Miami Marlins: The Five most disappointing Marlins of 2015

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Jun 13, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher

Jeff Mathis

(left) hands starting pitcher Mat Latos (right) the baseball during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Number 3: Mat Latos

Latos was yet another rotation piece who could’ve been of major help to the Marlins throughout 2015. The 6’6 righty came from Cincinnati, a known hitters ballpark, where he pitched well for the Reds. Marlins Park, a known pitchers park, could have improved Latos’ numbers dramatically.

But it didn’t. In his first start, Latos pitched just 0.2 innings of seven-run ball. Since then, he hasn’t been close to his normal self, pitching to an ERA which hovered around 4.50 all year. He simply wasn’t effective as a Marlin, which was very underwhelming for a team looking to compete.

Miami shipped him at the trade deadline to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Marlins dumped his contract, receiving essentially nothing in return.