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Marlins | Marcell Ozuna showing more discipline

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson


Marlins | Derek Dietrich to keep playing regularly

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson


Marlins | Miami reels in Fernando Rodney

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:28:31 -0700

The Miami Marlins acquired RP Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres Thursday, June 30, in exchange for P Chris Paddack, according to a source.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Clark Spencer


Marlins | Fernando Rodney deal close with Marlins

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:27:58 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Fernando Rodney is part of a deal that is nearing agreement with the Miami Marlins for a Class A prospect, according to sources.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Keith Law


Marlins | Tom Koehler has short afternoon

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.

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Marlins | Two Fish sit out

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.

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Marlins | Rough inning dooms Adam Conley

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.

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Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton lights it up again

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:06:31 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton finished 3-for-5, including a two-run homer and an RBI single, against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, June 28.

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.

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Marlins | Marcell Ozuna returns Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:28:34 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (wrist) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28, after he missed a few days to rest his sore wrist.

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.

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Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki leading off

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.

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Marlins | Marcell Ozuna has improved plate coverage

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick


Marlins | Marcell Ozuna out Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:40:55 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (wrist) was out of the lineup Sunday, June 26, against the Chicago Cubs.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Steven Wine


Marlins | Derek Dietrich can't get out of the way

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:18:32 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich was hit by two pitches Sunday, June 26, in a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Dietrich has been hit by 13 pitches this season, and he has scored 21 runs.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Steven Wine


Marlins | Jose Fernandez fans 13 in win

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:29:42 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez struck out 13 batters and allowed one run in seven innings Sunday, June 26, in a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Steven Wine


Marlins | Jeff Mathis catching Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:13:36 -0700

Miami Marlins C Jeff Mathis is batting eighth against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel Sunday, June 26. C J.T. Realmuto is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Mathis is not a great fantasy option regardless of the opposing pitcher, as his .179 average this season and .194 career mark will attest.

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Miami Marlins Player News

Aguila Chris OF
Albaladejo Jonathan P
Allar Brent P
Allison Jeff RP
Alvarez Carlos P
Alvarez Jose R. P
Ames Steven P
Anderson Wes P
Andino Robert 2B
Andres Ricardo P
Angle Matt OF
Arcia Francisco C
Arias Jose P
Ashby Chris C
Axelrod Dylan SP
Baez Benito RP
Barnwell Chris INF
Barraclough Kyle RP
Batista Noberto P
Battisto Andrew P
Batz Daniel 1B
Baxter Allen P
Berglund Bryan P
Berkenbosch Kenny RP
Berry Tim RP
Blackley Travis SP
Bour Justin 1B
Brauer James P
Bremer Tyler P
Breslow Craig RP
Brigham Jeff P
Brinkley Dante OF
Bryan Luis INF
Buret Alfredo P
Burgos Alex P
Burns Gregory OF
Cabrera Yordy INF
Campbell Adam P
Capellan Christian OF
Capps Carter RP
Carvajal Marcos P
Castillo Frank SP
Castillo Luis M. RP
Castor Parrish P
Ceda Jose RP
Chen Wei-Yin SP
Christenson Ryan OF
Cleveland Brian SS
Colangelo Mike OF
Concepcion Alberto C
Conley Adam P
Cooper Marquis OF
Copeland Kolby OF
Corporan Carlos C
Cosart Jarred SP
Cox Zack 3B
Crespo Felipe INF
Crockett Marcus OF
Cueto Jose P
Curry Ryan 2B
D'Antonio Trent C
DeSalvo Matt P
Dietrich Derek 2B
Dilone Natividad P
Doolittle Todd RP
Downs Matt INF
Dunn Mike RP
Duran German 2B
Easton Aaron P
Edge Cody P
Evans Bryan P
Farrell Jarrod P
Fermin Ronny P
Fernandez Jose SP
Flake Stephen P
Flores Jesus C
Flores Kendry SP
Fortenberry Seth OF
Fulton John P
Gaillard Eddie P
Gall Bryan P
Gardner Lee RP
Garrett Braxton P
Gendron Steve SS
Gil Daniel P
Gillespie Cole OF
Gilliam Chaz P
Glen Willie P
Glover Gary RP
Gogal Jeffrey P
Gomez Alexis OF
Gonzalez Jose G. P
Gordon Dee 2B
Gran Paul INF
Green Chad OF
Green Nick SS
Gunderson Kyle P
Guthrie Jeremy SP
Gwyn Marcus RP
Hafner Ryan P
Hall Cody P
Hechavarria Adeiny SS
Hoff Brian P
Hogan Patrick P
Hood Destin OF
Hutchinson Trevor P
James Delvin SP
Jefferies Jake C
Johnson Chris 1B
Julianel Ben RP
Kam Adam 1B
Kehrer Tyler P
Kelly Don 3B
Keys Brent OF
Koehler Tom SP
Kolek Tyler SP
Lacher Jeffrey P
Lamacchia Marc P
Lambin Chase SS
Lasater Ben 3B
Lawler Brett C
Lazo Raudel P
Leverton James P
Lewis Marc P
Link Jon RP
Lopez Mickey INF
Lutz Zach 3B
Madden Corey P
Mahoney Joe 1B
Mairena Oswaldo RP
Mallory Matthew P
Manning David P
Martinez Anillins P
Mata Frank RP
Mathis Jeff C
Mayorson Manuel INF
McCall Derell P
McClure Alex SS
McGowan Dustin RP
McMillan Beau 2B
Mendez Adalberto SP
Mendoza Yeims P
Mercado Orlando C
Miller Colby P
Mitchell Lee INF
Mitchell Richard P
Mobley Christopher P
Molldrem Craig P
Montgomery Matt P
Morales Angel OF
Morris Bryan RP
Murphy Tommy OF
Nappo Greg P
Narveson Chris SP
Naylor Josh 1B
Neu Mike RP
Nicolino Justin SP
Nieto Adrian C
Nola Austin SS
Ogando Nefi P
Olenberger Kasey P
Olivera Manu P
Ontiveros Emilio INF
Ortiz Jaime 1B
Ozuna Marcell OF
Parcell Garrett P
Parra Andy P
Pasek Michael SS
Patterson Ryan OF
Paulauskas Andrew P
Perez Smelin INF
Peterson Matt RP
Phelps David SP
Pietro Joseph OF
Pineyro Ivan SP
Piste Carlos INF
Prado Martin 3B
Prieto Daniel P
Psomas Grant INF
Ramos A.J. RP
Ramsey Matt P
Ray Robert P
Realmuto J.T. C
Reed Chris SP
Reid Ryan RP
Reyes Jo-Jo SP
Richar Danny INF
Rienzo Andre SP
Riggins Harold 1B
Rivas Amaury P
Robertson Tyler RP
Rodney Fernando RP
Rodriguez Arturo C
Rodriguez Josh SS
Rojas Miguel SS
Romero Alex OF
Ronda Jose SS
Rosario Rodrigo P
Rundgren Rex INF
Rupe Ryan SP
Salazar Oscar 2B
Sammons Clint C
Sampson Chris SP
Sanchez Jesus P
Santos Jarrett P
Schrager Tony INF
Scruggs Xavier 1B
Septimo Agustin INF
Shafer Christopher P
Shoemaker Brady C
Sierra Moises OF
Silva Jesus P
Silverio Alfredo OF
Smith Jordan P
Sorensen Zach INF
Sosa Juan P
Soto Elliot SS
Stanton Giancarlo OF
Stem Craig P
Stewart Josh SP
Suggs Colby P
Suzuki Ichiro OF
Tamares Joel P
Taylor Graham SP
Telis Tomas C
Tomshaw Matthew P
Torres Jose SS
Torres Tim INF
Trahern Dallas P
Tripp Brandon OF
Twine Justin SS
Tyler Scott P
Urckfitz Pat P
Urena Jose SP
Valdez Wilson SS
Van Buren Jermaine P
Varner Rett P
Vazquez Ramon SS
Waters Lucas 3B
Wates Austin OF
Watson Sean RP
Westcott Craig P
Westmoreland Clayton P
White Pat OF
White Ray SS
Williamson Scott RP
Wilson Kenny OF
Wilson Neil C
Wittgren Nick RP
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Yelich Christian OF
Young Christopher P

Bonds Barry TO
Butler Brett TO
Cornelius Reid TO
Goff Mike TO
Hassey Ron TO
Hernandez Chuck PC
Hill Michael TO
Hill Perry TO
Mattingly Don MAN
Menechino Frank TO
Pierson John TO
St. Claire Randy PC

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