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Andrew Christopher Nardi (born August 18, 1998 in West Hills, CA near Los Angeles) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Andrew is the son of Tony and Liz Nardi, both of whom grew up in Eagle Rock, CA. He originally played college baseball at Ventura College. He signed with the Miami Marlins after they drafted him the 16th round of the 2019 MLB draft.
Andrew spent his first professional season with the rookie-level Gulf Coast Marlins and Low-A Batavia Muckdogs, posting a 2-0 record and 0.93 ERA across 14 contests. Nardi did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, he returned to pitch for the Single-A Jupiter Hammerheads, High-A Beloit Snappers, and Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, logging a 4-3 record and 3.61 ERA with 69 strikeouts in 52.1 innings of work across 29 games. He returned to Pensacola to start the 2022 season before being promoted to the Triple-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
On August 14, 2022, Nardi was selected to the Marlin's 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time alongside Parker Bugg. Nardi made his MLB debut on August 16 against the San Diego Padres.
In 2023, Andrew turned a corner. For Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker, it started with the first bullpen session in spring training. He watched Andrew throw pitch after pitch and he and his coaching staff had the same thought. “Who the hell is this guy?” Schumaker said. From May 2 to June 7, he hadn't allowed an earned run over 16 appearances, and his 30 relief appearances were tied with the Guardians’ Emmanuel Clase for the most in MLB.
Andrew is on Twitter @Nardizzzzle.
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