Miami Marlins 2020 Fantasy Baseball Preview
This is it, the article you have all been waiting. The 2020 Miami Marlins fantasy preview. It feels like Christmas. Here we go!
- Better in OBP formats: Brian Anderson, Jesus Aguilar
- Worse in OBP formats: Corey Dickerson, Miguel Rojas
- Better than his ADP: Brian Anderson (222), Corey Dickerson (327)
- Worse than his ADP: Jonathan Villar (51)
- Bench bat(s) worth rostering: Garrett Cooper (should be platooning with Aguilar), Jon Berti (steals)
- Player(s) most likely to lose a starting spot: Aguilar, Diaz
Quick notes: Not much is rosterable here in a standard league, but there are some good batting average guys like Dickerson and Anderson, and Berti is interesting for steals.
- Better than his ADP: Smith (216), Alcantara (266)
- Worse than his ADP: None (only Smith and Alcantara have top-300 ADP)
- Starter least likely to stick in the rotation: Yamamoto
- Non-starter most likely to enter the rotation: Elieser Hernandez
Quick notes: Smith is a nice late-round grab, and Alcantara has some upside. Hernandez could be interesting at some point, as he posted a strong 9.3 K/9 to 2.2 BB/9 in 2019.
- Projected closer: Brandon Kintzler (Job Security: LOW)
- Top backup: Drew Steckenrider
- Premier holds option: None
- Sneaky holds option: None
Quick notes: The Marlins do not profile to win enough games to give you anything useful out of the bullpen.
- Relevant in 2020: Monte Harrison, Jesus Sanchez
- Worth a look for 2021 and beyond: Jazz Chisholm, Sixto Sanchez
- Don’t believe the hype: Sixto Sanchez – just don’t think he will be called up before 2021.
Other Helpful Fantasy Info
- Park Factor: Unknown with the fences being moved in for the 2020 season.
- Green Light Rating: Yellow
- Likeliest 2020 roster moves: Possibly trading away veterans (Villar, Dickerson) at the deadline.
- Bold Fantasy Prediction: Jon Berti finds enough playing time to steal 40+ bases.
- Bland Fantasy Prediction: No Marlins hitter finishes in the top 200 this season.