Miami Marlins: 6 centerfielders to trade for when MLB Lockout ends

Matt Melton
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Cedric Mullins #31 of the Baltimore Orioles in action against the New York Yankees during a game at Yankee Stadium on September 3, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Cedric Mullins #31 of the Baltimore Orioles in action against the New York Yankees during a game at Yankee Stadium on September 3, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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6. Kevin Kiermaier

While not the most eye-popping acquisition that the Marlins could make at the position via a trade, you could certainly argue that trading once more with Tampa Bay this offseason could be a possibility. Now yes, the 31-year-old Kiermaier wouldn’t be a long-term answer for Miami in centerfield, but is a proven veteran option that could help you compete in 2022.

A three-time Gold Glove winner, Kiermaier is elite defensively in centerfield, and is coming off a 2021 season where he slashed .259/.328/.388 with a 3.4 WAR. Entering the final year of his current deal with a team option for 2023, Kiermaier is a player who is rumored to be traded this offseason, and would be a quality addition in centerfield for Miami, especially defensively.

5. Brandon Marsh

If the Marlins are opting to acquire a younger player or prospect at the position this offseason, a player like Marsh would be an intriguing possibility. The Angels former No. 1 overall prospect, the 23-year-old appeared in a total of 70 games with Los Angeles during the 2021 season where he slashed a combined .254/.317/.356 in what was his first big league action.

In addition to a younger player like Marsh, there are multiple big league ready centerfield prospects around baseball that would be intriguing trade options for Miami such as Cristian Pache and Drew Waters (Braves), as well as Estevan Florial (Yankees). While it is unknown how many of these players would even be available in a trade, there are multiple younger options that could be possibilities should the Marlins choose to go that route.

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