Marlins History: Top 5 Marlins Offensive Seasons in Franchise History
July 13, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez (2) makes a catch during the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Hanley Ramirez 2009 7.1 WAR, 2nd in the MVP
If Miggy was robbed by the mere presence of Albert Pujols as a player in 2006, Hanley in 2009 might be an even better case to questioning how many more MVPs the Marlins would have won if the Albert Pujols hadn’t had one of the best decades by one player in the history of baseball. 2009 was one the best years in Marlins history that didn’t result in them making the playoffs. 87-75 and largely thanks to Hanley’s incredible season at the plate and Josh Johnson‘s on the mound, but more on that later.
Hanley in 2009 had less homers and stolen bases. He had a better year. At 7.1 fWAR, on the basis of a .342/.410/.543 triple slash line and .407 wOBA. He was also the best player on a team that played very well and clearly needed him in order to succeed.