Miami Marlins RTD: Team Season Awards; Thoughts on Marlins Press Conference
By Ehsan Kassim
Aug 8, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins first baseman Casey McGehee (5) reacts with teammates after scoring against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
3. Which Marlin improved the most in 2015? Which player regressed the other way the most this year?
Ehsan Kassim: Coming into the season, Adeiny Hechavarria owned a -2.2 fWAR. He finished the 2015 season with a 3.0 fWAR, which has brought his career fWAR into a positive number. Hech improved marginally at the plate, going from an 82 wRC+ to 86 this season. However, his defense took a huge step in the right direction. Jarred Cosart and his -0.3 fWAR, the worst mark on the pitching side for the team, regressed the most. Cosart proved that his September in 2014 was a fluke and the team continues to look bad for making the trade with the Astros last season.
Daniel Zylberkan: Adeiny Hechavarria was the Marlins most improved player, as he actually showed in the metrics that he really is premium defensive shortstop. He had the eighth highest WAR among all MLB shortstops with 8.0. The Marlins who had regressed the most was Jarred Cosart who finished the year with a 5.12 FIP and a 11.2% walk rate.
Michael Sonbeek: I think Justin Bour improved the most while Mike Dunn was the one that regressed the most.
Sean Millerick: A.J. Ramos more than rose to the challenge of taking up Cishek’s mantle as closer. Marcell Ozuna wins the regression prize, as his failure to progress this year had the greatest negative impact on the lineup.
Christian La Fontaine: Adeiny Hechavarria became a top class defensive SS this year, so he improved the most. Mat Latos had the most regression, going from a top end starter to nothing in one season.
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Mark Laming: Carter Capps, who saw this one coming? He was unhittable after coming up. After you get past his strange pitching motion, he was dominant and unhittable. At one point he had opposing players cheering when they found out they didn’t have to face him again. His emergence was a bright spot for sure.
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