Miami Marlins Morning Catch: J.T. Realmuto’s hit streak ends, but hot bat still makes statement


Good morning, Marlin Maniac readers and welcome to Morning Catch, the daily morning news and notes column from about your Miami Marlins.

Coming into yesterday’s action, Miami Marlins catcher, J.T. Realmuto, owned a ten game hit streak dating back to the end of August. Last night, the streak was snapped. Realmuto couldn’t reach base, going 0-3 out of the seventh spot. 

Is J.T. Realmuto the future catcher for Miami?

This impressive September performance has further proven the already evident growth of the young catcher. Just this month, Realmuto has batted .343 to bring his 2015 average up to .252.

J.T. Realmuto’s most noticable enhancements have come at the plate, but the 24-year-old holds strengths in other parts of the game. He may be the fastest catcher in the league; Fangraphs has Realmuto as 2.9 Base Running Runs above average among all position players.

Realmuto has impressed defensively as well. Fangraphs ranks him ninth in baseball defensively with their Def metric.

Earlier in the season, I wrote an article displaying my thoughts on J.T. Realmuto as the future catcher for the Marlins, which is linked above. His improvements continue to go noticed, as Realmuto continues to prove himself day-by-day.

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From Around the Web:

Marlins snap Mets’ win streak at eight — Anthony DiComo and Joe Frisaro,

NEW YORK — The Mets’ pursuit of their first National League East crown since 2006 took a detour Tuesday night, as Jacob deGrom struggled in their 9-3 loss to the Marlins at Citi Field. Combined with the Nationals’ win over the Phillies, the loss shaved New York’s NL East margin to 8 1/2 games with 17 to play, keeping them squarely positioned as the NL’s No. 3 seed.

Sharp early, deGrom coughed up six runs in the fourth and fifth innings, allowing eight of his 10 hits during those rallies. He fell to 1-2 with a 6.41 ERA over his past five starts, including a late-August game in Philadelphia in which he was ill. (Read More Here)

Stanton sees specialist for ‘final check’ — Joe Frisaro,

NEW YORK — Before Giancarlo Stanton returns to action, the Marlins’ All-Star right fielder on Tuesday went to see a hand specialist in New York to get a better indication of when exactly he might come off the disabled list.

There still isn’t a firm date on when Stanton will be in the lineup. It could be during the second leg of the road trip, which begins Thursday at Washington.

Stanton (fractured left hamate bone), shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (left hamstring) and reliever Carter Capps (right elbow strain) are all tracking toward returning perhaps against the Nationals. (Read More Here)

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