Mitch Moreland 1.3 WAR
The 34-year-old Mitch Moreland plays one position, first base. The Marlins may already be happy with the position they’ve taken with the acquisition of Jesus Aguilar and the retention of Garrett Cooper over at the “not hot” corner.
But if for some reason the Marlins decide on acquiring another big left-handed bat, they could do far worse than Moreland. A career .251/.319/.444 slashline, Moreland matched that last season with a triple line of .252/.328/.507.
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In seven seasons for the Texas Rangers and three for the Boston Red Sox, Moreland has collected 166 moon shots and 559 RBI over 1137 contests. In 2016, he played well enough at first base to earn the American League Gold Glove Award, and in 2018, he played his way onto his first A.L. All Star Team.
Other interesting infielders available to the Marlins include Brock Holt, Derek Dietrich, Wilmer Flores, Starlin Castro, Brian Dozier, Neil Walker, Jason Kipnis, and Tim Beckham.
At any rate, the Marlins may surprise some folks by taking such a direction. By my reckoning, they should be mostly looking for a second baseman in case Isan Diaz continues to hit like he did in his extended debut last season. The Marlins seem somewhat set at the other seven positions, considering that center field will likely be held down by some combination of Jon Berti, Jonathan Villar, and Magneuris Sierra.