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2021 All-Old Friends Team (full-season edition)

Which former Marlins players starred elsewhere during this past MLB regular season?

New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) is greeted after hitting a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at Angel Stadium Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins have not been particularly loyal to their players through the years—everybody eventually gets traded or unceremoniously released, or if they’re fortunate, makes it to free agency and winds up going to a higher bidder elsewhere. As a result, there’s been a diaspora of former Fish. Nearly every other MLB team employs at least one Old Friend.

At the All-Star break, I highlighted familiar faces who were having success elsewhere. Might as well update the “roster” now that the 2021 regular season has concluded!

This team construction mirrors that of a normal MLB active roster: 26 selections evenly split between position players and pitchers. Eligibility for the All-Old Friends Team goes to individuals who played at least one complete regular season with the Marlins or those who spent at least one full calendar year in the organization as a prospect. Starling Marte and Kiké Hernández, for example, fall short of those thresholds, therefore the pitching staff is much deeper than the lineup.

Marlins fans, who do you miss the most?

Position Players

C J.T. Realmuto—.263/.343/.439, 4.4 fWAR in 134 G for Philadelphia Phillies

1B Miguel Cabrera—.256/.316/.386, -0.7 fWAR in 130 G for Detroit Tigers

2B Austin Nola—.272/.340/.376, 0.9 fWAR in 56 G for San Diego Padres

SS Donovan Solano—.280/.344/.404, 1.2 fWAR in 101 G for San Francisco Giants

3B Colin Moran—.258/.334/.390, -0.2 fWAR in 99 G for Pittsburgh Pirates

LF Mark Canha—.231/.358/.387, 2.7 fWAR in 141 G for Oakland Athletics

CF Harold Ramirez—.268/.305/.398, 0.3 fWAR in 99 G for Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians left fielder Harold Ramirez (10) bats against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

RF Christian Yelich—.248/.362/.373, 1.4 fWAR in 117 G for Milwaukee Brewers

DH Giancarlo Stanton—.273/.354/.516, 2.6 fWAR in 139 G for New York Yankees

UTIL Austin Barnes—.215/.299/.345, 0.8 fWAR in 77 G for Los Angeles Dodgers

Reserve OF Jake Marisnick—.216/.286/.375, -0.2 fWAR in 99 G for Chicago Cubs/San Diego Padres

Reserve OF Corey Dickerson—.282/.329/.450, 0.5 fWAR in 46 G for Toronto Blue Jays

Reserve C/Honorary Captain/Player-Manager Jeff Mathis—.000/.000/.000, -0.2 fWAR in 3 G for Atlanta Braves


SP Nathan Eovaldi—3.75 ERA, 2.79 FIP, 5.6 fWAR in 182.1 IP for Boston Red Sox

SP Anthony DeSclafani—3.17 ERA, 3.62 FIP, 3.0 fWAR in 167.2 IP for San Francisco Giants

SP Luis Castillo—3.98 ERA, 3.75 FIP, 3.7 fWAR in 187.2 IP for Cincinnati Reds

SP Zac Gallen—4.30 ERA, 4.25 FIP, 1.5 fWAR in 121.1 IP for Arizona Diamondbacks

SP Domingo Germán—4.58 ERA, 4.31 FIP, 1.3 fWAR in 98.1 IP for New York Yankees

RP Drew Steckenrider—2.00 ERA, 3.35 FIP, 1.3 fWAR in 67.2 IP for Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Drew Steckenrider (16) throws against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning at T-Mobile Park Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

RP Brad Boxberger—3.34 ERA, 3.65 FIP, 0.8 fWAR in 64.2 IP for Milwaukee Brewers

RP Alex Vesia—2.25 ERA, 4.22 FIP, 0.2 fWAR in 40.0 IP for Los Angeles Dodgers

RP Ryne Stanek—3.42 ERA, 4.11 FIP, 0.5 fWAR in 68.1 IP for Houston Astros

RP Jarlin García—2.62 ERA, 3.77 FIP, 0.4 fWAR in 68.2 IP for San Francisco Giants

RP Yusmeiro Petit—3.92 ERA, 4.72 FIP, 0.0 fWAR in 78.0 IP for Oakland Athletics

RP Trevor Richards—3.50 ERA, 4.20 FIP, 0.3 fWAR in 64.1 IP for Tampa Bay Rays/Milwaukee Brewers/Toronto Blue Jays

RP Michael King—3.55 ERA, 3.86 FIP, 0.7 fWAR in 63.1 IP for New York Yankees

Honorable Mentions: Brad Hand, Tyler Kinley, Andrew Miller