Miami Marlins: Grading the Fish vs Colorado Rockies

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Brian Anderson
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Brian Anderson /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 16: Derek Dietrich /

Derek Dietrich +.241

Most of Derek Dietrich‘s positive impact in Miami’s series win against the Colorado Rockies came in the series opener. Ironically, it was a loss.

Deets sat on the bench for eight and a half innings before getting in as a ninth-inning pinch hitter for Cameron Maybin. Dietrich calmly slapped a double to left field leading off the inning (+.244), with the Marlins trailing by a not-insurmountable 1-0 score.

Unfortunately, Miguel Rojas and Lewis Brinson followed Dietrich’s double by striking out looking at strike three against Wade Davis. JB Shuck then drew a walk, but J.T. Realmuto ended it by grounding into a 6-4 fielders choice.

On Saturday, Dietrich led off for the Miami Marlins and struck out leading off the bottom of the first (-.022). He then grounded out, stranding a runner on third base to close the second (-.034).

In the fourth inning, Dietrich came up with one out and runners on first and second, then singled off starter German Marquez to knock in Brinson (+.067). Already leading, 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Dietrich added some insurance with a leadoff solo shot (+.053).

Dietrich’s positive impact was dampened by his performance on Sunday. He struck out for the second out of the first (-.015) and flew out with a runner on first for the second out of the third (-.025). Dietrich struck out leading off the sixth (-.013) and struck out again with at the bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth (-.014).