The Miami Marlins are 16-13 and are tied for a National League Wild Card spot! Did you think that it would happen? Especially after a terrible Spring Training? May is upon us now, and the question is can The Fish keep this momentum going?! There are three players who need to get better however. One player is obviously not on this list however. Who is first on this list? Let's start with a contact-oriented third baseman.
Three Miami Marlins players must get better in May.
3. 3B JEAN SEGURA
Jean Segura has a -1.0 WAR for the season right now. I don't believe that it's early to say that it's a huge disappointment. The new third baseman has a career .283/.329/.405 batting line and has over a decade of experience in the Major Leagues. Segura started his career with the Los Angeles Angels in 2012, but quickly moved on to the Milwaukee Brewers that same season.
Jean Segura played from 2012 to 2015 with the Milwaukee Brewers and batted a collective .266/.302/.360 from 2012-2015. At this point Segura was clearly not a star, but the best was yet to come for the then young infielder. Segura played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016, and batted .319/.368/.499 with 20 home runs and 64 RBI in 153 games and 637 AB. This was a star-making campaign that made him worth 6.4 WAR.
Jean Segura moved on to the Seattle Mariners for the next two seasons (2017-2018). He batted .302/.345/.421 in the two seasons. It was at this point, that you could see that he was now an elite contact hitter in the Major Leagues. From 2019-2022 Segura played for the Philadelphia Phillies and batted a combined .281/.337/.418 throughout that time. He batted .277/.336/.387 in his final season on the team last season.
This season with the Miami Marlins, Jean Segura is batting .200/.234/.222 with no home runs an 3 RBI in 26 games and 95 AB. The production is really bad as you can see. He has a .247 BABIP, but has a career .315 BABIP, so it's possible for his production to improve. It needs to for him to justify being in the starting lineup.
The reigning NL Cy Young is next...