Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays – September 24/26

Matt Melton
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 05: Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a game at Tropicana Field on September 05, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 05: Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a game at Tropicana Field on September 05, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Miami Marlins Players to Watch

SS Miguel Rojas

Rojas is by-far the Marlins current leader in hits for the season, as well as currently posting a .722 OPS for the season with eight home runs, 45 RBI’s, and 13 stolen bases. Rojas has collected a hit in seven of his last nine games.

2B Jazz Chisholm

Chisholm is on the verge of a 20/20 season as he is currently sitting on 17 home runs and 22 stolen bases for the season. Across his last seven games, Chisholm has posted a .776 OPS with two home runs.

OF Bryan De La Cruz

While he has cooled-off in recent games, the impressive rookie season for De La Cruz continues since being called-up. For the season, the 24-year-old outfielder is slashing .313/.375/.470 with five home runs and 18 RBI’s.

RP Anthony Bender

While not quite the run that he had to begin the season, Bender is quietly in the middle of another impressive scoreless streak. Across his last 11 games, the right-hander has thrown 11.2 scoreless innings with five hits, six walks, and 10 strikeouts.

OF Jesus Sanchez

Sanchez has continued his phenomenal month of September in which he currently posts a .925 OPS with seven home runs and 18 RBI’s. For the season, the 23-year-old outfielder has hit 13 home runs across 57 games.

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