Six Bargain Bin Pitchers the Miami Marlins should Target in Free Agency

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#3: Reynaldo Lopez, RP

Moore's 2023 teammate on the Angels has also proven to be stellar as a bullpen weapon. In fact, he recorded the highest war of any reliever in this year's free agency class. For the record, former All-Stars Josh Hader, Craig Kimbrel, Liam Hendricks (club option), and Aroldis Chapman are all a part of this class.

Lopez recorded a 3.27 ERA while striking out 83 in just 66 innings of work. In addition to these excellent K numbers, the former White Sox's starter is also just 29 years old, making him a potential long-term fit in Miami.

With a projected market value of just $6.2 million, he is arguably the best value of any reliever in this class. He would be an excellent, low-cost, addition to Miami in 2024 and beyond.

#2: Kyle Hendricks, SP

A strong argument can be made that Hendricks should be the top pitching priority for the Marlins this offseason. While he lacks notable velocity or strikeout ability, the longtime Cubs' starter is as consistent as a major league pitcher can be.

Hendricks's 2023 ERA of 3.74 is right along with his career mark of 3.48. The veteran has been a super dependable, innings eater for the better part of his decade-long MLB career. To his credit, Hendricks also has 57+ innings of postseason work on his resume, in which, he has posted a 3.12 ERA.

Miami has a desperate need for quality innings as they away the return of pitchers like Alcantara, Trevor Rogers, Max Meyer, and Sixto Sanchez. Right now, they have a trustworthy big three consisting of Braxton Garrett, Jesus Luzardo, and Eury Perez. Past that point, everything is a question mark.

Hendricks represents a stable #4 or #5 starter who is a virtual lock for a 3-4 ERA and 25-35 appearances. At just a $9.5 million projected price point, this is an easy, low-cost, way to bring stability to the rotation.