Three Starting Catchers the Miami Marlins should Target via Trade

Where can they find help behind the dish?
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#3: Yan Gomes, CHC

While the Chicago Cubs may very well be content to retain Gomes as they try to crack the postseason in 2024, the Miami Herald has identified him as a potential Marlins' trade target. If this is indeed the case, the former All-Star and Silver Slugger is a rock-solid option as Miami could hope for.

Despite the fact that Gomes will turn 37 years old in July of next season, the journeyman backstop still ranks in the top half of MLB catchers. The veteran recorded 10 homers, 63 RBI, and a .267 batting average across 116 games played in 2023.

Gomes' defensive Statcast numbers do leave something to be desired. He ranked just a hair above league average in throwing out base stealers, but well below average as a pitch framer. However, both of Gomes' marks would be an improvement of the incumbents Stallings and Fortes.

If he were to be made available, Gomes would be a welcome addition to the Miami lineup. If, of course, the price is right!