Lewis Brinson Finds His Swing
There is no player on the Marlins roster who will be under a microscope more than outfielder Lewis Brinson this spring. And with that scrutiny comes the question of whether the youngster can handle the changes expected of him by the Marlins front office and coaching staff.
If Brinson is not traded this offseason, he should make the 26-man roster. But a starting spot in the lineup is not a guarantee.
Brinson has the capability to hit 25-30 home runs with 80 RBI and steal 25 bases. He has yet to put that all together, which is causing some concern from the team’s front office brass. Will the South Florida native have his best season as a Major Leaguer, or will it be back to the minors and another year of questions?
Brinson will be pushed by rising minor league prospects and the veterans already on the roster. He has everything to gain, but another year of failures at the plate will ultimately doom is time in his hometown of South Florida.