Miami Marlins: Post Series Grades vs Boston

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson /
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 03: Cameron Maybin /

Cameron Maybin +.363

Cameron Maybin was a first round pick of the Detroit Tigers, with the 10th overall selection of the 2005 MLB draft. After making his major league debut with the Tigers, he arrived with the Florida Marlins in the trade that lost us Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis.

Despite the inauspicious footnote, Maybin was solid in his three seasons with the Marlins, slashing .257/.323/.391 in 144 games. He smacked 12 home runs and stole 14 bases, with 43 RBI.

Maybin would go on to play four seasons with the San Diego Padres, a year with the Atlanta Braves, and another season with the Tigers. He ended up splitting last season between the Los Angeles Angels and the World Champion Houston Astros. His 33 stolen bases at the age of 30 was his second highest yield in the category. He did steal 40 for the 2011 Padres.

Prior to this season, he signed with the Marlins through free agency just prior to spring training for one-year and $3,250,000. He has appeared in every game so far.

In the series opener, Maybin batted sixth and grounded out for the second out of the second frame. In the fourth, he hit a single with a man on first and nobody out. After a flyball out with two on for the second out of the sixth, he stroked a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth to score Starlin Castro.

In game two, Maybin again batted sixth, and hit a single to center with one out in the second inning. Unfortunately, he was picked off trying to steal second on a full count. Meanwhile, Miguel Rojas hit the ball to right field, and Maybin was doubled off easily. He struck out to end the fourth with a man on second. In the seventh, he singled and stole a base. He later grounded out to open the 10th and hit what could have been the game winner in the 11th (pictured). With two outs and runners on first and second, he hit an RBI-double. Justin Bour was thrown out trying to score the winning run on the play.