Miami Marlins History: All-Time Top 10 OPS
9) Moises Alou (.866)
Moises Alou was a 6’3″, 185 lb. outfielder from Atlanta, GA, and baseball royalty. He’s Felipe Alou‘s son, and Matty and Jesus Alou‘s nephew. He’s also an all star in his own right, with six selections to the mid-summer classic through his 17 season MLB career. In 1986, the Pittsburgh Pirates chose him in the first round of the draft.
Alou made his major league debut in 1990 with the Bucs, and went 1-for-5 in two games with the parent club. He joined the Montreal Expos as a Player to be Named Later to complete an earlier trade on August 16th of that year. The Expos gave Zane Smith to the Pirates in return for Alou, Willie Greene, and Scott Ruskin.
Alou played six season in Montreal, making the 1994 all-star roster, and earning the 1994 NL left field Silver Slugger. He also finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year poll after the 1992 season, and finished third in the NL MVP vote in 1994. Alou joined the Florida Marlins through free agency after the 1996 campaign.
In Alou’s only Marlins’ season, he led the club with 23 home runs and 115 RBI. He slashed .292/.373/.493 for the team. He earned his second all-star nod and finished 10th in the NL MVP vote. In the postseason, he went 13-for-57, with four doubles, three home runs, and 15 RBI to help the Fish win the World Championship for the first time. After the season the Marlins sent Alou to the Houston Astros for Manuel Barrios, Oscar Henriquez, and PTBNL Mark Johnson.
Alou spent three seasons with the Astros, later joining the Chicago Cubs for three seasons, the San Francisco Giants for two years, and the New York Mets for two more. His time with Chicago proved he wasn’t done impacting the Marlins.