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Miami Marlins Call Up Jake Marisnick…Again
- Updated: July 28, 2014
The Miami Marlins made another roster move on Monday, optioning catcher J.T. Realmuto to AA Jacksonville while recalling outfielder Jake Marisnick from AAA New Orleans. Marisnick has struggled in his time with the Fish this season, hitting only .170 in 50 plate appearances over 13 games. The 23-year-old has shown glimpses of what he can do with his speed and his glove though. If he can get his bat even to a replacement level, he can become a valuable Major League player based on his defense and base running. He is touted as the best defensive outfielder in the Marlins organization, and actually managed to put up 0.2 dWAR in his 108 defensive innings so far this year with the team. He also may be the fastest player on the team, stealing 5 bases despite limited chances. Regardless of his promising tools, Marisnick has nowhere to play currently, as the Marlins outfield is set with Christian Yelich in left, Marcell Ozuna in center, and Giancarlo Stanton in right. The team may have called up Marisnick to serve as a pinch hitter/pinch runner and defensive replacement, or they may want him up to showcase him to other teams ahead of the deadline. He is one of the more valuable trade chips the Marlins have in the minors, so it would make sense for the team to show other interested teams what he can do. With the deadline only a few days away, we’ll know sooner or later what the purpose of this roster move really is.
Author: David Marcillo
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