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5 Miami Marlins
April 01, 2013
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April 01, 2013

5 Miami Marlins

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
LF JUAN PIERRE
L-L .289 .341 .341 1 37 39 35
3B PLACIDO POLANCO
R-R .273 .325 .350 4 35 2 35
RF GIANCARLO STANTON
R-R .276 .379 .592 43 95 6 172
C ROB BRANTLY (R)
L-R .272 .321 .379 6 38 1 57
CF JUSTIN RUGGIANO
R-R .284 .342 .460 16 63 19 125
1B CASEY KOTCHMAN
L-L .255 .308 .352 9 44 1 48
2B DONOVAN SOLANO
R-R .263 .313 .348 3 40 6 72
SS ADEINY HECHAVARRIA (R)
R-R .262 .301 .352 6 60 8 118
BENCH
3B GREG DOBBS
L-R .272 .312 .380 6 40 3 63
OF GORKYS HERNANDEZ
R-R .245 .319 .373 5 22 12 63
OF CHRIS COGHLAN
L-R .219 .288 .327 3 17 4 36

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE MARLINS

They did pretty well with those off-season trades. I'm not sure they got superstars, but a few guys can play.... Adeiny Hechavarria, the shortstop they got back when they sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to Toronto, is fine defensively—it's a matter of how much he's going to hit. Sometimes his swing gets out of control, but that's just his youth.... Jake Marisnick, the centerfielder they got in that deal, is going to start in Double A. He has range, good instincts and can really throw.... If you're going to strip your team all the way down, you've got to strip it all the way down. Placido Polanco is playing third: I love Polly, but he's old. I love Juan Pierre and his energy, and I understand they're getting veterans to teach the young guys. But they're walking a fine line.... I like Nathan Eovaldi a lot. He's more advanced than Jacob Turner. His stuff is firmer—he's 95 to 97 with a breaking ball. Turner is in the 90--93 range with a changeup and an inconsistent breaking ball. Turner will eventually be a No. 3 or 4 starter. Eovaldi could be a strong 3.... I'd like Steve Cishek as a setup guy, but he's too inexperienced to be pitching the ninth even if he has the stuff to do it.... Rob Brantly can swing the bat but has a ways to go when it comes to calling a game.... Giancarlo Stanton is a superstar—his power is as good as anybody I've ever seen. All the guys they got from Toronto? Most clubs would have given them the same deal for him alone.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER MIKE REDMOND

First season with the 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.]

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