Andrew Paul Steckenrider...played in 2008 AFLAC All-American Game after being named an AFLAC, Rawlings, and Under Armour All-American while at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia.
Split sixth professional season between Triple-A New Orleans and Miami. ..In 26 games with Baby Cakes, went 0-1 with 1.62 ERA (33.1 ip/6 er), recording 44 strikeouts to just eight walks...In four stints with Marlins, covering 37 appearances, had 1-1 record with one save and 2.34 ERA (34.2/9)...Over first 16 games with New Orleans, went 2-for-2 in save opportunities to go with a 1.25 ERA (21.2/3). Recorded 2.0 innings in each of first four appearances of season, and six times over first 16 games...Named Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, owning no record with a 0.82 ERA (11.0/1) and two saves (two chances) over eight games...Recalled for first time on May 23 and made Major League debut on May 24 at Oakland, allowing one hit and striking out one in 1.0 scoreless inning. Optioned back to Triple-A following the game...Shuttled between New Orleans and Miami two times in June and July before being recalled for the final time on July 26...On July 15 vs. Dodgers, tossed career-high 2.0 innings while recording career-high four strikeouts...Earned first MLB win on July 17 vs. Philadelphia with a perfect 10th inning (Dee Gordon walkoff single in 10th)...Tossed 8.2 consecutive scoreless innings from August 1-18, marking season-long streak...Worked 1.1 innings on September 2 vs. Philadelphia to earn first MLB save...Among NL rookie relievers, ranked fourth in opponent average (.227) and seventh in strikeouts (54). Of all NL rookie relievers with a minimum of 20 games pitched, ranked third in ERA behind Hoby Milner (2.01) and Josh Hader (2.08).
Combined to go 1-1 with 2.08 ERA (52.0 ip/12 er) in career-high 40 appearances for Single-A Jupiter (6 outings), Double-A Jacksonville (24), and Triple-A New Orleans (10)...In second appearance for Jupiter, struck out season-high six batters in 2.0 innings on April 11 at Lakeland; earned first save of season (second career). Spent April 19-May 7 on seven-day disabled list (sprained right ankle); was on seven-day DL again from August 25-31...Held opponents scoreless in all six outings for Jupiter (10.0 ip, 2 h, 2 bb, 17 so) before being promoted to Jacksonville on May 11...Finished stint with Jacksonville on 18.0-inning scoreless streak, allowing three hits across final 13 appearances...Named Marlins Organizational Pitcher of the Month for June; went 0-0, 2.19 (12.1/3) with one save and 17 strikeouts in 10 outings...Converted all seven save opportunities with New Orleans, including six consecutive appearances from August 5-20...Finished second among Marlins' minor leaguers with 14 saves overall...Played for Mesa Solar Sox in Arizona Fall League, going 2-1, 3.46 (13.0/5) and 3-for-4 in save chances across 10 outings.