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Marlins | Henderson Alvarez starting opener

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:07:24 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez has been named the opening day starter.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is coming off a very successful 2014 season with 12 wins and a 2.65 ERA. Owners could consider selecting Alvarez in the later rounds of drafts, but he is not a great help in the strikeout category.

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Marlins | Dee Gordon playing well

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:12:16 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Dee Gordon has six stolen bases and a .400 on-base percentage in spring training, as he has picked up right where he left off in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon is firmly entrenched as a fantasy stud after putting up a .289 average with 64 stolen bases and 92 runs scored last year. Stolen bases are at a premium in fantasy drafts, so Gordon often is a bit overvalued for his speed at a weak position. Still, in an improved Marlins lineup, Gordon might be every bit worth his high price.

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Marlins | Jarred Cosart investigated for betting

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:38:22 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart is being looked at for gambling-related claims on Twitter, according to a report in the Miami New Times. Cosart is cooperating with Major League Baseball and told reporters that a Twitter account with his name on it was not created by him.

Fantasy Tip: Whether this affects his on-field performance remains to be seen. Cosart was 13-11 last year with the Marlins and Houston Astros, but his walk-to-strikeout ratio (73 walks, 115 strikeouts) was a little too high for some tastes. He may be worth a later-round selection on draft day.

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Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton shows off power

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:49:51 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton had a double and home run in two at-bats Thursday, March 26, driving in two runs in a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: The homer came of Adam Wainwright, and Stanton continues to show no long-term effects from the facial surgery he had at the end of last year. He is one of the premier power hitters in the game and a top-five fantasy pick.

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Marlins | Henderson Alvarez ready for season

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:41 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez's start was cut short by a rain delay Thursday, March 26, in the top of the fourth inning. He allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and strikeout. "He looked good out there today. That's Henderson -- the way he pitched. I was happy with the way he went out there. It's too bad," manager Mike Redmond said. Alvarez added he is 100% ready to go for the start of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez is a candidate to be the opening day starter for the Marlins, and with an improved offense supporting him, Alvarez has nice upside in three categories. The issue remains his career 4.8 K/9 mark. In shallow formats, it is almost impossible to roster such a low strikeout rate, however he posted a 2.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP last season through 187 innings. Wins are tough to project, but Alvarez recorded 12 last year pitching for a weaker offensive team.

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Marlins | Marcell Ozuna not in rush for extension

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:04:47 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna and his agent, Scott Boras, are not in a hurry to sign a contract extension with the club.

Fantasy Tip: After hitting 23 home runs and driving in 85 runs in 2014, Ozuna is still somewhat of a sleeper, since he's only been in the big leagues for the last two seasons. In an upgraded and upcoming Miami lineup, Ozuna could see a repeat of 2014, and he makes for a decent second outfielder in fantasy leagues.

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Marlins | Christian Yelich to miss a day or two

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:40:20 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (hand) has a blister on his left palm and will sit out a game or two of spring action.

Fantasy Tip: Yelich ($4,700; 9.4% of your cap) is a midrange OF on FantasyScore with potential for a lot more.

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Marlins | MIA no longer pursuing Hector Olivera

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:10:14 -0700

The Miami Marlins have dropped out of the running for Cuban free-agent INF Hector Olivera, after initially offering a seven-year deal worth $53 million.

Fantasy Tip: The Fish were never really considered serious contenders for the 29-year-old Olivera, who could contribute at the major league level immediately for whoever signs him. The Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres appear to be the leading candidates to sign Olivera.

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Marlins | Christian Yelich deal finalized

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:08:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich's seven-year, $49.57 million contract extension has been made official. He will earn $570,000 in 2015, $1 million in 2016, $3.5 million in 2017, $7 million in 2018, $9.75 million in 2019, $12.5 million in 2020 and $14 million in 2021. A club option worth $15 million exists for the 2022 season, with a $1.25 million buyout.

Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old Yelich is probably more valuable in dynasty leagues than redraft leagues at this point because he is still several years away from reaching his prime. That being said, he will probably be selected in the early middle rounds of universal drafts this season due to his ability to contribute in all offensive categories.

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Marlins | J.T. Realmuto reassigned

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:17:40 -0700

The Miami Marlins reassigned C J.T. Realmuto was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans Wednesday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: Realmuto is likely to see time in the majors this season, and he has a live bat which could help FantasyScore owners at some point. For now, Jarrod Saltalamacchia ($3,200; 6.4% of cap) and Jeff Mathis ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) will hold down the fort behind the plate in Miami.

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Marlins | Christian Yelich financials

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:15:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich's contract extension will be a seven-year, $49.5 million deal, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The hyped 23-year-old is a budding star, but be careful not to invest too heavily in 2015. He is still likely at least a year or two away from his peak, especially in the power department. Regardless, Yelich warrants attention in the early middle rounds with batting average and runs likely rewarding plus-returns, and he is a rare helper across all categories.

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Marlins | Christian Yelich nearing extension

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:25:48 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich is on the verge of being signed to a seven-year contract extension that would pay him more than $40 million, according to a source. Yelich won the National League Gold Glove award as a left fielder in 2014. Everything in the deal should be finalized as soon as this weekend. Yelich hit .284 with a .362 on-base percentage in his first full season.

Fantasy Tip: Yelich, just 23, is a rising star prospect who hasn't hit worse than .284 in his first two MLB seasons. His good contact rate and line drive swing should keep his batting average high, and he can also run a little bit (21 stolen bases in 2014). The power has time to develop, as well. He's an early-rounds pick with upside for plenty more.

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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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Miami Marlins Player News

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
Batista Noberto P
Battisto Andrew P
Batz Daniel 1B
Baxter Allen P
Berglund Bryan P
Berkenbosch Kenny RP
Black Danny INF
Bour Justin 1B
Brauer James P
Bremer Tyler P
Brignac Reid SS
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
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
Jefferies Jake C
Julianel Ben RP
Kam Adam 1B
Kehrer Tyler P
Kelly Don 3B
Keys Brent OF
Koehler Tom SP
Kolek Tyler P
Lacher Jeffrey P
Lamacchia Marc P
Lambin Chase SS
Lasater Ben 3B
Latos Mat SP
Lawler Brett C
Lazo Raudel P
Leverton James P
Lewis Marc P
Link Jon RP
Lopez Mickey INF
Madden Corey P
Mahoney Joe 1B
Mairena Oswaldo RP
Mallory Matthew P
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
Parcell Garrett P
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
Robertson Tyler RP
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
Suggs Colby P
Suzuki Ichiro OF
Tamares Joel P
Taylor Graham SP
Tomshaw Matthew P
Torres Jose SS
Torres Tim INF
Trahern Dallas P
Tripp Brandon OF
Twine Justin SS
Tyler Scott P
Urckfitz Pat P
Valdespin Jordany 2B
Valdez Cesar P
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
Yelich Christian OF
Young Christopher P

Butler Brett TO
Cornelius Reid TO
Hassey Ron TO
Hernandez Chuck PC
Hill Michael TO
Hill Perry TO
Jennings Daniel GM
Leary Rob TO
Menechino Frank TO
Pierson John TO
Redmond Mike MAN
St. Claire Randy PC

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