The Miami Marlins should sign this free agent OF

Eddie Rosario might make sense for the Miami Marlins
Eddie Rosario
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It's always great to find out that some players choose to play for the Miami Marlins over others. I hope that it will lead to The Fish signing further lineup upgrades as well. There's actually another area of need that should still be addressed. That area is the OF. The current Miami Marlins OF is expected to consist of Bryan De La Cruz in LF, Jazz Chisholm Jr. in CF and Jesus Sanchez in RF.

Eddie Rosario is an intriguing option for the Miami Marlins in free agency.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is an integral part of the Miami Marlins offense, but his health is of course a major issue. Getting a good backup CF is pretty useful to say the least. That said, that is separate from what I was thinking about writing this article. Jazz is at least proven to be good when on the field. The corner OF is a different story...

In 2023, Bryan De La Cruz batted .257/.304/.411, with 19 home runs and 78 RBI, in 153 games and 579 AB. It's promising but also questionable production. He doesn't get on base very well, or hit for average for example. His Exit Velocity has been a solid but unspectacular 89.9, which is also his career number.

Jesus Sanchez on the other hand, has batted .253/.327/.450 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI, in 125 games and 360 AB. The power is intriguing, along with his 90.0 EV. That said, he doesn't have much of a track record and a career .234/.305/.450 batting line.

This brings me to the player that the Miami Marlins should consider signing... Eddie Rosario. Rosario is still on the free agent market, lingering due to low OBP's and a .248/.298/.427 since 2020. He did however bat .284/.317/.496 from 2017-2019, hitting at least 24 home runs and driving in at least 77 RBI each of those seasons. He also had an amazing run with the Atlanta Braves during the 2021 Postseason, batting .383 in 16 games and 60 AB, with 3 home runs and 11 RBI.

Eddie Rosario isn't a star or a difference-maker, but he can bring some veteran experience to the OF. He might even have some upside, if the 32 year old has something to prove. It's also possible that he can be had on a 1 year deal for less than $5 million.

Next. The Miami Marlins need to pursue this bat. The Miami Marlins need to pursue this bat. dark