Miami Marlins heart of the lineup needs help, 3 reasons why

Do the Marlins really even have a cleanup hitter?
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Reason 2 - Power numbers

The Miami Marlins are ranked 20th in slugging percentage in the MLB and 25th in home runs. Certainly we know Luis Arraez is a prolific singles hitter and so he provides plenty of opportunity to get runs as he is on base all the time.  The Marlins are ranked 23rd in doubles at 156, around 20 behind other playoff teams.  

Adding a player like Patrick Wisdom would bring 17 home runs, 7 doubles, and 35 RBI.  Jeimer Candelario would bring 15 home runs, 27 doubles, and 46 RBI.  Either of those players would greatly increase their home run total, and either of those players would rank second on the team behind Jorge Soler.  

Both Garrett Cooper and Bryan De La Cruz are tied for 87th in the MLB in home runs and Soler is 7th.  That’s a wide gap between their sole power hitter and the next highest.  The Atlanta Braves on the other hand have 6 players in the top 29 in the MLB on their roster, which is their prime rival in the division.  In order to compete in the playoffs the middle of the order needs to be addressed and Candelario is the most affordable option for the Marlins and I would go all in on him.