Miami Marlins: Post Series Grades

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 01: Lewis Brinson
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JUPITER, FL – FEBRUARY 18: Brian Anderson /

Brian Anderson .137

Brian Anderson started all four games of the series at the hot corner. He went two-for-three with a walk, two RBI, and a run in the season opener, then again collected multiple hits in game two. He was two-for-eight with a run. Yesterday, he was one-for-four with a run, and in today’s win he hit a three-RBI double.

Kyle Barraclough .107

Barraclough has pitched in two games for the Miami Marlins so far this season, his fourth with the club. Yesterday he struck out two and allowed a walk in the eighth inning. In today’s game, he again struck out a pair of Cubs, but didn’t allow any baserunners. It was the final inning, but he was not awarded a save because the difference was six runs. He has placed 18-of-27 pitches over the plate.

Caleb Smith .096

Smith started game two for the Marlins, and although he didn’t collect a victory, the team did eventually win. In 5 1/3 innings, Smith whiffed eight batters. He allowed four hits and three walks for one earned run, a Kyle Schwarber solo home run. Smith got 68-of-100 pitches over the plate, just missing a “quality start.”

Derek Dietrich .069

Dietrich has at least a hit in every game so far this year. He went 2-for-4 with a triple on March 29th, also reaching first via HBP. The next day, he went 1-for-7 with a walk. In Miami’s 10-6, 10-inning loss yesterday, he hit Miami’s first home run of the season, a 380-foot two-run shot to right field. He also hit another single and took first on yet another HBP. In today’s matchup, Dietrich was 1-for-4 with an RBI. He’s hitting .316 this season.

Junichi Tazawa .061

Tazawa is pitching to a 1.000 WHIP after three games. The small sample size breaks down further. He struck out two and allowed a walk in two no-hit innings on March 29th, and allowed a hit and a walk in one inning of work on March 31st. He also struck out two in that game.