How did the Miami Marlins offense do based on WAR by position? It makes sense to take a look and see just how bad the situation is looking at the moment. Knowing just how production at each position was can be very useful on determining where the Miami Marlins should utilize most of our resources. Let’s begin…
The Miami Marlins didn’t have the best WAR among hitters to say the least.
Let‘s start at catcher, The Fish received 0.8 WAR at the position, which was pretty embarrassing to see, considering we genuinely tried to improve at the position last off-season. I think that as my previous article stated, the best thing to do is to give those guys another shot as the talent is better than the results. I also don’t think that giving up draft picks makes sense.
Lets turn to first base, where the Miami Marlins have a dreadful -2.3 WAR. All-Star Garrett Cooper had some good starts, but Jesús Aguilar and Lewin Díaz really hurt the team. This is a position that we must improve during the off-season. Second base was much better thanks to All-Star Jazz Chisholm Jr. and was worth 2.1 WAR (2.5 by Chisholm and -0.4 by everyone else).
SS production has been worth 0.7 WAR, which isn’t terrible but does require an upgrade for sure. Third base production was worth a pretty meager 0.1 WAR, but Joey Wendle has 1.9 WAR overall and we have Jordan Groshans to potentially improve the position as well.
How did LF production go for the Miami Marlins? -1.7 WAR is the answer. Let’s just say that a corner OF bat should be a priority acquisition this off-season. CF production wasn’t much better, being -1.5 WAR so far. I think that if we can’t fix this position internally, we definitely need to add help.
RF production is next on the list, and was a dreadful -2.8 WAR. Yes -2.8. You can thank Avisail Garcia for most of it. He definitely needs to go as soon as possible. DH production added up to -1.8 WAR, so that wasn’t exactly helpful for us either.
It’s clear that first base and the outfield are two of the biggest areas of need for the Miami Marlins going into the offseason.