2016 at a glance

Record: 79-82 (3rd in NL East)
Hitting: 27th (4.07 R/G)
Pitching: 10th (4.05 ERA)

Arrivals

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.

Projected Rotation

 

Player POS IP W L ERA WHIP K BB SwStrike Fastball
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.

 

Projected Lineup

Player POS AB HR RBI AVG
1 Dee Gordon 2B 591 3 35 0.279
2 Martin Prado 3B 540 9 66 0.296
3 Christian Yelich OF 551 14 74 0.294
4 Giancarlo Stanton OF 468 34 92 0.254
5 Marcell Ozuna OF 568 20 72 0.264
6 Justin Bour 1B 435 22 76 0.257
7 J.T. Realmuto C 414 9 42 0.287
8 Adeiny

 

Hechavarria

SS 555 4 45 0.256
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