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How Miami Can Take Advantage of a Possible DH’d NL

How Miami Can Take Advantage of a Possible DH’d NL

Photo by Michael Starghill/MLB Photos via With a DH, the Marlins can insert all of their big bats in the lineup without stopping their prospect development. Though still unclear whether the designated hitter will be a part of the National League in 2021, if I were a member of the Marlins front office or even, for that matter, manager Don Mattingly, I would be praying for that to happen. The potential for the DH to stay in the senior circuit—instead of the pitcher hitting in the final spot—would help the Fish a lot during next season. One, too, could argue on behalf...
Nov 22, 2020
La ofensiva de Miguel Rojas ha dado un salto de calidad para destacar

La ofensiva de Miguel Rojas ha dado un salto de calidad para destacar

Photo by Bob Levey/ El parador en corto de los Marlins mejoró hasta convertirse en un bateador amenazante en la alineación de Don Mattingly. Para nadie es un secreto que Miguel Rojas fue una de las grandes razones por las que los Marlins de Miami llegaron tan lejos, incluso más de lo esperado, en la temporada 2020 de las Grandes Ligas. El parador en corto no solo lució a la defensiva, sino también con el madero en la caja de bateadores. Pero esto último quizás habría sido una frase atípica para describir el trabajo de Rojas hace algunos años. Claro, en sus...
Nov 20, 2020
Toro, Straw, or Jones? Who will get the most playing time in 2021 for the Astros?

Toro, Straw, or Jones? Who will get the most playing time in 2021 for the Astros?

Photo by Denis Poroy/ This will be one of the most interesting questions for the Astros going forward into 2020. Let’s take a look! I still don’t know what the Astros are gonna do when they begin their offseason moves, but it’s time for them to start thinking about getting younger, about giving opportunities to their young players to show what they’re made of and see whether they fit in the team’s long-term plans. Having said that, three of those players might be Abraham Toro, Taylor Jones, and Myles Straw, who’s the most experienced one of the three, but...
Nov 19, 2020
Jon Berti’s plate discipline was off the charts in 2020

Jon Berti’s plate discipline was off the charts in 2020

Photo by Michael Starghill/MLB Photos via Once again, the 30-year-old was a valuable piece for the Marlins, thanks in part to his discipline in the batter’s box. There were many good things about the 2020 Marlins team. Chief among them: Jon Berti. He was an on-base machine and he combined that skill with his impressive speed on the base paths. While a .258 batting average may read as a cause for concern to baseball purists, Berti made up for it thanks to posting a .388 on-base percentage. Berti’s walk rate, which sat at a modest 7.9% entering 2020—albeit across...
Nov 17, 2020
I was wrong about Kyle Tucker

I was wrong about Kyle Tucker

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Kyle Tucker exploded in 2020, not in 2021. His era in Houston, fortunately, began a year earlier than expected. Months ago, I wrote an article to say 2021 was gonna be Kyle Tucker’s year, assuming he would have his big break next season. It turns out it happened in 2020: Despite a rough environment for the Astros, the 23-year-old came through with a great performance from Day 1 to the postseason. It’s now clear that we should be excited about him in the long term and that I was absolutely wrong. Tucker impressed with a robust .268/.325/.512/.837 slash line across...
Nov 16, 2020
Is it time to worry about Jorge Alfaro?

Is it time to worry about Jorge Alfaro?

Photo by Elsa/ Alfaro struggled at the plate this season and his exit velocity levels keeps falling down. Could he show a better version of himself in 2021? It would be a farce to say Jorge Alfaro has not had his chances with the Marlins. In his first season with the team in 2019, Alfaro appeared in 130 games, 113 of which he started. Alfaro would finish 2019 with 18 home runs, and a respectable .425 slugging percentage despite a below-average 94 OPS+. We all know of the power Alfaro possesses at the plate, with his 21 home runs ranking 9th among catcher since the start of the 2019...
Nov 13, 2020
Leadoff candidate: Alex Bregman

Leadoff candidate: Alex Bregman

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via With George Springer gone, Alex Bregman might be the number one candidate to occupy the first spot of the lineup in 2021. One of the realities the Astros need to face is they don’t have a leadoff man right now. George Springer’s departure (he rejected the qualifying offer on Wednesday) not only left a huge void in center field, but in the first spot of the lineup as well. With Houston still to make a move in the offseason, Alex Bregman could be the answer to cover the lineup’s first slot in 2020. Bregman is coming off a down year or at least a...
Nov 10, 2020
Could Jackie Bradley Jr. be an option for the Astros?

Could Jackie Bradley Jr. be an option for the Astros?

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ While George Springer remains as a free agent, the Astros are taking a look at other center-field alternatives. After Josh Reddick, George Springer, and Michael Brantley’s departures from Houston, the Astros are taking a look at other outfielders that might be an option for them. According to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, that includes Jackie Bradley Jr., the center-fielder that entered free agency after an eight-year run with the Red Sox. Based on the report, the Astros are showing “strong interest” in acquiring him. Bradley Jr. can indeed be an option for an...
Nov 7, 2020
Who will close for the Astros in 2021?

Who will close for the Astros in 2021?

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Ryan Pressly saved 12 games in 2020 for Houston, but he’s been more efficient as a setup throughout his career. The team has some months left to decide what to do. We’re already in the 2020-2021 offseason and closer Roberto Osuna was let go by the Astros, leaving a huge question mark for the closer’s role when we are less than 150 days away from Opening Day. So... Who will be closing games for Houston in 2021? Right now, the team still has veteran, efficient reliever Ryan Pressly, who will enter his walk year next season. Since Osuna got injured in the...
Nov 6, 2020
One concerning point about José Altuve

One concerning point about José Altuve

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Altuve’s approach at the plate is leading to more swings and misses, more strikeouts than ever, and lower batting average. Let’s take a look at it. There’s no doubt José Altuve is already one of the all-time greats for the Astros. At the age of 30, he’s won three batting titles, an MVP, a World Series, a Gold Glove, five Silver Sluggers, and has four 200-hit seasons under his belt. But since he last won the batting crown, back in 2017, there have been some concerning points, at least from my standpoint. And, hey, let me tell you something before you...
Nov 5, 2020
2020 Marlins Season Review: Pablo López

2020 Marlins Season Review: Pablo López

Pablo López was one of the most interesting pitchers to watch for the Marlins in 2020. How did he become a better hurler? Let’s take a look. In 2020, Pablo López proved he’s in the Marlins starting rotation to stay. Taking major steps forward in his third major league season, it wouldn’t seem a farse one to say Miami has another good young arm in López, who now makes this Marlins rotation appear formidable when pairing him with Sixto Sánchez and Sandy Alcántara. Join us to take a glimpse at what his 2020 looked like. López’s MLB career stats |...
Nov 3, 2020
2020 Marlins Season Review: Corey Dickerson

2020 Marlins Season Review: Corey Dickerson

Photo by Michael Starghill/MLB Photos via Even though Dickerson had his ups, the 31-year-old outfielder failed to impress in his first year as a Marlin. He now has a second chance. Corey Dickerson was one of the Marlins’ additions before the 2020 season. In fact, he signed the biggest contract given by the Fish since new ownership took control of the team (2 yrs/$17.5M). Did Dickerson live up to the hype in the first campaign of his multi-year contract? Let’s evaluate his numbers... Dickerson’s MLB career stats | Baseball-Reference Among the different...
Nov 3, 2020
How about a Charlie Morton-Astros reunion?

How about a Charlie Morton-Astros reunion?

Photo by Loren Elliott/MLB Photos via Four days ago, the Rays declined Morton’s option for 2021, leaving him as one of the better options in the free agency. Could the Astros pursue him? The Astros began this offseason needing some pitching insurance, especially considering they won’t have Justin Verlander at all in 2021. And while we were wondering about how the team was going to address these needs, a transaction just occurred. On Friday, the Rays decided not to exercise Charlie Morton’s club option, leaving him as a free agent. That sounds so good for Houston! How about...
Nov 1, 2020
2020 Marlins Season Review: Sixto Sánchez

2020 Marlins Season Review: Sixto Sánchez

The 22-year-old Dominican impressed in his first year in the Majors, but he’s not yet established as one of the frontline starters in the rotation. Sixto Sánchez made us feel that the bright future for the Marlins is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! The Dominican impressed on the mound in his highly anticipated MLB debut and remained in Miami’s starting rotation the rest of the way. Now that the 2020 season is over, it’s time to evaluate how good he was in his first campaign as a big leaguer. Sánchez’s MLB career stats | Baseball-Reference After being lights out in...
Oct 30, 2020
What if the Marlins pursue Braves’ free agent Darren O’Day?

What if the Marlins pursue Braves’ free agent Darren O’Day?

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Right after having his option declined by the Braves, O’Day became one of the most accomplished relievers on the open market. Should the Marlins go after him? On Thursday, the Braves officially declined Darren O’Day’s club option for 2021 despite costing an affordable $3.5M ($500k buyout). While this is a surprising decision, given how O’Day has performed since joining Atlanta (back in 2019), it might open the door for the Marlins to make a run at the veteran righty. I don’t know if they will do so. But maybe they should. O’Day is one of the most...

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