As we get ready for watching the All-Star Game with some Miami Marlins players in it, The Fish made yet another roster move. After an unfortunate sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves, it's definitely important for the team to be as sharp as possible. Kim Ng already made some moves earlier, and apparently, it was time to make another one. Let's take a look at the called up prospect and see how this will impact The Fish.
The Miami Marlins called up Dane Myers.
The Miami Marlins are calling up two-way player Dane Myers from AAA Jacksonville. Myers is 27 years old and was selected in the sixth round of the 2017 draft by the Detroit Tigers. He's been very impressive this season, batting .335/.423/.533 with 13 home runs and going 16 for 17 in stolen base attempts.
Dane Myers was actually a pitcher throughout his time in the Minor Leagues and didn't play at all during the 2020 season. He's only been hitting since 2021, so it's even more unbelievable that he was able to convert to hitting so successfully. I'm definitely curious to find out if he's going to be able to keep this up in the Major Leagues. He's actually played all of the three OF positions, first base and third base.
Positional versatility is very important these days, so the fact that he can play so many different positions is very important for the Miami Marlins. Besides playing all three of the aforementioned OF positions, he can also play first base and third base. The Fish can use help at both positions, especially at third base with Jean Segura currently being worth a -1.7 WAR.
First base is a bit of a concern too, with Garrett Cooper being inconsistent and injury-prone. He's been on a hot streak lately, but can always get cold at an inconvenient time. Yuli Gurriel is not the best option, considering he has a lower WAR than Cooper and is past his prime.
Dane Myers is probably not going to make a big impact, but you never know. If he can be a useful bench piece, that's a big win already.