The regular season for the first-ever MLB The Show Players League concluded Monday night. Right-hander Ryne Stanek represented the Marlins, recovering from an abysmal start to finish at 10-19.
Stanek livestreamed three-inning mini games against reps from each of the 29 other MLB teams via Twitch, using players who had been projected to make Miami’s 2020 Opening Day roster under normal circumstances.
Rather than dwell on his overall mediocrity, Fish Stripes compiled gameplay highlights from Stanek and his puppy, Goose:
Stanek didn’t overcomplicate his lineup decisions—Jorge Alfaro, Brian Anderson, Jon Berti, Corey Dickerson, Miguel Rojas and Jonathan Villar played in every game. Deployed mostly as a pinch-hitter/designated hitter, Matt Joyce posted the best results of anybody who got significant playing time (.296/.367/.667, 3 HR in 30 PA). Sandy Alcantara led the pitching staff with nine starts, while Stanek himself was the most frequently used reliever (11 appearances). The Marlins only scored 33 runs for the entire regular season, the third-lowest total in the league.
Playoffs will be held this Friday-Sunday, aired across ESPN, ESPN2 and FS1.