Here at Fish Stripes, we have reviewed each and every important name from the 2013 Miami Marlins. Now, we will hand out the final report card, starting with Giancarlo Stanton and the team's position players.
The Miami Marlins traded Ricky Nolasco to the Los Angeles Dodgers and chose not to pay any of his salary. In return, the Fish got a number of questionable minor league pitching arms. How did they do in 2013?
The Miami Marlins employed a few other outfielders in 2013, but Chris Coghlan and Jake Marisnick, among others, may not find any room in a crowded 2014 situation based on their 2013 Major League stints.
Justin Ruggiano was one of five Marlins outfielders featured prominently for much of the 2013 season, and he was among the better ones. But a midseason slump and some bad luck ruined what could have been a passable year at the plate.
Adeiny Hechavarria was supposed to be an elite defender at shortstop who might struggle at the plate, but instead the 2013 Marlins got negative results on both ends en route to one of the worst individual seasons in 2013.
Ed Lucas found his way into the majors and became the latest minor league journeyman project for a desperate Miami Marlins team. In the end, he played well enough to earn a roster spot, but not a starting job.
Prospect Derek Dietrich took over second base early in the 2013 season, but a hidden injury and an unfortunate happenstance involving deposed hitting coach Tino Martinez forced him off the Major League roster.