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Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton on track

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:16:37 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (face) played four innings and had two at-bats in his first spring game Thursday, March 5, and he flied out twice and made two nice plays in the outfield. "It felt great," the slugger said. "I felt good in the box. We're right on track. But it was good to be in a game setting again." Any concerns about Stanton being hesitant at the plate were answered with St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez humming heaters in at 95-96 mph. Stanton isn't being held back at all this spring, and he's in the process of getting his timing down at the plate. He feels mentally and physically ready, but he is wearing a wire attachment on his helmet as a precaution.

Fantasy Tip: In the aftermath of Stanton's beaning last September and facial surgery that followed, the only real concern about him that fantasy owners had going into 2015 was how he would react to pitches this spring. Now that that doesn't seem to be a concern, you shouldn't have any hesitations making Stanton a top-five pick in drafts.

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Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton should play Thursday

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:18:09 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton is expected to play against the St. Louis Cardinals in Miami's Grapefruit League opener Thursday, March 5.

Fantasy Tip: Stanton doesn't seem to be dealing with any lingering effects after being hit in the face with a fastball last September, and he should be an early first-round selection in all fantasy formats.

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Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton hit in intrasquad

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:05:10 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton was hit by a pitch from SP Henderson Alvarez during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, Feb. 28, but Stanton said it didn't bother him at all. "Feels good," Stanton said. "No thoughts, 100% fine. Didn't have one thought about it." Stanton was hit with a fastball in the face last September that cut short his season.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners may have been curious how Stanton would react to pitches high and tight after his injury last year. He appears to be fine, and Stanton should be a top-five fantasy baseball draft pick. Stanton's power stroke is unmatched in the majors, and he'll have a better lineup around him in Miami in 2015.

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Marlins | Jose Fernandez to throw off mound

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:31:00 -0800

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound Sunday, March 1, for the first time since he underwent Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Fernandez appears to be making progress in his recovery but is not expected to rejoin the starting rotation until June. He will be a risky option in fantasy drafts since he is coming back from an injury, but he could be selected in one of the middle rounds of a draft.

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

Marlins | MIA cooling on Rafael Soriano

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:48:44 -0800

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) will not likely be pursued by the Miami Marlins, at least not with a major league contract.

Fantasy Tip: Several clubs have been linked to Soriano, whose ratio (19 walks, 59 strikeouts) could help fantasy owners in leagues where ratio is one of the categories. Still, it's best to see where Soriano lands as his fantasy value is non-existent at the moment.

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Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton to don a tailored mask

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:06:20 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (face) will wear a personalized mask attached to his batting helmet during spring training. The 25-year-old outfielder was hit by a fastball last September and broke his orbital bone and damaged five teeth. It is not known whether Stanton will wear the mask during the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: The reigning National League home run leader, Stanton should be viewed as a potential top-five selection in drafts. He is arguably the top power hitter in baseball and will be hitting in an improved Marlins lineup this season.

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Marlins | Miami continues to talk to K-Rod

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:02:24 -0800

The Miami Marlins continue to talk with free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers), and ideally would like a quick resolution before getting too deep in the spring. The Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers continue to pursue Rodriguez, and the Washington Nationals might also be in the mix.

Fantasy Tip: If K-Rod were to land in Miami he would be used as the eighth-inning man ahead of closer Steve Cishek, so his fantasy appeal wouldn't be as great as Milwaukee, where he likely would close.

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Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton has no pain, fear

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:43:41 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (face) said he is fully recovered from being hit by a pitch in the face last September. His eyesight is fine, and he has no pain or fear about facing live pitching again. "What happened to me isn't one of my focuses to get past," Stanton said. "I'm just looking at this as a normal spring training." However, he will try out a face guard to protect his left cheek this spring.

Fantasy Tip: The only question about Stanton this year is whether the beaning incident will affect him at the plate for pitches up and in. It's unlikely to be a factor, but keep an eye on him in spring training. Otherwise, he's a top-five fantasy baseball pick.

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Marlins | Jose Fernandez throwing breaking pitches

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:12:18 -0800

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw fastballs and breaking balls off a mound Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Fernandez is expected to return no earlier than June. He'll likely be a SP3 or SP4 in traditional drafts, but he carries significant risk to go with his immense talent.

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Marlins | Jarrod Saltalamacchia working on defense

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:26:20 -0800

Miami Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who hit just .220 with a .681 OPS and a career-high 143 strikeouts in 2014, led all catchers with 15 errors in 922 2/3 innings last year. The Marlins want to see Saltalamacchia improve his defense and create more strikes for the pitchers by improving his framing. According to Baseball Prospectus, Saltalamacchia cost his pitchers 125.6 strikes, roughly 50 more than the second worst framing catcher last year. He was also charged with 17 wild pitches and passed balls.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia was expected to take a big dip in offensive production last season with the move from Boston to Miami. While he may not be as bad as he was in 2014 at the plate, don't expect a dramatic rebound in his second season with the Fish. He will, however, offer decent power as your second catcher in two-catcher leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sun-Sentinel - Juan C. Rodriguez

Marlins | Jose Fernandez practicing patience

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:14:29 -0800

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is staying patient as he recovers from Tommy John surgery this offseason. He's projected to return to the mound in mid-summer; doctors gave him a target date of July 16. Fernandez may begin throwing off a mound in the first week of March during spring training. He's been throwing off flat ground from 150 feet and started throwing breaking pitches for the first time earlier this week. Fernandez hasn't experienced any setbacks.

Fantasy Tip: We all know how electric Fernandez can be when healthy. However, don't let that idea cloud your judgment on draft day and force you to overpay for a young pitcher that'll miss at least half the season. Starting pitchers often suffer from a lack of control initially, too, when returning from TJS, so there's no guarantee that Fernandez will return to his dominant form immediately. He's a risky selection as you approach the late middle rounds of drafts.

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

Marlins | Dan Haren to be fifth starter

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:56:46 -0800

Miami Marlins SP Dan Haren, who fully plans to play this year, is expected to be the team's No. 5 starting pitcher.

Fantasy Tip: The 34-year-old Haren has lost a significant amount of velocity on his pitches these last few years, and he's a hurler that relies mainly on finesse these days. While his new home digs should help his cause, there's virtually no upside left here. Haren is strictly an NL-only arm.

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Marlins | Jose Fernandez keeps progressing

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:16:33 -0800

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) will throw off a mound at some point within the next few weeks for the first time since his Tommy John surgery. Fernandez is still on pace to return sometime between mid-June and mid-July.

Fantasy Tip: Fernandez's 2015 outlook largely depends on how far he falls on draft day. There is plenty of value, if everything goes right, but there is also the risk of setbacks and ineffectiveness upon returning. Name value will likely drive Fernandez into middle-round consideration, which may be a steep price, especially given he'll likely miss at least half the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sun-Sentinel - Juan C. Rodriguez

Marlins | Christian Yelich tabbed for two hole

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:58:28 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich will bat second between SS Dee Gordon and OF Giancarlo Stanton, according to manager Mike Redmond. Redmond noted he will try a few lineups in spring training, though, and he wants to see Yelich batting third and Stanton fourth.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Yelich to come off the board in the early-middle rounds on draft day, as he is capable of contributing across all five categories. However, his true value lies in his speed and likely high run total with the power and run production more of a bonus. Entering his second full season, look for Yelich's production trajectory to continue heading straight up.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sun-Sentinel - Juan C. Rodriguez

Marlins | Reed Johnson financials

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:45:22 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Reed Johnson will make $1.25 million if he is on the 40-man roster at the end of spring training. Johnson can request a release on or before March 29 if he does not make the club.

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Adams David 3B
Aguila Chris OF
Albaladejo Jonathan P
Allar Brent P
Allison Jeff RP
Alvarez Carlos P
Alvarez Henderson SP
Alvarez Jose R. P
Ames Steven P
Anderson Wes P
Andres Ricardo P
Angle Matt OF
Arias Jose P
Ashby Chris C
Baez Benito RP
Baker Jeff 3B
Barnwell Chris INF
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Baxter Allen P
Berglund Bryan P
Berkenbosch Kenny RP
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Bremer Tyler P
Brignac Reid SS
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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
Christenson Ryan OF
Cishek Steve RP
Claiborne Preston RP
Cleveland Brian SS
Colangelo Mike OF
Colvin Tyler OF
Concepcion Alberto C
Conley Adam P
Cooper Marquis OF
Copeland Kolby OF
Cosart Jarred SP
Cox Zack 3B
Crespo Felipe INF
Crockett Marcus OF
Crow Aaron RP
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
Dyson Sam RP
Easton Aaron P
Evans Bryan P
Farrell Jarrod P
Fermin Ronny P
Fernandez Jose SP
Flake Stephen P
Flores Kendry SP
Fortenberry Seth OF
Fulton John P
Gaillard Eddie P
Gall Bryan P
Gardner Lee RP
Gendron Steve SS
Gil Daniel P
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
Gwyn Marcus RP
Hand Brad SP
Haren Dan SP
Hechavarria Adeiny SS
Hoff Brian P
Hogan Patrick P
Hutchinson Trevor P
James Delvin SP
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Johnson Reed OF
Joseph Donnie RP
Julianel Ben RP
Kam Adam 1B
Kehrer Tyler P
Kelly Don 3B
Keys Brent OF
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Lacher Jeffrey P
Lamacchia Marc P
Lambin Chase SS
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Latos Mat SP
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Lazo Raudel P
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Lewis Marc P
Link Jon RP
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Mahoney Joe 1B
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Manning David P
Martinez Anillins P
Masset Nick RP
Mata Frank RP
Mathis Jeff C
Mayorson Manuel INF
Mazzaro Vin RP
McCall Derell P
McClure Alex SS
McGough Scott P
McKirahan Andrew P
McMillan Beau 2B
Mendez Adalberto SP
Mendoza Yeims P
Mercado Orlando C
Miller Colby P
Misch Pat SP
Mitchell Lee INF
Mobley Christopher P
Molldrem Craig P
Montgomery Matt P
Morales Angel OF
Morris Bryan RP
Morse Michael 1B
Murphy Tommy OF
Nappo Greg P
Neu Mike RP
Nicolino Justin SP
Nola Austin SS
Olenberger Kasey P
Olivera Manu P
Ontiveros Emilio INF
Ortiz Jaime 1B
Owings Micah P
Ozuna Marcell OF
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Parra Andy P
Pasek Michael SS
Patterson Ryan OF
Paulauskas Andrew P
Perez Smelin INF
Peterson Matt RP
Phelps David RP
Pietro Joseph OF
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
Reid Ryan RP
Richar Danny INF
Rienzo Andre SP
Riggins Harold 1B
Rivas Amaury P
Rodriguez Arturo C
Rodriguez Josh SS
Rojas Miguel SS
Romero Alex OF
Ronda Jose SS
Rosario Rodrigo P
Rottino Vinny INF
Rundgren Rex INF
Rupe Ryan SP
Salazar Oscar 2B
Saltalamacchia Jarrod C
Sammons Clint C
Sampson Chris SP
Sanchez Jesus P
Santos Jarrett P
Schrager Tony INF
Septimo Agustin INF
Shafer Christopher P
Silva Jesus P
Silverio Alfredo OF
Sizemore Scott 2B
Smith Jordan P
Solano Donovan 2B
Solano Jhonatan C
Sorensen Zach INF
Sosa Juan P
Stanton Giancarlo OF
Stem Craig P
Stewart Josh SP
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Suzuki Ichiro OF
Tamares Joel P
Taylor Graham SP
Tomshaw Matthew P
Torres Jose SS
Torres Tim INF
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Tripp Brandon OF
Twine Justin SS
Tyler Scott P
Urckfitz Pat P
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Van Buren Jermaine P
Varner Rett P
Vazquez Ramon SS
Villanueva Elih SP
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
Yelich Christian OF
Young Christopher P

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Cornelius Reid TO
Hassey Ron TO
Hernandez Chuck PC
Hill Michael TO
Hill Perry TO
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Leary Rob TO
Menechino Frank TO
Pierson John TO
Redmond Mike MAN
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