Miami Marlins news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:15:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Considering A.J. Ramos has converted 33 straight saves, Rodney will likely be used as a setup man. If true, Rodney can be dumped in most leagues.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:17:08 -0700
Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the reason for OF Marcell Ozuna's success this year has been due to improved plate discipline. "He's narrowed his strike zone," Hill said. "In this league, if they can get you out without throwing you a strike, they won't throw you a strike. He has really tightened things up and they have to pitch to him now and he's an unbelievably talented young man. You make mistakes, he's going to make you pay for it."
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna is batting .319 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI through 282 at-bats this season, after hitting just .259 with 10 homers and 44 RBI in 459 at-bats during a disastrous 2015 campaign which resulted in him being sent to the minors for a brief period. The 25-year-old outfielder should be viewed as a viable option in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:03:37 -0700
Miami Marlins INF/OF Derek Dietrich is expected to continue seeing regular playing time even after 2B Dee Gordon returns from his suspension at the end of next month, according to president of baseball operations Michael Hill. "We always felt (confident in Dietrich) because of his offensive potential, his knowledge of the strike zone, his ability to get on base," Hill said. "Those are all things that make him an everyday player and now he's just been given the opportunity to do it. We've been creative in finding at bats for him in the past."
Fantasy Tip: Dietrich is batting .361 (13-for-36) over the past two weeks and is hitting .306 overall this season through 68 games. His positional versatility makes him a useful player to own in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues and he's also worth using in daily fantasy contests as a productive source of cap relief.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:28:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Friars sold high on Rodney after a great first half (0.31 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 10.4 K/9 and 17 saves). It's too late for fantasy owners to do the same, since Rodney will lose most of his fantasy value as the likely setup man for A.J. Ramos. Rodney's 3.8 walks per nine will probably get him in trouble in the second half. In SD, Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer could split save chances for the lowly Padres. Buchter is a lefty, but he probably should be your first target on the waiver wire if you're searching for saves. Just know that this situation could be ugly moving forward.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:27:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rodney would lose most of his fantasy appeal because he'd become A.J. Ramos' setup man most likely. Rodney has been brilliant with 17 saves in as many attempts with a ridiculous 0.31 ERA and 33 K's in 28 2/3 innings. He'll still be a solid ratios reliever, but his shakiness in recent years doesn't give much confidence in him for that role. Brandon Maurer and/or Ryan Buchter could take over in San Diego if the deal is completed. Buchter has been phenomenal, but he is left-handed, and that presents matchup problems. Some sort of committee could be used between the two. Maurer has a 5.73 ERA, so it's hard to buy into him. So Buchter may have the edge, despite being left-handed.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:48:07 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler did not fare well in his start Wednesday, June 29, against the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander managed to last only three innings, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk. He also had only two strikeouts. With the loss, Koehler's record fell to 6-7.
Fantasy Tip: Koehler is basically as mediocre as they get, which means his usage in fantasy leagues should be highly limited and really only based upon selective matchups. He's also typically considerably better in home starts at Marlins Park, so in outings like today's assignment, Koehler has no business being in any fantasy starting lineups.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:29:33 -0700
Miami Marlins C J.T. Realmuto and 1B Justin Bour are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 29, with 1B Chris Johnson hitting sixth and C Jeff Mathis hitting ninth. OF Ichiro Suzuki is in at DH and leading off.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is hitting just .228 against lefties this season in what has been an ineffective year thus far. He has hit lefties well in the past, but he may be past it to use against lefty Daniel Norris. Suzuki is hitting .308 in 26 at-bats against lefties, and he's a really low-end option today. Mathis isn't worth consideration.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:41:55 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley struck out nine Detroit Tigers over the first 4 1/3 innings of his start on Tuesday, June 28, but proceeded to surrender two walks, a double and two homers before getting pulled.
Fantasy Tip: Five of the seven runs the Tigers scored in the fifth inning were charged to Conley, who struck out six of the first seven batters he faced. The 26-year-old has been highly inconsistent this season, although he should have a chance to right this wrong on Sunday when the Marlins face the Atlanta Braves' league-worst offense.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:06:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Over the last 10 games, Stanton is 16-for-40 with three home runs and 11 RBI to go along with 10 runs scored. It is encouraging to see him do this on the road - where he was batting .202 prior to tonight's game - because the first nine games of this recent stretch were all in Miami. Stanton appears to be past the injuries that had dogged him earlier this season and looks well on his way to returning to elite status.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:28:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna is having a fantastic season after a disappointing 2015 campaign in which he was demoted to the minors for a time. He's slashing .320/.375/.574 with 16 long balls and 44 RBI and should be returned to all starting lineups right away.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:21:05 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki is starting in right field and hitting leadoff against Detroit Tigers SP Mike Pelfrey Tuesday, June 28. OF Giancarlo Stanton is serving as the designated hitter in an American League park and is hitting fifth.
Fantasy Tip: Ichiro has done nothing but hit this year at 42 years of age. He's sporting a .336/.412/.377 slash line but has no home runs, nine RBI and seven steals. In daily formats, he's not a candidate to put up a huge statline even when hitting leadoff, so he remains more of a low-end pick. With Stanton rediscovering his stroke of late, he should be used everywhere.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:57:07 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna is standing closer to the plate this year, which has improved his plate coverage. He hit .199 with a .564 OPS against pitches on the outer third of the plate in his first three seasons. Ozuna is batting .293 with an .808 OPS on those same pitches in 2016. "The kid was overweight last year," said a scout. "He wasn't in the shape he needed to be in, and he wasn't the same cat. But the bat speed and ability have always been there."
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna's slash line of .320/.375/.574 is a huge improvement over 2015 when he fell out of favor with management and was even sent to the minors for a time. He has the natural abilities to hit for power and average and has been a very valuable outfielder to fantasy owners this year.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:40:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna missed his second straight game, and as a previous tip suggested OF Ichiro Suzuki could be a good plug-in for some leagues if Ozuna has to miss much more time.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:18:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dietrich doesn't have much power but does have a .294-3-25 line and 58 hits in 65 games. He's only six hits from matching last year's total. Go ahead and play Dietrich in all leagues.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:29:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez has been lights out for the Marlins. It's hard to tell if he'll be trade bait because Miami is in contention for a National League wild-card spot. Take a look at some of these numbers, however. Hernandez is 24-1 at home in his career with a 1.48 ERA, and this year he's 10-3 with a 2.28 ERA and 138 strikeouts. He needs to be active everywhere.
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