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4 FLORIDA MARLINS
Mark Bechtel
April 06, 2009
One Missing Ingredient All those mashers and good young arms—and, alas, so few guys who can catch the ball
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April 06, 2009

4 Florida Marlins

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THE NUMBERS
LIE
1.45

DON'T LIE

New closer Matt Lindstrom's unimpressive WHIP in 2008. But his numbers were skewed by a terrible first half in which everything opponents got wood on seemed to fall: Lindstrom's WHIP was 1.85 largely because opponents hit .393 on balls put in play. (The NL average was .300; anything much higher than that can be attributed to bad luck.) In the second half opponents hit .269 on balls in play, and his WHIP was a solid 1.07.

The Lineup
WITH 2008 STATISTICS

Manager Fredi Gonzalez
THIRD SEASON WITH MARLINS

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION
(R) Rookie
*Double A stats
B-T: Bats-throws
WHIP: Walks plus hits per inning pitched
PVR: Player Value Ranking (explanation on page 69)

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