Miami Marlins Potential Trade Deadline Candidates: Position Players
28. Starling Marte
This one arguably might have been the most surprising to see. Miami acquired Starling Marte during the 2020 season, and has been good so far during his time with the Marlins. However, Marte is a free agent at seasons end, making this an interesting topic to monitor.
If Miami doesn’t plan on re-signing Marte after this season, surely they would at least want something in return for the 32-year old outfielder right? You could also factor the Marlins multiple young outfield prospects that seem to be ready for the big leagues at any moment now, or at least in the near future.
If Miami gets an offer that they can’t pass up for Marte, who is having an outstanding 2021 season so far, they might just have to trade the upcoming free agent depending on where they sit in the standings.
29. Corey Dickerson
The most likely Marlins positional player to be traded this season is starting to feel like Corey Dickerson. The 32-year old veteran outfielder is a free agent at seasons end, and could be a popular outfield trade option for teams needing a consistent contact bat.
The numbers aren’t necessarily what they used to be earlier in his career, but Dickerson can still provide consistent contact, as evident by his .282 batting average. Along with a few of Miami’s young outfielders now beginning to emerge as potential more impactful big league options, a trade containing Dickerson makes sense to happen in the next month or two.
Another Player to Watch: Adam Duvall
If the Marlins are truly selling at the Deadline, trading Adam Duvall makes a ton of sense. After signing Duvall in the offseason, the veteran outfielder has already hit 9 HRs and 33 RBIs for Miami so far in 2021.
Already traded twice at the Trade Deadline during his career, if Duvall is made available, he will be a coveted outfielder due to the combination of his offensive and defensive abilities. If made available, expect the Marlins to get a few quality offers for the 32-year old slugger.
These will surely not be the only players mentioned as Miami Marlins trade candidates this season. As mentioned previously however, this next 2-3 weeks will be very important as to what Miami might do come late-July.