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Marlins announce overhauled major league medical staff for 2022 season

Marlins announce overhauled major league medical staff for 2022 season

Photo by Greg Fiume/ Stan Conte and others are being tasked with improving Miami’s approach to player health. Credit the Marlins for being diligent, if nothing else. Almost immediately after the 2021 season ended, they determined that changes were needed on their athletic training staff. Finally, on Tuesday—more than 100 days later—they announced several newcomers: Lee Meyer hired as head athletic trainer (replacing Gene Basham) Richard Lembo and Ben Potenziano hired as assistant athletic trainers (replacing Brad LaRosa and Chris Mudd) Erika Gonzalez-Rebull...
Fish Stripes Jan 26, 2022
Chris Coghlan: Rookie of the Year Award Robbery?

Chris Coghlan: Rookie of the Year Award Robbery?

Photo by Ronald C. Modra/ We look back at the 2009 NL ROY winner thirteen years on with less-than-glowing admiration. When left fielder Chris Coghlan won National League Rookie of the Year, he became the third Florida Marlins player of the 2000s to take home those honors. Dontrelle Willis, who perplexed big league lineups on the mound for the title-winning 2003 team, Hanley Ramirez, on his way to becoming among the best players in the National League, with an impressive power-speed (17 HR-51 SB) in 2006, and the aforementioned Coghlan to close out the decade in 2009....
Fish Stripes Jan 26, 2022
Offishial news, 1/26/22: Big Papi to Cooperstown; new medical staff; fantasy baseball values

Offishial news, 1/26/22: Big Papi to Cooperstown; new medical staff; fantasy baseball values

Miami Marlins/YouTube The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. David Ortiz was the lone player elected by the BBWAA for the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2022. A three-time World Series champion with the Red Sox whose hitting aged remarkably well, Ortiz demolished the Marlins in limited interleague matchups against them, slashing .343/.442/.886 with 11 home runs in 86 plate appearances. Frustrating results for those hoping to see the Marlins represented in Cooperstown: Gary Sheffield received the same 40.6% of the vote as he did the...
Fish Stripes Jan 26, 2022
Best Valued Miami Marlins for Fantasy Baseball

Best Valued Miami Marlins for Fantasy Baseball

These Marlins are recommended targets for fantasy players in season-long leagues with traditional 5-by-5 category scoring. 1. Joey Wendle (3B/2B/SS) Expert Consensus Ranking: #175 overall hitter Fantasy Pros Joey Wendle’s average draft position in fantasy leagues as of January 19: #323 overall Maybe the best Miami Marlins position player for fantasy this year, Wendle has eligibility at 3 positions and additionally the middle infield and corner infield flex spots. Wendle had an All-Star season in 2021 (460 AB, 73 R, 122 H, 11 HR, 54 RBI, .265 AB,...
Fish Stripes Jan 25, 2022
Offishial news, 1/25/22: Why players’ union concessions help the Marlins

Offishial news, 1/25/22: Why players’ union concessions help the Marlins

@alfredoamezagaofficial/Instagram The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. Monday’s face-to-face meeting between MLB and the MLBPA was, per multiple accounts, a step in the right direction. The players relented on a few issues that they had previously dug in their heels about, specifically the service time required to qualify for free agency and the revenue being sent from big-market to small-market teams. I believe the league as a whole would be in a healthier, more competitive place if players reached the open market earlier and...
Fish Stripes Jan 24, 2022
Offishial news, 1/24/22:

Offishial news, 1/24/22:

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/ The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. Bargaining between MLB and the MLBPA resumes today when the players’ union is expected to present a counteroffer to the league. So far, the two sides have been talking past each other rather than earnestly negotiating a new CBA. Although the Marlins came across as courteous in their social media goodbye post, Dave Van Horne tells Sportsnet’s Blair & Barker podcast that he did not retire on his own terms. The longtime radio broadcaster hoped to continue working for...
Fish Stripes Jan 24, 2022
Offishial news, 1/24/22: Álex González and Luis Castillo; Dave Van Horne speaks; Neidert ties the knot

Offishial news, 1/24/22: Álex González and Luis Castillo; Dave Van Horne speaks; Neidert ties the knot

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/ The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. Bargaining between MLB and the MLBPA resumes today when the players’ union is expected to present a counteroffer to the league. So far, the two sides have been talking past each other rather than earnestly negotiating a new CBA. But the fact that this meeting will take place face to face is at least mildly encouraging. Although the Marlins came across as courteous in their social media goodbye post, Dave Van Horne tells Sportsnet’s Blair & Barker podcast that he did...
Fish Stripes Jan 21, 2022
Offishial news, 1/21/22: CBA talks; robo umps closing in; digging into DRC+

Offishial news, 1/21/22: CBA talks; robo umps closing in; digging into DRC+

@GoHammerheads/Twitter The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. Bargaining between MLB and the MLBPA resumes on Monday when the players’ union is expected to present a counteroffer to the league. So far, the two sides have been talking past each other rather than earnestly negotiating a new CBA. The automated ball and strike system will be utilized by some Triple-A West teams in 2022. ABS has received mixed reviews when implemented at lower levels (including the Arizona Fall League, Low-A Southeast and independent ball), but this...
Fish Stripes Jan 21, 2022
Marlins hitting prospects who deserve a closer look

Marlins hitting prospects who deserve a closer look

@tannerallen/Instagram Revisiting last season’s minor league production using Baseball Prospectus’ deserved runs created plus stat. Regular Fish Stripes readers will notice that I often cite weighted runs created plus (wRC+), a FanGraphs statistic, to condense a player’s batting production into a single number. A 100 wRC+ represents the average for that player’s league while anything above that is better than average and anything below that is worse than average. I believe the process behind calculating it is sound and still plan to use it frequently moving...
Fish Stripes Jan 21, 2022
2021 Marlins Season Review: José Devers

2021 Marlins Season Review: José Devers

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports José Devers’ jump to the Bigs. No 2021 Miami Marlin so plainly illustrated the demands of Major League Baseball like José Devers. With just 41 plate appearances by the rookie, he sketched out the difficulty of hitting at the highest level. Now, prior to 2021 you might’ve known José as a prospect. Part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, the 6’0” Devers profiled like a throwback middle infielder who lacks over-the-fence power (the anti-Dan Uggla). Cousin of Boston Red Sox standout Rafael Devers, he had limited experience against...
Fish Stripes Jan 20, 2022
Offishial news, 1/20/22: Prospect coverage ramps up; player workouts

Offishial news, 1/20/22: Prospect coverage ramps up; player workouts

Miami Marlins/YouTube The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. New Fish Stripes Podcast In a follow-up to Wednesday’s Baseball America Top 100 prospects list release, BA’s Ben Balder highlights José Salas as a breakout prospect with the potential to crack the Top 100 by the end of the 2022 season. In an interview with the Marlins’ Kyle Sielaff, Joe Mack says that he’s most focused on improving his footwork and receiving behind the plate and his timing in the batter’s box. Mack put up zany statistics in the Florida Complex...
Fish Stripes Jan 19, 2022
Offishial news, 1/19/22: Baseball America Top 100 update; ZiPS projections

Offishial news, 1/19/22: Baseball America Top 100 update; ZiPS projections

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. Baseball America released their 2022 MLB Top 100 prospects list, featuring Eury Pérez (No. 48), Kahlil Watson (No. 60), Sixto Sánchez (No. 64), Edward Cabrera (No. 69) and Max Meyer (No. 74). Seems as though Jake Eder just barely missed the cut. Griffin Conine joined Aram Leighton on Just Baseball’s new MLB prospect podcast, The Call-Up. After recording, they livestreamed an additional conversation about hitting mechanics. Speaking of livestreaming, you know what day...
Fish Stripes Jan 19, 2022
Biggest Marlins risers, fallers in ZiPS projections from 2021 to 2022

Biggest Marlins risers, fallers in ZiPS projections from 2021 to 2022

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Which Miami players does the projection system feel significantly better or worse about compared to one year ago? The upshot of the 2022 Miami Marlins ZiPS projections published on Tuesday by Dan Szymborski of FanGraphs is unsurprising: his system thinks they’ll play a lot of low-scoring games and lose too many of them to earn a postseason berth. Most level-headed Marlins fans can agree with that, right? It will require more substantial upgrades to the major league roster on the other side of the lockout to feel confident in this club as a...
Fish Stripes Jan 18, 2022
Offishial news, 1/18/22: Int’l strategy; D.R. complex construction; memorabilia for sale

Offishial news, 1/18/22: Int’l strategy; D.R. complex construction; memorabilia for sale

Marlins Communications The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. Marlins senior director of international operations Adrian Lorenzo told the media Tuesday that the organization will field two teams in the Dominican Summer League. He says those extra roster spots has allowed them to be “aggressive” in building the largest international free agent class of any MLB org during the 2021-22 signing period, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. He acknowledges that the international market could be transitioning to a draft format in...
Fish Stripes Jan 17, 2022
Offishial news, 1/17/22: All-Time Marlins Draft; Aníbal ain’t done yet?

Offishial news, 1/17/22: All-Time Marlins Draft; Aníbal ain’t done yet?

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The latest Miami Marlins coverage to get you through the lockout blues. New Fish Stripes Podcast Approximately 40 players have officially joined the Marlins since the opening of the 2021-22 international signing period on Saturday. The team prioritized depth with this class rather than bidding for any of the consensus top talents. One of the prospects shares a name with a Marlins legend. Most of the new signees will get their first taste of affiliated ball this season with the Dominican Summer League Marlins. On Swimming Upstream, Alex Carver,...

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