Miami Marlins Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Justin Bour, 1B7/2/2015 7:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in the, 5-4, victory over the Giants on Thursday.
Insight: Bour has homered in three straight games. He is hitting .263/.340/.496 with nine home runs and 20 RBI in 137 at-bats this season.
Jose Fernandez, SP7/2/2015 7:10:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez made his 2015 regular season debut, throwing six innings and allowing three runs in the, 5-4, victory over the Giants on Thursday.
Insight: This was his first start since May of 2014 due to Tommy John surgery. Fernandez also yielded seven hits, struck out six and walked none in his first start.
Dee Gordon, 2B7/1/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the, 6-5, victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
Insight: Gordon tripled in a run and then scored on a double play in the third. Gordon is hitting .350 with one home run, 21 RBI and 41 runs in 326 at-bats this season.
Justin Bour, 1B7/1/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour hit a walk-off homer in the, 6-5, victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
Insight: Christian Yelich and Adeiny Hechavarria each singled to start off the ninth and then Bour hit a bomb to win the game. Bour went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the victory. He is hitting .261 with eight home runs and 17 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B6/30/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon hit his first homer of the season, which ended up being an inside-the-park shot.
Insight: The homer was a three-run homer to excite the fans and his lone hit in five at-bats. Gordon is hitting .351 with 20 RBI overall.
Michael Morse, LF6/30/2015 2:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse apparently suffered a setback and will no be activated anytime soon.
Insight: Morse will go back to Miami to be checked out. He had been slumping for most of the season (.211, 2 HR, 10 RBI), but the Marlins could use a big bat in the lineup for the next few weeks with Giancarlo Stanton sidelined.
Jose Fernandez, SP6/30/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez is expected to make his season debut on Thursday against San Francisco.
Insight: Fernandez most be owned in all leagues and started on Thursday. When healthy he's an elite fantasy option. The 22-year-old owns a 16-8 career record with a 2.44 ERA and 0.972 WHIP.
Jose Urena, SP6/28/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Urena pitched well on Sunday, but he took the loss against the Dodgers as the Marlins lost, 2-0.
Insight: Urena went five innings and allowed just one run on four hits. He did, however, walk four batters and struck out four. He is 1-4 with a 4.04 ERA this season.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6/28/2015 12:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career .321 hitter versus Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.
Insight: Suzuki is 9-for-21 with a double and two RBI against Greinke. Go ahead and start Ichiro if you need to.
J.T. Realmuto, C6/28/2015 12:08:00 PM
Description: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is getting Sunday's game versus the Dodgers off.
Insight: Jeff Mathis will catch and bat eighth. Realmuto is hitting .240 with 17 extra-base hits and 18 RBI in 208 at-bats this season.
Jose Fernandez, SP6/27/2015 11:37:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez did not pitch well in his final rehab start for Double-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Insight: Fernandez allowed four runs on six hits. He did strikeout eight, so that is encouraging. Fernandez is expected to make his season debut on Thursday.
Tom Koehler, SP6/27/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler beat Clayton Kershaw on Saturday as the Marlins won, 3-2.
Insight: Koehler allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings, which was just enough as the Dodgers yielded two unearned runs to spoil Kershaw's solid start. Koehler also had five strikeouts and no walks. He is 6-4 with a 3.66 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 86 innings this season.
Christian Yelich, LF6/27/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich went 4-for-4 with a run scored in the, 3-2, victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Yelich scored on an error in the first inning to tie the game at one. Despite the four hits, Yelich is still only batting .242. He also has 10 extra-base hits and 15 RBI in 211 at-bats this year.
Michael Morse, LF6/27/2015 12:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse could be ready to return in a couple of days, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
Insight: Morse had been slumping for most of the season (.211, 2 HR, 10 RBI), but the Marlins could use a big bat in the lineup for the next 4-6 weeks with Giancarlo Stanton sidelined. Morse, if he gets hot, could be that guy.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/27/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Joe Frisaro of MLB.com is reporting that Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton will undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his left hand.
Insight: He's also reporting no ligament damage. That's normally a 4-6 week recovery time. He is hitting .268 with 27 homers, 67 RBI, 47 runs and a .952 OPS.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/27/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a broken bone in his hand, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Insight: This is a disaster for Miami fans and fantasy owers if true. He is hitting .268 with 27 homers, 67 RBI, 47 runs and a .952 OPS. It's too early for a timetable, but it's likely to be multiple weeks as the best case scenario.
Justin Nicolino, SP6/26/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Marlins rookie Justin Nicolino did not make it past the fourth inning after not allowing a run during his MLB debut.
Insight: Nicolino allowed five runs on six hits and one walk over four innings. He struck out two and now has a 4.09 ERA through two starts.
Dan Haren, SP6/25/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren allowed four runs Thursday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Haren went six innings and gave up seven hits and struck out six. He now has a 3.38 ERA.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/24/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton homered for the second consecutive night.
Insight: Stanton finished 3-for-4 with his 27th dinger of the year. He is hitting .268 with 67 RBI overall.
Christian Yelich, LF6/24/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is not in the starting lineup versus the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in left field and bat second. Yelich is hitting .235 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 200 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/23/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 26th home run of the season in the loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Stanton leads all of baseball with his 26 bombs. He is also hitting .261 with 66 RBI. Stanton was 2-for-3 with two RBI on Tuesday.
Jose Fernandez, SP6/23/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw 90 pitches Monday and is likely to get one more rehab start before joining the Marlins.
Insight: Fernandez is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, but has reportedly looked good in three rehab starts. Fernandez has tremendous upside so if he's available in your league it's time to stash him.
Derek Dietrich, 2B6/20/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Derek Dietrich needs to be monitored.
Insight: Not only is hitting over .300, but Dietrich smacked two homers Saturday against the Reds. Follow him closely.
Justin Nicolino, SP6/20/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins rookie Justin Nicolino had a fantastic debut.
Insight: He did not allow a run on four hits and two walks against the Reds. Nicolino went seven innints and struck out two. Monitor his progress.
Tom Koehler, SP6/20/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler is a late scratch from Saturday's start.
Insight: Koehler has pitched decently with a 5-4 record, 3.76 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. He's had neck and back issues and this may be the problem, but we have yet to get the official word. he's also been the subject of trade rumors. Justin Nicolino is expected to start.
Marcell Ozuna, CF6/19/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna had a pair of hits in the loss to the Reds on Friday.
Insight: Ozuna was 2-for-3, which was half the amount of hits Miami had on Friday. Ozuna also reached on a walk, but he didn't score because the Reds shut out the Marlins, 5-0. Ozuna is hitting .281 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 249 at-bats this year.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/18/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run in the, 9-4, loss to the Yankees on Thursday.
Insight: That's now 25 homers for Stanton. He also has 63 RBI and has raised his average to .265. This month, Stanton is hitting .367 with nine home runs and 18 RBI.
Dee Gordon, 2B6/18/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon had another three-hit game on Thursday.
Insight: Gordon's average has slipped a bit lately, but he has two three-hit games in the last three days. Gordon was 3-for-5 with a triple and run scored on Thursday versus the Yankees. He is hitting .256 with 16 extra-base hits, 36 runs, 13 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 278 at-bats this year.
Martin Prado, 3B6/18/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado is expected to miss Thursday's game against the NY Yankees.
Insight: Prado received a pain-killing injection in his right shoulder according to MLB.com. He said he still doesn't think he will play until the weekend.
Christian Yelich, LF6/17/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich hit a solo home run to account for Miami's only run in the, 2-1, loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.
Insight: It was Yelich's fourth homer of the year. Yelich is still only hitting .238 this season, but he is batting .295 in the last 23 games.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/16/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was at it again on Tuesday night.
Insight: Stanton blasted a three-run home run in the fifth inning and now has an MLB leading 24 homers and 62 RBI this season.
David Phelps, SP6/16/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter David Phelps allowed two runs Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Phelps went seven strong innings and gave up six hits and two walks. He struck out five and now has a 3.96 ERA overall.
Martin Prado, 3B6/16/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado received a pain-killing injection in his right shoulder according to MLB.com.
Insight: The hope is the injection will speed up the healing process, but Prado said he still doesn't think he will play until the weekend.
Derek Dietrich, 2B6/16/2015 9:18:00 AM
Description: Marlins third baseman Derek Dietrich hit the game-winning home run in the seventh inning as Miami beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, on Monday.
Insight: Dietrich hit a solo bomb in a, 1-1, tie in the seventh, and the Marlins held on to win. He was 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored both Miami runs. Dietrich is 2-for-5 in three games this season.
Tom Koehler, SP6/15/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler allowed just one run Monday against the Yankees.
Insight: Koehler gave up three hits and two walks, while striking out five over seven innings. He has a 3.76 ERA this season.
Jose Fernandez, SP6/15/2015 7:58:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez (elbow) is expected to make his season debut on July 2.
Insight: Fernandez made the announcement himself during Monday's broadcast. He is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, but has reportedly looked good in two rehab starts. Fernandez has tremendous upside.
Marcell Ozuna, CF6/15/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ozuna was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the series finale versus Colorado and likely use a day off. Ichiro Suzuki (.281) will start against Masahiro Tanaka.
Dan Haren, SP6/14/2015 3:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren allowed three runs Sunday versus Colorado.
Insight: Haren went six innings and gave up three hits and two walks. He struck out five and now owns a 3.22 ERA.
Martin Prado, 3B6/14/2015 2:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado left Sunday's game with an apparent right shoulder injury. Update: Prado has a sprained shoulder and is being considered day-to-day.
Insight: More updates should be provided on Prado's status shortly. Stay tuned.
Martin Prado, 3B6/14/2015 1:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado left Sunday's game with an apparent right shoulder injury.
Insight: More updates should be provided on Prado's status shortly. Stay tuned.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/13/2015 7:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton continues to be a beast at the plate.
Insight: Stanton went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI, and a walk Saturday against the Rockies. He is hitting .260 with 23 homers and 59 RBI this season.
Mat Latos, SP6/13/2015 6:31:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos struck out 11 Saturday against the Rockies.
Insight: Latos went seven innings and gave up one run on four hits and two walks. He still has a poor 5.44 ERA overall.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/12/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-3 with a double, walk and run scored in the, 5-1, victory over the Rockies on Friday.
Insight: Stanton has raised his batting average 24 points in just the last five games. He is 10-for-19 with four home runs over that stretch. It looks like Stanton could be poised for a huge month.
J.T. Realmuto, C6/12/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto hit a three-run bomb to put Friday's game out of reach as Miami beat Colorado, 5-1.
Insight: Realmuto hit his homer in the eighth to extend the Marlins lead to four. Realmuto was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .246 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.
Jose Urena, SP6/12/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Urena won the first game of his career on Friday, pitching 6 2/3 innings and allowing just one run against the Rockies.
Insight: Urena yielded the one run on six hits. He only had one strikeout but didn't walk a batter. He is now 1-2 with a 4.44 ERA in six appearances at the major league level.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/11/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the, 6-0, victory over the Rockies on Thursday.
Insight: Stanton hit a three-run homer in the first and then picked up another RBI on an infield single in the second. Stanton has turned it on in June, hitting .343 with six home runs and seven RBI. His OPS in June is 1.338. Stanton now has 22 home runs and 55 RBI on the season, which both are the most in the National League.
David Phelps, SP6/11/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter David Phelps threw eight shutout innings against the Rockies on Thursday.
Insight: Phelps allowed just four hits, struck out six and walked one in his outing. Miami won, 6-0. Phelps is now 3-3 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B6/11/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's just routine. Gordon is batting .356 on the season with 32 runs, 16 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 247 at-bats. He should be back on Friday.
Marcell Ozuna, CF6/10/2015 7:00:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna hit a solo home run in the, 7-2, loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Insight: Ozuna was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .288 with four homers and 23 RBI in 219 at-bats this year.
Tom Koehler, SP6/10/2015 3:01:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler allowed six run during Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: He went 6 2/3 innings and gave up eight hits and two walks, while striking out seven. He is now 4-4 with a 4.13 ERA.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/9/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit two solo home runs in the loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Stanton went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs. In his last two games, Stanton is 5-for-7 with three homers. This season, the right fielder is hitting .245 with 21 home runs and 51 RBI in 220 at-bats.
Justin Bour, 1B6/9/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour is not in the lineup Tuesday versus Toronto.
Insight: Jeff Baker will get the start at first and bat cleanup against lefty Mark Buehrle.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/8/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with a homer Monday versus Toronto.
Insight: He had two RBI and two runs scored in the contest. The homer was his 19th of the year, and Stanton is now batting .240 with 49 RBI overall.
Brad Hand, SP6/8/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins pitcher Brad Hand did not make it out of the first inning Monday versus Toronto.
Insight: He allowed six runs on six hits and one walk in just 2/3 of an inning. Hand is not a relevant option with a 5.71 ERA this season.
Jose Fernandez, SP6/8/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez wasn't very pretty in his first minor league rehab on Saturday.
Insight: All that matters, however, was that he didn't hurt himself and he was throwing a 97 mph fastball. He's a career 16-8 with a 2.25 ERA, 0.972 WHIP and 257 strikeouts in 224 1/3 IP and should be stashed for his July return if still available in your league.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS6/7/2015 7:23:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria hit the game-winning home run Sunday versus Colorado.
Insight: He did so int he 10th inning, and it was his lone hit in four at-bats. Hechavarria is hitting .308 with three homers and 25 RBI so far this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/7/2015 2:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is only 3-for-26 (.115) versus Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick in his career.
Insight: One of those three hits is a home run, but clearly, there is something Stanton doesn't like about Kendrick. Even still, it's pretty hard to sit a first-round fantasy selection that is as talented as Stanton. Start with caution.
Martin Prado, 3B6/7/2015 2:27:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado is 10-for-26 with a home run in his career against Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Prado's other nine hits versus Kendrick are singles. Prado is having a decent season at 31, slashing .284/.322/.373 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 225 at-bats.
Christian Yelich, LF6/7/2015 2:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is a career .400 hitter against Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Yelich is 6-for-15 with a double versus Kendrick. Yelich is hitting .221 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 140 at-bats this season, but perhaps this favorable matchup gets him going.
Jeff Baker, OF6/6/2015 9:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins 1B/OF/3B Jeff Baker had an two-run single in the, 10-5, loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Baker hasn't played much this season, but he is hitting .282 with two home runs and six RBI in 39 at-bats this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B6/6/2015 9:09:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon had two more hits in the loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Gordon went 2-for-5, raising his average back up to .365 on the season. He also has 31 runs, 16 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 230 at-bats.
Justin Bour, 1B6/6/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus the Rockies.
Insight: Bour is hitting .329 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 76 at-bats this season and is the main protection for Giancarlo Stanton. Jeff Baker (.265, 2 HR, 4 RBI) gets the job on Saturday which means pitchers should not be throwing Stanton any strikes.
Dan Haren, SP6/3/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren allowed three runs Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Haren went 5 2/3 innings and gave up six hits and two walks. He struck out three and now has a 3.18 ERA.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6/3/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is starting in left field on Wednesday and is an excellent start in daily leagues.
Insight: Suzuki will face Cubs ace Jon Lester and despite the lefty versus lefty matchup, it is a favorable matchup for Suzuki. He is 18-for-53 with two home runs in his career versus Lester. Start him.
Justin Bour, 1B6/3/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour is not in Wednesday's starting lineup versus the Cubs.
Insight: As expected, Bour is getting the day off against the lefty Jon Lester. Bour has shown quite a bit of power lately, hitting three home runs in his last five games. He is hitting .333 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 72 at-bats this season.
Christian Yelich, LF6/3/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is not in the starting lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Insight: Yelich is just getting the day off. Ichiro Suzuki will start in left field.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/2/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his 16th home run in the, 5-2, victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Stanton was 1-for-3 in the win. He hit his home run to extend the lead to three in the seventh. Stanton also has 45 RBI and is hitting .230 in 196 at-bats this season.
Marcell Ozuna, CF6/2/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the, 5-2, victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Ozuna had a three-run double in the fifth to put Miami ahead for good. Ozuna is hitting .272 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 191 at-bats this season.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS6/2/2015 3:06:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria will start in Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: Hechavarria injured the left shoulder Friday in a collision with teammate Christian Yelich. He is hitting .300 with 20 RBI and 25 runs scored and made himself into a fantasy-worthy option. Donovan Solano will return to the bench.
Mat Latos, SP6/2/2015 11:42:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos (left knee) should begin a rehab assignment sometime this week
Insight: Latos needs a couple of starts and could return to the rotation in mid-June. he hasn't pitched well this season, but we know he has the talent, based on his career record (61-49, 3.46 ERA, 1.186 WHIP).
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS6/2/2015 10:24:00 AM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is expected to start in Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs, according to a Miami Herald report.
Insight: Hechavarria injured the left shoulder Friday in a collision with teammate Christian Yelich. He is hitting .300 with 20 RBI and 25 runs scored and made himself into a fantasy-worthy option. Donovan Solano will return to the bench.
Jose Urena, SP6/1/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Urena settled in nicely after a rough first two innings in his second career start on Monday.
Insight: Urena allowed three hits, two runs, a walk, and hit a batter in the first two innings, but he allowed just one hit and one run over the next four frames. Urena finished with three runs allowed on four hits, four strikeouts and three walks in three innings. That's progress considering he yielded five runs in 4 2/3 in his first start.
Martin Prado, 3B6/1/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado was 2-for-4 in the loss to the Cubs on Monday.
Insight: Miami only had six hits in the game, but Prado hit the ball hard in all four of his at-bats. He doubled to the right field corner in the first and then reached on an infield single in the eighth. Prado is hitting .284 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 208 at-bats this season.
Jose Fernandez, SP6/1/2015 1:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez is expected to begin his minor league rehab on Saturday.
Insight: Fantasy owners should expect Fernandez to return to game action until July 1 and if he's still on your waiver wire he should be stashed, immediately. He's a career 16-8 with a 2.25 ERA, 0.972 WHIP and 257 strikeouts in 224 1/3 IP.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS6/1/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was given both Saturday and Sunday off to rest his sore shoulder.
Insight: Hechavarria injured the left shoulder Friday in a collision with teammate Christian Yelich. He is hitting .300 with 20 RBI and 25 runs scored and made himself into a fantasy-worthy option. Donovan Solano will start at shortstop until he returns.
David Phelps, SP5/31/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter David Phelps went six innings Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Phelps allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits. He struck out two and now has a 3.50 ERA overall.
Marcell Ozuna, CF5/31/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is getting some rest on Sunday.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki will man center field to give Ozuna the day off.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/30/2015 7:30:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was at it again during Saturday's victory over the Mets.
Insight: Stanton blasted two solo homers in four at-bats. He now has 15 homers and 44 RBI so far this season, yet is hitting just .232.
Tom Koehler, SP5/30/2015 6:31:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler did not get out of the fourth inning Saturday against the Mets.
Insight: He allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks over 3 1/3 innings. Koehler struck out one and now has a 4.01 ERA.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS5/30/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria will get Saturday off to rest his sore shoulder.
Insight: Hechavarria injured the left shoulder Friday in a collision with teammate Christian Yelich. He is hitting .300 with 20 RBI and 25 runs scored and made himself into a fantasy-worthy option. Donovan Solano will start at shortstop.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/30/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is 11-for-27 with three homers and a 1.211 OPS versus Mets starter Jonathan Niese.
Insight: As expected, Stanton struggled against Matt Harvey on Friday night and lowered his batting average to .227. At least he's bashed 13 homers with 42 RBI so far this season.
Dan Haren, SP5/29/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren threw seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on four hits in the, 4-3, victory over the Mets on Friday.
Insight: Haren allowed both his runs on solo shots. He also struck out four and walked one. Haren is 5-2 with a 3.03 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 43 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings this season.
Justin Bour, 1B5/29/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour had a massive home run off Matt Harvey in the, 4-3, victory over the Mets on Friday.
Insight: Bour was 1-for-4 in the game with the three-run homer. It reached the upper deck right down the line in right field. Bour is hitting .361/.409/.607 with four home runs and nine RBI in 61 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/29/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 1-for-9 with four strikeouts versus Mets ace Matt Harvey.
Insight: He is hitting .232 with 13 homers and 42 RBI so far this season. While the home run total is solid, we'd like to see him hit for a higher average, or at least closer to his career numbers (.268). This unfavorable matchup probably won't help.
Christian Yelich, LF5/26/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich finally has his batting average over the Mendoza Line.
Insight: Yelich has gone 6-for-16 in the last four games to raise his batting average from .178 to .208. He was 2-for-4 on Tuesday against the Pirates. Yelich also has one home run, seven RBI and six runs in 106 at-bats this season.
Michael Morse, LF5/26/2015 1:53:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right finger sprain.
Insight: Morse has been slumping for most of the season (.211, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and was already losing at-bats to Justin Bour (.365, 2 HR, 5 RBI in 52 at-bats).
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/26/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is 6-for-12 with a pair of home runs versus Pirates starter Jeff Locke.
Insight: He is hitting .234 with 13 homers and 42 RBI so far this season and could improve on those numbers on Tuesday. Stanton went 2-for-4 in the series opener mOnday night including his first home run in six games.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/25/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had two hits, including a home run on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in four at-bats, and now is hitting .234 with 13 homers and 42 RBI so far this season.
David Phelps, SP5/25/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter David Phelps allowed four runs Monday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Phelps gave up eight hits and two walks over six innings of work. He struck out four and now has a 3.56 ERA.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/25/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is 7-for-15 (.467) versus Pittsburgh scheduled starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Stanton has been quiet lately, going 2-for-19 over the past five games. He's still a force with 12 homers and 40 RBI and this favorable matchup may kickstart his week.
Marcell Ozuna, CF5/24/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna had three hits and two RBI in the, 5-2, victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Ozuna had three singles in the game. He singled in two runs in the fourth as Miami took a, 4-0, lead. Ozuna is batting .281 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 160 at-bats this season.
Martin Prado, 3B5/24/2015 5:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in the, 5-2, victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Prado grounded into a fielder's choice in the third that scored a run and then hit a solo homer in the fifth. He also had a single. Prado is hitting .278/.314/.361 with three home runs and 19 RBi in 180 at-bats this season.
Dan Haren, SP5/23/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren pitched six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Miami did eventually win, 1-0, in the 13th inning. Haren allowed seven hits, struck out six and walked three. He is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 55 1/3 innings this season.
Martin Prado, 3B5/23/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado had the game-winning RBI in the, 1-0, 13-inning victory over the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Prado singled in the 13th to score Adeiny Hechavarria. Prado was 1-for-5 in the game. He is hitting .273/.310/.341 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 176 at-bats this season.
Michael Morse, LF5/22/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is getting the day off on Friday.
Insight: Morse has been slumping of late. Justin Bour will start at first in his place.
Christian Yelich, LF5/22/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is out for Friday's contest.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Yelich. Ichiro Suzuki will get the nod in left field.
J.T. Realmuto, C5/20/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is not in the starting lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Insight: Realmuto is just getting a day of rest. Jhonatan Solano will start behind the plate.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/19/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton cracked a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. The two-run shot gives Stanton 12 dingers and 38 RBI on the year.
Marcell Ozuna, CF5/19/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is back in the Marlins starting lineup for Tuesday.
Insight: Ozuna had been excused from Monday's game to attend to a personal matter. he's batting .276 with three homers, 11 RBI and 17 runs. Fantasy owners were hoping for a bit more.
Dan Haren, SP5/18/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren pitched well in the, 3-2, 13 inning loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Insight: Haren threw eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He also had five strikeouts and no walks. Haren is 4-2 with a 3.47 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings this season.
Marcell Ozuna, CF5/18/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is not in the Marlins starting lineup.
Insight: Ozuna has been excused to attend to a personal matter.
Henderson Alvarez, SP5/17/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Alvarez will start Sunday against the Braves. Owners should monitor his progress.
Henderson Alvarez, SP5/17/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez, just activated from the 15-day disabled list, was not very good Sunday.
Insight: Alvarez gave up nine hits and six runs, and walked two in 5 1/3 IP in his return to the mound.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/16/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had just one hit in five at-bats, but it was another long one.
Insight: Stanton clubbed his 11th home run of the season, and is now hitting .255 with 11 homers and 36 RBI overall.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/16/2015 11:41:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 2-for-16 in his career against Braves starter Alex Wood.
Insight: Stanton did hit two home runs on Friday night, so it is going to be hard to keep him out of the lineup on Saturday. Fantasy owners should know, though, the numbers do not indicate Stanton is in for a big day. If it's any consolation prize, one of Stanton's two hits versus Wood is a home run.
Christian Yelich, LF5/16/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich will not start on Saturday versus the Braves and starting pitcher Alex Wood.
Insight: Yelich is probably just getting a day off. He is hitting just .160 since returning from the disabled list, so he might need a day to just get away from things.
Michael Morse, LF5/16/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus the Braves.
Insight: Morse is just getting a day off. He isn't hitting very well this season, .214/.276/.291, so he could probably use a day.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/15/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with two home runs in the loss to the Braves on Friday.
Insight: Stanton hit two solo bombs in the loss. He also had a walk. Stanton is 5-for-11 with three home runs and six RBI in the last three games. He is batting .258 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 132 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/13/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton blasted a monster home run Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: He hit the ball all the way out of Dodger Stadium, and finished the game 2-for-2. Stanton is hitting .252 with eight homers and 30 RBI.
A.J. Ramos, RP5/12/2015 8:42:00 PM
Description: Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos is expected to get his shot at becoming the team's closer according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Manager Mike Redmond is likely going to use a "closer by committee" approach, but Ramos could become the team's closer if he pitches well. Steve Cishek was the team's closer, but he has a 1-3 record with a 10.32 ERA in 11 1/3 innings this season.
Steve Cishek, RP5/12/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: The Marlins are expected to use a closer by commitee moving forward.
Insight: Steve Cishek blew his second straight save on Monday night. Manager Mike Redmond said Cishek will be in the mix, but that is definitely no assurance for fantasy owners there. Miami is also reportedly interested in Rafael Soriano.
Mat Latos, SP5/10/2015 6:16:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed one run Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: Latos threw seven innings and gave up seven hits and also struck out five. He now has a 4.72 ERA.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/10/2015 1:57:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is not in the starting lineup on Mother's Day.
Insight: Stanton is getting the day off. He is just 2-for-12 in the last three games, so he perhaps the break will help. Stanton is hitting .248 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 117 at-bats this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B5/10/2015 1:55:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is back in the lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Gordon missed games on Friday and Saturday with a leg issue. It's good to see him back out there. Gordon is hitting .437 with 12 stolen bases this season.
David Phelps, SP5/10/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter David Phelps threw six innings and allowed one run on six hits in his second victory of the season.
Insight: Phelps also struck out three and walked one. He is 2-0 with a 2.90 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 31 innings this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B5/8/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is out Friday with a leg injury.
Insight: It does not appear to be serious. Consider Gordon day-to-day.
Christian Yelich, LF5/8/2015 7:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He will be in the lineup Friday, and should make an impact immediately.
Michael Morse, LF5/7/2015 6:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is back in the lineup for Thursday's game.
Insight: He sat the past three contests, but is back in the fold. Morse is playng first and batting sixth.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/6/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton made things interesting at Nationals Park on Wednesday afternoon, hitting a three-run homer in the eighth to bring the Marlins within two runs.
Insight: Unfortunately for Miami, that was the final run of the game as the Marlins lost, 7-5. Stanton was 1-for-5 with three RBI and a run. He is hitting .257 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 105 at-bats this season.
Steve Cishek, RP5/5/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins closer Steve Cishek picked up his third save of the season.
Insight: Cishek has struggled this season, with a 7.71 ERA, but hopefully this game will get him on the right track.
Mat Latos, SP5/5/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed on run during Tuesday's win over Washington.
Insight: Latos went 6 1/3 innings and allowed two hits and five walks while striking out six. It was his first win with Miami, and is now 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA this season.
Christian Yelich, LF5/5/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) is expected to return on Friday, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Hopefully he's ready to explode.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/5/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is one of the few hitters who has success versus Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Stanton is batting a career .400 (12-for-30) with three homers and 10 RBI in their matchups.
Michael Morse, LF5/4/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse will sit on Monday.
Insight: Even more of a reason not to throw Giancarlo Stanton a hittable pitch. Morse hasn't done much this season, batting just .193, but the threat of his power helps Stanton. Justin Bour will get the start at 1B.
Jarred Cosart, SP5/3/2015 2:58:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart allowed three runs Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: He went five innings and gave up five hits and one walk. Cosart did strike out six and still has a solid 2.97 ERA this season.
Martin Prado, 3B5/3/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: After posting a homer and four RBI on Saturday, Prado will get Sunday off. Reid Brignac will start at third base.
Dee Gordon, 2B5/3/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is not in the lineup Sunday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Gordon. Donovan Solano will get the nod at second base.
Martin Prado, 3B5/2/2015 6:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado had four RBI Saturday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with a homer, and a walk. Prado is hitting .286 with two homers and 14 RBI this season.
Dan Haren, SP5/2/2015 6:27:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren pitched very well Saturday against the Phillies.
Insight: Haren did not allow a run on four hits while striking out four. He has pitched well with Miami and now has a 2.70 ERA.
Dee Gordon, 2B5/2/2015 1:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon should be avoided on Saturday.
Insight: Gordon is a career 0-for-9 with five strikeouts versus Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels. It's hard to steal bases and score runs if you can't get on base. Update: Gordon is leading off for the Marlins.
Michael Morse, LF5/2/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse will sit on Saturday.
Insight: Morse is getting a routine day off after struggling for the first month of the season. He's batting .202 with a pair of homer sna deight RBI. He'll need to hit a lot better to protect Giancarlo Stanton.
Dee Gordon, 2B4/29/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon had two hits and an RBI in the, 7-3, victory over the Mets on Wednesday.
Insight: Gordon had two singles and also hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Gordon doesn't hit for power and he has been caught stealing six times, but he is hitting .409 with 11 RBI, 11 runs and eight stolen bases.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/29/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as Miami beat the New York Mets, 7-3.
Insight: Stanton hit a two-run homer to answer Michael Cuddyer's two-run blast in the first. Stanton tied the game again with an infield single in the fifth. Stanton is hitting .284/.376/.593 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Mat Latos, SP4/29/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos left Wednesday's start with a left hamstring strain according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Latos left the field holding his knee, but the Marlins are calling it a hamstring injury. Fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day.
David Phelps, SP4/28/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter David Phelps pitched well Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: Phelps allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out four over six innings of work. He received a no-decision, but it was a solid outing nevertheless. He now owns a 3.38 ERA.
Jarred Cosart, SP4/27/2015 8:54:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart pitched a gem Monday against the Mets.
Insight: He did not allow a run on two hits over eight innings. Cosart struck out two and left with a 1-0 lead, but Steve Cishek blew the save in the ninth, denying him the victory.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4/26/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria had three RBI versus Washington.
Insight: Hechavarria has gotten off to a strong start, and now is hitting .333 with 16 RBI overall.
Dee Gordon, 2B4/26/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was 4-for-5 in the, 6-2, victory over the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Gordon didn't score or drive in any runs. He was also caught stealing for a league-ealding sixth time. Fantasy owners must still be happy with his start, though, as he is batting .390/.407/.463 with 10 runs, 10 RBI and eight steals.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/26/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with an RBI-triple in the, 6-2, victory over the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Stanton is beginning to heat up as he is 5-for-7 with three extra-base hits, five runs and three RBI in the last two games. Stanton is hitting .275 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 69 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/26/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: It is going to be hard to sit Stanton, who was 3-for-3 with a home run versus Stephen Strasburg on Saturday, but Stanton does not have much success in his career against Gonzalez. Plan your lineup accordingly.
Dan Haren, SP4/25/2015 7:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren picked up his second win of the season.
Insight: He allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three over five innings. Haren is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/25/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 3-for-3 with a double and home run in the, 8-0, victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Stanton came into the game with three career home runs off Stephen Strasburg, so hopefully owners listened to our advice to keep Stanton in the lineup. Stanton didn't hit the homer until the eighth, so it wasn't against Strasburg, but owners will take a single and double off the Nationals right-hander. Stanton is hitting .262 with five home runs and 16 RBI this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/25/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is a career .357 hitter (10-for-28) with three home runs versus Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: No player has more homers versus Strasburg (Freddie Freeman also has three). Stanton has four homers in his last eight games, though he's batting just .226 on the season. Michael Morse doesn't appear to be the protection Stanton needs behind him in the lineup.
Dee Gordon, 2B4/24/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon had a nice game Friday versus Washington.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Gordon is hitting .370 with 10 RBIs and eight stolen bases on the year.
Mat Latos, SP4/24/2015 9:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos allowed two runs Friday against the Nationals.
Insight: He went 6 1/3 innings and allowed those two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four. Latos still has an ugly 7.31 ERA this season.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4/24/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia will likely miss the weekend series with Washington while on paternity leave.
Insight: J.T. Realmuto and Jhonatan Solano will cover the catching spot for the weekend.
Christian Yelich, LF4/24/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn't played since Sunday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Ichiro Suzuki should see most of his at-bats.
Martin Prado, 3BHot4/23/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: With three more hits on Thursday, Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado has raised his average to .300.
Insight: That's five multi-hit games in the last seven contests. You could do a lot worse at the hot corner.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot4/23/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton didn't hit a tape-measure home run on Thursday, just a line drive bullet that left the field in a heartbeat.
Insight: Stanton's home run was the fourth of the season and fourth in the last seven games. Perhaps pitching around him while he's this hot would be a good idea.
Christian Yelich, LF4/23/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn'r played since Sunday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: It's serious enough that the team is discussing a trip to the disabled list. A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. This is the reason for his ugly start. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Martin Prado, 3B4/22/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado went 2-for-5 Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He had a double and one RBI and is now hitting .273 on the season overall.
Jarred Cosart, SP4/22/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart had a strong outing Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed one run on four hits and struck out four. Cosart left the game in line for the victory and now has a 3.63 ERA on the season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/22/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is a career .279 hitter versus Phillies ace Cole Hamels.
Insight: Stanton is 12-for-43 against Hamels with six extra base hits and six RBI. He also has 17 strikeouts versus Hamels, so plan the lineup accordingly.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/21/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 during Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: One of those hits was a homer run. It was Stanton's third of the season, and he now has 12 RBIs overall.
Christian Yelich, LF4/21/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: He was originally in the lineup, but had to be scratched due to his back tightening up. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/19/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had a RBI during Sunday's loss against the Mets.
Insight: He went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Stanton is batting .239 with 11 RBIs early on this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/17/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton accounted for the Marlins only run on Friday, hitting a solo home run versus the Mets.
Insight: Stanton's bomb gave Miami a, 1-0, lead, but the Mets scored the final four runs of the game. The blast was Stanton's second in as many games and second of the season. He is hitting .243 with 10 RBI.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/16/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit just fine without his protective mask on his helmet on Thursday.
Insight: The game versus the Mets on Thursday was the first time since getting hit in the jaw with a pitch last August that Stanton was hitting without the protective face mask on his helmet. He promptly hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat and went 2-for-3 in the game. The homer was Stanton's first of the season.
Christian Yelich, LF4/16/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday, but is in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would have gotten the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option. Yelich, at this point in his career, is a better option.
Christian Yelich, LF4/16/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday and there is a chance he may not play until the weekend.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would get the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option.
Michael Morse, LF4/15/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse hit his first homer of the season Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Morse also scored two runs and walked once. He has six RBIs through the early going.
Dan Haren, SP4/15/2015 2:38:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren went seven strong innings during Wednesday's victory against the Braves.
Insight: He allowed two runs on just three hits and two walks, while striking out five. Haren is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts with Miami.
Martin Prado, 3B4/15/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado has a career .385 BA against Atlanta starter Eric Stults.
Insight: Prado could be in line for a nice afternoon. He has one home run and six RBIs lifetime against Stults.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/14/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton picked up four RBIs during Tuesday's win against the Braves.
Insight: Stanton is still searching for his first homer, but a 3-for-3 night will definitely help his average. Stanton has a .231 BA with seven RBIs so far this season.
Christian Yelich, LF4/14/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday night.
Insight: Yelich was originally in the lineup, but the team decided to give him a night to rest. Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in Yelich's place.
Dee Gordon, 2B4/14/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is a career .400 hitter (6-for-15) against Braves starter Trevor Cahill.
Insight: That's not the real reason we like Gordon on Tuesday. It's that he's 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts off of Cahill that makes him an exciting play.
Henderson Alvarez, SP4/13/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right shoulder injury.
Insight: The Marlins are now missing their top-two starters in Jose Fernandez and Alvarez. Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA last season. There is no announced timetable for his return.
Marcell Ozuna, CF4/13/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna missed Sunday's game after arriving late to the ballpark, but should be available for Monday against Atlanta.
Insight: The penalty shouldn't be more than one game. Ozuna became a fantasy asset last season after belting 23 homers with 85 RBI and a .772 OPS. We're still waiting for his first home run or RBI this season.
Dee Gordon, 2B4/12/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 with double, triple, RBI and run scored on Sunday.
Insight: It's too bad Gordon wasn't also able to steal a bag, but fantasy owners will take this big day. He is now hitting .346/.370/.500 after the first week of the season.
Christian Yelich, LF4/10/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich played the role of hero Friday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Miami had an 8-1 lead, then a 9-8 lead, but it took 10 innings to pull it out. Yelich went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a walk. He is hitting .313 through four games this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/10/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 on Friday.
Insight: He had a double and three RBIs, along with a walk. Stanton has a .273/.529/.364 line through four games. The three RBIs were his first ones of the season.
Dan Haren, SP4/10/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren had a nice season and team debut.
Insight: He pitched six innings and allowed one run on four hits, while striking out two. Haren threw just 79 pitches. However, the bullpen blew his chance at a win. Haren left the game leading 8-1, but his support could not hold the lead.
Tom Koehler, SP4/8/2015 9:11:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler allowed two runs during his season debut.
Insight: He went six innings and threw 92 pitches, but left with his team trailing 2-0. Koehler struck out four and allowed five hits along with three walks.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/8/2015 11:33:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has two home runs in five at-bats in his career versus Braves starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: It's a small sample size as Stanton has three hits and one walk in six plate appearances versus Miller, but it's hard to ignore the two home runs. Start Stanton as usual.
Mat Latos, SP4/7/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos did not make it out of the first inning during his team debut.
Insight: It was not an outing to remember for Latos, who gave up seven runs on six hits and two walks in just 2/3 of an inning. Look for him to bounce back next time out.
Dee Gordon, 2B4/6/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon went 1-for-4 in his regular season debut with Miami on Monday.
Insight: Gordon had a two-out RBI-single in the third inning. That was Miami's only run in the, 2-1, loss to Atlanta. Gordon could see a slight dip in production down in Miami, but he is still a top-10 option at second base.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/6/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 2-for-21 (.095) against Braves starter Julio Teheran.
Insight: Stanton batted .288 with 37 HR and 105 RBI in 145 games last season. A repeat seems likely, but he might not get off to a fast start on opening day in this unfavorable matchup.
Jose Fernandez, SP3/1/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez will throw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year according to the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Fernandez is expected to throw 15 fastballs and work his way up in future bullpen sessions. Fantasy owners, however, can still not expect Fernandez to return to game action until June.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF2/26/2015 2:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton stood in the batters box with live pitching for the first time since he was struck in the face last September.
Insight: He'll wear protective gear this season. The slugger should be ready to go for Opening Day. Stanton batted .288 with 37 HR and 105 RBI in 145 games last season. A repeat seems likely.
Martin Prado, 3B12/19/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have traded for 3B/OF Martin Prado, RHP David Phelps, and cash considerations in exchange for RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 1B/OF Garrett Jones, and RHP Domingo German.
Insight: Prado will likely mad third base for Miami, sending Casey McGehee to a reserve role. Prado could be a sneaky option come draft day.
Dan Haren, SP12/11/2014 3:01:00 PM
Description: Dan Haren could enjoy throwing in pitcher-friendly Miami Park, but may retire instead of reporting.
Insight: Haren was 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. There is a lot of pitching talent on Miami, particularly if Jose Fernandez comes back and Haren doesn't have a guaranteed spot in the rotation.
Mat Latos, SP12/11/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: The Cincinnati Reds have traded starter Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins.
Insight: Latos was 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.153 WHIP in 16 starts this season, but heads to a very pitcher-friendly Marlins Park and could be an undervalued selection this spring.
Andrew Heaney, SP12/10/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded for left-hander Andrew Heaney.
Insight: He is the main piece the Dodgers will be getting in return for Dee Gordon and Dan Haren. Heaney was the top prospect in Miami's organization, and he will have a chance to open up the season in Los Angeles' rotation. Kike Hernandez, Chris Hatcher, and Austin Barnes are also headed to the Dodgers.
Dee Gordon, 2B12/10/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded second baseman Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
Insight: The Dodgers will reportedly get top prospect Andrew Heaney in return, and it is possible Dan Haren could be headed to Miami in the deal as well. We will let you know once we learn of all the specifics.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C9/28/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia will sit for the finale.
Insight: J.T. Realmuto gets the start today. Salty finishes 2014 with a .220/.320/.363 line, along with 11 homeruns and 44 RBI. There are better options at catcher heading into 2015.
Garrett Jones, 1B9/27/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones should be avoided in his Saturday matchup with Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Jones is just 1-for-18 with half the at-bats ending in strikeout. He's batted .248 this season with 15 HR and 53 RBI and does have eight hits in the last three games, but an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Tom Koehler, SP9/25/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler picks up 10th win Thursday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He went seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, while striking out seven. He finishes the year at 10-10 with a 3.81 ERA. Steve Cishek closed the door for Koehler, with his 39th save.
Brad Hand, SP9/24/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins pitcher Brad Hand pitches well in no-decision.
Insight: He matched Phillies' starter Kyle Kendrick, going seven innings of one-run ball, on six hits and struck out two. Hand has been shuffled between reliever and starter this season, and is 3-8 with a 4.38 ERA.
Henderson Alvarez, SP9/23/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez pitches gem in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia.
Insight: He went 7 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, and striking out two. Alvarez is now 12-6 with a 2.70 ERA on year. Miami heads into next season with a promising, young staff.
Casey McGehee, 3B9/21/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee went 0-for-4 with one strikeout in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.
Insight: The Marlins had just four hits against the Nationals on Sunday and scored one run. McGehee has just one hit in his last 12 at-bats and is batting .244 since the All-Star break.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP9/21/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed two runs over six frames against the Nationals on Sunday, but lost, 2-1.
Insight: He gave up just seven hits, struck out four and walked none, but Eovaldi lost his 13th game of the year. He has lost seven straight decisions and is 6-13 with a 4.44 ERA this season.
Marcell Ozuna, CF9/21/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna's right ankle came back negative according to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post.
Insight: Even though the x-ray was positive news, Ozuna probably severely sprained his ankle and is likely done for the season. The outfielder is hitting .269/.317/.455 with 23 home runs and 85 RBI this year.
Jarred Cosart, SP9/20/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart had a rough seventh inning.
Insight: He was sailing along through six innings, giving up no runs, but could not keep it going when he came out for the seventh. The big blow came on an RBI triple by Asdrubal Cabrera, which tied the game at 2-2. Cosart was then pulled, and Mike Dunn allowed the inherited runner to score.
Jose Fernandez, SP9/19/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez (Tommy John surgery in May) will be allowed to start throwing Oct. 1, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com.
Insight: Fernandez (4-2, 2.44 ERA) is still likely out until midway through the 2015 season., but its nice to see progress.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C9/19/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia is a career 5-for-11 (.455) against Nationals starter Doug Fister.
Insight: If you are looking for the 2012 version of Saltalamacchia who blasted 25 homers, he's not home. Salty is batting .225 with 11 homers and 44 RBI, but he does have a nice matchup.
Henderson Alvarez, SPCold9/17/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez has struggled recently, heading into tonight's start against the Mets.
Insight: Alvarez has been solid throughout 2014, but that has not been the case over his past three starts (0-1 and 5.17 ERA). If owners have another option, do not be afraid to keep Alvarez on the bench.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/16/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday that the chances of Giancarlo Stanton returning this season are "not looking good" according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Insight: With less than two weeks left in the season, doctors have advised against a return this year for Stanton. The outfielder suffered multiple facial fractures and lacerations requiring more than 20 stitches, as well as losing multiple teeth after taking a pitch in the face against Brewers starter Mike Fiers last Thursday. Miami is supposed to give an official update on Wednesday, but plan for Stanton to not be in your lineup from here on out.
Jarred Cosart, SPHot9/15/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart has enjoyed his move to the National League.
Insight: After going 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA for the Astros, Cosart has seemed to find his groove with Miami. Not only is he 4-2 with a 1.93 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with Marlins, Cosart has actually been even better over his past three starts (2-1, 1.74 ERA and 0.97 WHIP). If he is not in your lineup, get him in there.
Garrett Jones, 1B9/14/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones hit a solo home run against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick for Miami's only run on Saturday as Philadelphia won, 2-1.
Insight: Miami has struggled without Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup as they have scored just four runs in the last 22 innings since he left. Every hitter in the Marlin lineup loses fantasy value without Stanton, but besides Marcell Ozuna, Jones is the only power bat left for Miami. He has 15 homers with 51 RBI and is batting .242.
Henderson Alvarez, SP9/12/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez pitched seven innings, allowed one run on seven hits, struck out four and walked none in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.
Insight: Alvarez has had a solid season, replacing Jose Fernandez on top of the Miami rotation. Alvarez is 10-6 with a 2.81 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 1.23 WHIP in 166 and 1/3 innings this year.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/12/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is likely done for the season after taking a pitch to the face and suffering multiple fractures.
Insight: Stanton leads the NL in homers (37), RBI (105) slugging (.555), OPS (.950) and total bases (299). There is no player who can replace those numbers.
Garrett Jones, 1B9/11/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-10 lifetime with five strikeouts against Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers.
Insight: Fiers is a decent pitcher, but it is not like he will be in Cy Young contention anytime soon. Jones just doesn't see the ball well against him. Don't start Jones on Thursday.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/10/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is 0-for-9 with four strikeouts against Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta.
Insight: Stanton leads the NL in homers (37), RBI (105) slugging (.556) and OPS (.951). It's tough to sit the NL MVP candidate, but owners should be aware that this is not an ideal matchup for Stanton.
Christian Yelich, LFHot9/7/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak, going 2-for-4 with a run on Sunday against the Braves.
Insight: Yelich has scored runs in his last six games and is batting .341 with three extra-base hits and three RBI over his hitting streak. If you need a left fielder to give you a boost these last few weeks, Yelich is a great choice. He hit .339 in August and is batting .381 so far in six games this month.
Brad Hand, SP9/7/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Brad Hand pitched six scoreless innings against the Braves on Sunday. He gave up five hits, struck out three and walked none.
Insight: It was the second time this season that Hand went at least six innings of scoreless baseball this year. Hand improves to 3-6 in 13 starts with a 4.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/7/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is 2-for-18 in his lifetime against Braves starter Julio Teheran.
Insight: Both of Staton's hits though are extra-base hits, a double and home run. He also has three RBI and four walks. It's tough to sit the NL MVP candidate, but owners should be aware that this is not an ideal matchup for Stanton.
Casey McGehee, 3B9/6/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run on Saturday in a loss against the Braves.
Insight: McGehee has hits in his last nine games and is batting .364 over that stretch. McGehee has been a tremendous surprise for the Marlins this year, hitting .295 with 32 extra-base hits and 66 RBI. The only blemish on McGehee's resume this year is his lack of home runs. He only has three the whole season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/5/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-5 with a double, run and two RBI against the Braves on Friday.
Insight: Stanton snapped his three-game home run streak, but he has two hits in each of his last three games. He also has seven hits, including the three home runs, two doubles and six RBI in his last 17 at-bats. Stanton continues to have big leads in the National League in both home runs (36) and RBI (104) along with hitting .296.
Justin Bour, 1B9/5/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour was 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored in the victory over the Braves on Friday.
Insight: Bour was making his first major league appearance since July 13 and had the best game of his big league career. He, however, remains only relevant in dynasty leagues. Bour has eight hits in 32 at-bats this year.
Marcell Ozuna, CF9/5/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and four RBI against the Braves on Friday.
Insight: As we have seen in the past, Ozuna is a very streaky hitter. Friday was Ozuna at his best. He is hitting .264 with 19 home runs and 78 RBI this year.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/1/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Monday against the Mets.
Insight: Stanton went 2-for-18 with one RBI in his last five games of August but still hit .289 with eight homers, 25 RBI and a .998 OPS during the month. He's hitting .292 with 34 homers, 99 RBI, 84 runs and a .954 OPS and is one of the top contenders for NL MVP.
Henderson Alvarez, SP 9/1/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez left Monday's start with a left oblique strain.
Insight: With Jose Fernandez out, Alvarez has stepped up as Miami's top starter this season and kept them in the Wild Card hunt, but this could end his year. He's 10-6 with a 2.88 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 98 strikeouts in 159 1/3 innings.
Marcell Ozuna, CF9/1/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is a .091 hitter (1-for-11) against Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler.
Insight: Ozuna is one of the most streaky hitters around, but has become a viable fantasy option this season with a .261 batting average, 19 HR, 72 RBI and 62 runs scored. Monday, however, is an unfavorable matchup.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/1/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 1-for-12 against Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler.
Insight: Stanton has to be considered a strong candidate for NL MVP with 33 homers, 98 RBI, walks (89), OBP (.401), SLG (.550), OPS (.951). Having said all that this isn't a great matchup for the slugger.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP8/31/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run on nine hits, struck out six and walked one in six and 2/3 innings against the Braves on Sunday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Braves' starter Alex Wood was even better, pitching eight shutout innings, so Eovaldi received the loss. The lone run of the day was Evan Gattis' solo home run in the second inning. Eovaldi is 6-10 with a 4.19 ERA this year.
Christian Yelich, LFHot8/31/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is a career .500 hitter against Braves starter Alex Wood.
Insight: Yelich has gone 36-for-105 (.343) in August and his OPS is almost .900. Start him in this favorable matchup.
Jarred Cosart, SPHot8/31/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter Jarred Cosart went seven inning without yielding a run to lower his ERA to 3.80.
Insight: In case you have not been paying attention, Cosart has pitched well this season for two mediocre clubs (Houston and Miami) and last night earned his 12th win of the season. He's 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA and 1.030 WHIP after the trade to the Marlins.
Garrett Jones, 1B8/30/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) with a home run, three doubles and six RBI against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Jones is struggling this month, batting .197 with two doubles and four RBI. He is also only hitting .225 with three home runs and eight RBI since the All-Star break. So if you are going to start him, today would probably be the day.
Marcell Ozuna, CF8/29/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI against the Braves on Friday.
Insight: Ozuna has cooled off since four straight multi-hit games, which included three straight contests with a home run, last week, but he was feeling it on Friday. The outfielder is one of the most streaky hitters around, so this has almost become expected. He has seven multi-hit games this month but is hitting .227.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF8/29/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton Napoli is just 1-for-10 with six strikeouts against Braves starter Ervin Santana.
Insight: Stanton has to be considered for MVP as he leads the NL with 33 homers, 97 RBI, walks (87), OBP (.403), SLG (.558), OPS (.961) and total bases 273. Having said all that this isn't a great matchup for the slugger.
Christian Yelich, LFHot8/24/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is a career .500 hitter against Braves starter Alex Wood.
Insight: Yelich has gone 36-for-105 (.343) in August and his OPS is almost .900. Start him in this favorable matchup.
Garrett Jones, 1B8/23/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is 9-for-16 (.563) with two doubles and two homers in his career against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Those numbers are too good to ignore even though Jones has struggled since the All-Star break. He has a .770 OPS against right-handers this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot8/23/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton leads the NL with 32 homers and 92 RBI. He's batted .342 with nine homers, 23 RBI and a 1.211 OPS in his last 22 games and .480 with 10 RBI in his last seven.
Insight: Miami had the lowest payroll in baseball on Opening Day and they lost ace Jose Fernandez to Tommy John surgery after eight starts, but Stanton's production has helped the Marlins go 64-63. With Jonathan Lucroy's production slipping a bit, the NL MVP race is likely going to come down to Stanton and Clayton Kershaw.
Marcell Ozuna, CFHot8/23/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has homered in three straight games and driven in 10 runs in his last four.
Insight: Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a homer, five RBI and two runs Friday at Colorado. The 23-year-old hit .151 with zero homers and five RBI in his first 16 games this month, but he now has 19 homers and 70 RBI in 453 at-bats this year.
Casey McGehee, 3BCold8/20/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee has gone 0-for-16 in his last four games.
Insight: McGehee's average is down to .294, its lowest point since June 4. He's driven in one run over 61 at-bats in August.
Christian Yelich, LFHot8/20/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich has gone 19-for-37 (.514) with four doubles, six runs and three steals over his last nine games.
Insight: Yelich was 3-for-4 with a walk Wednesday. He's raised his average 21 points since Aug. 10 and is now hitting .288 with a .792 OPS.
Marcell Ozuna, RF8/20/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Ozuna has gone 7-for-15 with two doubles, two homers and five RBI in his last four games after coming out of the All-Star break in a 17-for-96 (.177) slump.
Justin Bour, 1B8/19/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Justin Bour was 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored in the victory over the Braves on Friday.
Insight: Bour was making his first major league appearance since July 13 and had the best game of his big league career. He, however, remains only relevant in dynasty leagues. Bour has eight hits in 32 at-bats this year.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF8/17/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton blasted his 32nd home run of the season and knocked in four to post a career high of 88 RBI.
Insight: He's also set a career mark for walks at 77. Just think of his fantasy value if he had protection in the lineup like a Victor Martinez behind his as Miguel Cabrera does.
Henderson Alvarez, SPHot8/16/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez gave up one run on five hits in seven innings Saturday against Arizona to improve to 9-5.
Insight: Alvarez spent the past two and a half weeks on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, but he didn't miss a beat. The right-hander has dazzled this season, recording a 2.43 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 144 2/3 innings.
Jarred Cosart, SP8/12/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jarred Cosart showed no ill effects of an oblique injury in his dominant start against the Cardinals Tuesday night.
Insight: Cosart (10-8, 4.27 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) allowed three hits, all singles, walked one and struck out three over seven scoreless innings. He had given up 23 earned runs on 36 hits in his previous 26 2/3 innings.
Casey McGehee, 3B8/12/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee is just 1-for-15 (.067) against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Miami's signing of McGehee (.302) has worked out well for the team and fantasy owners. With opponents avoiding Giancarlo Stanton in RBI situations, the result has been that McGehee has been in a great spot and has knocked in 60 runs despite hitting just three home runs. This matchup, however, is not favorable.
Christian Yelich, LF8/11/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI, a steal and two runs Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Yelich's stats don't blow you away, but he's been pretty good in multiple categories. He's hitting .272 with nine homers, 43 RBI, 66 runs, 14 steals and a .765 OPS.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot8/11/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has hit five homers in his last five games and eight in his last 12.
Insight: Stanton struggled for most of July, but he homered in each of the last two games of the month and has blasted six home runs in August. He went 2-for-3 with two homers, three RBI and a walk Monday against the Cardinals and is now tied with Jose Abreu and Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead in homers with 31.
Garrett Jones, 1B8/11/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is 7-for-13 (.538) with a pair of homers and five RBI versus Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller.
Insight: Jones has struggled since June, hitting just four homers in 56 games and batting .220.
Casey McGehee, 3B8/10/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee hit his third homer of the season Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: McGehee has driven in 60 runs and is hitting .300 despite his complete lack of power, but fantasy owners need more pop from their corner infielders.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot8/10/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went deep for the third time in his last four games and the sixth time in his last 11 games Sunday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Stanton struggled for most of July, but he's rediscovered his power stroke. He now has 29 homers and is four ahead of Anthony Rizzo for the NL lead.
Brad Hand, SP8/10/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: After going 2-2 with a 2.72 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP in his previous seven starts, Marlins starter Brad Hand gave up seven runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings Sunday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Hand has struck out just 5.0 batters per nine innings as a starter this season and he has a 4.65 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP overall. There's no need to bother with him in most leagues.
Henderson Alvarez, SPHot8/10/2014 1:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list Thursday against the Diamondbacks, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: That's the first day Alvarez, who ranks fifth in the NL with a 2.48 ERA, is eligible to return. He's been on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.
Jarred Cosart, SP8/10/2014 1:01:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jarred Cosart (oblique) has been cleared to start Tuesday against the Cardinals, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: The Astros traded Cosart to the Marlins on July 31 and Cosart allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings the next day. He was scratched from his last start with oblique soreness, but he's ready to go Tuesday. He's 9-8 with a 4.51 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP and a 78/55 K/BB in 121 2/3 innings.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP 8/8/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi has allowed one run on two hits over 15 innings in August, facing the Reds in both starts.
Insight: Eovaldi's terrific start (3.05 ERA in first 13 starts) gave way to a 6.41 ERA from June 13 to July 28, but he's back on track. He threw eight scoreless innings Friday to get his ERA back below 4.00. He's 6-6 with a 3.99 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 105 Ks in 151 innings, so he's a decent NL-only option.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot8/8/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fifth time in his last nine games Friday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Stanton struggled for most of July, but he's rediscovered his power stroke. He leads the NL and is third in baseball with 28 homers.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot8/6/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton reached base four times Tuesday at Pittsburgh and he's crushed Pirates starter Jeff Locke in the past.
Insight: Stanton is 6-for-9 with two homers against Locke. He has a good chance to do some damage Wednesday.
Brad Hand, SP8/5/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Brad Hand allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Hand rejoined the rotation on July 3 and has gone 2-2 with a 2.72 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP in seven starts since then. He's worth a look in NL-only leagues.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot8/1/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton homered again Friday against the Reds.
Insight: Make that three straight games with a homer for Stanton. He hit .205 with a two home runs and 32 Ks over 83 at-bats in his first 23 games of July, but he's gone 5-for-13 with a double, three homers and five RBI in his last four games.
Henderson Alvarez, SPHot8/1/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Insight: Alvarez threw seven scoreless innings Tuesday against the Nationals and ranks fourth in the NL with a 2.48 ERA. Jacob Turner, who was going to be replaced by Jarred Cosart in the rotation, will take Alvarez' spot.
Jarred Cosart, SP 7/31/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernandez and Austin Wates have been traded from the Astros to the Marlins for Jake Marisnick, Colin Moran, Frances Martes and a 2015 compensation pick.
Insight: The 24-year-old Cosart is the only player in this trade that fantasy owners need to worry about this season, and he's 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP and 75 Ks in 116 1/3 innings. In other words, he's really not someone fantasy owners need to own.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF7/31/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has homered in two straight games.
Insight: Stanton hit .205 with a two home runs and 32 Ks over 83 at-bats in his first 23 games of July, but he'll go into August on a high note. He went 4-for-10 with a double and two homers the past three games.
Tom Koehler, SP 7/31/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler allowed two unearned runs on five hits in seven innings Thursday against the Reds.
Insight: Koehler had a 5.27 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in his previous 12 starts. He's 7-8 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP on the year.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF7/30/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 with a solo homer Wednesday against Washington.
Insight: Stanton's month of July leaves a lot to be desired. He's hit .225 with three home runs and 12 RBI. He had a .902 OPS or better in each of the first three months.
Henderson Alvarez, SPHot7/29/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez held the Nationals to three hits over seven scoreless innings in a win Tuesday night.
Insight: Alvarez ranks fourth in the NL with a 2.48 ERA, and he's continued to have success despite striking out very few batters (5.43 K/9).
Garrett Jones, 1B7/29/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) against Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Despite a six-game hitting streak don't be surprised if Jones (.255, 11 HR, 41 RBI) gets the night off, but even if he's in the lineup fantasy owners should stay far away.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF7/29/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has frequently gotten the best of his matchup with Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg (9-for-26 with three home runs).
Insight: The slugger is batting .290 with 23 HR and a league-leading 69 RBI, but is hitting just .205 in July with an ugly .636 OPS.
Nathan Eovaldi, SPCold7/28/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi has allowed 18 runs on 21 hits over 16 1/3 innings his last three starts.
Insight: Eovaldi had a 3.05 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in his first 13 starts, but he's been tagged for 64 hits and 38 earned runs over 53 1/3 innings in his last nine (6.41 ERA, 1.44 WHIP). His ERA and WHIP stand at 4.37 and 1.26, respectively, after he allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Nationals. Eovaldi throws as hard as anyone in the league, but he doesn't have the secondary stuff to generate strikeouts.
Marcell Ozuna, RF7/27/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has hit just two homers in July after blasting five in each of the previous two months.
Insight: Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at Houston. The 23-year-old has hit 16 home runs and driven in 55 runs this season.
Marcell Ozuna, RF7/26/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is not in Saturday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Ozuna is just 1-for-15 over the past four games and can probably use the night off. He has hit 15 homers and driven in 54 runs.
Marcell Ozuna, RF7/24/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is 4-for-8 with two home runs versus Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Ozuna has hit 15 homers and driven in 54 runs, but he's not swinging a good bat at the moment (6-for-last-34) and may not be ready to take advantage of this matchup.
Christian Yelich, LFHot7/23/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a walk, a steal and an RBI Wednesday at Atlanta.
Insight: Yelich is 27-for-75 (.360) in July, but just three of his hits went for extra bases. He's batting .282 with 27 extra-base hits (8 HR) in 330 at-bats this season.
Christian Yelich, LFHot7/22/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich has batted .347 in July.
Insight: Yelich (.278, .784 OPS) went 2-for-4 with a walk, one RBI and three runs Tuesday at Atlanta. He's scored 56 runs in 81 games this season.
Garrett Jones, 1B7/22/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is not in Tuesday's starting lineup versus Mike Minor and the Braves.
Insight: That's his reward for producing the game-winning two-run single Monday night, he doesn't have to face a left-hander. He's batting .164 against southpaws this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF7/22/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has four career home runs in 19 at-bats against Braves left-hander Mike Minor.
Insight: The slugger has mashed left-handers this season batting .373 with a 1.190 OPS. Stanton hasn't been hitting much of anything of late, however, .154 over the past two weeks, but Minor is still likely to pitch around him in any key situation.
Henderson Alvarez, SP7/21/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez (shin) has been cleared to start Thursday against the Astros, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Alvarez took a comebacker off the left shin Saturday and had to exit his start. He's gone 6-5 with a 2.64 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 75 Ks in 122 2/3 innings this season. Fantasy owners might want to sell high; because his K/9 is just 5.5 and he doesn't get a lot of run support from the Marlins, his value relies heavily on his ERA.
Jordany Valdespin, CF7/21/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Miami IF/OF Jordany Valdespin is expected to get regular time at second base.
Insight: Valdespin, a career .221 hitter, has hits in each of his first two games with the Marlins. He still doesn't offer much to fantasy owners.
Casey McGehee, 3BHot7/20/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Giants.
Insight: McGehee has managed to drive in 56 runs despite hitting just two home runs all season. He's batting .322 with a .786 OPS.
Henderson Alvarez, SP7/19/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez took a comebacker off his shin and was forced from Saturday night's game.
Insight: Alvarez is putting together a fine season, going 6-4 with a stunning 2.63 ERA. We think he's likely to be ready to take his next turn in the rotation.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF7/18/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went deep Friday against the Giants.
Insight: With the home run, Stanton ended his longest homer drought of the season (15 games). He leads the NL with 22 round-trippers.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF7/18/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is a lifetime .636 hitter (7-for-11) with five doubles against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Stanton still leads the NL in homers (21) and RBI (63), but he's struggled of late, batting just .205 over the past two weeks.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFCold7/11/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 1-for-10 versus Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler.
Insight: Stanton still leads the NL in homers (21) and RBI (63), but he's struggled of late, batting just .205 over the past two weeks and should probably be avoided Friday night.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP7/9/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run on four hits in seven innings Wednesday at Arizona, but Steve Cishek's blown save cost him his sixth win.
Insight: Eovaldi (3.61 ERA, 1.21 WHIP) has an overpowering fastball, but his lack of a secondary pitch prevents him from racking up strikeouts. The right-hander has a 6.24 K/9 in 119 2/3 innings.
Casey McGehee, 3BHot7/6/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Miami 3B Casey McGehee continues to swing a hot bat, knocking out a couple more hits and an RBI, his 53rd of the season.
Insight: McGehee is now batting .320 after Sunday's two-hit game. McGehee is proving to be a very good clutch hitter, too bad he has no home run power. He did hit 23 long balls in 2010, but that was a lifetime ago.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS7/6/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Hechavarria (.272, 0 HR, 17 RBI, 4 SB) had been dealing with a strained triceps.
Casey McGehee, 3BHot7/5/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Miami 3B Casey McGehee continues to swing a hot bat, knocking in the tying run off Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal.
Insight: McGehee is now batting .317 after Saturday's three-hit game. Throw in 52 RBI despite just one home run and McGehee is proving to be a very good clutch hitter. Not bad for a guy who spent last season in Japan.
Garrett Jones, 1B7/5/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is a career .700 hitter (7-for-10) with a pair of home runs and a 2.250 OPS against Cardinals young right-hander Shelby Miller.
Insight: Jones has hit double-digit home runs for the sixth consecutive season, but has only hit two long balls in the past four weeks (23 games).
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C 7/2/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: Saltalamacchia has gone 10-for-39 (.256) with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in 10 games since returning from a concussion.
Tom Koehler, SPHot7/2/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler has given up four runs and recorded a 21/4 K/BB over his last 19 innings.
Insight: Koehler gave up just three hits and struck out seven batters in six scoreless innings Wednesday against the Phillies to improve to 6-6 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.

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