The 2024 Miami Marlins lineup and batting order can finally be projected

We finally have a good idea on how The Fish's lineup will look this upcoming season.

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The 2024 season is around the corner and barring a late signing of a DH, this is how the lineup is most likely going to be. We already know who won't be a part of the lineup anymore and we already know who the prospective starters are going to be. We can also guess the batting order based on logic and recent history.

The Miami Marlins lineup and batting order can finally be projected for the 2024 season.

Leading off is likely to be the reigning National League batting champ 2B Luis Arraez. Arraez is one of the best contact hitters in the game and is perfect for that spot. He's also good enough at second base, although there've been questions about his defense. 1B Josh Bell will likely follow second, I wouldn't be surprised if he bats third instead however. He's a 20+ home run bat in is contract year by the way.

Batting third is likely to be 3B Jake Burger. I'm not sure if he will be in that spot, he might bat clean-up instead due to his power bat. Like with Arraez, there've been questions about his defense, but he should still be fine at the hot corner. I'm hopeful that he'll be a 30 homer bat again this season. Batting clean-up in the fourth spot is CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. Jazz batted clean-up last season, but I could see him batting second instead. He has 20+ home run power, but his health and contact are concerns. He should be fine in CF however.

LF Bryan De La Cruz is projected for the fifth spot in the batting order. De La Cruz should be OK defensively in LF, but his bat is a bit of a question mark. He batted .257/.304/.411, with 18 home runs and 78 RBI, in 153 games and 579 AB. I don't have much faith in him. Batting sixth is supposed to be the projected DH Avisail Garcia. UGH. Can't Peter Bendix just get rid of him please?! I don't have much optimism here and still hope that another DH is brought in.

RF Jesus Sanchez is projected to bat seventh. Like with De La Cruz, I don't have high expectations for him. In fact, I'm worried. Sanchez batted .253/.327/.450, with 14 home runs and 52 RBI in 125 games and 360 AB. Can he at least hit 20 home runs with enough AB's. Jon Berti is the expected starter at SS, as well as the eighth bat in the batting order. I still expect someone else at the position, but if Berti is the guy, he has good enough speed that I'm trying to be optimistic.

Batting last in the ninth spot could be the catcher Nick Fortes. I'm surprised that Christian Bethancourt is not projected to be the starter, as that is the expectation. The Miami Marlins have a better lineup than one might expect, but there are some very serious question marks.

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