Miami Marlins Swept at “Home” by Mets: Grading the Marlins
Brian Anderson +.292
The inimitable Mr. Anderson came into Spring Training hoping to compete for the starting third base job. In the absence of Martin Prado, he seems to have grown into it.
Anderson, now five at bats away from losing his prospect status, leads the Miami Marlins with nine RBI this season. In Monday’s game, he was second on the club with a +.248 WPA. He grounded out for the second out of the second (-.017) and led off the fifth by reaching on an error (+.066), later scoring. He smacked an RBI-double with one out in the sixth, scoring Starlin Castro (+.146) and walked with one out in the eighth (+.052).
In Game Two on Tuesday, Anderson again ranked second on the team in WPA, with a mark of .092. Anderson took first by way of HBP to lead off the second (+.041). With one out and a man on first in the fourth, he singled to left (+.048). In the fifth, he drew a two-out walk (+.012), then singled to center with two out in the seventh (+.005). He grounded out to end the game (-.014).
On Wednesday, Anderson fared little better than most other Marlins. He was 0-for-3 with a -.048 WPA. He grounded out to end the first (-.019), grounded out for the second out of the fourth (-.015), and grounded out for the second out of the seventh (-.014).