In Miami Marlins history, 560 players have gotten into a game for at least one plate appearance, either pitching or hitting. 111 of them have had at least 300 plate appearances, which we’re setting as our cutoff for today’s rankings.
On this player list, there are Miami Marlins who started with the team in 1993, one guy who is still with the team, and at least one player from every season in between. I counted pitchers in the calculations, but there were only a few with over 300 plate appearances. Namely, A.J. Burnett, Josh Johnson, Dontrelle Willis, & Ricky Nolasco. The most accomplished of the bunch was easily Dontrelle Willis, but he ranks 93rd on our list, with a mark of .639. Just behind Matt Treanor and just ahead of Rick Renteria. Remarkably, the cutoff OPS for this article just so happened to fall at .800, generally considered the mark for an excellent player. I used baseball-reference.com to research all the statistics cited in this article.
We will be publishing articles such as this weekly from this time forward, with a different metric measured and ranked each time. Let us know what you think in the comments. Is there something you want to see? Click here for the Marlins all-time OPS ranked 11-20. Click the button with Pudge’s name on it for 10 through 1.