3 Miami Marlins players to build a winning team around

The Fish are looking at a lost season, but who is there to build around?
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I talked about pitchers so far, but there are also some hitters who are building blocks as well. I'm of course talking about 3B Jake Burger. He's actually a late-bloomer already, being 28 years old. Burger played for the Chicago White Sox from 2021 and 2022. He batted .252/.308/.461, with 9 home runs and 29 RBI, in 66 games and 206 AB.

He split 2023 between Chicago and the Miami Marlins in 2023. Burger batted .250/.309/.518 with 34 home runs and 80 RBI, in 141 games and 492 AB, in what was basically his breakout season. He's currently on the injured list, batting .228/.281/.421 with 3 home runs and 15 RBI, in 16 games and 57 AB.

This season, Burger proved that he can play both first base and third base and so may actually be at either position going forward. He has an elite power bat with a career 91.6 Exit Velocity and could be an annual 30 home run bat. He's under team control through the 2028 season. He also doesn't require an extension due to being in his 30's by the time of the contract's end.

I'm pretty convinced that Jake Burger will be a strong middle of the order bat for the Miami Marlins.

There are more players, but these three immediately come to mind.

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