Aug 16, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (L) Miami Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna (C) and Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (R) celebrate their 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Best Outfield in Baseball
Nowhere in Major League Baseball will you find a better combination of outfielders on a single roster. Yelich, Ozuna and Stanton combined for the best WAR of any starting outfield last season, and there’s no reason to think any of them will miss a beat in 2015. The addition of Ichiro as the fourth outfielder is just icing on the cake. Ichiro could probably start full-time on many MLB teams right now.
After Stanton signed his record-breaking contract in November, the target was placed firmly on his back. I don’t think he will succumb to the pressure of living up to a huge contract like players in the past have. Stanton is still right in the middle of his prime, and you could even argue at age 25 he hasn’t arrived at his prime yet. That’s an amazing thought and one that should inspire Marlins fans to come out to games and see their MVP do marvelous things, along with the other three members of the best outfield in Major League Baseball.
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