Miami Marlins

Miami Marlins

NL East

The Brewers have acquired Christian Yelich from the Marlins in exchange for Lewis Brinson, OF Monte Harrison, INF Isan Diaz, and RHP Jordan Yamamoto. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was only a matter of time before Yelich was moved after both Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna were traded. Yelich had a fine 2017, with 18 home runs and 16 steals, and should benefit from the move to an excellent hitters' park. As for the Marlins, Lewis Brinson should get an everyday outfield role, while Isan Diaz, who was the jewel of the Jean Segura trade from the Diamondbacks, should see the majors within a few years.

Category: Transactions

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Marcell Ozuna from the Miami Marlins, according to Craig Mish. The return was not immediately known. (Source: Craig Mish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a boost to Ozuna's fantasy value, more because of the move to the deeper and better Cardinals lineup, rather than the park change, which is mostly neutral despite the general feeling among fans. Ozuna is coming off a breakout year that saw him pop 37 home runs with a .924 OPS. He should be in for another big year next season.

Category: Transactions

The Yankees have acquired Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins in exchange for Starlin Castro, Jorge Guzman, and Jose Devers. The Yankees will also receive $30 million if Stanton does not opt out of his contract after the 2020 season. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As if Stanton wasn't already a desirable fantasy commodity, placing him in the middle of a strong lineup in Yankee Stadium only adds to his appeal. Between Stanton and Aaron Judge, there will be plenty of home runs and strikeouts, and pretty much every hitter on the Yankees receives a bump in value with the move.

Category: Transactions

Dee Gordon traded to Mariners

Thu, Dec 7th 8:51pm EST
By Dan Harris


The Seattle Mariners have acquired Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert, and Christopher Torres. The Mariners also received $1 million in international slot money. (Source: Seattle Mariners on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rumor has it that the Mariners will ask Gordon to play center field, which would make the speedy second baseman even more of a fantasy asset. Neidert, a right-handed pitcher, was the Mariners' second-ranked prospect, and should be with the big club sometime in 2019. As for the additional international slot money, the Mariners appear to be doing all they can to increase their chances of getting Shohei Ohtani.

Category: Transactions

The Miami Marlins have declined Ichiro's $2 million option for the 2018 season. (Source: Bleacher Report on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ichiro is about to turn 45 but has said he wants to continue playing until he's 50. He hit just .255 this past season, but could provide value as a fourth outfielder to a young team. During his prime Ichiro was one of the best we have ever seen. In the 10 year stretch from 2001-2010 he hit .300 or better 10 times, won 10 gold gloves, and started in 10 All-Star games.

J.T. Realmuto batted sixth for the Miami Marlins on Thursday. Realmuto went 3-for-4 and raised his average to .280 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto is one of the top catchers in the game. He has an OPS of .788 and should repeat his great year this year during the 2018 season.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough picked up the win on Tuesday, pitching a scoreless 10th inning then watching the Marlins walk off in the bottom of the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Barraclough was seemingly being saved for a save situation, with Brad Ziegler unavailable. Barraclough may be a sneaky source of saves for these last few games.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Bour was activated from the disabled list Friday and is in the Marlins' lineup, batting fifth and playing 1B. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bour missed nearly six weeks with an oblique strain, but was in the midst of a breakout season prior to the injury, with 21 home runs in 339 PAs. He's worth an add down the stretch for power-starved owners.

Category: Injury Updates

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne tossed a quality start on Tuesday. He lasted seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks. He struck out two in the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the solid outing, Despaigne's record dropped to 0-3. He's likely to keep his rotation spot until the end of the season as a veteran innings-eater on a team very thin at starting pitcher.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena lasted just four innings on Monday. He allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: It took Urena 94 pitches to get 12 outs tonight. He's been solid this season, but still lacks any swing-and-miss stuff, which can make him rack up a high pitch count in the early innings if hitters are patient. He's a very low-upside fantasy piece mostly useful in deep NL-only formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins closer Brad Ziegler saved his eighth game on Thursday, pitching a perfect ninth inning to close out a 9-8 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Ziegler induced two ground balls followed by a fly ball to end the game. After a painfully rough start to the season, Ziegler has taken the closer role and run with it, lowering his ERA down to 4.85. He's worth a look for any fantasy owners looking for some saves down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Vance Worley was awful on Thursday, tossing just four innings while allowing eight runs on nine hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Worley had actually been pretty solid over his last few outings, but the sky fell hard in this one. He's not even a streaming option in NL-only leagues at this point.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Justin Nicolino was destroyed by a sub par Phillies offense on Wednesday. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Nicolino just doesn't have good enough stuff to be a consistent starting pitcher in the major leagues. He may need to work on being a lefty specialist if he wants to stay in a major league uniform much longer.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dan Straily had a strong outing in Game 1 of Tuesday's double header against the Phillies. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out 10.

Fantasy Impact: Straily has been the Marlins best pitcher this season, posting an 8-8 record with a 3.83 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 145 2/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins rookie relief pitcher Drew Steckenrider is having an excellent rookie season despite the team seemingly moving him back and forth between the minors and the Marlins bullpen all year. In 18 innings pitched across 20 games, Steckenrider has an even 2.00 ERA and is striking out 12.00 batters per nine innings.

Fantasy Impact: Steckenrider may develop some holds league value this season, but more importantly, he's someone to keep an eye on for the Marlins closer role next year. While Kyle Barraclough is still the favorite for that role, Steckenrider has thrown his name into the hat with his great rookie year.

Category: Rumors

Adam Conley (4-5) had Nationals hitters all over the basepaths on Wednesday allowing 11 hits and three walks over five innings pitched. He gave up five runs while recording four strikeouts in the Marlins' 10-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: After a few encouraging starts coming out of the All-Star break, Conley has given up eight earned runs in his last two starts spanning 10 1/3 innings. Despite his recent struggles, Conley can be considered as a streaming option in his next start at home against the Giants on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez underwent Tommy John Surgery on Friday. It "went well" according to the team. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Volquez is done for the season and likely won't pitch any significant innings next year either. He may have already made his last appearance in a Marlins uniform. He'll be a 35-year-old free agent coming off his second Tommy John Surgery after the 2018 season.

Category: Injury Updates

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Chris O'Grady was hit hard on Tuesday, lasting only three innings while allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: O'Grady allowed two home runs but escaped without a loss as the Marlins came back to win the game. He's been mostly solid since joining the Marlins rotation, but he's not a fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps

A.J. Ramos dealt to the Mets

Fri, Jul 28th 11:03pm EDT
By Nicky Tapas


A.J. Ramos was dealt to the Mets on Friday night in a quite surprising trade. The Mets, who are sellers, bought in on Ramos who is 2-4 this season with 20 saves, a 3.63 ERA and 47K's in 39 2/3 innings of work. The Marlins pick up two minor leaguers from the Mets in the deal. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramos is under control through 2018, so this was a move made by the Mets to bolster a beleaguered bullpen for next season. This also signifies that the Mets may be close to trading Addison Reed who has been the fill-in-closer for Jeurys Familia for most of 2017. Once Reed is dealt, Ramos should slot in as closer until Familia returns sometime in late August. Ramos may be relegated to a set-up role in 2018, which will obviously depreciate his fantasy value. On the flip side of the deal, in all likelihood, Kyle Barraclough should take over as Miami's closer when he returns from the 10-day DL. As such, owners in need of saves should target Barraclough on the waiver wire as a speculative add.

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Nick Wittgren was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. (Source: Tim Healey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The hits keep on coming for the Marlins bullpen, as Wittgren will now be unavailable. His stay seems likely to be for more than the required 10 days. Odrisamer Despaigne has been called up to take his place.

Category: Injury Updates