Giancarlo Stanton the Miami Marlins First Half MVP
By Ehsan Kassim
Jun 27, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee (9) connects for a base hit during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
First Half Most Improved: Casey McGehee
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Logic points to a large regression coming McGehee’s way, especially with his sky high .363 BABIP is nearly 70 points higher than his career average. He also has just one home run in 350 plate appearances, something that won’t bode well for him when his fluky batting average tumbles.
McGehee has been a wonderful signing for just $1.4 million, as he has provided “protection” for Stanton in the Marlins lineup and has been a very solid player.
If he can find his power stroke, McGehee could still make a decent contribution in the second half, even when his luck begins to run thin.