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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, RFHot8/23/2014 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 minor league first baseman Justin Bour is posting a .318 average with 17 home runs and 64 RBI at Triple-A New Oreleans.
Insight: Bour has spent 21 games with the Marlins, in which he had 27 at-bats. Miami first baseman Garrett Jones has one year left on his contract, so we will have to see what happens if Jones can play at the big league level in 2015. Bour played well at Triple-A New Orleans, batting .330 with nine homers, 36 RBI and a .969 OPS. There is no pressure on the 26-year old who could be the long-term answer at 1B.
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.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, CCold7/1/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia is 2-for-17 (.118) with 10 strikeouts versus Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: He's been disappointing so far in 2014 and as all his numbers are down from a season ago (.241, 7 HR, 20 RBI, .751 OPS).
Andrew Heaney, SP6/29/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Marlins left-hander Andrew Heaney has a 5.29 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP after his first three career starts (0-3).
Insight: Heaney held the Athletics scoreless over the first five innings Sunday afternoon, but he gave up four runs in the sixth. He's still worth holding in all leagues.
Marcell Ozuna, RF6/29/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna left Saturday's game against Oakland due to cramping in right hamstring and didn't start Sunday, but he had a pinch-hit solo home run.
Insight: Ozuna has hit 14 homers and driven in 47 runs in 291 at-bats this season, putting the 23-year-old on pace for 28 homers and 93 RBI.
Christian Yelich, LF6/29/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) has been activated from the disabled list and will bat leadoff on Sunday.
Insight: The outfielder provides a combination of speed and power, but not quite at the level we need to be fantasy worthy. That should come down the road.
Marcell Ozuna, RF6/29/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna left Saturday's game against Oakland due to cramping in right hamstring
Insight: On the year, he's batting .262 with 13 homers, 46 RBI, 39 runs and a .750 OPS making him a viable fantasy outfielder. Call him day-to-day.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS6/26/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Insight: Hechavarria (.272, 0 HR, 17 RBI) has been diagnosed with a strained triceps. Ed Lucas (.252, 1 HR, 5 RBI) should see regular at bats while he's out.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/24/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton bashed three hits Tuesday in a loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: Stanton's average has gone up 13 points during his five-game hitting streak. He leads all National League hitters in home runs (20) and RBI (58) and is eighth in batting average (.308).
Nathan Eovaldi, SP6/23/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi rebounded from two poor outings in a row with 6 1/3 scoreless innings Monday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Eovaldi (5-3, 3.52 ERA) has commanded his stuff much better in 2014, lowering his BB/9 from 3.39 to 1.54. The right-hander has one of the hardest fastballs in the majors at 95.5 mph, but he lacks the secondary stuff to be a big-time strikeout artist (6.86 K/9).
Derek Dietrich, 2B6/23/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: With oft-injured Rafael Furcal back on the injured list, Derek Dietrich could get plenty of playing time for the Marlins.
Insight: Dietrich has hit a respectable .246 with five homers and a .773 OPS this season, but mashed the ball at New Orleans batting .340 with a 1.151 OPS in 13 games.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C6/22/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia will sit out Sunday's series finale against New York.
Insight: He's gone 3-for-11 since making his return from the disabled list earlier this week. Jeff Mathis (.203, 2 HR, 5 RB) is getting the start in Salty's place.
Rafael Furcal, 2B6/22/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: The Marlins have gone ahead and put second baseman Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He's been diagnosed with a strained hamstring. Furcal (.171, 0 HR, 2 RBI) has only appeared in nine games this season. Fantasy owners have no use for him.
Rafael Furcal, 2B6/21/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rafael Furcal's injury was a hamstring cramp. SOURCE: Adam Rubin, ESPN New York
Insight: Furcal (.171, 0 HR, 2 RBI) had to leave Saturday's after the third inning. This shouldn't sideline him for too long.
Rafael Furcal, 2B6/21/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal suffered a hamstring injury Saturday against New York. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: Furcal (.171, 0 HR, 2 RBI) was removed in the fourth inning. Jeff Baker (.216, 2 HR, 12 RBI) has come on to take Furcal's place at second base.
Henderson Alvarez, SP6/20/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez has a 1.44 ERA in 56 1/3 innings at Marlins Park this season.
Insight: Alvarez held the Mets scoreless over 6 1/3 innings to win his fourth game of the season Friday. Miami has won each of Alvarez' last seven starts, but the right-hander picked up just two wins in that span.
Andrew Heaney, SP6/19/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Marlins prospect Andrew Heaney held his own in his big league debut Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: Heaney gave up four hits and one run while striking out three and walking one over six innings. However, he dropped a 1-0 decision to Zack Wheeler. Heaney was terrific in the minors and should be owned in all leagues.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/19/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton left Wednesday's game with a wrist contusion, but he is in the lineup Thursday, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Stanton went 1-for-3 with a solo homer before exiting the game and has 20 homers, 57 RBI and a .987 OPS this season. Make sure he's in your lineup Thursday against the Mets.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/18/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton left Wednesday's game with a wrist contusion, but he is expected to play Thursday, according ot Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Insight: Stanton went 1-for-3 with a solo homer before exiting the game. He has 20 homers, 57 RBI and a .987 OPS this season.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C6/18/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have activated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Saltalamacchia (.237, 6 HR, 17 RBI) suffered a concussion in late May and needed about three weeks to recover. He should be in the lineup Thursday against New York.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP6/18/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi has been reinstated from paternity leave.
Insight: He didn't have to miss any starts. The hard-throwing right-hander is 4-2 this year with a 3.50 ERA in 87 1/3 innings.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SSHot6/18/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria mashed four hits in Tuesday's victory over the Cubs.
Insight: Hechavarria is quietly heating up. Over his last six contests, the shortstop has hit .444 with ten singles and one double. Though not a long-term fantasy option, feel free to ride Hechavarria (.272, 0 HR, 15 RBI) during his hot streak.
Garrett Jones, 1B 6/17/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Down 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Jones hit a go-ahead three-run homer off Brian Schlitter. Jones has nine homers against righties this season and is batting .188 with zero homers against lefties.
Andrew Heaney, SP6/17/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: The wait is over. The Marlins have called up top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney.
Insight: He'll start Thursday against the Mets. The left-hander had a 2.47 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and a 79/15 K/BB over 76 2/3 innings in the minors this season and should be added in all leagues.
Randy Wolf, SP6/16/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Marlins left-hander Randy Wolf was designated for assignment on Monday.
Insight: Wolf, who has now pitched for six teams since 2008, lasted just six games in Miami, registering a 5.26 ERA in 25 2/3 innings. The 37-year-old may catch on elsewhere but his days of being a useful fantasy contributor are over.
Kevin Slowey, P6/16/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have designated Kevin Slowey for assignment.
Insight: Slowey has mostly been used as a long reliever this season, logging a 5.30 ERA over 37 1/3 innings. The right-hander has gone 4-15 since winning 13 games for Minnesota in 2010.
Jacob Turner, SPCold6/16/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner is headed back to the bullpen. SOURCE: Juan Rodriguez, Miami Sun Sentinel
Insight: After three rough outings in a row, manager Mike Redmond decided it was time for a change. Turner owns a 6.38 ERA in nine appearances this season and shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Jake Marisnick, CF6/16/2014 3:05:00 PM
Description: The Marlins will start recent call-up Jake Marisnick in center field Monday against the Cubs. He'll hit in the leadoff spot.
Insight: Marisnick was batting .264 with 17 stolen bases for Triple-A New Orleans before his call-up. Tonight will be his 40th major league appearance.
Christian Yelich, LF6/15/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is headed to the 15-day DL. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: He's missed Miami's last two games with a lower back strain and the injury doesn't seem to be getting any better. Jake Marisnick is expected to be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to take Yelich's roster spot.
Casey McGehee, 3BHot6/15/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee ripped three hits in Sunday's victory over the Pirates.
Insight: McGehee's hitting streak is now up to ten games. He's on pace for over 100 RBI this season. McGehee hasn't reached that threshold since 2010 when he played for Milwaukee.
Christian Yelich, LF6/15/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich (back) is out of the lineup Sunday.
Insight: He suffered a lower-back strain early in Friday's game. Reed Johnson started in left field Saturday and Rafael Furcal took over for Yelich as the leadoff hitter in Miami's order. Miami will use that setup again Sunday.
Marcell Ozuna, RF 6/14/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a triple, a homer, a walk and three RBI Saturday against the Pirates.
Insight: All three of the home runs and all nine of the RBI Ozuna has in June have come across three games. He's gone without an RBI in the other nine games this month, so he isn't exactly the steadiest daily-league performer. On the year, he's batting .271 with 12 homers, 42 RBI, 33 runs and a .785 OPS.
Christian Yelich, LF6/14/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich is not in Saturday's lineup due to his back strain.
Insight: He suffered the injury early in Friday's game. Reed Johnson started in left field Saturday and Rafael Furcal took over for Yelich as the leadoff hitter in Miami's order.
Christian Yelich, LF6/13/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich strained his lower back Friday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post
Insight: He came out after the first inning. Reed Johnson (.307, 2 HR, 14 RBI) has taken over in left field. Yelich (.259, 6 HR, 24 RBI) is day-to-day.
Garrett Jones, 1BHot6/13/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is getting the night off Friday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: Jones has been on a tear lately, hitting .343 over his last 35 at bats. Jeff Baker (.238, 1 HR, 10 RBI) will take over at first base.
Rafael Furcal, 2B6/13/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Miami second baseman Rafael Furcal (hamstring) has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: He'll bat leadoff tonight in his season debut. Furcal hasn't appeared in a big league game since August of 2012.
Christian Yelich, LFHot6/11/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich had four hits and four RBI Tuesday at Texas and has gone 8-for-14 in his last three games.
Insight: Yelich is only hitting .259 this season, but he has contributed solid numbers across the board. He has six homers, 24 RBI, 41 runs, 10 steals and a .762 OPS.
Christian Yelich, LF6/8/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich hustled his way to two stolen bases Sunday against the Cubs.
Insight: Yelich also went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. The 22-year-old has only been caught stealing once in 11 attempts this season.
Henderson Alvarez, SP6/8/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez exited Sunday's game with a strained left hip. SOURCE: Juan Rodriguez, Sun Sentinel
Insight: Henderson allowed two runs (one earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Though opponents are hitting over .280 against him, Henderson's 2.56 ERA this season is ninth-lowest in the National League. Consider him day-to-day.
Christian Yelich, LF6/7/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: Yelich entered the game just one for his last 17 with nine strikeouts. He's hitting only.245, but he has a .328 OBP, six homers, 20 RBI, 39 runs and eight steals.
Garrett Jones, 1B6/6/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones went off for three hits Friday against Chicago.
Insight: It's his second three-hit game in a row. After a disappointing year in Pittsburgh last season (.233, 15 HR, 51 RBI), Jones seems to have resurrected his career in Miami with a .278 average through 58 games. He's a good player to have in fantasy because he's eligible at outfield as well as first base.
J.T. Realmuto, CHot6/6/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Marlins third string catcher J.T. Realmuto rapped out a pair of hits and knocked in three in his first big league start Thursday night.
Insight: With Jarrod Saltalamacchia sidelined and Jeff Mathis ineffective with the bat, Realmuto may see more work than expected. Realmuto batted .301 with an .867 OPS at Double-A Jacksonville.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, CCold6/6/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was still reporting post-concussion symptoms earlier in the week so he isn't likely to return in seven days.
Insight: Saltalamacchia is batting just .177 with one homer and 30 Ks in May. Jeff Mathis has done little with the opportunity to play regularly and just-brought-up J.T. Realmuto knocked in three runs with two hits Thursday night in his first start.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF6/5/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of June Thursday against the Rays.
Insight: Stanton (.314) hit eight homers in each of the first two months this season and now has 17 longballs, 53 RBI, 44 runs and a 1.021 OPS.
Casey McGehee, 3B6/5/2014 8:12:00 PM
Description: Miami third baseman Casey McGehee had four hits and four runs in five at-bats Thursday against the Rays.
Insight: McGehee has just one home run in 228 at-bats this season, but he's batting .298 with 37 RBI.
Marcell Ozuna, RFHot6/5/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and three runs Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: The 23-year-old Ozuna has gone 18-for-51 (.353) with five home runs, 16 RBI and 12 runs in his last 14 games. He has 11 home runs and 39 RBI on the year.
Justin Bour, 1B6/5/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Recently brought up (as in Wednesday) Justin Bour will get to make his debut Thursday as the Marlins DH versus Jake Odorizzi and the Rays.
Insight: Bour played well at Triple-A New Orleans, batting .330 with nine homers, 36 RBI and a .969 OPS. There is no pressure on the 26-year old who could be the long-term answer at 1B.
Christian Yelich, LF6/4/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich will take a seat Wednesday against the Rays. SOURCE: Marlins on Twitter
Insight: Yelich is hitless for the series (0-for-5, 3 BB). Reed Johnson (.324, 2 HR, 12 RBI) is taking over in left field.
Henderson Alvarez, SPHot6/3/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez earned his fifth career shutout Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He only needed 88 pitches to finish off the Rays. Alvarez hasn't allowed a run in his last 21 innings. The talented right-hander now owns the tenth-lowest ERA in the National League at 2.62.
Henderson Alvarez, SP6/3/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez (elbow stiffness) is set to start Tuesday night against Tampa Bay after he threw a pain-free, 20-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.
Insight: Alvarez has been one of baseball's more reliable starters this year, posting a 2.97 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 11 starts, but the fact that's he's coming off an injury-shortened start (62 pitches) coupled with his horrendous lifetime numbers against the Rays (0-5, 6.28 ERA in 28 2/3 IP) makes him a risky play.
Randy Wolf, SP6/2/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Miami left-hander Randy Wolf won for the first time this season Monday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: If you want to get technical, it's actually his first win since September of 2012. Wolf looked sharp on Monday, surrendering just three hits and one earned run over six innings. The victory puts the Marlins one game over .500. Wolf's next outing will come Saturday against Chicago.
Kevin Gregg, RP6/2/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Kevin Gregg and the Marlins have reached terms on a minor league contract. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Gregg saved 33 games for the Cubs last season but figures to be a setup man with the Marlins. This will be his second stint with Miami after playing there from 2007 to 2008.
Jeff Mathis, C6/2/2014 3:04:00 PM
Description: Miami catcher Jeff Mathis will start again on Monday with Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the sidelines for seven days due to a concussion.
Insight: Mathis (.300, 2 HR, 4 RBI) hasn't shown much power, he's never hit double-digit homers in a season, but his OPS is .867 for 18 games this season.
Garrett Jones, 1BHot6/1/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones had a .904 OPS in May and he has a favorable matchup Sunday against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Jones has hit .389 with two doubles and one homer in 18 at-bats against Harang. The 32-year-old is hitting .286 with 12 doubles, eight homers and an .897 OPS against right-handers this season.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, CCold6/1/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: The Marlins have placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the 7-day disabled list.
Insight: Saltalamacchia is dealing with a concussion. He's batted just .177 with one homer and 30 Ks in May. Jeff Mathis will take over as the starting backstop for Miami.
Christian Yelich, LF5/31/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich belted three hits in Saturday's loss to Atlanta.
Insight: Yelich has been a borderline fantasy player for most of the season, hitting .255 with five homers and 18 RBI over 212 at bats. He batted .288 as a rookie in 2013 so Yelich certainly has the ability to be a difference maker. Maybe Saturday's outing will lead to a hot streak.
Henderson Alvarez, SP5/31/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez should be good to go Tuesday against the Rays. His last start was cut short because of elbow stiffness. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: Alvarez has been money all season, delivering a 2.97 ERA over 11 starts. Unfortunately, he's winless in five career starts versus Tampa Bay (0-5, 6.28 ERA in 28 2/3 IP).
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/30/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Braves starter Julio Teheran.
Insight: Stanton has been one of the top players in baseball this season and is hitting .318 with an NL leading 15 home runs, 49 RBI, 38 runs, four steals and a 1.034 OPS. He's got a tough matchup on Friday.
Casey McGehee, 3B5/28/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Miami third baseman Casey McGehee led the way with four hits Wednesday in a ten-inning win over Washington.
Insight: All four of his hits were singles. Despite hitting just one home run this season, McGehee is on pace for 98 RBI, which would be his most since 2010 when he was second among big league third basemen with 104 runs driven in.
Henderson Alvarez, SP5/28/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez had to leave Wednesday's game early after feeling stiffness in his right elbow. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: Alvarez was dominating before the injury, scattering five hits over five shutout frames. His 2.97 ERA in 11 starts this season leads the team. Until we hear more, consider him day-to-day.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP 5/26/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi has given up three earned runs on 13 hits with a 7/2 K/BB over 12 1/3 innings since his worst start of the year on May 15.
Insight: Eovaldi gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings at San Francisco three starts ago, but he's won his last two games and is 4-2 with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He's lowered his BB% from 8.9 in 2013 to 4.9 this year.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot5/26/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, two RBI and two runs Monday at Washington.
Insight: Stanton has been one of the top players in baseball this season and is hitting .316 with 15 home runs, an MLB-leading 49 RBI, 37 runs, four steals and a 1.027 OPS.
Marcell Ozuna, RFHot5/25/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has belted three homers in his last five games.
Insight: The 23-year-old Ozuna is batting .261 with nine jacks, 31 RBI and a .750 OPS this season.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C5/25/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Miami will be without catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia Sunday against the Brewers. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: We're chalking it up to a routine off day though it's worth noting Salty did sit out a few games earlier this week because of an ankle injury. Jeff Mathis (.294, 2 HR, 4 RBI) is starting in his place.
Jacob Turner, SP5/24/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Jacob Turner finally entered the win column Saturday against Milwaukee.
Insight: He held the Brewers to eight hits over 6 1/3 shutout innings. It's Turner's first victory since July 10th. He'll try and make it two in a row next time out against the Braves.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/24/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is hitless in seven at-bats against Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Stanton is on fire, so keep him in the lineup anyway, just don't get your hopes too high. He smoke two monster home runs on Friday night totaling around 900 ft. He's batting .314 with 14 HR, 47 RBI and a 1.020 OPS through his first 49 games.
Garrett Jones, 1BHot5/23/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Miami first baseman Garrett Jones went deep twice in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
Insight: Both homers were solo shots. Jones has driven in ten runs over his last eight appearances. During that span, his batting average has improved by nearly 40 points (.248 to .286).
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/23/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton belted two homers Friday in a loss to Milwaukee.
Insight: He killed both of them as each homer traveled at least 440 feet. Stanton is currently on pace for 155 RBI. That would be the most we've seen since Alex Rodriguez drove in 156 runs back in 2007.
Henderson Alvarez, SP5/22/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez was terrific in Thursday's no-decision against the Phillies.
Insight: Alvarez scattered four hits over seven shutout innings. His ERA is down to a miniscule 3.21. That's a noticeable improvement from the 3.59 ERA he posted in 102 2/3 innings last season. Alvarez will make his next start Tuesday against Washington.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C5/22/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not in Thursday's starting lineup
Insight: Saltalamacchia rolled an ankle running the bases on Wednesday, but was probably in line for the day off anyway with the early afternoon start.
Garrett Jones, 1B5/22/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones will get Thursday off as the Marlins face a tough left-hander in Cole Hamels.
Insight: Jones is hot with six hits in the past two games to raise his average to .280 with a solid .828 OPS.
Christian Yelich, LF5/21/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Miami outfielder Christian Yelich went 3-for-6 with a triple, two RBI and a run Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: Yelich hasn't had a good month (.216), but he's managed to score 17 runs anyway. On the year, he's hitting .261 with five homers, 17 RBI, 34 runs, seven steals and a .762 OPS, so he has solid fantasy value in all formats.
Marcell Ozuna, RF 5/21/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna had a huge night at the plate Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: Ozuna came in 8-for-57 (.140) with 22 Ks in May but went 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBI Wednesday. He has seven blasts and 28 RBI this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/21/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hasn't quite mastered the art of hitting Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: The Phillies right-hander has limited Stanton to a .143 batting average in 21 lifetime at bats. Stanton (.312, 12 HR, 43 RBI) has punched out in eight of those at bats.
Andrew Heaney, SP5/20/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins pitching prospect Andrew Heaney has been promoted to Triple-A New Orleans.
Insight: Miami's No. 1 prospect had a 1.60 ERA in 95 1/3 innings in the minors last season and went 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA and a 52/13 K/BB over 53 2/3 innings with Double-A Jacksonville this season. His stay at Triple-A shouldn't last longer than a few weeks before he's promoted to the majors.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C5/20/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia apparently doesn't see the ball well against Phillies starter A.J. Burnett as he's just 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts in their matchups.
Insight: Saltalamacchia isn't one of the big name catchers, but he's batting a respectable .268 with six homers, 13 RBI and a .823 OPS.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot5/18/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is getting a well-earned day off Sunday, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Insight: Stanton is tied for the NL lead with 12 homers and is by himself at the top of the NL leaderboard with 43 RBI this season. He should be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.
Andrew Heaney, SP5/18/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Marlins pitching prospect Andrew Heaney has a 2.35 ERA and a 52/13 K/BB in 53 2/3 innings with Double-A Jacksonville this season.
Insight: Miami's No. 1 prospect had a 1.60 ERA in 95 1/3 innings in the minors last season and may get the call up to the majors straight from Double-A. The Marlins have shown they have no issue having pitching prospects skip the top level of the minor leagues; Jose Fernandez went to the majors right from High-A last season and just last week Miami called up Anthony DeSclafani from Double-A to replace Fernandez (elbow) in the rotation.
Tom Koehler, SPHot5/18/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler followed up his worst start of the year with seven scoreless innings Saturday at San Francisco.
Insight: Koehler allowed six hits, five walks and four runs in 3 2/3 innings his last time out, but he had a 7/2 K/BB and gave up four hits Saturday to improve to 4-3 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Koehler's fielding-independent numbers aren't very good so his FIP is 4.13, which suggests some regression is coming.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot5/17/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton crushed his 12th homer of the season Saturday night at San Francisco. He's batting .320 with a 1.023 OPS, 43 RBI, 29 runs and four steals this season.
Insight: Miami's offense has been much better in 2014 than it was last season, but Stanton still isn't seeing many pitches to hit. Instead, he's improved his plate coverage and has been taking the ball the other way more frequently. Last year, seven of his 24 homers went to the opposite field. This season, he's pulled just five of his 12 home runs.
Marcell Ozuna, RFCold5/16/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is not in the lineup Friday night.
Insight: Ozuna has gone 7-for-47 (.149) with 17 strikeouts in the month of May after hitting .310 in April. He'll get a second straight day off while Reed Johnson starts in left field.
Jose Fernandez, SP5/15/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery on Friday. SOURCE: CBS Sports
Insight: The right-hander's MRI revealed a torn UCL in his right elbow. Fernandez (4-2, 2.44 ERA) is likely to be out until midway through the 2015 season.
Randy Wolf, SP5/14/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with left-hander Randy Wolf. SOURCE: Jayson Stark, ESPN
Insight: The team needed an extra arm with Jose Fernandez out for the season (torn UCL). Wolf was cut by the Mariners in spring training. At age 37 and coming off Tommy John surgery, he probably isn't your best fantasy option.
Jose Fernandez, SP5/13/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Dr. Neal ElAttrache has recommended Tommy John surgery for Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez. SOURCE: CBS Sports
Insight: The right-hander's MRI revealed a torn UCL in his right elbow. Fernandez (4-2, 2.44 ERA) is likely to be out until midway through the 2015 season.
Garrett Jones, 1B5/13/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 5-for-6 (.833) with four extra base hits and a 2.667 OPS versus Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett.
Insight: Sure, its a tiny sample size, but he obviously sees the ball well out of Beckett's hand. Jones is batting .239 with five homers this season, though he has just one long ball in his last 12 games.
Jose Fernandez, SP5/12/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez has a tear in his throwing elbow. SOURCE: Jim Bowden, ESPN
Insight: Our worst fears have been confirmed. We fully expect Fernandez to opt for season-ending Tommy John surgery. Fernandez had been 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 70 strikeouts before getting hurt.
Jose Fernandez, SP5/12/2014 7:06:00 PM
Description: Miami has placed right-hander Jose Fernandez on the 15-day DL with a sprained elbow. SOURCE: Marlins on Twitter
Insight: It's horrible news for fantasy owners and potentially even worse news for the Marlins. We won't know for sure until Fernandez (4-2, 2.44 ERA) gets his MRI results back but we've been down this road before and it usually ends with Tommy John surgery. Fantasy owners should prepare to be without Fernandez for a long time.
Garrett Jones, 1BCold5/8/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones has batted .417 (5-for-12) with a double and a homer against Padres starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Jones has gone 1-for-16 in his last four starts, but his matchup with Kennedy on Thursday could be fruitful. Jones has picked up all 11 of his extra-base hits (6 2B, 5 HR) and 26 of his 30 hits in his 91 at-bats (.286) against right-handers this season.
Tom Koehler, SPHot5/7/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler was dominant again Wednesday against the Mets, tossing eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball.
Insight: In 45 innings, Koehler has a 1.99 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. The right-hander has struck out just 5.76 batters per nine innings and walked 3.38, however, and has largely benefited from a .195 BABIP.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot5/6/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was on base all four times he went to the plate Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: Stanton went 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI. He missed a homer to dead center field in the first inning by about a foot and settled for a double. The 24-year-old has a .295 average, an NL-leading 10 homers and a major-league leading 38 RBI in 129 at-bats this season. Stanton only drove in 62 runs in 425 at-bats all of last season, but Miami's offense has been much better in 2014.
Henderson Alvarez, SPHot5/6/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez threw his second shutout of the season Tuesday against the Mets. He allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked none in the 3-0 win.
Insight: Alvarez (2-2, 2.62 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) has thrown shutouts in two of his last four starts. The right-hander has allowed 47 hits in 44 2/3 innings, but he's given up just three homers and walked 11 batters.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF5/4/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Because one home run wasn't enough for Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, he went deep twice Sunday in a walkoff victory over Los Angeles.
Insight: It's his second multi-home run game of the season and the 11th of his career. Stanton leads the majors in RBI (36) and is second to Jose Abreu in home runs (ten). Don't be surprised if pitchers start giving him the Barry Bonds treatment. Stanton is already on pace to set a new career-high in walks with 78.
Tom Koehler, SP5/3/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler was lights out Friday in a win against Los Angeles.
Insight: He held the Dodgers scoreless, allowing just three hits and two walks over seven innings. Koehler (3-2, 2.41 ERA) probably could have gone another inning or two but the team played it safe by taking him out after 91 pitches. His next start is Wednesday against New York.
Marcell Ozuna, RFHot4/30/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is hitting .310 with four homers, 16 RBI, 15 runs and an .844 OPS in 100 at-bats this season.
Insight: Ozuna homered and drove in three runs Wednesday against the Braves. His average probably won't stay where it is due to his 19.1 percent strikeout rate but he's walking more than he did as a rookie and has good pop.
Nathan Eovaldi, SPHot4/30/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi had another dominant start Wednesday against Atlanta, allowing just three hits and one earned run in seven innings.
Insight: Eovaldi is 2-1 with a 2.58 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a fantastic 35/5 K/BB in 38 1/3 innings. He walked 3.39 batters per nine innings last year but has taken a big step forward.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot4/29/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his eighth homer of the season Tuesday against the Braves and now has 31 RBI.
Insight: Stanton hit just .236 with six home runs in 216 at-bats the past three Aprils combined but he's having a terrific first month in 2014 and could threaten the 50-homer mark if he can stay healthy for 140+ games for the first time since 2011.
Jose Fernandez, SPHot4/29/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez extended his streak of innings without allowing an earned run to 23 with eight scoreless frames Tuesday against the Braves.
Insight: Fernandez faced Atlanta in two straight starts and allowed zero runs on five hits with a 22/2 K/BB in 16 innings. He's 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP and a 55/8 K/BB in 39 2/3 innings this season.
Garrett Jones, 1B4/29/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is not in Tuesday's starting lineup. Jeff Baker will get the at-bats.
Insight: Jones has knocked four at of the park this season, but is batting just .237 through the first 24 games. It's been since 2009 that be posted a batting average above .275.
Ed Lucas, 3B4/29/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Miami third baseman Ed Lucas (broken hand), has been activated and will start at 2B on Tuesday night.
Insight: Lucas (.256, 4 HR, 28 RBI last season) will be making his season debut.
Nathan Eovaldi, SPHot4/23/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi struck out seven and allowed one unearned run on five hits in six innings Wednesday at Atlanta but he took a no decision.
Insight: Eovaldi, who is one of the hardest throwers in the majors, has taken a major step forward in his first 31 1/3 innings. He has a 2.87 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP and a 30/4 K/BB after putting up a 3.39 ERA and a 3.39 BB/9 in 2013. Eovaldi's numbers could be even better, but he has a .330 BABIP despite inducing a fantastic line-drive rate of 16.1 percent.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4/23/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia won't be in the lineup Wednesday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: It's pretty common for catchers to sit out the day game after a night game so fantasy owners shouldn't be too thrown off by this. Saltalamacchia isn't one of the more exciting fantasy options at catcher but he did have a 25-HR season as recently as 2012.
Jose Fernandez, SPHot4/22/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez won a pitchers' duel against Alex Wood of the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night.
Insight: The two hurlers combined for 16 innings, seven hits, one earned run, 25 strikeouts and zero walks. Fernandez accounted for 14 of those strikeouts over eight innings in a 1-0 win. After giving up six runs on eight hits with four walks in four innings April 11 at Philadelphia, Fernandez has surrendered zero earned runs and posted a 24/0 K/BB in his last two turns.
Jacob Turner, SP4/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner (shoulder) will start a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald. If he can avoid a setback, he'll make two starts and rejoin Miami's rotation.
Insight: Turner is out with a strained shoulder. The 22-year-old had a 3.74 ERA in 118 innings last season, but his 77/54 K/BB and 1.44 WHIP left a lot to be desired.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4/20/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will receive a day of rest Sunday against the Mariners.
Insight: Salty is hitting .283 with four doubles, two homers, 10 walks and 17 strikeouts in 53 at-bats so far. Jeff Mathis is catching Kevin Slowey.
Marcell Ozuna, RFHot4/19/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has gone 9-for-17 with two doubles, a homer, six RBI and six runs over his last four games.
Insight: Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI Saturday against the Mariners. The 23-year-old is batting .343 with three longballs, 10 RBI and 12 runs. He's in a nice spot right now, hitting in front of Giancarlo Stanton and behind Christian Yelich.
Henderson Alvarez, SP4/19/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez allowed just two hits and walked none in a shutout of the Mariners on Saturday night.
Insight: Alvarez (1-2, 2.66 ERA, 1.44 WHIP) has thrown two shutouts in his last five starts. The first one was a no-hitter in his final start of 2013. In between, however, he has given up 25 hits and seven earned runs in 14 2/3 innings.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot4/18/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Giancarlo Stanton sent the Marlins home with a walkoff grand slam Friday against Seattle.
Insight: It came off Mariners left-hander Yoervis Medina. Stanton leads all of MLB with six homers and 26 RBI this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot4/18/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has only faced Seattle right-hander Chris Young five times, but he has posted a double and two homers in their matchups.
Insight: While the sample size is obviously small, its also obvious that he's comfortable hitting off Young. Stanton is batting .299 with five home runs and an NL-leading 21 RBI.
Jose Fernandez, SP4/16/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins ace Jose Fernandez (7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 10 K's) pitched well Wednesday against Washington but had to settle for a no-decision.
Insight: The three runs he allowed were all unearned. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year is tied for third in the majors with 33 strikeouts this season.
Tom Koehler, SPHot4/15/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler is 3-for-3 in quality starts.
Insight: Koehler threw seven scoreless innings and allowed just one hit against the Nationals on Tuesday. He has a 1.89 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP in 19 innings, though his 10/8 K/BB is undesirable.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot4/15/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBI Tuesday against Washington.
Insight: Stanton came in with great numbers against Nats starter Stephen Strasburg and he took him deep for three-run shot in the first inning. The 24-year-old slugger is now hitting .317 with five home runs and an MLB-leading 21 RBI. He hit .236 with six home runs in 216 at-bats the past three Aprils.
Marcell Ozuna, RF4/15/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna had four hits and three runs in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Ozuna fouled a ball off the top of his left foot Sunday and sat out last night. He had four singles Tuesday to raise his average to .327.
Marcell Ozuna, RF4/15/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna (foot) returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Ozuna fouled a ball off the top of his left foot Sunday and sat out last night. The 23-year-old is hitting .280 with two homers and four RBI this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/15/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has hit a pair of homers and is a career .333 hitter (8-for-24) versus Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: He's off to a great start, batting .305 through the first 14 games. Stanton's four homer in 2014 have traveled an average distance of 441 feet.
Garrett Jones, 1B4/15/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-15 (.067) with nine strikeouts versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: While Jones has homered in his last two games, the unfavorable matchup is likely to win this battle.
Marcell Ozuna, RF4/14/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna (foot) is not in the lineup Monday, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com.
Insight: Ozuna fouled a ball off the top of his left foot Sunday. The 23-year-old is hitting .280 with two homers and four RBI this season.
Rafael Furcal, 2B4/14/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Miami second baseman Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will start his minor league rehab assignment on Monday, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com. The Marlins anticipate using all 21 days for Furcal's assignment.
Insight: Furcal is one of the rare position players who underwent Tommy John surgery. He missed all of 2013 following the procedure and hasn't been a worthwhile fantasy option since he got off to a hot start in the first two months of 2012. His hamstring injury and advanced age mean he won't be looking to run much when he does make his 2014 debut.
Casey McGehee, 3B4/14/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee will sit out Monday and give way to Jeff Mathis.
Insight: McGehee is batting .263 with 10 RBI, but is still searching for his first home run. He spent 2013 in Japan, but has 20 HR and 80 RBI talent. Mathis holds little fantasy value.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4/13/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Miami catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is getting a day off Sunday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He caught all ten innings last night and could probably use the rest. Joe Mathis (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI) is making his third start of the year behind the plate.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot4/13/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton bashed two homers Saturday in a loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: Stanton's four jacks in 2014 have traveled an average distance of 441 feet. He leads all major league hitters with 16 RBI this season.
Jose Fernandez, SP4/11/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: The Phillies roughed up Jose Fernandez Friday night. Fernandez gave up eight hits and six earned runs while walk four batters in four innings.
Insight: Fernandez' ERA went from 0.71 to 3.78. It was the first time he allowed more than two earned runs in a start since July 7, 2013 and the first time he gave up more than three since May 27, 2013.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4/11/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia should be avoided on Friday in the series opener with Philadelphia.
Insight: Saltalamacchia is 1-for-10 over his career, a single, with seven strikeouts. He's off to a solid start, batting .276 with a homer and four RBI, but having played in hitter-friendly parks in Texas and Boston we don't think he's going to like Miami all that much.
Greg Dobbs, 3B4/11/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Marlins utility man Greg Dobbs gets a rare start on Friday versus A.J. Burnett and the Phillies
Insight: Dobbs is a stunning 7-for-11 (.636) against Burnett over his career.
Garrett Jones, 1B4/10/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-12 (.083) with seven strikeouts versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: We're still waiting for Jones to produce the home run power he showed us in Pittsburgh. He's yet to go deep for Miami and the home park is not conducive to the long ball.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/10/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is 8-for-21 (.381) against Washington ace Stephen Strasburg with a pair of homers.
Insight: Stanton is off to a quick start, batting .324 and leading the league in RBI with 13. Although a favorable matchup, he's the only Marlins hitter with a lot of success and may be left stranded on base.
Christian Yelich, LF4/9/2014 11:06:00 PM
Description: Miami outfielder Christian Yelich reached base five times Wednesday night.
Insight: The Marlins leadoff hitter had three hits (one 2B), two walks, three runs and a steal. Yelich is up to .290 with eight runs, four RBI and two stolen bases this season.
Jacob Turner, SP4/9/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have placed RHP Jacob Turner (shoulder) on the disabled list.
Insight: Turner is out with a strained shoulder. The 22-year-old had a 3.74 ERA in 118 innings last season, but his 77/54 K/BB and 1.44 WHIP left a lot to be desired. Brad Hand will join the rotation in his place but we could see prospect Andrew Heaney called up sooner than expected if Turner has to miss an extended period of time and Hand struggles.
Jacob Turner, SP4/8/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have scratched RHP Jacob Turner from Wednesday's start due to a strained shoulder, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.
Insight: The Rockies knocked around Turner in his first start of the season, tagging him for eight hits and five earned in six innings. The 22-year-old had a 3.74 ERA in 118 innings last season, but his 77/54 K/BB and 1.44 WHIP left a lot to be desired. Brad Hand will start Wednesday.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/8/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 1-for-10 against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: Stanton has gotten out of the gate quickly, batting .345 with a pair of homers and 12 RBI, but this is an unfavorable matchup against a tough lefty. Don't expect much as Gonzalez will walk him rather than give in (4 BB).
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot4/6/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: In just eight at-bats against Padres starter Ian Kennedy, Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has managed to hit two homers.
Insight: Stanton also had a double off Kennedy. The 24-year-old Stanton is off to a flying start, hitting .360 with three doubles, two homers and 11 RBI in six games. Miami's offense is improved so Stanton should see way more pitches to hit than he did last year.
Jose Fernandez, SPHot4/5/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins ace Jose Fernandez struck out eight Padres and allowed just three hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings Saturday night.
Insight: Fernandez, the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year, said during spring training that his goal this season is a 1.95 ERA. After watching him last year and his first two starts in 2014, that doesn't seem unreasonable. He has a 17/2 K/BB and a 0.71 ERA in his first 12 2/3 innings and is now 11-0 with a 1.14 ERA in his career at Marlins Park.
Christian Yelich, LF4/4/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Miami outfielder Christian Yelich will get Friday night off with Reed Johnson getting a rare start in left field.
Insight: Yelich is just 3-for-19 this season and can probably use a day off to get his head straight.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF4/2/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer of the season Wednesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Stanton is off to a great start, driving in six runs and scoring four in the first three games. The Marlins improved their lineup by adding Garrett Jones, Casey McGehee and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, so Stanton will likely see more pitches to hit this year. According to FanGraphs, Stanton saw the second-least pitches in the strike zone of any qualified hitter in the majors last season.
Garrett Jones, 1B4/2/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 7-for-14 (.500) with a pair of homers and eight RBI against Colorado hurler Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Jones is off to a slow start with one hit in seven at-bats (.125) but could turn it around on Wednesday in this favorable matchup.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP4/1/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed two runs on six hits, walked one and struck out six over six innings Tuesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Eovaldi, who averaged 96.1 mph with his fastball in 2013, had a 3.39 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP and a 78/40 K/BB in 106 1/3 innings. He's yet to develop a consistent secondary pitch, however.
Jose Fernandez, SP3/31/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins ace Jose Fernandez struck out nine and walked none over six innings to beat the Rockies on Opening Day.
Insight: Fernandez scattered five hits and gave up his only run on a solo shot by Carlos Gonzalez in the sixth inning. He is now 10-0 with a 1.21 ERA in his career at Marlins Park. The 21-year-old went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP as a rookie and should compete for the NL Cy Young this year.
Marcell Ozuna, RF3/31/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three runs scored Monday against the Rockies.
Insight: Ozuna hit .265 with three homers in 275 at-bats as a rookie, but he displayed more power in the minors.
Casey McGehee, 3B3/31/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI on Opening Day.
Insight: It was McGehee's first MLB game since 2012. He played last season in Japan and hit .292 with 28 homers for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles after batting .221 with 22 homers and a .632 OPS in 269 MLB games in 2011-12. He's been tasked with protecting Giancarlo Stanton to begin the season.
Ed Lucas, 3B3/29/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Miami third baseman Ed Lucas is out 4-to-6 weeks with a broken hand. SOURCE: Marlins.com
Insight: Lucas (.256, 4 HR, 28 RBI last season) got hit by a pitch Thursday against St. Louis. The utility man doesn't offer much in the way of fantasy value and can probably be ignored in most formats.
Rafael Furcal, 2B3/24/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Miami second baseman Rafael Furcal is expected to open the season on the disabled list. SOURCE: Marlins.com
Insight: Injuries have been the story for Furcal the past few seasons. This time he's dealing with a hamstring issue. The Marlins are hoping to have him back as early as April 5th.
Rafael Furcal, SS3/24/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Marlins infielder Rafael Furcal should play a minor league game Monday after missing a week due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Furcal is expected to start at second base. He missed all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In his most recent season, Furcal batted .264 with five homers, 49 RBI, 69 runs and 12 steals in 121 games.
Jacob Turner, SP3/20/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: The Marlins are making right-hander Jacob Turner available in a trade. SOURCE: Jon Morosi, Fox Sports 1
Insight: In his first full season in the major leagues, Turner went 3-8 with a 3.74 ERA in 20 appearances. The 22-year-old was drafted with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.
Andrew Heaney, SP3/17/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: The Marlins reassigned Andrew Heaney to minor league camp on Monday.
Insight: The Marlins No. 1 prospect had a 1.60 ERA in 95 1/3 innings in the minors last season and will be up with the big club at some point this year. For now, Miami will fill the fifth spot in the rotation with Tom Koehler, Kevin Slowey or Brad Hand.
Henderson Alvarez, SP3/3/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez threw a bullpen session Monday and felt fine, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Alvarez has been dealing with an infection on his right shin. He is scheduled to make his spring training debut Friday.
Jose Fernandez, SP2/25/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has expectations as high or higher than fantasy owners. The 21-year-old Fernandez recently stated his goal is a 1.95 ERA. SOURCE: Crain Calcaterra of HardballTalk.
Insight: In his rookie season he posted a 12-6 record including a 2.19 ERA, 187 strikeouts and just 111 hits allowed in 172 2/3 innings. Fantasy owners have to love that he isn't satisfied with that level of performance and wants to get better.
Jose Fernandez, SP2/17/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Marlins ace Jose Fernandez claims to have significantly improved his condidtion in the offseason averaging 600 miles per week on a bike program, says a South Florida Sun-Sentinel report.
Insight: The 21-year-old Fernandez wrapped up a successful first big league season with a 12-6 record including a stunning 2.19 ERA, 187 strikeouts and just 111 hits allowed in 172 2/3 innings. Look for him to throw closer to 200 innings in his second season and have top-10 fantasy starter value.
Carlos Marmol, RP2/6/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Reliever Carlos Marmol has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with Miami. SOURCE: Enrique Rojas, ESPN Deportes
Insight: Steve Cishek has a steady hold on the ninth inning job, which makes Marmol irrelevant in fantasy. There's no need to waste a draft pick on the erratic 31-year-old.
Jeff Baker, OF2/4/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: Former Rangers 1B/OF/3B Jeff Baker has signed a two-year, $3.7 million deal with Miami, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: The multi-position eligible Baker hit .279 with 11 HR in 154 at-bats. He'll again be a jack-of-all-trades for 2014 and his fantasy value is limited.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF1/23/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: The Marlins are hoping to lock right fielder Giancarlo Stanton into a long-term deal later this offseason. SOURCE: Jim Bowden, ESPN
Insight: Stanton (.249, 24 HR, 62 RBI last season) will earn a relatively modest $6.5 million in 2014. 2016 will be the last year he is under contract. He's smashed 117 HR in his 489 games with Miami since 2010.
Garrett Jones, 1B12/10/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: The Marlins and first baseman Garrett Jones have agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.
Insight: The deal became official when Jones passed his physical on Tuesday. He was let go by the Pirates earlier this offseason. Now that Jones (.233, 15 HR, 51 RBI in 2013) is signed, the next move for Miami is to trade Logan Morrison (.242, 6 HR, 36 RBI).
Rafael Furcal, SS12/6/2013 9:15:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have signed Rafael Furcal to a one-year contract.
Insight: Furcal is expected to start at second base. He missed all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In his most recent season, Furcal batted .264 with five homers, 49 RBI, 69 runs and 12 steals in 121 games.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C12/3/2013 8:17:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a three-year deal worth $21 million. SOURCE: Juan C. Rodriguez, Sun Sentinel
Insight: Saltalamacchia was also being pursued by Minnesota. He ended up choosing the Marlins because they were the only team that offered him three years. He's a serviceable fantasy catcher though he tends to strike out a lot (139 K's in 425 at bats last season).
Giancarlo Stanton, RF11/4/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may have to endure another season with no protection in the lineup after general manager Dan Jennings said in an interview that the team would not trade Stanton this winter.
Insight: Stanton played just 116 games this season, but hit 24 homers. However, he knocked in just 62 runs in the light-hitting Marlins lineup. He was also walked a career-high 74 times as teams pitched around him.
Henderson Alvarez, SP9/29/2013 3:19:00 PM
Description: In one of the strangest finishes in recent memory, Marlins righthander Henderson Alvarez scored a rare walk-off no-hitter Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: The Marlins didn't score their first run until the bottom of the ninth when Giancarlo Stanton came around on a bases loaded wild pitch with two outs. Alvarez allowed just one walk in nine otherwise flawless innings (Miami also made one fielding error). It's the first no-hitter by a Marlin since Anibal Sanchez threw one in 2006.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP9/23/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Miami righthander Nate Eovaldi was dealing Monday against Philadelphia.
Insight: The 23-year-old flamethrower turned in one of his best outings of the season, surrendering just three hits over 7 2/3 scoreless frames. The victory was Eovaldi's fourth of the year. He'll look for win No. 5 Sunday against the Tigers.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/22/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has hit a 5-for-28 (.179) slump over his last eight games, but his matchup with Stephen Strasburg Sunday could help him shake off the doldrums.
Insight: Stanton is a .389 hitter (7-for-18) with four doubles and two homers against the Nationals ace. He's batting .251 with 23 homers, 55 RBI, 58 runs and an .854 OPS in 395 at-bats this year.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP9/18/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi is probable for Wednesday's scheduled start against Philadelphia due to back tightness.
Insight: Eovaldi tossed eight scoreless innings at Atlanta on Sept. 1, but gave up five earned on nine hits in his last start. The right-hander has been solid this season and aside from a nine-run outing on Aug. 16 against the Giants in which he allowed 12 hits in three innings, Eovaldi has a 2.98 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.
Greg Dobbs, 3B9/17/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: Marlins utility man Greg Dobbs is a career .455 hitter (10-for-22) with a 1.227 OPS versus Phillies starter Roy Halladay.
Insight: Dobbs doesn't start these days, but if you see him in the lineup against Halladay, he could be a low-cost, highly productive option.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/16/2013 12:38:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is 7-for-16 (.438) with a 1.161 OPS versus Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee.
Insight: Stanton (.251, 22 HR, 52 RBI) has struggled to produce without much protection in the marlins lineup. He is likely to fall short of his third consecutive 30 home run season, but Monday is a favorable matchup.
Tom Koehler, SP9/15/2013 6:54:00 PM
Description: Miami starter Tom Koehler turned in his best outing of the season Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Koehler (3-10, 4.51 ERA) fanned five hitters over eight shutout frames. Unfortunately, he couldn't get any run support and the Marlins eventually lost 1-0 in extra innings.
Henderson Alvarez, SP9/14/2013 8:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins righthander Henderson Alvarez was dominant in seven innings of work Saturday against New York.
Insight: The 23-year-old fanned five batters without allowing a walk. Half of his victories this season have come against the Mets (2-0, 1.26 ERA in two starts).
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot9/13/2013 10:07:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton corked two more home runs Friday in a loss to the Mets.
Insight: He's 10-for-25 with four jacks and nine RBI in his last seven contests. Stanton (.256, 22 HR, 52 RBI) is likely to fall short of his third consecutive 30 home run season but that's only because injuries have cost him more than 40 games.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP9/12/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi has been scratched from Thursday's start against the Braves due to back tightness, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
Insight: Eovaldi tossed eight scoreless innings at Atlanta on Sept. 1 but gave up five earned on nine hits in his last start. The right-hander has been solid this season and aside from a nine-run outing on Aug. 16 against the Giants in which he allowed 12 hits in three innings, Eovaldi has a 2.98 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot9/11/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton slugged his 20th homer of the year and drove in three runs Wednesday night.
Insight: Stanton missed a couple games this week due to an ankle injury but he was able to return to the lineup Tuesday. He has hit seven home runs in his last 22 games.
Jose Fernandez, SPHot9/11/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: In his final start of 2013, Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez struck out five and allowed one run on five hits over seven innings to beat the Atlanta Braves Wednesday.
Insight: The 21-year-old Fernandez hit his innings limit. He'll will wrap up his first big league season 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA, 187 strikeouts and just 111 hits allowed in 172 2/3 innings.
Justin Ruggiano, RF9/11/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Miami center fielder Justin Ruggiano is 7-for-17 (.412) with a pair of home runs versus Atlanta left-hander Mike Minor.
Insight: Ruggiano has 16 homers and 43 RBI as well as 13 steals this year. He would be a decent fantasy option if he wasn't batting .226 with an OPS at .700. He's worth a one-day flier against Minor.
Jeff Mathis, C9/11/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Miami catcher Jeff Mathis missed Tuesday's game against Atlanta and is questionable for Wednesday's game due to a bruised right thumb.
Insight: Mathis (.196, 5 HR, 29 RBI) has almost no fantasy value at this time even when healthy.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/10/2013 5:37:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Stanton aggravated a previous injury Saturday and hasn't played since. He has hit .300 with six homers and a 1.052 OPS since Aug. 17.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/10/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is questionable for Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: He aggravated an ankle injury during Saturday's contest against Washington and hasn't played since.
Chris Coghlan, CFHot9/9/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins center fielder Chris Coghlan went 4-for-4 Monday in a loss to Atlanta.
Insight: He's eight for his last 18. The recent hot streak has raised Coghlan's average from .262 to .283.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/9/2013 3:23:00 PM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is out of the lineup for Monday's game with the Braves, according to Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez.
Insight: He aggravated an ankle injury during Saturday's contest against Washington and hasn't played since.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/8/2013 10:37:00 AM
Description: As expected, the Marlins will be without right fielder Giancarlo Stanton on Sunday.
Insight: He aggravated an ankle injury during Saturday's contest against Washington. Chris Coghlan (.273, 1 HR, 10 RBI) will take over in right field Sunday for the series finale.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/8/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton left Saturday's game in the eighth inning due to a sore right foot and ankle, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
Insight: Stanton rolled his right ankle last Sunday against the Braves and has played through discomfort this past week. His X-rays came back negative but he'll likely sit Sunday against the Nationals.
Jose Fernandez, SPHot9/6/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Jose Fernandez was terrific again Friday in a win over Washington.
Insight: The Marlins rookie allowed just one hit in seven shutout frames. Fernandez (11-6, 2.23 ERA) has now collected at least eight strikeouts in each of his last four outings. He leads all major league starters in opponent batting average this season (.181).
Henderson Alvarez, SPHot9/2/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez left Monday's game against the Cubs with a tight right hamstring, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
Insight: Alvarez missed several months with a shoulder issue and has gone 2-3 with a 3.95 ERA (3.02 FIP) in 70 2/3 innings since returning.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF9/2/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is day-to-day after injuring his ankle Sunday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Marlins.com
Insight: He left Sunday's contest in the seventh inning after going hitless in four at bats. The odds of Stanton suiting up Monday against Chicago are about 50-50.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP9/1/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Nate Eovaldi threw all zeros Sunday in a win against Atlanta.
Insight: The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the righthander. Prior to Sunday, Eovaldi (8 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 6 K's, 2 BB) hadn't won in almost two months (July 12th versus Washington).
Jose Fernandez, SPHot9/1/2013 9:17:00 AM
Description: According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins will shut down Jose Fernandez after two more starts totaling no more than 12 innings. His next start has been pushed back from Wednesday to Friday so he can start at home against the Braves.
Insight: The 21-year-old rookie is 5-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 54 innings since the All-Star break and 10-6 with a 2.33 ERA and 173 K in 158 2/3 innings this season. He's the likely NL Rookie of the Year (sorry, Yasiel Puig) even with the innings limit.
Giancarlo Stanton, RFHot8/29/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .359 (14-for-39) with five doubles, four homers, six RBI, seven walks and eight runs over his last 11 games.
Insight: Stanton hit .143 (7-for-49) with one RBI in his first 12 games of August, so his numbers for the month are still not good, but he's producing lately and that's all that matters at this point in the season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF8/28/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is 7-for-17 (.412) with a pair of home runs against Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Stanton has struggled to put up numbers this season dealing with injuries and very little lineup protection. he had a nice run in June and July with an OPS over .900, but August has seen him fall back to a .750 OPS. However, this is a favorable matchup.
Christian Yelich, LF8/27/2013 9:54:00 PM
Description: Miami outfielder Christian Yelich accounted for the team's only run Tuesday at Washington with a solo homer.
Insight: Yelich went 2-for-4 in the game after going 3-for-31 (.097) in his previous eight. The 21-year-old is hitting .259 with two home runs in his first 135 at-bats in the big leagues.
Jose Fernandez, SPHot8/24/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez has been lights out this month. Saturday's win against the Rockies was his tenth of the season.
Insight: Saturday's masterpiece came in the form of seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts and just four hits allowed. The 21-year-old is 2-0 this month with a 0.82 ERA in 33 innings. He's the leader in the clubhouse for National League Rookie of the Year honors.


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