The Miami Marlins have a tough schedule this month and they need their best players performing well. The Marlins added Josh Bell and Jake Burger at the deadline to bolster their lineup and they have done just that so far. The rest of the roster needs to get back to their usual production to support the new additions.
Josh Bell is really having a big impact as the consistent 3 hole bat. The Marlins really needed a big bat in the heart of the lineup to help them drive in runners and drive opposing pitchers crazy. He has done that so far with a 5-for-12 start in his first 3 games, with a double, home run, and 3 RBI.
Jake Burger has also boosted the lineup in the six spot and helped put players in the best fit spot in the lineup. Burger is 2-for-12 in his first 3 games and has one run scored with 2 walks. Burgers biggest impact has been letting other players hit in their best fit spot in the lineup, taking pressure off of Berti, Wendle, Fortes, and Gurriel.
That might not seem a lot as he has not produced as much as Bell but there is still time to showcase his talents. Other players on the roster before the deadline need to step up and here we look 3 players that need to do just that to get through the tough August schedule facing the Rangers, Reds, Yankees, Astros, Dodgers, and Padres.