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Dee Gordon wants to bunt more in 2017

This is probably a good idea.

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon wants to attempt to bunt for an infield hit at least once a game, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

Gordon attempted only 13 bunts (six hits) in 79 games. He attempted 32 (with 16 hits) in 145 games the previous year.

Though he played in just 79 games as a result of his PED suspension last season, Gordon hit .268/.305/.335 with one home run and 14 RBIs. He was still able to steal 30 bases, down from the 58 he stole in 2015 (for obvious reasons, with fewer opportunities).

Bunting more often would likely benefit Gordon, who the Marlins are hoping will get on base routinely in 2017. Miami has been fond of Gordon since acquiring him to serve as its leadoff hitter.

Once a game might be a bit dramatic, because teams will likely start to adjust accordingly. But if Gordon is able to bunt effectively and get on base routinely as a result, he will likely become even valuable in front of Martin Prado, Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich in Miami’s lineup.