Throughout Spring Training 2019, Marlin Maniac is breaking down the possible roster in the leadup to Opening Day.
The Miami Marlins have won four of their 11 games thus far this spring. The games matter less than the experience. It’s the individual plate appearances that make up these players chances to catch on with the parent club. Spring Training serves a dual purpose:
- Get MLB regulars game ready with action against major league or near-major league talent, and
- Serves as a “screen-test” for players on the bubble. It’s really a tryout for these guys. Players on the 40-man roster have a clear advantage, but NRI’s have been known to buck the trend.
Marlin Maniac has been breaking down the starting rotation on Mondays, the outfield on Tuesdays, the catchers on Thursday, and the infielders on Fridays. That leaves the bullpen on each Wednesday until Opening Day. After Merandy Gonzalez was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants, there’s currently 20 players trying to make the club, including eight non-roster invitees. (Click the links embedded above to visit the last report for each).