Miami Marlins: Winners and Losers vs Phillies

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 28: Martin Prado #14 of the Miami Marlins doubles in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park on April 28, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 28: Martin Prado #14 of the Miami Marlins doubles in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park on April 28, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17: Starlin Castro /

Starlin Castro +.196

Starlin Castro has been Miami’s most consistent hitter through the first part of the season. Up until two days ago, he was leading the NL with 35 hits. After sitting on Wednesday and the Marlins getting Thursday off, he has been passed by Freddie Freeman, Nick Markakis, and Odubel Herrera.

Castro batted third on Monday, and hit a two-out double in his first at bat (+.036). With nobody out and a man on first in the third inning, he drew a walk (+.068) and later scored. In the fourth inning, he hit a two-out RBI-double (+.106), scoring J.T. Realmuto. He made it a three-hit day with a one out single in the seventh (+.011), later scoring on Brian Anderson’s home run.

Castro was again placed third in the order on Tuesday. He flew out to right field to close the first inning (-.010). He flew out again in the bottom of the fourth (-.013) to end another frame. He singled to right field to open the seventh (+.057). In the ninth, he grounded out for the second out of the inning (-.044).

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