The Miami Marlins still have 11 players in camp vying for three starting outfield spots and one bench position.
Through Miami Marlins 2019 Spring Training, Marlin Maniac is providing weekly reports on each of five groups. On Monday and Wednesday, we review the rotation and the bullpen respectively. The catchers get a turn on Thursday, and the infield is on Friday. That leaves the outfielders every Tuesday morning.
The stat line listed with the player’s name is for the last seven days, from March 5th through 12th. Chances of making the roster are entirely estimated by myself. We’ll start with the 40-man roster.
Miami Marlins 40-Man Roster
Lewis Brinson four-for-12, one walk, one run, five K’s, one sac, one CS
After starting Spring Training with five solo home runs, Brinson didn’t hit a sixth (yet). He still racked up a .333 in-week average though, and is 11-for-28 overall this spring. Roster chance: 98 percent
Garrett Cooper four-for-11, one double, one walk, two runs, two RBI, two K’s
Just one-for-nine last week, Cooper rebounded for a good week, including a multi-hit game. He’s collected a .348 average thus far. Roster chance: 60 percent
Austin Dean three-for-12, one double, three runs, one RBI, four K’s, A
Dean is looking for a solid breakout rookie-season. This is his eighth year in the system, and he’s got the tools to put together a .270/20/80 season. Read my take on his National League Rookie of the Year chances. Roster chance: 75 percent
Monte Harrison one-for-12, one RBI, one walk, one run, eight K’s, SB, A, E
The hole in Harrison’s swing has never been more apparent. He’s struck out in half of his 24 at bats, and only has four singles to show for it. Hopefully he shows us the other side of the coin before the end of Spring Training. Roster chance: Zero percent
Rosell Herrera three-for-13, walk, run, double, two SB’s, sac
Herrera is five-for-26 this spring, although he also has three walks, a double, a triple, and a pair of stolen bases. Roster chance: 20 percent
Peter O’Brien two-for-14, one home run, one walk, two runs, five RBI, eight K’s
We’re not supposed to read too much into Spring Training statistics, but O’Briens 16 whiffs in 29 at bats is daunting anyway. You can’t take away his two-hit, five-RBI contest last week, but how many strikeouts are acceptable? His career minor-league K rate is 29 percent, and he’s whiffed in 35.3 percent of his chances in the majors. Roster chance: 75 percent
Magneuris Sierra 0-for-five, two runs, K
Sierra was optioned to the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Friday, and should begin the campaign with the triple-A Pacific Coast League team. Roster chance: Zero percent
Isaac Galloway two-for-seven, double, triple, walk, two runs, one RBI, three K’s, SB
Galloway is entering his 12th professional season, but this should be his official rookie-campaign. He’s seven-for-22 this spring, with a double, a triple, and two stolen bases. Roster chance: 40 percent
Curtis Granderson two-for-10, one home run, two runs, one RBI, four K’s
The Grandyman’s only hit this spring was that homer from this past weekend, until today’s game. In 15 major league seasons, he’s collected 332 of them and stolen 153 bases. We’re hoping he can replicate somewhere close to his career slashline of .252/.340/.470 in 2019. Roster chance: 82 percent
Gabriel Guerrero two-for-five, double, home run, one walk, one run, one RBI, one K
Guerrero was four-for-13 in the beginning of the week, and added a double and a homer. He’s got a .273 career minor league batting average, over 895 contests. Roster chance: Zero Percent
Victor Victor Mesa is still nursing a sore hamstring he injured legging out a ground ball early in Spring Training. Look for him with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp this season, in the double-A Southern League. Roster chance: Zero Percent
Brian Miller two-for-five, double, one walk, run, K, CS
Miller has hit three-for-14 this spring, but somehow scored five runs during that time. A career .304 minor league hitter, the competitive balance pick from 2017 looks to make an impact at the major league level sometime this season. Roster chance: Zero Percent
Harold Ramirez three-for-eight, one double, two runs
With a .316 average in a small sample size this spring, Ramirez is hoping to surprise Miami Marlins management enough for them to give him a coveted roster spot. It’s more likely, considering how crowded the outfield is, that they start him with the triple-A Baby Cakes this season. Roster chance: Zero Percent
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Stone Garrett 0-for-one, one K
Tristan Pompey 0-for-one
Anfernee Seymour 0-for-one
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