Catchers the Miami Marlins Should Target in Free Agency

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 01: Catcher Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 01, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 01: Catcher Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 01, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Austin Romine #28 of the New York Yankees makes the catch for the out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Austin Romine

A true free agent once the New York Yankees complete their postseason run, Austin Romine has played for the team for eight seasons. Chosen in the second round by the Yankees way back in 2007, Romine will soon be turning 31-years-old.

With a career slashline of .239/.281/.439, Romine is coming off his best season at bat, with a 2019 mark of .281/.310/.439. He’s also hit 18 of his 25 career homers in the last two seasons, comprised of just over 500 plate appearances. Strikeouts are less of an issue with Romine than with Alfaro or Flowers, with under a quarter of his plate appearances ending with a whiff.

Romine’s base-stealing prevention plan resembles Flowers, as both boast a 23 percent CS rate over their respective careers. Romine nabbed 30 percent this season, and has had six passed balls in just under 600 innings of work.

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