A key to the Miami Marlins improving on their 100-loss season from a year ago will be how their top hitting prospect from a season ago performs in his first full major league season. Christian Yelich, at the age of 21, made his major league début in 2013 and hit to a .288/.370/.396 slash line.
The Marlins would obviously like to see Yelich improve on his 24.2% strikeout rate and his .222 wOBA against lefties. The team will also bank on Yelich tapping into a bit more power, with more doubles and triples a welcomed sight.
If Yelich can deliver a strong 2014 campaign, he and Stanton will hopefully be able to carry the Marlins far away from the ugly 100-loss plateau they achieved last season.
Christian Yelich: A Marlins Pessimist View | Fishstripes
The Miami Marlins are counting on Christian Yelich to be an excellent performer. But given his lack of power, could he turn into the next failed athletic outfield prospect in Miami?
In one of the stranger rumors of the day, the Miami Marlins have inquired about free agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana. Could the free agent be an option for Miami?
Dietrich a sleeper candidate at third base | Marlins News
Heading into Spring Training, the Marlins’ third-base situation is pretty much set. Casey McGehee, who impressed with his power and approach last year while playing in Japan, signed as a free agent in December to secure the hot corner. Miami is looking for increased production from the position, and McGehee could be a middle-of-the-order answer.
With less than three weeks left before pitchers and catchers are required to report to spring training, it might be time to decipher what the Miami Marlins have at those positions.
Miami Marlins Prospects: No. 2 Colin Moran | Rant Sports
The Miami Marlins have had some pretty good drafts in the past couple of years. Jose Fernandez and Andrew Heaney will most likely dominate the rotation in a few years while the younger Marlins’ batters will start to come together during that time as well. In two or three years third baseman Colin Moran will hone the hot corner at Marlins Park.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Let’s step away from pitchers for a little bit as we go back to 2003, shall we? All Marlin fans remember 2003: Jack McKeon became our skipper, Ivan Rodriguez said we are going to the playoffs, it was Miguel Cabrera rookie year, Dontrelle Willis mania took over, and we won the World Series. It had been a long time since the Marlins had won the World Series in 1997, and no one was left from that team on the current 2003 team.
The Miami Marlins have hired Manny Olivera as a player development coach for draft and international prospects. Olivera, a left-handed pitcher from Barcelona, Spain, was signed by the Marlins in 2005 and released in 2007.