Florida / Miami Marlins All-Time Top 40 Players: Part 2

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 18: Starting pitcher Brad Penny #31 of the Florida Marlins throws against the New York Yankees during game one of the Major League Baseball World Series October 18, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 18: Starting pitcher Brad Penny #31 of the Florida Marlins throws against the New York Yankees during game one of the Major League Baseball World Series October 18, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 20: Manager Mike Redmond #11 of the Miami Marlins.(Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 20: Manager Mike Redmond #11 of the Miami Marlins.(Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images) /

38. Mike Redmond (5.3)

Mike Redmond, was a 6’1″, 185 lb. catcher from Seattle, Washington. Born on May 5th, 1971, he signed with the Florida Marlins in 1992 after going undrafted out of Gonzaga.

Redmond worked his way up through the Marlins system for the next six years, with stops for the Kane County Cougars, the Brevard County Manatees, the Portland Sea Dogs, and the Charlotte Knights. In 1998, he made his major league debut for the Fish, slashing .331/.368/.458 in 37 appearances. His batting average and OBP would have led the club with more at bats, and his SLG was 23 points lower than team-leader Cliff Floyd. Redmond nabbed an NL-second 42.5 percent of runners trying to steal, throwing out 17-of-40.

In 1999, Redmond backstopped in 84 games for the Marlins, slashing .302/.381/.351. In 2000, he racked up an NL second .996 fielding percentage as catcher while slashing .252/.316/.300 in 87 games.

Redmond only played in 48 games in 2001, but slashed a nice figure, with a .312/.376/.426 line. In 2002, Redmond caught 29 runners trying to steal, ranking fifth in the NL despite appearing in only 88 games. His 42 percent CS rate ranked fourth, and his slashline was again impressive, coming in at .305/.372/.387 with 28 RBI.

Redmond’s figures trailed off in the two seasons following, at .251/.311/.332 in 140 games. In the 2003 postseason, he mostly warmed the bench, going 0-for-1 with a walk and a run as the Florida Marlins took home their second World Series Championship.

Later, Redmond played five seasons for the Minnesota Twins and a season with the Cleveland Indians at the age of 39. From 2013 through 2015, he managed the Miami Marlins to a 155-207 record for a winning percentage of .428.

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