Miami Marlins: One Free Agent to Target at Each Position
By Matt Melton
CF – Chris Taylor
The Marlins are certainly looking for a new starting center fielder this offseason, and while Starling Marte could also be an option, one could argue that Taylor is the likeliest to happen of the two. A versatile player who can play almost anywhere defensively, Taylor is coming off his first All-Star appearance in 2021 as the 31-year-old slashed .254/344/.438 with 20 home runs, 73 RBI’s, and 13 stolen bases. Taylor would make a massive impact for the Marlins in 2022 as a player who would not only see a majority of his time in center field, but also occasional starts elsewhere.
RF – Avisail Garcia
While the Marlins have options at the corner outfield spots already on the roster, could Miami still consider signing Garcia? The 30-year-old is coming off a career-year with the Brewers in which Garcia hit a career-high 29 home runs with 86 RBI’s and an .820 OPS across 135 games. While Garcia spent almost all of the 2021 season in right field, the veteran did spend a majority of the 2020 season in center field, and could see time there, as well as a potential DH option.
DH – Jorge Soler
While a few players mentioned previously would be potential options at DH should the position come to the NL this offseason, one of the top potential free agents at the position that the Marlins could pursue is Soler. The 2021 World Series MVP, Soler hit a total of 27 home runs between the Royals and Braves this season while providing some massive moments for Atlanta in the postseason. One of the top power hitters in free agency, Soler would not only be a possible DH candidate with Miami, but could also see time in right field as well.