Miami Marlins Season Review: Reviewing Ehsan Kassim’s Preseason Bold Predictions
By Ehsan Kassim
Jun 23, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna (13), center fielder Jake Marisnick (23) and right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) celebrate winning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Marlins defeated the Phillies, 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
1. Jake Marisnick Wins Rookie of the Year
"I don’t believe Marcell Ozuna is ready for the majors and that will be proven over the first month of the season. While Ozuna struggles, Marisnick will get off to a hot start in New Orleans and force the Marlins hand. Once he gets up to the majors, he’ll stick around post a 20/20 season in the big leagues, winning Rookie of the Year honors."
Whoops. This was not even remotely close to happening. Ozuna was easily the Marlins third best player for most of the season. His power reemerged, as he hit 23 blasts out of the park and his defense in center was a sight to see. In fact, Ozuna did so well this season, the Marlins actually had the luxury of trading Marisnick away.
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I was kind of way off on this one:
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While it’s too soon to say which player will end up with a better major league career, Ozuna seems to be the more sure bet at this point. Marisnick is still young enough to figure things out, but he’ll have a better opportunity to do so in Houston.