Miami Marlins History: All-Time Top 10 OPS

Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Florida Marlins smiles after the Marlins won Game 2 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, Calif., October 1, 2003 (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)
Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Florida Marlins smiles after the Marlins won Game 2 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, Calif., October 1, 2003 (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images) /
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6 Apr 2000: Cliff Floyd #30 of the Florida Marlins hits at the ball during the game against the San Francisco Giants at the Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Marlins defeated the Giants 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport /

5) Cliff Floyd (.898)

Cliff Floyd was a 6’5″, 220 lb. left fielder from Chicago. In 1991, the Montreal Expos made him their first round selection, with the 14th pick off the board.

Floyd made it to the parent club in 1993, and played four seasons with them. In 256 games, he hit 12 home runs and stole 20 bases, with a .250/.319/.381 slashline. Obviously, that would improve. The Expos traded him to the Florida Marlins for Dustin Hermanson and Joe Orsulak just prior to 1997 opening day.

In a somewhat limited role due to a mid-season injury, Floyd slashed just .234/.354/.445 in 1997 for the eventual World Series Champions. He hit six home runs and collected 19 RBI. In the postseason, he was 0-for-2 with a walk and a run in the Fall Classic, as the Marlins set down the Cleveland Indians in seven.

Floyd played in a career high 153 games in 1998 for the Florida Marlins. His slashline was also much improved. He put up a mark of .282/.337/.481 with 22 jacks and 90 RBI. He also stole a career-high and NL-sixth 27 bases as the Marlins everyday left fielder. He also ranked fifth in the NL with 45 doubles.

In 1999, Floyd was again bit by the injury bug, and was limited to 69 games. He slashed .303/.379/.518 with 11 homer and 49 RBI. 2000 was better, with similar slash numbers. In 121 contests, he slashed .300/.379/.529, with another 22 homers, 24 stolen bases and 91 RBI. Floyd was named the NL Player of the Week in the final week of the season, going 10-for-18 with four doubles two home runs, and 11 RBI in five games.

2001 was inarguably Floyd’s best season as a Florida Marlin. In 149 games, he slashed .317/.390/.578, for a .968 OPS. He went deep 31 times and collected a career-high 103 RBI, also stealing 18 bases. Floyd made his only all-star appearance from his efforts of that season. He was sixth in the NL with 123 runs scored and 10th with a 6.6 WAR.

In 82 games to start out the 2002 season, Floyd slashed .287/.414/.537, with 18 home runs and 57 RBI. A few weeks before the trading deadline, the Marlins traded him back to the Expos. According to baseball-reference.com:

"July 11, 2002: Traded by the Florida Marlins with Wilton Guerrero, Claudio Vargas and cash to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later, Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai, Carl Pavano and Justin Wayne. The Montreal Expos sent Don Levinski (minors) (August 5, 2002) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade."

Floyd played in 15 games for the Expos before getting flipped to the Boston Red Sox in another trade. He then played four seasons with the New York Mets before spending a season each with the Chicago Cubs, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the San Diego Padres.

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