Miami Marlins: One Free Agent to Target at Each Position
By Matt Melton
SS – Freddy Galvis
Galvis is an option that I suggested the Miami Marlins should’ve considered trading for back last-June when the Marlins infield was struggling with injuries, and is also an option that Miami should consider in free agency. A versatile infielder, Galvis posted a strong 2021 season between Baltimore and Philadelphia in which he posted a combined .709 OPS with 14 home runs, his third consecutive season with a .700+ OPS. No, Galvis wouldn’t be the starter, but could play a key platoon role at multiple positions.
3B – Ehire Adrianza
After a down 2020, Adrianza slashed .247/.327/.401 in a bench role with the Braves during the 2021 season, and now enters the offseason as one of the top bench options available in free agency. Seeing time everywhere but first base with Atlanta, the nine-year MLB veteran can play almost anywhere on the field defensively, while also a proven hitter off the bench. Adrianza wouldn’t start for the Marlins, but would be a strong signing as a primary option off the bench.
LF – Eddie Rosario
After a rough start to the 2021 season with Cleveland, Rosario was phenomenal with the Braves posting a .903 OPS that also included some massive moments in the postseason, as well as the 2021 NLCS MVP. Not only is Rosario a strong hitter who provides power potential from the left-side, but is also a strong fielder who can DH as well. If the Miami Marlins opt to sign a power-hitting left fielder in free agency, Rosario is an obvious option, as well as Mark Canha if Miami prefers a right-handed bat.