Miami Marlins

NL East

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dillon Peters pitched well on Tuesday night, tossing 5 1/3 innings while allowing just one run on four hits and two walks, striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Peters looked strong in this one, and could have had a chance at a quality start, but he threw a ton of pitches in the first two innings, leading him to a pitch count of 96 after the first out of the fifth inning. He's been alternating good and bad starts, but hopefully he can build on this good one for next time.

Category: Game Recaps


Brad Ziegler pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Dodgers to earn his second save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ziegler has not gotten many save opportunities so far this season, and he has not pitched particularly when called upon. He currently has a 6.52 ERA and 1.55 ERA and has allowed 13 hits in 9 2/3 innings so far this season. He is not currently in danger of losing the closing job, but it would not be surprising to see the Marlins give some of their other arms opportunities as the season goes on if they continue to struggle (as they are expected to).

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Wei-Yin Chen will make his season debut Saturday against the Rockies. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chen was solid on rehab assignment, but it's been a long time since he's been a fantasy relevant pitcher. He's someone to monitor in deeper leagues as he returns from his elbow injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarlin Garcia had another strong start on Monday night, tossing six innings while allowing just one run.

Fantasy Impact: He ended up with a no-decision, but Garcia was strong again, giving up a solo home run as the only run he allowed. The one run in six innings actually made his ERA rise to an even 1.00. Garcia struck out seven in the outing. He's not *this* good, but he should be a solid middle-of-the-rotation hurler with some upside.

Category: Game Recaps


J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 on Monday in the Miami Marlins' 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto has been hot since his return from the disabled list on April 17th. The catcher is hitting .438 with an OPS of 1.151 in five games played this season.

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Lewis Brinson went 0-for-3 on Monday with two strikeouts in the Miami Marlins' 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Brinson provided some hope with a two homer game on April 19th and another home run on April 21st, but the outfielder is 0-for-6 in his last two games with four strikeouts. Brinson now has 30 strikeouts in just 76 at-bats for the Marlins, for a strikeout percentage of 36.1%, the fifth worst in the majors.

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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith pitched very well on Sunday but ended up taking his third loss.

Fantasy Impact: Smith struck out 10 and allowed just two hits on two runs, but the Marlins offense didn't do him any favors. Smith has flashed his upside, but still has an 0-3 record with a 5.82 ERA. He's a guy to keep an eye on in NL-only leagues, but he'll need to show more consistency before he's worth picking up.

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Martin Prado is close to finishing his rehab assignment (hamstring) and could join the Marlins during their next home stand on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado may need to find at-bats in the outfield this season due to the emergence of rookie third baseman Brian Anderson. The veteran should not provide enough value to be considered outside of NL-only formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Starlin Castro went 1-for-4 Sunday afternoon in a win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Castro has been the poster child of an empty batting average this season, batting .298 with no home runs and 7 RBI. He should be left on the waiver wire outside of very deep formats.

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Justin Bour went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, and two RBI Sunday afternoon vs. the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Bour has been picking it up lately after a slow start. The slugging first baseman has increased his batting average to .243 with four home runs and 13 RBI.

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Cameron Maybin of the Miami Marlins went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Maybin is now 3-for-28 in the Marlins' last 11 games with no homers, one RBI and no steals in that span. With that production, Maybin is not worth rostering at this point.

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Derek Dietrich hit a solo home run as he went 1-for-4 in the Miami Marlins' 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Dietrich does just enough in fantasy to make an owner look him up on the waiver wire but not enough to be owned in most leagues. Dietrich is hitting .247 with two homers and six RBI, but has multi-position eligibility.

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Miami Marlins relief pitcher Nick Wittgren was called up from Triple-A on Friday to join the big league bullpen. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Odrisamer Despaigne (forearm) heading to the disabled list, the Marlins needed to add a reliever, and Wittgren was the choice. He didn't make the team out of Spring Training this year, but he's been up and down with the Marlins in recent years and should provide solid middle relief.

Category: Transactions


Miami Marlins relief pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nick Wittgren was called up in a corresponding move. No one had Despaigne on their fantasy team anyway, but this opens up playing time for a higher-upside arm in Wittgren.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Brian Anderson went o-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk Monday night vs. the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: After a hot start Anderson is now hitting just .208 with no home runs and one double over the last seven days. He has only struck out three times during that span and they all came on Monday against Luis Severino and the Yankees. Anderson has still been productive enough to be valuable in NL-only leagues but he should be left on the waiver wire in mixed leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


J.B. Shuck went 4-for-4 with two runs scored in a 7-2 win for the Miami Marlins over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This is Shuck's first appearance in the major leagues since 2006 so there isn't much there for fantasy owners.

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Miguel Rojas went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's win against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Rojas continues to hit well early in the season as a part of the young Marlins' lineup. He makes for an interesting add in NL-only leagues as long as he stays hot but will not offer much value in mixed leagues.

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Joe Frisaro of MLB.com is reporting that Marlins 1B/OF Garret Cooper is likely to miss over two months with a torn right wrist tendon and has been transferred to the 60-day DL.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper was a cheap source of power in NL-only leagues before the going on the disabled list. Wrist injuries seem to linger and sap power from major league hitters so this is something that may hinder Cooper even after he returns from the DL.

Category: Injury Updates


Miami Marlins relief pitcher Chris O'Grady made a mess of things on Wednesday, allowing three runs on three hits without getting a single batter out.

Fantasy Impact: O'Grady had started the season off well, but ruined his ERA by allowing three runs without recording an out, and ruining the Marlins' chance to win on Wednesday. He's not worth owning in any legitimate formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Miami Marlins relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough blew a lead on Tuesday, allowing two runs on two hits, both solo home runs.

Fantasy Impact: Barraclough has been decent so far this season despite a slight decrease in velocity. Hopefully that decrease is based on early season conditioning and not on anything more sinister.

Category: Game Recaps