finest start of his young career, but the 25-year-old's certainly shown some strikeout upside, giving him longer-term potential starting, particularly considering that the southpaw has fairly similar splits against lefties and righties alike.
Marlins rookie pitcher Adam Conley had a decent effort against the Braves on Wednesday. The young left-hander went five innings, allowing three, three walks and four hits while striking out four. Conley labored, throwing 95 pitches in his five innings, but he was handed his third win of the season. Conley (3-1, 5.02 ERA) was given a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but he allowed three runs to cross in the bottom of the third. The Marlins rallied back with a run in the fourth and three in the fifth, and were able to hang on for the 7-3 final.
Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley earned his second win of the season on Friday against the Nationals. Conley allowed three runs on six hits in five innings. He struck out six batters while allowing just one walk. Conley's mistakes during the outing came on a pair of home runs he allowed. With the win, Conley improved to 2-1 on the season with a 4.96 ERA.
In only his fifth start of the season, Marlins pitcher Adam Conley pitched outstanding, but wound up on the losing end of a pitcher's duel with Phillies starter Aaron Nola. Conley went six innings, giving up just three hits and one earned run, but battled with his control throughout the outing, walking four batters to lift his pitch count to 106. The loss was Conley's (1-1) first decision since a win on July 11.