2016 at a glance
Record: 79-82 (3rd in NL East)
Hitting: 27th (4.07 R/G)
Pitching: 10th (4.05 ERA)
SP Edinson Volquez
SP Dan Straily
RP Brad Ziegler
The Marlins are a very talented team and could be sneaky good.
This is a very serviceable lineup from top to bottom. Gordon and Stanton are all star caliber players who could bounce back into big seasons, very talented players. A lot of solid core guys in the lineup so they should be ok.
|1||Wei-Yin Chen||SP||197||10||12||4.16||1.25||156||40||9.1%||90.7 mph|
|2||Tom Koehler||SP||169||7||12||4.31||1.41||134||73||9.7%||91.9 mph|
|3||Edinson Volquez||SP||185||9||12||4.14||1.42||138||71||8.5%||93.2 mph|
|4||Dan Straily||SP||176||9||11||4.19||1.22||150||69||10.2%||89.3 mph|
|5||Adam Conley||SP||135||8||7||3.87||1.38||124||58||9.8%||91.0 mph|
|6||Jeff Locke||SP||122||5||9||4.35||1.45||81||42||8.4%||91.5 mph|
|7||Justin Nicolino||SP||85||4||6||4.34||1.33||37||18||4.9%||89.2 mph|
This rotation could be sneaky good. Straily made me a lot of money last season and if he transfers what he did last year then the Marlins have themselves a sneaky good rotation. Conley is someone I like as well and should be a #3 starter. Volquez is an innings eater and should be serviceable. Chen and Koehler are not ace but they are inning eaters who keep you in games. This rotation has potential to be good.
BULLPEN I like a lot. Ramos is very solid, Ziegler is a great setup guy and Berraclough is very VERY good.
So overall, lineup has potential to be very good, rotation has potential to be very good, bullpen should be lights out. This will be one of those teams who plays slightly above .500 all year and if they can make a run late they most definitely can find themselves in the wild card hunt. They aren’t going to compete with the big bad Nationals but they most definitely can be better than the Mets.
Should be an interesting year for the Marlins. A team you can make money on no doubt. Should win most games where they are ahead after 6, has a lineup that is capable of scoring 4+ runs a game. Rotation is not great but good enough. I like this team.