The 3 Miami Marlins players that I expect to surprise in 2024

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Jesús Sánchez may not have been a superstar in 2023, but there's definite untapped potential in that bat. Sanchez debuted in 2020 with a .040/.172/.080 batting line, with 0 home runs and 2 RBI. He did this in 10 games and 25 AB. It wasn't an impressive debut, but he would get another cahnce.

Sanchez got that chance in 2021, when he batted .251/.319/.489 with 14 home runs and 36 RBI, in 64 games and 227 AB. It was obvious that he had power and true potential. He continued this in 2022, when he batted .214/.280/.403, with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 98 games and 313 AB. That was disappointing, but in 2023 he batted .253/.327/.450 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI, in 98 games and 313 AB.

13 home runs in 313 AB is pretty good. He was also worth 1.7 WAR. I can see him getting more AB's in 2024, if he does, I could see a 20 home run+ season in that case. If we roughly double the WAR along with the AB's, we're looking at 3.4 WAR. That's above average. Now obviously there will be cold streaks and the WAR won't double exactly, but there is definite potential for a breakout in 2024. Oh and don't forget his 90.0 Exit Velocity from 2023.