Miami Marlins Spring Training Battles 2020: Center Field

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Lewis Brinson #9, Harold Ramirez #47 and Jon Berti #55 of the Miami Marlins celebrate after defeating the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Lewis Brinson #9, Harold Ramirez #47 and Jon Berti #55 of the Miami Marlins celebrate after defeating the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 26: Jon Berti #55 of the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

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The Marlins will have more than a dozen players patrolling the outfield this spring, and as many as half a dozen of those could end up as the everyday center fielder. In addition to the four players mentioned above, the Marlins might consider Jon Berti or Jonathan Villar in center.

Berti made 15 starts in center in 2019 and was generally an effective player for Miami. But he might be best suited for a super-utility role. Last season, Berti spent time at each of the outfield spots, as well as shortstop and third base.

Another option could be the newly acquired Jonathan Villar. In his seven big league seasons, Villar has made eight appearances in center field. He’s also made five appearances in left field. But none of those outfield appearances have come over the last three seasons, where he played primarily at second base or shortstop.

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