Once considered the centerpiece of the Christian Yelich trade, Brinson has been a capable defender in center, but he’s struggled mightily with the bat. In 2019, Brinson hit just .173 with a .236 on-base percentage. He struck out 74 times over 75 games and managed just 13 walks.
Miami struggled to produce runs last season, finishing 29th in MLB (615). And if the Marlins are looking to be more competitive in 2020, they have to have capable offensive threats throughout the lineup. Brinson will need to demonstrate his abilities with the bat in spring training or risk his spot on the roster.