Miami Marlins: 6 Players That Must Have a Strong Month of June

Matt Melton
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 20: Isan Diaz #1 of the Miami Marlins bats against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 20, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 20: Isan Diaz #1 of the Miami Marlins bats against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 20, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 6-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Outfielder Magneuris Sierra of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

4. UTL Jon Berti

2021 Season Stats: .170 AVG, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 4 SB, .568 OPS

Arguably the Marlins main utility man, Berti has been the main player forced into more everyday opportunities due to injuries. Because of this, Berti is on track to collect the most at-bats in one season of his career up to this point. While more opportunities can lead to more success, it has not necessarily gone as planned for Berti so far in 2021.

A .170 AVG through 45 games played is by-far the lowest of Berti’s career, as well as a career-low .568 OPS. The Marlins due to injuries need Berti to turn things around as he will most-likely occupy an everyday role for the time-being. Berti has already played in five different positions on the field so far for Miami in 2021, and it will be key for the Marlins going forward for the 31-year old to turn things around offensively.

3. OF Magneuris Sierra

2021 Season Stats: .247 AVG, 4 SB, .582 OPS

As mentioned previously, the Marlins outfield is by-far the most crowded position group on the team. One player from that group that quietly had an impressive month of May was Sierra who hit .283 in a bigger everyday role. After a very slow start to the season where he hit .118 in April, Sierra has impressed at times in recent weeks.

Going forward, Sierra will most likely be forced back to a reserve role as Miami’s everyday outfielders get healthy, unless he keeps maintaining these current trends. If he does, Sierra might push for more playing time. If not, Sierra might be a popular name to hear at the upcoming MLB Trade Deadline.

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