3 shortstop trade targets the Marlins need to focus on

Now that Yamamoto is signed, will the Marlins get a bunch of calls?

Sep 22, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Santiago Espinal (5)
Sep 22, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Santiago Espinal (5) / Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Foscue - Rangers

The Texas Rangers have a packed infield and they have no room for any more players. Those AAA players waiting in line are likely trade bait for the Rangers to use to build on their needs. The Rangers will look for pitching and of course want to defend their title so it’s only logical the Marlins and Rangers trade with each other. 

The Marlins could use Justin Foscue who is in AAA Round Rock and did very well last season. Over 563 plate appearances, Foscue put together a solid season hitting 18 home runs, 31 doubles, driving in 84 runs, and stealing 14 bags. The right hander is listed as an infielder and was drafted in the 1st round, 14th overall in the 2020 draft out of Mississippi State. 

Foscue’s downside is he played every other position except shortstop, frequently. He only played shortstop in summer ball in college, the rest of his career is split between 3rd and 2nd. He is probably capable of playing shortstop but he would not be the ideal candidate or as solid a defender in that position as others would. He is a definitely stretch for the Marlins but his upside, especially at the plate could be intriguing.