The Miami Marlins had one of the worst run scoring offenses in the MLB last year and needed to drastically improve it to be competitive with high powered teams. The Marlins have 2 big factors going for them and their offense that no one is talking about. The Marlins offense will be underrated and will perform much better than last season, even without re-signing Jorge Soler or another big name.
The Miami Marlins will guaranteed be a better offense in 2024
The Miami Marlins had the worst left side of the infield offense in baseball last season. There is no doubt they were extensively hindered by both Joey Wendle’s and Jean Segura’s lack of offense last year. Last season Wendle had a slash line of .212/.248/.306 and a .554 OPS with only 2 home runs, 20 RBI, and 7 stolen bases. Jean Segura had a very similar slash line of .219/.277/.279 with an OPS at .556. Segura had only 10 extra base hits total in 301 at-bats, whereas Wendle had 21 total in 297 at-bats.
To emphasize how sad that stat is, Bryan De La Cruz had 32 doubles this past year in 579 at-bats and in 2022 he had 33 extra base hits in 329 at-bats. That makes the Marlins 2 big factors this season a huge improvement over last year. Comparing the Wendle/Segura stats combined, they posted 5 triples, 21 doubles, and 5 home runs combined. Secret weapon number 1 had a total of 492 at-bats and 28 doubles, 1 triple, and 34 home runs.