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MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins walks off the field during the game at Marlins Park on September 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Fernandez is trying to improve to 17-0 at home, a Major League record. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins walks off the field during the game at Marlins Park on September 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Fernandez is trying to improve to 17-0 at home, a Major League record. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 15: Marcell Ozuna #13 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

11. Marcell Ozuna (14.4)

Marcell Ozuna is a 6-foot-1, 225 lb. outfielder from Santo Domingo, DR. Born on November 12th, 1990, he made his major league debut with the Miami Marlins in 2013, hitting .265/.303/.389 in 70 games, with his first three home runs and 32 RBI.

Although Ozuna spent his rookie status in 2013, his first full proper major league season occured in 2014. In 153 contests he hit .269/.317/.455 with a team-second 23 home runs and 85 RBI. The club finished with a 77-85 record, Ozuna with a 4.4 WAR.

In 2015, Ozuna was plagued by a slow start, and eventually relegated to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs in the Pacific Coast League. At the major league level with the Marlins, he appeared in 123 games and hit .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers and 44 RBI.

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Ozuna would play well enough in 2016 to make his first all-star team, hitting .266/.321/.452 with a team-second 23 home runs and 76 RBI. In 148 games, Ozuna finished at 2.6 WAR with a .986 fPCT.

2017 would see Ozuna club a career-best 37 homers with 124 RBI in 159 games. He hit .312/.376/.548, all career-best marks along with an all-league worthy 149 OPS+. Named to his second all-star team, he also won the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Awards, both for the first time.

After the 2017 season, the Marlins sent Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals for Zac Gallen, Daniel Castano, Sandy Alcantara, and Magneuris Sierra. Since then, Gallen has been traded away for shortstop prospect Jazz Chisholm, Alcantara has emerged as a possible staff ace, and Sierra has turned heads with his game-changing speed.

In the meantime, Ozuna has hit .262/.327/.451 with 52 home runs and 177 RBI in 278 games over two seasons.

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