Although the Marlins were considered to be out of the playoff race by the beginning of July, the club finished on a high note with a 18-12 record over the final month of play. The only negative thing about finishing strong is that it diminished their 2016 draft position, which ultimately ended up slotted at number seven overall.
Arguably the biggest surprise of the Marlins season was the performance of Justin Bour, who went from being an early season call-up to being the early leading candidate for the starting job at first base in 2016. Just like the club, Bour had a strong finish to the season that earned him the recognition as the NL Player of the Month in September.
Dee Gordon had a historic performance in 2015 that put him among the likes of legends.
Now that the season is officially in the books, what are the biggest takeaways from the Marlins 2015 campaign?
While the Marlins had a strong finish to their season, it should be taken with a grain of salt and not as something that could be extended into next year.
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