Miami Marlins: Grading the Fish in Atlanta
J.T. Realmuto +.159
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly put J.T. Realmuto batting second in the order in the series opener on Friday. Realmuto started things out by drawing a one-out base on balls (+.024), sandwiched between three Matt Wisler strikeouts. He led off the fourth inning by grounding out harmlessly back to the pitcher (-.028). His big blow came in the sixth (see below). With Prado on first, Realmuto tripled to center field (+.214), easily scoring Prado. It was Realmuto’s first triple of the season. He scored a moment later on Starlin Castro’s double. Realmuto ended the eighth by grounding into a double play (-.030).
After taking Saturday off, Realmuto again batted second on Sunday. He flew out for the second out of the game in the first inning (-.016). He then grounded out to end the third (-.012). The bases were empty, however, so it really didn’t count that much against him. He was the ninth batter to the plate in the fourth inning. With Prado at first, Realmuto grounded out to move him to second (-.003). He then drew a two-out walk with the bases empty in the sixth (+.001). With one out in the eighth and a four-run lead, Realmuto hit a ground rule double (+.007), but was eventually stranded.