3 Miami Marlins free agents and their chances of coming back

Yuli Gurriel
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The Miami Marlins have another free agent and that is bench player Yuli Gurriel. He batted .245/.304/.359, with 4 home runs and 27 RBI, in 108 games and 298 AB. That was not a very good performance to be honest. He was wort -0.5 WAR for that effort. That obviously does not sound like the production that The Fish should be getting from the bench.

Yuli Gurriel is 39 years old and has batted .242/.288/.360, with 8 home runs and 53 RBI, in 146 games and 545 AB. That's two seasons of poor performances. He was worth -0.3 WAR for that production last season. It doesn't seem likely as if he will ever hit like he did in his prime again. Being a first baseman, he also doesn't offer much defensive versatility to be kept on the bench.

Is there really a point for the Miami Marlins to even re-sign Yuli Gurriel? I don't see it at all. I don't see Peter Bendix seeing it either. There's really no room for him to start, with first base locked up with Josh Bell. In the event that Bell moves to DH, Luis Arraez would be the one taking over first base. Yuli Gurriel is more likely to retire then sign with any team at this point, and if he does he might have to settle for a Minor League Deal. It won't be with the Miami Marlins.