It’s one of the most highly anticipated Marlins events every year, emanating positive vibes regardless of roster construction and attracting a larger crowd than most of the team’s regular season games: FanFest. The 2020 edition kicks off at Marlins Park this afternoon.
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Marlins Members are permitted inside early for Derek Jeter’s “State of the Marlins” address. The rest of the ballpark opens up at 3 p.m. and the fun lasts until 7 p.m. Use the map below to organize your plan of attack:
There are 54 active players expected to attend. For the majority of them, this will be their first Marlins FanFest.
40-man roster: Jesús Aguilar, Sandy Alcantara, Jorge Alfaro, Brian Anderson, Jon Berti, Jeff Brigham, Lewis Brinson, Edward Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli, Jazz Chisholm, Adam Conley, Garrett Cooper, Isan Díaz, Lewin Díaz, Corey Dickerson, Robert Dugger, Jorge Guzman, Monte Harrison, Elieser Hernandez, Matt Joyce, Brandon Kintzler, Pablo López, Humberto Mejía, Nick Neidert, Harold Ramirez, Miguel Rojas, Jesús Sánchez, Sixto Sánchez, Sterling Sharp, Magneuris Sierra, Caleb Smith, Ryne Stanek, Drew Steckenrider, Stephen Tarpley, José Ureña, Jonathan Villar, Chad Wallach, Jordan Yamamoto
Non-roster: Cameron Barstad, JJ Bleday, Peyton Burdick, Jerar Encarnación, Evan Fitterer, Matt Kemp, Víctor Mesa Jr., Víctor Víctor Mesa, Kameron Misner, Chris Mokma, Nasim Nuñez, Nic Ready, Trevor Rogers, Alex Vesia
Several alumni will be there as well, though the club did not specify which ones.
Friend of Fish Stripes Danny Martinez is a FanFest regular. He shares 10 tips for making the most out of the experience:
Additional details provided at marlins.com/fanfest. Plenty more updates coming to this stream during and after the event.