Miami Marlins Fantasy Baseball News

  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. Expected Back Next Week

    Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. (hamstring) will likely return during the team's current road trip. The 23-year-old hasn't played since the end of April due to a left hamstring strain but has been getting in some work recently at Triple-A Jacksonville. Chisholm is batting .290 to go along with 20 hits, 11 runs, seven stolen bases, seven RBI, and four homers throughout 69 at-bats in 2021.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Marlins Jazz Chisholm
  • Jorge Alfaro Scratched From Rehab Start

    Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) was scratched from his rehab appearance on Thursday, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Alfaro was originally scheduled to appear in Game 1 of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp's doubleheader, but he was scratched from the lineup and then did not appear in Game 2 either. There's no word yet as to why Alfaro was scratched, as he was looking to work his way back from a hamstring strain that has kept him sidelined since April 20. In 10 games this season, Alfaro is slashing .229/.250/.257 with one steal, three RBI and one run scored in 10 games.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Marlins Jorge Alfaro
  • Jazz Chisholm Drives In Two In Rehab Start Thursday

    Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored in his rehab start on Thursday, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Chisholm is on a plan to play back-to-back days during his rehab assignment. It was his second rehab appearance with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, as he looks like he's very close to a return to Miami. Look for Chisholm to be potentially activated early next week, as fantasy managers eagerly await his return. He's gotten off to a great start to this season, slashing .290/.375/.551 with four home runs and seven steals in 21 games.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Marlins Jazz Chisholm
  • Jesus Aguilar Hits His Daily Homer On Wednesday

    Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar hit yet another home run, his third in three games, in Wednesday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Marlins began this series on Monday, and Aguilar has hit a home run in every single game of the series. He has nine home runs, all of which have come on the road this season. If Aguilar can play at home the way he does on the road, he could be a legitimate MVP candidate. He's hitting .291 with a .958 OPS to go with his nine home runs and 31 RBI.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Marlins Jesus Aguilar
  • Yimi Garcia Collects His Sixth Save

    Miami Marlins closer Yimi Garcia picked up his sixth save of the season on Wednesday. Garcia came in to protect a 3-2 lead and pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and recording a strikeout. Garcia and the Marlins were saved by a nice play from first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who caught a well-hit line drive and stepped on first base for a game-ending double play. There are plenty of concerning signs when you take a deeper look at Garcia's season, but for now, he's 6-of-7 in save opportunities and has a 1.76 ERA. He may be a strong sell-high candidate at this point.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Marlins Yimi Garcia
  • Cody Poteet Has Impressive MLB Debut

    Miami Marlins starter Cody Poteet made his Major League debut Wednesday and picked up his first career victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The unheralded starter went six strong innings allowing only two runs on a David Peralta RBI double and Sandy Leon solo home run in the Marlins 3-2 victory. Otherwise, Poteet allowed only two additional singles and walked zero, and looked very much like a Major League pitcher. While he certainly does not have a rotation spot locked up, the Marlins have made the most out of their starting pitching in recent years and Poteet might provide fantasy value this season. Slated to face the Dodgers in LA in his next start, Poteet is not worth a roster add just yet, but he is worth keeping an eye on moving forward.

    May 13 · RotoBaller Marlins Cody Poteet
  • Isan Diaz Exits Game Early Due To Fatigue

    Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Diaz was removed from Wednesday's game because he was feeling unwell and fatigued, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. McPherson adds that Diaz was cleared by the team's doctor after he was pinch-hit for in the top of the third. It sounds like it's probably nothing serious, and he should be considered day-to-day for now. Diaz has gotten off to a slow start this year, hitting .156 with a .644 OPS, although he has managed to hit two home runs in 11 games.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Marlins Isan Diaz
  • Jorge Alfaro Has One Final Hurdle To Clear

    Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) has one final hurdle to clear before the team can deem him ready to return to action. Alfaro, who just started a rehab assignment, needs to catch back-to-backs- and prove that he can handle that type of workload before he can be activated off the injured list. The Marlins believe he could return to the lineup as early as this weekend. Alfaro's 2020 struggles carried into this season before his injury, though he was a plus offensively in 2019, clubbing 18 homers and even chipping in four stolen bases in 130 games for Miami.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Marlins Jorge Alfaro
  • Sixto Sanchez Eyeing A June Return

    The Miami Marlins appear to be hopeful that starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) will be able to return to action in June. Sanchez has just recently started throwing from 105 feet on flat ground. Next, he'll be throwing from 120 feet before getting back to throwing from a mound. Sanchez has been dealing with right shoulder inflammation since the start of the year and is yet to make his 2021 debut. The 22 year old was impressive during his first go in the Majors last year, posting a 3.46 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over seven starts.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Marlins Sixto Sanchez
  • Jesus Aguilar Stays Hot With Another Home Run

    Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar stayed hot on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles. He ended up scoring one run and driving in two. Aguilar's homer was an eighth inning two-run shot that brought the Marlins within three runs in what was ultimately an ugly 11-3 loss thanks to what is now becoming expectedly poor bullpen management from Don Mattingly. Aguilar could be approaching legitimate MVP consideration if he can start hitting the way he does on the road when the Marlins play at home. He has a .283 batting average, a .926 OPS, eight homers, and 29 RBI.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Marlins Jesus Aguilar
  • Pablo Lopez Gives Up Six Runs On Tuesday

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez didn't have much go right in Tuesday's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lopez only made it through 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out just three. Lopez was struggling with his control, leaving too many balls over the plate and missing the corners with both his fastball and his change up. He left with the bases loaded in the fifth inning after getting just one out, so his line could have been a little better, but reliever John Curtiss quickly allowed all three inherited runners to score, adding them to Pablo's line. Lopez falls to 0-3 and will take a 3.07 ERA into his next start.

    May 12 · RotoBaller Marlins Pablo Lopez
  • Jazz Chisholm Doubles In Rehab Appearance Tuesday

    Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm(hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in a rehab start with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Tuesday night, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Chisholm looked unhindered out in the field, as he tested out his hamstring when he slid into second base on his double. After being out since April 27, it looks like Chisholm is getting closer to a return to action, and he could find his way back to Miami within the next week.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Marlins Jazz Chisholm
  • Trevor Rogers Has Next Start Pushed Back To Thursday

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Rogers will make his next start on Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to manager Don Mattingly. Rogers is being pushed back a day and the team will go with a bullpen day on Wednesday. Rogers is off to a fantastic start to the year, pitching to a 1.89 ERA and 1.079 WHIP with a 33.1% strikeout rate. Mattingly and the Marlins will most certainly be watching the innings for their 23-year-old southpaw closely. Last year, Rogers only threw 28 innings. In 2019, he pitched 136.1 innings in the Minors. Look for Rogers to see some extra rest days somewhat often throughout the year, but that shouldn't hold him back from the breakout he's currently on pace for. It will just slightly limit his upside and production.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Marlins Trevor Rogers
  • Jesus Aguilar Hits His Seventh Home Run

    Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar broke out of a slump in Monday's game, hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning of a 5-2 loss. Aguilar was on fire on the previous Marlins road trip, but cooled off significantly when the team went home to play in Miami. Now that they're back on the road, perhaps Aguilar is heating up again. His home run was an absolute no-doubter off of Joakim Soria that put the Marlins in striking distance. Aguilar has the seven home runs and is hitting .266 with an .861 OPS.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Marlins Jesus Aguilar
  • Jordan Holloway Struggles In His First Big League Start

    Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jordan Holloway struggled in his first major league start on Monday. Holloway had been working out of the bullpen for Miami and was pitching extremely well, which earned him a spot in the starting rotation. Things didn't go nearly as well for him as a starter though, as he made it through just 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks while only recording one strikeout. Holloway was having a hard time locating his pitches, either missing the corners by a lot for a ball, or splitting the plate with middle-middle fastballs. He may get another chance to start in five days, but Holloway's future seems to be as a bullpen asset.

    May 11 · RotoBaller Marlins Jordan Holloway
  • Lewis Brinson Has A Big Game On Mother's Day

    Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson had his best game of the season in Sunday's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. With his mother in attendance, Brinson went 3-for-4 with a home run and two singles. He drove in and scored the only run the Marlins plated in the game. Brinson is still showing signs of upside now and then, but it's still been an overall struggle for the former top prospect. He's hitting .240 with a .655 OPS.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Marlins Lewis Brinson
  • Anthony Bass Takes The Loss On Sunday

    Miami Marlins relief pitcher Anthony Bass took the loss in Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, falling to 1-3. Bass was inexplicably brought in to pitch the 10th inning, the latest of 2020 Manager of the Year Don Mattingly's head scratching bullpen decisions. Plenty of other Marlins relievers were available and rested. Bass ended up striking out two and because the run he allowed was the "placed runner" he did not have to add an earned run to his line despite pitching badly. He has a 5.40 ERA and has no business pitching in high leverage situations, but will continue to pitch in high leverage situations because of the aforementioned Don Mattingly.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Marlins Anthony Bass
  • Sandy Alcantara Goes Seven Strong On Sunday

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara pitched well on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, but ended up with a no-decision. He pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits and two walks while striking out six. The only damage off Alcantara was a solo homer off the bat of Dan Vogelbach in the fourth inning. The Marlins offense could only score one run though, so Alcantara is still stuck on just one win for the season. His ERA lowered to 2.72, though. He'll face the Dodgers his next time on the mound.

    May 9 · RotoBaller Marlins Sandy Alcantara
  • Corey Dickerson Gets Two More Hits On Saturday

    Miami Marlins outfielder Corey Dickerson got two more hits on Saturday in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a double, a single, and a run scored. He raised his batting average to .333 and his OPS to .873. Dickerson's 30 hits is one behind the team lead despite the fact that he hasn't played in most games against left-handed starters. He hasn't shown much power, but he's been getting on base consistently and is a solid if unexciting outfield option in mixed leagues.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Marlins Corey Dickerson
  • Miguel Rojas Homers On The First Pitch He Sees On Saturday

    Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas hit a home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the first inning in Saturday's loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Rojas struck out in his next three at bats, but is still hitting a solid .290 with an .844 OPS. The home run was his second of the season and he's driven in 12 runs. He's been hitting in the leadoff spot with Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) on the injured list, but will likely move down in the order once Chisholm is able to return. Still, Rojas belongs on a fantasy team in all mixed leagues.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Marlins Miguel Rojas
  • Daniel Castano Lasts Just Four Innings Again On Saturday

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Daniel Castano was called up to make Saturday's start against the Milwaukee Brewers and lasted just four innings. He allowed three runs on six hits and two walks, striking out five. The five strikeouts was a season high for Castano and actually doubled his season total. He simply doesn't make batters swing and miss often enough. Castano profiles as a back-of-the-rotation innings eater type of soft-tossing lefty, but he's yet to throw more than five innings in a start. He'll take a 5.19 ERA into his next start and is not even on the streaming radar at this point.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Marlins Daniel Castano
  • Isan Diaz Hits A Grand Slam On Friday

    Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Diaz hit a grand slam in Friday's 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Diaz went 2-for-3 with a walk, a single, and the long ball. He ended up with a run scored and four RBI. Diaz was awful in spring training this season and got off to a rough start in the regular season as well, as he was hitless as recently as five days ago. He's heating up though and is now hitting .238 with a .917 OPS. He has no chance to unseat Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) for the starting job when Jazz is healthy, but if Diaz is finally showing that he can hit at the big league level, he may force the Marlins hand and could potentially work his way into the lineup much more often. Diaz struggles defensively, so it may be too much to expect him to make a move to third base, but it's something the team may consider if he continues to hit well.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Marlins Isan Diaz
  • Miguel Rojas Scores Three Times On Friday

    Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas scored three runs in Friday's win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Batting in the leadoff spot, Rojas went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a single. Rojas went through a little slump about a week ago, but was great before and has been excellent since. He's hitting .291 with an .828 OPS and has scored 21 runs already this season. He may be moved out of the leadoff spot when Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) returns to the lineup, but Rojas should continue to be a solid contributor in most fantasy categories.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Marlins Miguel Rojas
  • Adam Cimber Contributes Two Scoreless Innings On Friday

    Miami Marlins relief pitcher Adam Cimber provided two scoreless innings and finished Friday's 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Cimber came in to pitch the eighth inning and stayed on for the ninth as well. He allowed only one hit and struck out one, lowering his ERA to 2.93. Cimber has only allowed runs in three of his 15 games this season and has been excellent outside of a three run appearance back on April 23. Cimber doesn't have the huge strikeout numbers to make him a particularly worthwhile mixed league option, but if he continues pitching well, he could move into more and more significant innings in the Marlins bullpen.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Marlins Adam Cimber
  • Trevor Rogers Earns His Fourth Win On Friday

    Miami Marlins rookie starting pitcher Trevor Rogers pitched five good innings in Friday's win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Rogers allowed just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six. He improved to 4-2 and moved his ERA to 1.89. It's been an incredible season so far for April's National League Rookie of the Month, and he has the peripheral stats that show he should be able to sustain this level of success. In the few leagues where Rogers is still available, he needs to be picked up immediately.

    May 8 · RotoBaller Marlins Trevor Rogers
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr., Jorge Alfaro To Begin Rehab Assignment

    Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. (hamstring) and catcher Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) are expected to begin a rehab assignment next week with the expectation of rejoining the team by next weekend, according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Chisholm has been out since April 27, while Alfaro last appeared on April 20, as they have both been dealing with hamstring strains. Alfaro had gotten off to a slow start this year, slashing .229/.250/.257 in 10 games, while Chisholm was having a breakout performance in which he had slashed .290/.375/.551 with four home runs, seven steals, seven RBI and 11 runs scored over 21 games. Managers in weekly leagues should plan on keeping Alfaro and Chisholm on the bench this week, and anticipate putting them back into the starting lineups next week.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Marlins Jorge Alfaro Jazz Chisholm
  • Elieser Hernandez To Throw A Batting Practice Session

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez (biceps) will throw a 20-pitch batting practice session on Saturday. Hernandez was forced to leave his first start of the season due to inflammation in his right biceps, but he seems to be progressing well through his rehab. He threw a 30-pitch bullpen session earlier in the week with no issues, so assuming the batting practice goes well, Hernandez could progress to making a rehab start with a minor league club. He could be ready to return to the big league mound by the end of the month.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Marlins Elieser Hernandez
  • Starling Marte To Begin Swinging

    Miami Marlins outfielder Starling Marte (rib) will start his rehab process by "initiating [a] hitting progression." In more baseball terms, Marte will begin taking dry swings this weekend. He hasn't played since April 18, when he suffered a non-displaced fracture of his 12th rib after taking an awkward swing. The Marlins are desperately missing their center fielder, as they are trotting out five position players with batting averages below .200 for Friday's game. Marte is still at the very beginning of his rehab, so he shouldn't be expected back any time soon.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Marlins Starling Marte
  • Jazz Chisholm Taking Batting Practice

    Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) is taking batting practice and doing defensive work. He will progress to facing live pitching and running this weekend. Chisholm hasn't played since April 27th when he suffered a hamstring injury and was placed on the 10-day injured list. The Marlins are desperately missing Jazz for both his offense and defense, as Isan Diaz has been getting starts at second base but hasn't done much well. Assuming no setbacks, Jazz could be back in the lineup at some point next week.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Marlins Jazz Chisholm
  • Jorge Alfaro To Run And Hit This Weekend

    Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) is scheduled to run and hit this weekend. He's been able to catch bullpens so running and hitting will be the next steps in his rehab. Alfaro hasn't played since April 20th due to a hamstring injury. The Marlins have been playing with Chad Wallach and Sandy Leon behind the plate. While Alfaro wasn't off to a good start this season, the Marlins are desperate for something from their catcher's spot, and Alfaro at least has the most upside out of the three catchers on the roster. He should be back within a week assuming he progresses through his rehab without any setbacks.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Marlins Jorge Alfaro
  • Pablo Lopez Shines Against Diamondbacks

    Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez looked brilliant against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday in Miami. One of many budding aces on the Marlins staff, Lopez allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks across five innings. Lopez is now the owner of a 2.04 ERA and 1.08 WHIP to go along with 40 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings. A rare starting pitcher who keeps the ball in the yard, Lopez has allowed only seven home runs over his past 18 starts, a span that goes back through the 2020 season. Often overlooked in fantasy circles and seen as a generic player with generic results, Lopez is quickly proving this is a reputation not earned. Expect Lopez to continue this top-tier opening to his season as his next start will be against the Diamondbacks once again.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Marlins Pablo Lopez
  • Yimi Garcia Earns Fifth Save For Marlins

    Miami Marlins closer Yimi Garcia picked up his fifth save on Wednesday at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Garcia got Daulton Varsho to pop out and Stephen Vogt to strike out before allowing a two-out single to Pavin Smith. He quickly shut the door afterward, as Asdrubal Cabrera lined out to right field to end the game. Now sporting a 2.03 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP, Garcia's ratios would give him mixed-league consideration even without the closers' job. Since taking over as Miami's ninth-inning option on April 10, Garcia has held opponents to a .242 on-base percentage while allowing only two runs. Garcia also has exclusively been used in the ninth inning or later since that April 10 date, as the Marlins are uninterested in deploying him in low-leverage spots. For fantasy managers, they need to treat Garcia like a top-flight closer for the rest of the season.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Marlins Yimi Garcia
  • Jazz Chisholm Resumes Baseball Activities

    Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) has resumed baseball activities. Chisholm was able to run in the outfield, take some groundballs, and do some batting practice. It was the first reported activity from Jazz since he was first placed on the injured list on April 28. Chisholm likely won't be ready to go right away, but it looks like he should be able to return sooner than later, perhaps at some point next week. Isan Diaz has been making outs at the plate and errors in the field in Chisholm's place.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Marlins Jazz Chisholm
  • Jesus Sanchez Gets Five Hits In Wednesday's Game

    Miami Marlins outfield prospect Jesus Sanchez went 5-for-5 with a home run, a triple, and four RBI in Wednesday's Triple-A Jacksonville game. Sanchez is off to a great start, already recording seven hits through just two games. Sanchez got a chance to play a bit at the big league level in 2020, but was awful, striking out 11 times and only getting one hit in 25 at bats. He still clearly has the tools to hit the ball well, and plays solid defense as well. While he likely won't be a superstar at the major league level, he has strong starter upside and could be up after the trade deadline if the Marlins ship off some expiring contracts.

    May 6 · RotoBaller Marlins Jesus Sanchez
  • Jordan Holloway Earns His First Big League Win

    Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jordan Holloway pitched well on Wednesday and earned the first win of his major league career. Holloway came in to pitch second in a bullpen game for the Marlins and contributed three scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out three. Holloway has been excellent in his 10 innings so far this season, striking out 10 and not yet allowing a run. He could get a chance to start the next time the Marlins need an arm in the rotation.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Marlins Jordan Holloway
  • Adam Duvall Drives In Four On Wednesday

    Miami Marlins outfielder Adam Duvall hit a home run and a single in Wednesday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duvall went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. The homer was his fifth of the season and the four RBI brought his total to 18 on the year. He's proven to be a productive bat in the middle of the Marlins order despite a troubling .196 batting average.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Marlins Adam Duvall
  • Lewis Brinson Hits A Home Run In Tuesday's Win

    Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson had a great game in Tuesday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, going 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run. He ended up with three RBI and a run scored. Brinson has been getting a chance to play with Starling Marte (rib) on the injured list. It's been mostly struggles again for Brinson, but with some flashes of the upside that made him the centerpiece in the Christian Yelich trade with the Brewers. Brinson should continue to get a chance to play in center field for a while, as Marte still hasn't been able to resume any baseball activities. Brinson is hitting just .200 with a .544 OPS.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Marlins Lewis Brinson
  • Brian Anderson Returns With A Home Run

    Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (oblique) was activated from the injured list before Tuesday's game and immediately contributed, blasting a three-run home run in the first inning. Anderson ended up 1-for-3 with the home run and a walk, two runs scored, and three RBI. He looked like he was heating up from his slow start before he got hurt, so he may just be continuing that heating up process after a 10-day delay. Anderson might have a nice buy-low window in mixed leagues right now.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Marlins Brian Anderson
  • Anthony Bass Unable To Get An Out On Tuesday

    Miami Marlins relief pitcher Anthony Bass had a terrible outing in Tuesday's game, facing four batters without recording an out. Bass allowed one run on two hits and a walk, but it could have been much, much worse if he hadn't been bailed out by an amazing performance from Richard Bleier. Bass left the bases loaded and Bleier came in to strike out three hitters in a row. Bass had been pitching better since being removed from the closer's role, but underlying metrics showed he was still not doing particularly well. Despite that, manager Don Mattingly has continued to give him significant innings, as this was an eighth inning appearance in a one-run game. Bass and his 6.52 ERA should be working in a low-leverage role until he can get right, but with Mattingly at the helm, we're likely to see him in another eighth inning very soon.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Marlins Anthony Bass
  • Sandy Alcantara Throws Six Good Innings On Tuesday

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara was solid on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, picking up a quality start. Alcantara went six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out six. He lowered his ERA to 2.95 but did not factor into the decision since the Marlins did not take the lead for good until the eighth inning. Alcantara will go into his next start looking for a win to even his record which currently stands at 1-2. He'll face the Milwaukee Brewers next.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Marlins Sandy Alcantara
  • Jorge Alfaro Doing Running And Catching Drills

    Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) has started doing running and catching drills in his rehab. There hadn't been much news about Alfaro since he was placed on the injured list, so it's good to know his rehab is progressing somewhat. Now that the minor league season is getting underway, the Marlins will likely have Alfaro catch a game or two as part of a rehab assignment before he rejoins the big league team. Chad Wallach and Sandy Leon have been handling catching duties for the Marlins, so as poorly as Alfaro started the season, the team is desperate to have his upside back behind the plate.

    May 4 · RotoBaller Marlins Jorge Alfaro
  • Sixto Sanchez Ramping Up His Throwing Program

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) has ramped up his throwing program and is now throwing from flat ground at a distance of 105 feet. Sanchez has been dealing with shoulder inflammation and has not pitched yet this year. Assuming all goes well at this distance, the next step will be for him to throw from 120 feet, then off a mound. He'd face live hitters after that and likely make a few minor league rehab starts before rejoining the Marlins at the big league level. An early June return for the sky-high upside starter seems likely if all goes well along the way.

    May 4 · RotoBaller Marlins Sixto Sanchez
  • Brian Anderson To Be Activated On Tuesday

    Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson (oblique) is expected to be activated from the injured list before Tuesday's game. Anderson suffered an oblique injury a little over a week ago, and while there was some concern he could miss extended time (as there is with most oblique injuries), Anderson was able to return quickly. He's a key part of the Marlins lineup despite the fact that he's struggled to a .200/.262/.300 slash line so far. He should return to somewhere in the middle of the Marlins lineup.

    May 4 · RotoBaller Marlins Brian Anderson
  • Paul Campbell Suspended 80 Games

    Miami Marlins pitcher Paul Campbell was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The suspension is effective immediately. Campbell may be proof that taking performance enhancing drugs does not immediately make a player successful, as he had an 8.74 ERA in 11 1/3 innings of work. Campbell got one start and pitched in five games total for the Marlins. He was a Rule 5 pick from the Tampa Bay Rays and may end up heading back to that organization once his suspension is up.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Marlins Paul Campbell
  • Isan Diaz Gets His First Two Hits Of The Year On Sunday

    Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Diaz finally got his first two hits of the season in Sunday's loss to the Washington Nationals. Diaz came into the game with a .000 batting average but ended up in the leadoff spot thanks to 2020 National League Manager of the Year Don Mattingly. Seven of the nine members of the Marlins lineup on Sunday had a batting average below .200. Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a single, ballooning his batting average to .182. He'll keep struggling at second base until Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) is able to return from the injured list.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Marlins Isan Diaz
  • Trevor Rogers Does Okay On Sunday

    Miami Marlins rookie starting pitcher Trevor Rogers was just okay in Sunday's start against the Washington Nationals. He pitched five innings, allowing three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out six. Rogers still looked good in this one, but he wasn't at his best like he's been in most of his other starts this season. The Marlins offense only scored one run in Max Scherzer's complete game, so Rogers took the loss, lowering his record to 3-2. He'll take a 1.91 ERA into his next start.

    May 3 · RotoBaller Marlins Trevor Rogers
  • Jesus Aguilar Has Day Off Sunday Against Nationals

    Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar is getting the day off on Sunday against the Nationals. Garrett Cooper will take over at first in his place and bat third in the lineup. Aguilar has been one of the better first basemen in fantasy to start the year, slashing .298/.398/.560 with six home runs, 23 RBI and 13 runs scored in 25 games. Look for him to return to the lineup on Tuesday when the team returns to Miami to play the Diamondbacks.

    May 2 · RotoBaller Marlins Jesus Aguilar