There is no question that Miami Marlins third baseman Jean Segura has been a weekend hero and has collected multiple clutch hits this month. Segura hit a ninth inning home run Sunday to spark the comeback versus the White Sox, his first of the season. Segura on Saturday doubled in two runs in the ninth inning to help pad the Marlins lead.
Jean Segura Needs to Go
Segura was 3-for-11 this weekend and had two huge hits that contributed to Marlins wins, but is that enough? He hit his first home run as a Marlin, the problem is it’s not April 12th it’s June 12th and in a prime power position Segura is lacking power and production.
Segura is currently sitting at a slash line of .195/.263/.241 with an OPS of .504 while driving in only 11 runs. That’s unacceptable for a third baseman.
Segura ranks 20th of 22 qualifying third baseman in the MLB in average, he is tied for 42nd in home runs with 1, 40th in RBI with 10, and tied for 23rd in hits with a total of 38. If we assume the average MLB third baseman is ranked between 12-15, the following stats: around 8-9 home runs, 30 RBI, .240 average.
It is clear he is not making the cut, but will anyone willingly take him on as a trade for his position along with a few prospects? I think it depends on who else they are packaging with it, but it is possible. More to come this week on a trade target to replace Segura.
If the Miami Marlins can put together a good trade package for a middle of the road third baseman, not even a top 10 player, their offensive production will greatly improve. If the trade deadline brings just one bat in at third base, I would consider it a win, but an even bigger win would be a trade for a big time catcher or shortstop as well.