#1 Jazz Chisholm
The Marlins future and present superstar has had a season riddled with injuries and a very disappointing postseason. Jazz is by far the biggest disappointment in the two game set against the Phillies by far. Jazz should have provided a spark and his play overall did not spark anything for the young Marlins squad. Despite his pregame interview talking about his necklace and playing out of this world, he was just out.
Jazz went 0-for-8 with 4 strikeouts over the course two games. When Jazz gets on base he is a threat to steal and plays aggressive making the opposition worry about his presence. That alone could have changed either game for the Marlins. Striking out 4 different times really hurt the Marlins as he came up in key situations and couldn’t come through.
Jazz still is the Marlins superstar and can lead the team but he needs to stay off the IL and show others how to play in those big clutch moments. Jake Burger went 2-for-7 and Josh Bell went 4-for-8 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI. That is how the middle of the lineup needed to play but instead the few different times Jazz came up with runners on base he was an easy out. Now I could say one of the four strikeouts doesn’t count because they were horrible calls on 2 of the 3 strikes. That being said, he still didn’t produce when it was most important and that is what we need him to do!