The Miami Marlins DFA Cole Gillespie

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 1:55 pm

The Miami Marlins have designated 32-year old lefty swinging outfielder Cole Gillespie.  Gillespie played in 41 games for the Marlins this year and he was 12 for 51 (.235 avg, .645 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 0 homers and 5 RBIs.  He has played in 108 games in two years with the Marlins and he is 54 of 196 (.276 avg, .731 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 2 homers, 21 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  The Marlins needed Gillespie’s roster spot for Andrew Cashner.  Gillespie could reject an outright assignment to the minors and become a free agent if he wants to….assuming that he clear waivers first.

The Miami Marlins acquire Andrew Cashner and others from the San Diego Padres

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 10:33 am

The Miami Marlins have acquired 29-year old righty starting pitcher Andrew Cashner, 26-year old righty starting pitcher Colin Rea and 25-year old righty reliever Tayron Guerrero from the San Diego Padres for 19-year old lefty swinging 1B Josh Naylor, 23-year old righty starting pitcher Luis Castillo, 26-year old righty starting pitcher Jarred Cosart and 25-year old righty reliever Carter Capps.

Cashner will likely slot #3 in the Marlins’ rotation behind Jose Fernandez and Adam Conley.  Cashner pitched in 16 games (all starts) for the Padres this year and he was 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  Cashner has given up 80 hits (13 homers) and 30 walks while whiffing 67 batters in his 79 1/3 innings for the Padres in 2016.  Cashner has pitched in 190 games (88 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 30-49 with a 3.73 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  Cashner has been pitching well lately for the Padres and maybe a change of scenery on a better team will keep him rolling along.  Rea pitched in 19 games (18 starts) for the Padres this year and he was 5-5 with a 4.98 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  He has given up 101 hits (12 homers) and 44 walks while whiffing 76 batters in his 99 1/3 innings this year for the Padres.  Rea has now pitched in 25 games (24 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 7-7 with a 4.81 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.  Rea will probably slot into the #5 spot in the Marlins’ rotation.  Guerrero came into this season as the Padres’ #15 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 1 game out of the pen for the Padres this year (his Major League debut) and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.  He also pitched in 32 games in AA+AAA-ball this year and he was 0-3 with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  Guerrero has pitched in 182 games (20 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 13-21 with 19 saves, a 4.10 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

Naylor came into this season as the Marlins’ #2 prospect according to Baseball America.  Naylor played in 89 games in A-ball this year for the Marlins and he was 92 of 342 (.269 avg, .747 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 9 homers, 54 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.  Castillo pitched in 20 games (18 starts) in A-ball for the Marlins this year and he was 7-3 with a 2.25 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.  He has given up 82 hits and 15 walks while whiffing 84 batters in his 100 innings in the minors for the Marlins this year.  Cosart pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Marlins this year and he was 0-1 with a 5.95 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP.  He pitched in 28 games (27 starts) in his three years with the Marlins and he was 6-10 with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  Capps had Tommy John surgery prior to this season.  He pitched in 47 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Marlins and he was 1-0 with a 2.28 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.

I think the Marlins might have overpaid a little bit in this deal, but who am I to question them.  They have a pretty good record in making deals when they are in the playoff hunt….so I will give them the benefit of a doubt.

Adam Conley has been dominant in July for the Miami Marlins

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 10:14 am

26-year old lefty starting pitcher Adam Conley took his game to a new level in July for the Miami Marlins.  Conley has pitched in 5 games (all starts) so far in July and he is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has given up 25 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 27 batters in his first 29 2/3 innings in July!  Conley has now pitched in 21 games (all starts) for the Marlins so far this year and he is 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  He has given up 106 hits and 47 walks while whiffing 112 batters in his first 117 1/3 innings so far this year for the Marlins!  He is also effectively wild as he has hit a MLB leading 10 batters so far this year.  Conley has now pitched in 36 games (32 starts) for the Marlins so far in his first two years with them and he is 11-6 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  Conley as a huge upside!

J.T. Realmuto keeps raking for the Miami Marlins

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 10:08 am

25-year old righty swinging catcher J.T. Realmuto has been ripping the ball for the Miami Marlins so far this year.  He has played in 86 games for the Marlins so far this year and he is 103 of 330 (.312 avg, .761 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 5 homers, 27 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.  Realmuto has now played in 223 games in his first three years with the Marlins and he is 224 of 800 (.280 avg, .720 OPS) with 93 runs scored, 15 homers, 83 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.  The Marlins hope that Realmuto keeps raking, as he will be hitting lower in the lineup with Dee Gordon back.

The Miami Marlins DFA Don Kelly

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 28 July 2016 at 12:45 pm

The Miami Marlins have designated 36-year old lefty swinging IF/OF Don Kelly for assignment.  Kelly played in 13 games for the Marlins this year and he was 4 for 27 (.148 avg, .496 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Kelly played in 15 games in his two years with the Marlins and he was 4 for 28 (.143 avg, .479 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Kelly has now played in 585 games in his first 9 years in the show and he is 252 of 1,098 (.230 avg, .628 OPS) with 148 runs scored, 23 homers, 98 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  The Marlins needed Kelly’s roster spot to activate Dee Gordon.

The Miami Marlins reinstate Dee Gordon

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 28 July 2016 at 12:38 pm

The Miami Marlins have reinstated 28-year old lefty swinging 2B Dee Gordon, as he has just finished up his 80 game PED suspension.  Gordon has played in 21 games for the Marlins so far this year and he is 25 of 94 (.266 avg, .629 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 0 homers, 5 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Gordon will not be allowed to play in the post-season if the Marlins make it.  Gordon was missed by the Marlins due to his speed.  He played in 145 games for the Marlins in 2015 and he was 205 of 615 (.333 avg, .776 OPS) with 88 runs scored, 4 homers, 46 RBIs and 58 stolen bases.  He led the N.L. batting average last year and he led the Majors in hits and stolen bases.  The Marlins have to be glad to have Gordon back in the fold.

The Miami Marlins place Wei-Yin Chen on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Monday 25 July 2016 at 4:05 pm

The Miami Marlins have placed 31-year old lefty starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list due to an elbow injury.  He has pitched in 19 games (all starts) for the Marlins so far this year and he is 5-4 with a 4.99 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  Chen has given up 120 hits (20 homers) and 23 walks while whiffing 89 batters in his first 110 innings for the Marlins this year.  Chen has been a huge disappointment for the Marlins so far this year, as they signed him to a 2-year, $28 million dollar deal last winter to serve as their #2 starting pitcher.

Braden Looper was a solid pitcher for the Florida Marlins

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 24 July 2016 at 10:33 am

Righty reliever Braden Looper of the Florida Marlins was a solid pitcher for them.  He pitched in 368 games (0 starts) in his five years with the Marlins and he was 19-16 with 46 saves, a 3.69 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  Looper gave up 385 hits and 154 walks while whiffing 242 batters in his 388 innings with the Marlins.  He also pitched in 8 games (0 starts) in the playoffs for the Marlins and he was 2-0 with 1 save, a 5.14 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.  He was part of the Marlins’ bullpen in 2003 when they won the World Series over the New York Yankees!  His best year for the Marlins was in 2002.  He pitched in 78 games (0 starts) in 2002 for the Marlins and he was 2-5 with 13 saves, a 3.14 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  He gave up 73 hits and 28 walks while whiffing 55 batters in his 86 innings pitched for the Fish in 2002.  Looper is still #9 in Marlins’ history with his 46 saves!  He is also #2 in games pitched (368), tied for #25 in wins (19), #21 in innings pitched (388) and #27 in strikeouts (242) in Marlins’ history!

The Miami Marlins call up Jose Urena

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 8:02 pm

The Miami Marlins have called up 24-year old righty reliever/starter Jose Urena.  Urena pitched in 16 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Marlins and he was 1-1 with 1 save, a 7.52 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP.  Urena has now pitched in 36 games (9 starts) in his first two years with the Marlins and he is 2-6 with 1 save, a 5.82 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.  To make room on the active roster for Urena, the Marlins have sent 25-year old righty swinging IF/OF Yefri Perez to AAA.  Perez played in 2 games for the Marlins this year and he was 0 for 0 with 1 run scored and 1 stolen base.

The Miami Marlins are shopping Adeiny Hechavarria right now

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trade Rumors by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 6:26 am

The Miami Marlins are shopping 27-year old righty swinging SS Adeiny Hechavarria right now, as they continue to look to improve their starting rotation.  Hechavarria has played in 90 games for the Marlins so far this year and he is 75 of 309 (.243 avg, .619 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 3 homers and 27 RBIs.  Hechavarria is a great defensive player, but he’s not much of a hitter and I doubt that he could be a centerpiece of a deal to bring in a big time starting pitcher for the Marlins.  If they go move him, they would replace him at SS with 27-year old righty swinging Miguel Rojas.  Rojas has played in 70 games for the Marlins so far this year and he is 29 of 112 (.259 avg, .604 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 0 homers, 10 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

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