4. 1B Jesus Aguilar
2021 Season Stats: .268 AVG, .330 OBP, .470 SLG, .800 OPS, 15 HR, 62 RBI
Similar to Rojas, this could potentially be a difficult decision for the Marlins front office. Still under team control for another season, Aguilar is having a strong season for Miami which includes leading the NL in RBI’s with 62.
When looking at the potential first baseman available at this years deadline, there aren’t many, if any, better than Aguilar. Even despite another year of team control, Miami should get a nice return for the 31-year old slugger, and hand over the full-time first base starting role to No. 6 prospect Lewin Diaz, who is slashing .212/.291/.481 in Triple-A this season with 11 HR’s and 29 RBI’s.
3. OF Adam Duvall
2021 Season Stats: .234 AVG, .279 OBP, .487 SLG, .766 OPS, 19 HR, 62 RBI, 5 SB
Right there with Aguilar in terms of production is Duvall, who is tied with Miami’s first baseman in leading the NL with RBI’s. Signed by the Marlins in the offseason, Duvall has been a massive part of leading the team in HR’s with 19, and makes sense to bring back next season as he is under team control for another year.
However, one of the NL’s top pure-power hitters will certainly gain a lot of attention from contenders that could use both a power-bat, as well as an elite defensive outfielder. Duvall has been a massive part of Miami’s offense so-far this season, but there is no denying that the Marlins could land a solid return should they decide to flip the veteran outfielder.