Miami Marlins news, rumors and injuries
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.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:13:36 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:22:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It has been a rough year, but Stanton is starting to reward his fantasy owners for sticking with him.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:12:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is safe to say that Ramos has earned himself a long leash, and strong strikeout numbers further cement his status as a high-end fantasy closer.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:09:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bour is having a fine offensive season, and he is worth starting in NL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:06:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Marlins have given no reason to believe the injury is serious at this point, but if he needs to miss a few more games, Ichiro Suzuki should start and makes for a decent DFS play.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:52:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Keep him stashed in all formats. With stolen bases so hard to come by, he could provide a nice boost in the second half.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:18:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Suzuki is hitting .392 with four RBI this month but only two of his 20 hits have been for extra bases. Suzuki is a terrific option for owners looking for batting average help but is does not have much power.
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