The Miami Marlins head into the 2018 season with an entirely different look on and off the field. Derek Jeter and his ownership team purchased the Marlins from former owner Jeffrey Loria, and they have injected the franchise with new energy. 2018 will be a rebuilding year for Miami, hoping to plant the seeds for a brighter future.
Christian Yelich and Justin Bour will be the focal point of the Marlins lineup in 2018. Yelich is one of baseball’s more dynamic, young outfielders, and Bour has proven to be a legitimate power threat from the left side of the plate. Starlin Castro, who came over from the Yankees as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, will join Bour and veteran Martin Prado on the infield. Behind the dish, J.T. Realmuto is one of the game’s best young catchers. He should help the pitching staff develop while providing a reliable bat in the lineup.
On the mound, Jose Urena will look to build off the major strides he took in 2017. Urena’s fastball has been able to generate a ton of ground balls with its late dip in the strike zone. Wei-Yin Chen and Adam Conley offer two southpaw options in the rotation to go with right handers Urena and Dan Straily. Conley will look to regain his form from 2015 and 2016, as last year was one for Conley to forget. Manager Don Mattingly returns to Miami for his third season as the Marlins manager.
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