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Fantasy baseball player profiles: Florida Marlins

Fantasy baseball player profiles: Florida Marlins

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1 John Baker, C, Florida Marlins
2 Jorge Cantu, 1B/3B, Florida Marlins
3 Dan Uggla, 2B, Florida Marlins
4 Hanley Ramirez, SS, Florida Marlins
5 Cameron Maybin, OF, Florida Marlins
6 Cody Ross, OF, Florida Marlins
7 Chris Coghlan, OF, Florida Marlins
8 Ricky Nolasco, SP, Florida Marlins
9 Josh M. Johnson, SP, Florida Marlins
10 Mike MacDougal, RP, Florida Marlins
11 Leo Nunez, RP, Florida Marlins

John Baker, C, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
128930191.234.310.289.599

Platoon split worsened, but John Baker's batting eye improved as season wore on. Solid contact, slowly growing flyball percentage. Sound as low-end No. 1 or high-end No. 2 NL backstop - perfect pick for those who don't reach for upside and settle for adequacy.


Jorge Cantu, 1B/3B, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Another hitter swapping ding dongs for batting average. Jorge Cantu's knack for producing runs makes him a potentially undervalued mixed commodity in middle rounds and safe NL buy, but Cantu is type you just settle for. Rising flyball percentage combined with any rebound in HR/FB results in long-ball bounce-back, but distance ratings suggest that's unlikely.


Dan Uggla, 2B, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
428539220562.215.342.404.746

Very slowly, Dan Uggla's batting average and power indicators are moving in opposite directions. Improvement in BB/K and contact rate won't push Uggla's BA ceiling much higher than it already is. He's running out of years we can expect 30 home runs, barring beneficial change of scenery. Still a very good single-year investment for undervalued power at this position, though.


Hanley Ramirez, SS, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
49385139237918.282.347.491.838

Expected drop-off in stolen base attempts with change in lineup position, but opportunities rose in second half as slugging tailed off. Hanley Ramirez has established new baseline for batting average. Rebounding flyball percentage didn't agree with slide in long balls; expectation is a modest tradeoff in BA for a few more home runs.


Cameron Maybin, OF, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
261356552316.249.313.368.681

Drastic improvements to batting eye at Triple-A New Orleans offers some hope for Cameron Maybin heading into age-23 campaign. Only stole one bag during his MLB trip; kept focus on hitting, perhaps? Speed is innate and should eventually arrive. Everything else is a work in progress, but he's worth taking a stab at in the late rounds of deep mixed. Pay a little extra in NLs without going overboard.


Cody Ross, OF, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4105110713613.261.322.424.746

Though his batting average will take ample help to reach its '07 level, Cody Ross' skill set is stabilizing. Increased flyball rate will keep him at 20 homers, potentially sniffing 30. Improvement against righties helped. He's a decent late-round power option that should adequately fill out a deep lineup, as long as you don't reach into the middle stanzas.


Chris Coghlan, OF, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Chris Coghlan's premier farm eye helped his transition to the bigs. He steals a bit, and there's a good chance Florida's aggressiveness on the bases will help increase Coghlan's pace there. Coghlan's .365 BABIP will probably drop, but he kept high levels there throughout his farm career; he excels in line drives. Since his value stems mainly from batting average and steals, temper your excitement, but he's useful as a No. 4 or 5 outfielder in deep mixed leagues and can serve as a No. 3 in NL-only setups.


Ricky Nolasco, SP, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

WSVIPHERBBKERAWHIP
11019520888451464.061.30

Ricky Nolasco's follow-up to breakthrough 2008 well below expectations. Massive increase in innings from 2007 absorbs some blame for poor location, missed spots, "bad luck." Lost in blown-up ERA was continued decline in flyballs and repeated K/BB thanks to huge gain in dominance. Repeated K/9 unlikely, but Nolasco settled down following his demotion and recall. Big bounce-back on horizon, so get in now, while you can.


Josh M. Johnson, SP, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

WSVIPHERBBKERAWHIP
8012911352451223.631.22

Josh M. Johnson exhibited heretofore unseen level of BB/9, which puts him in a new class. Several red flags: big jump in workload for right-hander with somewhat extensive injury history. Second-half control fade and rising flyball rate may have reflected fatigue, and latter resulted in HR/9 rise. Has makings of potential Ricky Nolasco (circa 2009) case. Elite potential, but Johnson's 2009 follow-up stands to be overvalued.


Mike MacDougal, RP, Florida Marlins
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Mike MacDougal's renaissance earned him 20 saves last season with the Washington Nationals. Mac has been a closer several times; Leo Nunez's experience at closer stretches back to ... last year. Control spottiness will plague MacDougal, but desperate saves seekers would deal with that to speculate on his one-category help. Deep leaguers could make MacDougal one of their last picks if they ignored or went light on closers.


Leo Nunez, RP, Florida Marlins
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2010 Fantasy Baseball Projections

WSVIPHERBBKERAWHIP
2045432115354.201.29

Leo Nunez's big rebound in K's is all first-half. Post-break, corrected control issues from same stretch, though. Homer rate inflated, but signs don't point to significant improvement - 2008 was a fluke. Nunez has been lowering his BABIP baseline, but .251 isn't happening again. Doesn't have long-term closer skills or makeup. He's keeping the seat warm; draft accordingly.