Miami Marlins History: All-Time Top 20 OPS (an in-depth look, 20-11)

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 1: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins walks to the dugout striking out in the ninth inning of play against the Atlanta Braves, ending his bid for 60 home runs for the season at Marlins Park on October 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 1: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins walks to the dugout striking out in the ninth inning of play against the Atlanta Braves, ending his bid for 60 home runs for the season at Marlins Park on October 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK – JUNE 25: Josh Willingham #14 of the Florida Marlins hits a single in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees on June 25, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Marlins in the first game of their doubleheader 2-1. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /

13) Josh Willingham (.833)

Josh Willingham came to be a Florida Marlins player in the 2000 draft, in the 17th round. A 6’2″, 230 lb. right-handed outfielder, Willingham made his major league debut in 2004 with the Marlins.

After going five-for-25 in a cup of coffee, he again made just a brief appearance with the parent club in 2005, going seven-for-23.

2006 would mark Willingham’s “official” rookie campaign. He slashed .277/.346/.496 in 142 games, with 26 home runs and 74 RBI. For his efforts, he finished ninth in a crowded NL Rookie of the Year field. He continued to produce the following season, to the tune of a .265/.364/.463 slashline. He clubbed 21 tigers for 89 RBI that season in 144 games.

Willingham was limited to 102 games in 2008, in which he slashed .254/.364/.470 with 15 round-trippers and 51 RBI. After the season, the Marlins packaged him with Scott Olsen to the Washington Nationals. In return, the Marlins received P.J. Dean, Emilio Bonifacio, and Jake Smolinski.

Willingham played two seasons with the Nats. He later played for the Oakland Athletics, the Minnesota Twins, and the Kansas City Royals.

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