How are Miami Marlins hitters doing with RISP?

Jazz Chisholm Jr.
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The Miami Marlins just lost the home series to the Atlanta Braves. It doesn't help that the team has injuries. There are however some potential All-Stars around. How are the top Miami Marlins hitters doing with runners in scoring positions ("high leverage" spots on Fangraphs)? Are they getting the job done? I'm talking about CF Jazz Chisholm Jr., 1B Garrett Cooper, 2B Luis Arraez, LF Bryan De La Cruz and DH Jorge Soler.

How are top Miami Marlins hitters doing with runners in scoring position?

Let's start with CF Jazz Chisholm Jr., who is actually hitting .333 in "high leverage" spots. This is great news, considering he is batting .236/.288/.409 overall. Jazz will hopefully turn things around on the general batting line in the near future. He's just too talented not to have a big year if he can stay healthy. He's a very talented player.

What about DH Jorge Soler? The largely disappointing acquisition is hitting .429 in "high leverage" spots! WHAT?! You probably didn't expect that, and neither did I considering his .212/.297/.444 batting line for the season. This is good news, but it still doesn't change the fact that he's still not getting on base enough. The question is whether he will decline his $9 million player option for next season, and take a pay cut on his $15 million 2023 salary.

LF Bryan De La Cruz is not having the breakout season that he was supposed to have. He's currently batting .300 in "high leverage" spots. That's surprising considering his overall .253/.294/.368 batting line. He's another Miami Marlins hitter that badly needs to turn things around. The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets are not doing good, now is the time to go for it.

2B Luis Arraez deserves an extension. He's currently batting .435/.495/.543 for the season. He's currently batting .333 in these "high leverage" spots. I actually expected a bit more, but that's being greedy. He's so good that I really wouldn't even argue him receiving National League MVP award votes. He's certainly the best second baseman in the game, though he might be better off eventually moving to first base.

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