Miami Marlins Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Marlins Lineup

12-6, in NL East

At the bottom of professional baseball geographically, is the City of Miami. Ironically, at the bottom of the standings in the National League are the Marlins who play their home games in this South Florida sunshine Mecca. Miami does not have an imposing lineup heading to the plate in 2020, and they are equally short on pitching. They play a bulk percentage of their games against divisional opponents, all of which may have at least a slim shot at the NL crown.

No bat in the lineup has a projected slugging percentage over .500. They lack power and have a single player who poses a threat on the base paths. If poor hitting doesn't doom the Marlins to the NL East cellar again, barely average pitching will.

Marlins Starting Lineup

1. J. Aguilar , (R), 1B
2. I. Diaz , (L), 2B
3. J. Villar , (S), 3B
4. J. Alfaro , (R), C
5. L. Brinson , (R), CF
6. D. Steckenrider , (R), CL
7. C. Dickerson , (L), LF
8. B. Anderson , (R), RF
9. M. Rojas , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Sandy Alcantara S. Alcantara (R)
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Jesus Aguilar J. Aguilar (R)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Isan Diaz I. Diaz (L)
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Jonathan Villar J. Villar (S)
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Jorge Alfaro J. Alfaro (R)
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Lewis Brinson L. Brinson (R)
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Drew Steckenrider D. Steckenrider (R)
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Corey Dickerson C. Dickerson (L)
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Brian Anderson B. Anderson (R)
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Miguel Rojas M. Rojas (R)
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Miami Marlins Pitching Analysis

It is looking to be awhile before we talk positively about the Marlins rotation. They ranked 25th in team ERA, and future starters are not looking to be in this current rotation. The farm system is also not on the brighter side despite them trading their stars over the last two seasons. The Marlins are bringing back the same name, so it is hard to expect much improvement. Jose Urena ate 174 innings last season, and pitched the best out of this group of arms. Urena has some potential, but overall is going to be a low to mid four ERA arm, with below average strikeout stuff. He, as many of these pitchers do, rely on the big ballpark and some luck in the BABIP department. Urena is projected to be a little worse this season, and it mainly has something to do with his batted ball stats catching up with him. Dan Straily missed a good portion of the season, but did throw over 100 innings. He struggled with allowing power, and the groundball rate was not a plus for him. 2019 is not looking to be kind for most of these names, and Straily is another one projected closer to a five ERA.

Sandy Alcantara might be the most interesting name on the Marlins rotation, although Trevor Richards made some strides which we will need to talk about. Alcantara threw limited innings due to injuries, but has shown some positive stuff. He is 23 years old, and came over from the St. Louis farm system. Alcantara has fluctuated with having good and below average strikeout stuff in the minors so far. While we haven’t seen much major league sample size, we at least have a young prospect to talk about. Richards showed some positive stuff last season, with a 24% strikeout rate. He had a 10.5% swinging strike rate, but also had a below average walk rate. If Richards can bring in his control, there is a chance for him to be a fantasy sleeper. While the NL East is looking to be a much tougher division to pitch in, pitching half of his games in Marlins Park is going to benefit him. Wei-Yin Chen is a home run prone lefty, and the move to Miami has not been kind. Despite moving from AL to NL and from Camden Yards to Marlins Park, Chen has continued to struggle with the long ball.