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Jonathan Villar picked up his first stolen base of the year in the Marlins' doubleheader sweep of the Orioles on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Villar went 2-for-5 with two walks, a run scored, and a stolen base between the two games. He's hitting just .190 so far but fantasy owners need to keep trotting him out there for when the steals start coming in bunches.

Category: Game Recaps


Stephen Tarpley threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save in the Marlins 2-1 win over the Orioles in game two of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Tarpley was thrust into action with Brandon Kintzler having pitched in the first game. Tarpley has pitched well so far this year but Kintzler is the guy to own in this bullpen for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Marlins manager Don Mattingly announced Jordan Yamamoto will start on Thursday against the Orioles. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This will be his first start of the season. Yamamoto isn't the worst streaming option in 15-team leagues as Miami goes for the four-game sweep today.


Brian Anderson homered in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: He finished the afternoon by going 2-for-6 with with a homer and two RBI. The Marlins won both games to improve to 5-1 on the year. Anderson is batting .263 with two homers and a .970 OPS through six games. He's worth rostering in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Elieser Hernandez struck out five over 4 1/3 scoreless innings as the Marlins topped the Orioles 1-0 in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez put up a 5.03 ERA in 82 1/3 innings last year. His 2020 season is off to a better start but he'll have to keep proving that last season's home run issues are behind him. Until he does that he isn't much of a fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Kintzler earned his second save of the season as the Marlins beat the Orioles 1-0 in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Kintzler has now converted both save chances he has gotten. He also has both saves for the Marlins this year, which locks him in as the team's closer for now. The only downside is he has just two strikeouts in four innings, but fantasy managers are wise to only care about the saves in this situation.

Category: Game Recaps


Jon Berti went 2-for-4 with a stolen base as the Marlins beat the Orioles 4-0 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Berti is now 3-for-12 on the year as the Marlins continue to play catchup with the rest of the league. He's worth rostering in deeper roto leagues where stolen bases come few and far between.

Category: Game Recaps


Jesus Aguilar hit his third homer in four games as the Marlins topped the Orioles 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Aguilar has just four hits on the year but three of them are homers. The Marlins have played far less games than other teams so it's important to keep that in mind when looking at Aguilar's counting stats. Perhaps he'll wind up being a cheap source of power this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Pablo Lopez was impressive in his first start of 2020, tossing five scoreless innings while striking out seven to earn the win.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez was efficient in this one, needing just 61 pitches to get through his five frames. He allowed just two hits and didn't walk anyone. The 24-year-old could be worth using in deeper leagues next time out against the Mets.

Category: Game Recaps


Lewis Brinson (undisclosed) was reinstated from the injured list Tuesday. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Marlins made a flurry of roster moves before their return to action on Tuesday, and Brinson's reinstatement was one of them. Brinson batted below .200 in each of his first two seasons in Miami, and will likely need to play his way into a regular role.

Category: Injury Updates


Matt Joyce (undisclosed) was reinstated by the Marlins on Tuesday. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Joyce's reinstatement came in a flurry of Marlins roster moves Tuesday. Joyce was placed on the injured list before the start of the season, and was cleared to report late last week. He is expected to receive regular playing time in Miami, likely in right field.

Category: Injury Updates


Adam Conley was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. (Source: Jared Diamond on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conley was among the 13 Marlins players placed on the injured list ahead of the team's return to action on Tuesday. No specific reason was given for Conley's placement.

Category: Injury Updates


Caleb Smith was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. (Source: Jared Diamond on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith was among the 13 Marlins placed on the injured list ahead of the team's return to action on Tuesday. There was no specific reason given for Smith's placement.

Category: Injury Updates


Jorge Alfaro revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 last month. (Source: Miami Marlins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alfaro was in a public video chat with his teammates when he revealed the news. The Marlins placed their catcher on the 10-day IL back on July 24th due to undisclosed reasons. It's unclear when he'll join the Marlins. Their season resumes on Tuesday against the Orioles.

Category: Injury Updates


Monte Harrison is being added to the Marlins 30-man roster and will make his Major League debut against the Baltimore Orioles. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It was a surprise that Harrison didn't make the Opening Day roster back in late-July but his services are now required with the Marlins being short-handed following their COVID-19 outbreak. Marlins manager Don Mattingly previously stated that whenever Harrison is added to the roster that he would be playing every day. The 24-year old's speed/power upside coupled with the fact he should get regular at-bats make him worth a speculative add in fantasy leagues.

Category: Transactions


The Miami Marlins acquired pitcher James Hoyt from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations on Saturday. (Source: Miami Marlins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hoyt is a journeyman right-hander who was designated for assignment by Cleveland earlier in the week. With the Marlins scrambling for healthy players in the wake of their COVID-19 outbreak, Hoyt could immediately find a role in their bullpen if they are able to play games next week.

Category: Transactions


Isan Diaz opted out of the 2020 season Saturday. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diaz reportedly was considering opting out of the 2020 season, but was officially placed on the restricted list Saturday. Jonathan Villar and Sean Rodriguez will handle second base duties for the Marlins with Diaz out.

Category: Transactions


The Marlins are signing Pat Venditte to a minor-league contract. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Venditte signed a minor-league deal with the club back in January but was let go prior to summer Camp. With the organization in desperate need of healthy bodies they return to a familiar name here. Venditte can pitch with both of his arms but owns a 5.03 career ERA.

Category: Transactions


MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Sandy Alcantara is one of the 15 Marlins players to test positive for COVID-19. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Alcantara pitched on Opening Day against the Phillies and looked sharp, allowing just two runs over 6 2/3 innings. The team’s season is on pause following an outbreak of the virus and it’s completely up in the air when Alcantara might be able to return. He can be dropped in 12-team leagues if fantasy owners need to better utilize a roster spot.

Category: Injury Updates


Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas is one of the several Miami players who has tested positive for COVID-19. He is headed to the COVID-19 injured list. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As Jon Heyman reported on Twitter, Rojas leads the NL with a .700 batting average, .750 OBP, 1.300 slugging percentage, and 2.050 OPS. He was off to a hot start for the Marlins and fantasy owners but will hit the shelf for the time being. He will need back-to-back negative tests before he can return.

Category: Injury Updates