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MLB Preview – Miami Marlins

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2014 Record: 77-85

Key Additions:

  • Dee Gordon: Second Base
  • Mat Latos: Starting Pitcher
  • Aaron Crow: Relief Pitcher
  • Dan Haren: Starting Pitcher
  • Michael Morse: First Base
  • Martin Prado: Third Base
  • Ichiro Suzuki: Outfield
  • Jose Fernandez: Starting Pitcher

Key Losses:

  • Nathan Eovaldi: Starting Pitcher
  • Garrett Jones: First Base/Outfield

Top Prospects:

  • Tyler Kolek: Starting Pitcher, age 19
  • JT Realmuto: Catcher, age 23
  • Jose Urena: Starting Pitcher, age 23

 

2015 Outlook: The Marlins were surprisingly solid for most of last season.  Miami made some nice moves, acquiring three new starting infielders and two new starting pitchers.  More importantly, the Marlins will get Jose Fernandez back at some point this season.  Also, they have Giancarlo Stanton.  A young lineup and a deep rotation could bring the Marlins back to the postseason. Their young stars, Stanton and Fernandez, will have to stay healthy for that to happen though.

 

Player to Watch: Mat Latos – Latos is still a really good pitcher.  He could lead Miami’s young rotation until Fernandez returns.

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2015 Projected Record: 88-74

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