C - Miami Marlins
Marlins catcher Nick Fortes is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 2 of their Wild Card series versus the Phillies.
Fortes started and hit ninth in Game 1 on Tuesday and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being lifted for a pinch hitter. Both he and fellow backstop Jacob Stallings struggled mightily at the plate in 2023 with Fortes hitting just .204 with six homers, four steals, and a .562 OPS across 108 games.
Marlins catcher Nick Fortes is back in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rays.
Fortes gave way to Jacob Stallings on Tuesday but will return to the starting lineup one night later. Neither catcher has hit much for Miami this season while Fortes is hitting .213 with five homers, three stolen bases, and a .563 OPS across 269 plate appearances for the season.
Nick Fortes will start behind the plate and bat eighth Monday against Houston.
Fortes entered into Sunday’s game and tallied a hit in his lone at bat. The 26-year-old will be .216 with five home runs, 21 RBI, and three stolen bases in 83 games this season.
Marlins catcher Nick Fortes is back in the starting lineup Friday versus the Tigers.
Fortes didn't start Tuesday's series finale against the Rays but will return to open up a three-game set with the Tigers on Friday. It's been a miserable time at the plate for Fortes as he's hitting just .212 with four homers, three steals, and a .245 wOBA across 219 plate appearances.
Miami Marlins catcher Nick Fortes is on the bench Tuesday versus the Rays.
Fortes is taking a seat Tuesday night despite going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's series finale against the Rockies. Such performances have been rare for Fortes, however, as he is hitting just .212 with four homers, three steals, and a .245 wOBA across 219 trips to the plate.