Derek Dietrich +.307
After starting the first week of the season batting second, Derek Dietrich has been placed in the leadoff spot for the last five games.
Dietrich led the Marlins on Monday with three hits in four tries, with an RBI for a .324 WPA. He grounded out in the first (-.022), was hit by a pitch to lead off the fourth (+.042), and hit a bases-loaded, two-out RBI single in the fifth (+.101). He added a two-out single in the seventh (+.022) and a one-out double with a man on first in the ninth (+.181).
On Tuesday, Dietrich finished with a +.068 WPA. He led off the first with a groundout (-.023). He grounded out again for the second out of the third (-.019). In the fifth, he singled with one out and a man on first (+.046), and later scored. He singled again to lead off the seventh (+.057) and drew an intentional walk with two out and a man on second in the eighth (+.009).
In Wednesday’s game, the only Marlins hitter to finish with a positive WPA was Miguel Rojas. Dietrich, like most of the Marlins that day, was hitless. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts to earn a -.085 WPA, the lowest mark from amongst Miami’s non-pitchers.