Cameron Maybin -.096
Maybin opened his season with a pinch hit double, then came back the next day to play in 14 of the 17 innings. He was 1-for-3 in that one, with three walks. Last night, he was 0-for-5 with a strikeout, and he closed the series with a 1-for-4 day, scoring a run and making a defensive gem.
Garrett Cooper -.096
Cooper was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in the season opener for the Miami Marlins, then went 0-for-1 on Friday. His game was cut short that night after he drew first via HBP, but not the good kind, if you catch my meaning. He grounded out in a pinch hit appearance last night, and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout earlier today.
Yadiel Rivera -.105
Rivera was 0-for-1 on March 29th then struck out in his only plate appearance on Friday. In today’s game he went 1-for-4 with a run.
Braxton Lee -.114
Lee didn’t play on opening day, but came on as a replacement in the ninth inning of Miami’s eventual 17-inning win on Friday night/Saturday morning. He ended up going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He did make it to first base yesterday, walking in his only plate appearance. He has since been optioned back to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, but we should expect to see him again throughout the season.
Starlin Castro -.168
Castro drew two walks and scored two runs in the season opener, also going one-for-three from the plate. He was two-for-seven with a walk and an RBI in game two, then went one-for-five with two RBI in game three. Today he was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run.
Although Castro’s WPA ranks him low for this series, he is still hitting .294 and has shown markedly improved patience at the plate. His average walk rate sits at 4.9% through his nine-season career. It’s over four-times that this season, at 21.7%.