Oct 7, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a single in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics in game three of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2013 All Ex-Marlins Playoff Team


Watching the MLB playoff games this season, I can’t help but notice how many ex-Marlins there are playing for these teams.  It shouldn’t be a surprise since the Miami Marlins have dealt plenty of extremely talented players for less than honorable reasons over the years.  Extremely talented players help their teams win games and the playoffs only include the teams that win the most games.

It got me thinking, though, is it possible to make a lineup with just ex-Marlins currently playing on playoff teams and what would it look like?  I was able to get it done, but you have to stretch your imagination a little bit.  A couple of them never actually played a game in the majors for the Marlins, but all were in the organization.  Also, while they have all played the position they are listed  for at least a few games in their major league careers, it may not be their primary position any more.

Here’s the 2013 All ex-Marlins Playoff Lineup plus a 3 man rotation and closer with their 2013 season stats:

POS Name Team G R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG fWAR
C John Buck Pirates

110

39

15

62

2

.219

.285

.362

1.5

1B Gaby Sanchez Pirates

136

29

7

36

1

.254

.361

.402

0.8

2B Dan Uggla Braves

136

60

22

55

2

.179

.309

.362

0.5

SS Yunel Escobar Rays

153

61

9

56

4

.256

.332

.366

3.9

3B Hanley Ramirez Dodgers

86

62

20

57

10

.345

.402

.638

5.1

LF Miguel Cabrera Tigers

148

103

44

137

3

.348

.442

.636

7.6

CF Omar Infante Tigers

118

54

10

51

5

.318

.345

.450

3.1

RF Adrian Gonzalez Dodgers

157

69

22

100

1

.293

.342

.461

2.8

POS Name Team G IP W L SV ERA FIP fWAR
SP Anibal Sanchez Tigers

29

182.0

14

8

0

2.57

2.39

6.2

SP A.J. Burnett Pirates

30

191.0

10

11

0

3.30

2.80

4.0

SP Ricky Nolasco Dodgers

34

199.1

13

11

0

3.70

3.34

3.0

RP Jason Grilli Pirates

54

50.0

0

2

33

2.70

1.97

1.5

 

This is a pretty good team and might have made the playoffs on their own.  Offensively, the combined 25.3 fWAR produced by just these 8 players would have ranked them 9th best in the majors, tied with the Braves.  Just imagine if the Marlins could have kept all of these players instead of dealing them away.

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  • Chris Logel

    Great article Placido, now I am super depressed haha, just kidding. Even though he is not pitching this year, you could also throw the shell of Josh Beckett out there, whom I will always love for 2003.

    • Placidin

      I thought of Beckett, but did not include him since as you mentioned he is out for the year. I am willing to add him in to fill the DL slot on the team and maybe he throw out a ceremonial first pitch

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  • jigokusabre

    Uggla, while a member of the Braves, did not make the NLDS roster.

    • Chris Logel

      True, but he was still on the team and eligible to be placed on the NLCS roster had the Braves not choked, I mean, lost in the NLDS. I think it is fair to include him. Also in the article he doesn’t say roster, just if they belong to the team.

    • Placidin

      True, but I was grasping for anyone to fill that spot and could find no alternatives. As you can see from the rest of the lineup there was a fair amount of imagination employed.