Miami Marlins news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:07:24 -0700
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.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:12:16 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:49:51 -0700
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.
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.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:04:47 -0700
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.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:40:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Yelich ($4,700; 9.4% of your cap) is a midrange OF on FantasyScore with potential for a lot more.
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:10:14 -0700
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.
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.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:17:40 -0700
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.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:15:58 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:18:09 -0800
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.
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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