The Miami Marlins offense has seen its fair share of ups and downs up to this point in the season.
It is no secret that the Miami Marlins have struggled mightily offensively at times this season. There is no greater evidence of this than simply going back and watching the Marlins game in St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon.
While things may not look the best at times, this lineup actually has a lot of potential when all the pieces are there. Now yes, Miami will be without a few players including Brian Anderson, Garrett Cooper, and Corey Dickerson for the foreseeable future, but the pieces are still there to be very good.
So why not take a guess or two at what the Marlins lineup should look like going forward? While it might not necessarily be 100% correct, it’s still fun to guess so let’s do it.
This is what we think the Marlins lineup should look like, not what it will look like, going forward.
This is what the Miami Marlins lineup should look like going forward.
1. Jazz Chisholm – 2B
2021 Season Stats: .265 AVG, .330 OBP, .459 SLG, .789 OPS, 8 HR, 24 RBI, 9 SB
Other Potential Lineup Options: Anywhere from 1-5
While there are a few candidates to fill the leadoff spot going forward, Jazz Chisholm makes the most sense. Sporting a .330 OBP, Chisholm has shown an ability so far this season to get on base consistently, and most importantly make teams pay for it on the base-paths with a team-high nine stolen bases on the season. While he also provides power and home run potential, Chisholm’s ability to get on base and provide an electric base runner is too much to not put in the leadoff spot.