The Miami Marlins dropped two of three in their road series against the Philadelphia Phillies. This included one historically bad 20-1 loss on Saturday. We’re going to take a closer look at the 23 Marlins who appeared.
I used the Wins Probability Added metric (WPA) to help ascertain which players performed in the higher leverage situations. In other words, if the Miami Marlins are winning, 6-0, a plate appearance doesn’t count as much. Conversely, an at bat with two on and two out in the bottom of the 13th has a very high leverage.
There’s something else you need to understand about WPA. Every game has a collective WPA of zero. The winning team will finish with a total of .50, and the losing team will have -.50. As such, it’s not a great predictor of future performance. What it can tell you is which players performed best when the chips were down.
Miami’s bullpen and every position player got into at least one game. Since it was only three games, Jose Urena didn’t appear on this list. Braxton Lee got sent down and back up again during this series, Tyler Cloyd joined the team, and Jacob Turner began with Miami and ended up getting designated for assignment.
For comparison’s sake, I’ll take a moment here to outline Philadelphia’s best performers.
Maikel Franco +.340
Nick Pivetta +.213
Edubray Ramos +.175
Rhys Hoskins +.141
Cesar Hernandez +.122