How bad is the Miami Marlins offense?
By Neil Raymond
The Miami Marlins are not having a good season. I don’t think that it’s a secret, or something that we can gloss over at this point. Personally, as frustrated as I am, I try to look for the positives and our rotation is one of those positives. our hitting on the other hand is not. What’s going on? Is out hitting as bad as many fans think? Let’s analyze that…
The Miami Marlins have a pretty bad offense this season.
The Miami Marlins have been dealing with some injuries… 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. was on the way to leading all second basemen in WAR before he got hurt. LF Jorge Soler overcame a poor start to hit over .300 for a time period before injury hampered his performance and ultimately sent him to the IL. It’s important to keep that in mind when assessing the performance of our hitting this season. In other words, we are better than how we’re hitting.
So how does the Miami Marlins offense currently look? Let’s take the aforementioned look. The Fish are scoring 3.67 runs per game, which is below the league average of 4.31. It’s not the worst, but isn’t far off from 3.18 runs per game, the worst in the Majors that is held by the Detroit Tigers.
The Miami Marlins hit 107 home runs this year, which is better than Detroit‘s 71 but worse than the league average of 129. The RBI statistic isn’t looking good either. The Fish‘s 416 RBI are well below the league average of 495. Our .233 batting average is also ten points less than the league average of 149. The Fish‘s OBP is .297, which is worse than the league average of .312. None of these numbers are the worst in the Majors, but all are below league average.
The Miami Marlins don’t have a good offense. This isn’t a statement that we can really debate. It’s a fact. We can also state as a fact that our offense is officially below average. There’s no way of sugarcoating it, so the only thing that we can really do is just hope that this ownership regime takes things seriously, and addresses them accordingly in the off-season.