Miami Marlins

NL East

Brian Anderson went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday. Anderson's RBI came in the ninth inning off of Sam Dyson to bring the Marlins to within a run at 6-5

Fantasy Impact: The three singles up his average on the 2018 season to .299, and his .376 on-base percentage and .426 slugging mark are nothing to sneeze at, either. Anderson is legitimate candidate for the NL Rookie Of The Year.

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Jose Urena was fine for the first two times through the Giants lineup on Wednesday, but got destroyed in the sixth inning, on his third time through the order. Urena ended up pitching 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Urena isn't good enough to get batters out once they've seen him, which means he'd make a good reliever, but the Marlins think he's their rotation ace. He has a 4.40 ERA and while he's had some bright moments this season, he's mostly been a below average starter.

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Caleb Smith allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The young left-hander has been a bright spot for Miami this season, but he has been a bit inconsistent at times. He will now carry a 4.03 ERA into his next start against the Rockies in Colorado, but his real value is tied to his 87 strikeouts in 76 innings.

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Kyle Barraclough saved his sixth game of the season with a perfect ninth Monday against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Barraclough has been dominant since taking over the closer role in Miami, and he has not even allowed a hit in 10 straight outings. In the wake of Kelvin Herrera being traded, Barraclough is becoming one of the most popular names in trade rumors as we get closer to the MLB trade deadline.

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Lewis Brinson went 2-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, and an RBI in a victory over the Giants on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Brinson came up clutch for the Marlins on Monday, scorching an opposite-field single in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 4-4 off of Giants closer Hunter Strickland. The rookie outfielder still has an ugly .183/.226/.326 line on the 2018 season, but there's been just enough games like this over his MLB career to suggest he just might be a regular and live up to his prospect hype.

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Cameron Maybin went 1-for-4 with his third stolen base of the season on Sunday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a lost season for Maybin, who hasn't even provided the speed that fantasy owners used to expect. He doesn't get playing time often at this point, so he can safely be dropped in nearly every format.

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Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with two doubles in the Marlins' loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro is batting .277 with 40 runs scored this season, but that's about all the positives that fantasy owners can glean. With a tough home park and next to no lineup protection, Castro is relevant in only NL-only leagues, as he simply won't put up the counting stats necessary to make an impact.

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Justin Bour hits two homers

Mon, Jun 18th 12:11pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Justin Bour went 2-for-5 with two homers, four RBIs, and two runs scored Sunday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Bour was unable to take advantage of the friendly confines of Camden Yards prior to launching his pair of homers Sunday. He's up to 12 on the season, putting him at a slower pace than expected entering the season. Still, he's shown an elite ability to get on base despite his mediocre average.

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Trevor Richards had a hard time on Sunday, allowing six runs on nine hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Richards looked great in his previous start, but he just didn't have "it" working on Sunday afternoon. He has an excellent changeup, but not much to back it up on days it isn't working.

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Drew Steckenrider was called upon with one-run lead in the ninth inning and converted his first save, tossing a scoreless inning while allowing just a walk.

Fantasy Impact: With closer Kyle Barraclough unavailable due to his recent workload, Steckenrider was called upon and converted his first career save. It solidifies the belief that Steckenrider is next in line for saves behind Barraclough, with former closer Brad Ziegler still well back in that line.

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Wei-Yin Chen beats Baltimore

Sun, Jun 17th 11:01am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts over six innings against the Orioles Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Chen beat his former team, moving to 2-3 on the season. He did OK in the favorable matchup, but he's not very fantasy relevant this season given his inconsistency and lack of strikeout and win upside. He now has an ERA and WHIP of 5.91 and 1.62 on the season.

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J.T Realmuto went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI on Saturday against the Orioles. The home runs were his eighth and ninth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The catcher has a .309 batting average with nine home runs and 26 RBI on the season. He spent the first three weeks of the campaign on the disabled list but has been one of the most consistent superstars at the very thin catcher position this season. Deploy with confidence.

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Derek Dietrich led off and swatted two hits across seven at-bats in the Marlins' 6-3 Thursday loss to the Giants. The two teams battled it out for 16 innings, but Dietrich wasn't able to post an RBI or run in his seven tries.

Fantasy Impact: Dietrich continues to be a reliable source of batting average and not much else. You can expect his .283 average to keep up with him finishing the season around 15 homers and 60 RBI.

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Dan Straily had a decent start on Thursday, tossing five innings while allowing three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Straily ended up with a no decision in a game the Marlins lost in the 16th inning. He started the season off on a poor note, but has been more and more solid each time out. He's not much more than a streaming option in mixed leagues yet, though.

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The Miami Marlins have moved right handed pitcher Elieser Hernandez back to the bullpen.

Fantasy Impact: The Rule 5 pick started the season on the disabled list before joining the bullpen. He was brought into the starting rotation for a few starts, but while he didn't do too poorly, he was unable to pitch deep into any of his games. He'll keep working as a middle reliever.


The Miami Marlins officially removed Brad Ziegler from the closer's role. Ziegler had only officially blown one save, but he had five losses and an ERA near eight.

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Barraclough will take over the ninth inning, with Ziegler perhaps getting a chance to work earlier innings, but the veteran seems to be trending toward a DFA before long.


The Marlins recalled INF J.T. Riddle from Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday to take the place of Martin Prado, who hit the disabled list. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The plan is for Riddle to work as the team's primary shortstop while Miguel Rojas shifts over to cover third base in place of the injured Prado. Riddle hit .250/.282/.355 with three homers and 31 RBI in 70 games for the Marlins in 2017. While in New Orleans Riddle was hitting .346/.400/.531 with three home runs, 19 RBI, and only two stolen bases. Take a wait and see approach before scooping up the Marlins shortstop.

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Manager Don Mattingly suggested after Friday's game that Martin Prado (hamstring) will go on the disabled list, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. "Obviously it's not going to be a quick one," Mattingly said. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It sounds like a certainty that Prado will make his second trip to the disabled list with his hamstring injury. The veteran third baseman is no longer fantasy relevant and can be dropped in any leagues that he is owned in.

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Adam Conley threw a scoreless inning of relief on Monday, allowing one hit and recording one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Conley was called up to join the Marlins over the weekend, and while he was working as a starter in Triple-A, he'll work out of the bullpen, at least for now, for the Marlins. The lanky lefty has had success at the major league level before, but it's been a struggle for the last year or so.

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Odrisamer Despaigne was activated from the disabled list on Monday. Dillon Peters was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Impact: Despaigne will work out of the bullpen but could make some spot starts here and there. He's not a fantasy option at this point.

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