Victor Caratini - Brewers Catcher
The Milwaukee Brewers were in the same spot as the Marlins this past season with a quick postseason exit. The Brewers have a lot of roster issues that need to be addressed and Caratini could fall between the cracks while they focus on their other big names. Caratini would be a great upgrade for the Marlins and would provide an offensive spark.
Caratini only had 226 at bats but he hit .259 with 7 home runs and 25 RBI in that half season of work. The Marlins would love that upgrade on offense to add another double digit home run hitter who hits around .250. There were countless steaks at the end of the season that the Marlins had when it was an automatic 1-2-3 inning for pitchers when the Marlins 7-9 hitters came up. It’s not unusual for that to happen on occasion but for the Marlins it was all too much.
Caratini is the youngest catcher free agent this offseason at age 30. He is also a solid all around player but he has no outstanding attributes that would make him a big time target of teams. The Marlins should take advantage of that fact and upgrade that position with a better hitter for average and have another bat that could potentially threaten opposing pitchers. Caratini knows how to catch big name pitchers as the Brewers had a few outstanding pitchers over the past two years of his time there.