The past decade has been a tough one for the Miami Marlins. Though there were some high peaks and low valleys during the 2010’s, the Marlins are ending the decade with hope.
The Miami Marlins experienced some lean years this decade. While the team opened Marlins Park in 2012 and rebranded the franchise from the Florida Marlins, Miami suffered through 10-straight losing seasons.
The Marlins’ best record this decade came in 2010 when they finished 80-82, 11 games back of a Wild Card birth. Miami suffered through two 100-loss seasons this decade, in 2013 and last season, 2019. Marlins Park hosted the 2017 MLB All-Star game.
Here’s a look at Miami Marlins All-Decade team (2010-2019).
All-Decade team: Catcher J.T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto was the most productive catcher for the Marlins this decade,. And thanks to the haul that came back to Miami via Realmuto’s trade to Philadelphia, numbers will continue to be put up for the franchise.
During his four-plus seasons with the big club, Realmuto was a steady defensive force and swung a hugely productive bat. He finished his Marlins career with 59 home runs, 243 RBI and 114 doubles. His batting average was .279 and he hit a staggering 16 triples as a catcher. In his time wearing a Marlins’ uniform, Realmuto put up a 13.2 WAR.
Realmuto was the team’s All-Star in 2018 and won a Silver Slugger Award as well. The trade package from Philadelphia provided the Marlins with his replacement in Jorge Alfaro (who may someday be on our next all-decade team, in 10 or so years). It also included top-prospect Sixto Sanchez, minor league lefty Will Stewart, and international signing bonus money.