The 30-year-old Alvarez was a medal-winning Olympian in a previous birth, but the former speed skater just slipped .189 / / 268 / .216 in his first term with the Marlins. Playing fully in the infield, Alvarez managed to steal one or two bases, but a strike rate of 39% slowed his offensive progress and canceled him for a near-term at the team’s alternate training ground. gave.
Ramirez appeared in only 3 games this year before a hamstring sent him to the injured list. The 25-year-old established himself as a useful player last season with a triple slash of .276 / .312 / / .416. It was not necessarily a standout season, but enough to see this season, was he healthy. Ramirez has a future as an additional organizer, possibly due to his ability to play all three outfield spots. The Marting star is now in the middle, and Ramirez probably doesn’t have enough fumble to provide a regular AB in the corner.
The Marlins remain in a playoff spot as of today, but they remain percentage points behind the Giants. Bringing Urena back from the injured list of COVID-19 could boost his pitching core. The right-hander will step back into the rotation today to take on the Braves. Urena has been a starter for most of his Miami tenure, although he was moved to the bullpen at the end of last season where he was primarily used to finish the game.
Urena has held a 4.57 ERA / 4.69 FIP for his career, but he has generally ticked better or worse than those. The Dominican authority looked sharp from 2017 to 2018, at which time he went 23-19 with a 3.90 ERA in 59 starts. While he was able to improve his FIP for each of those seasons, last year his fortunes were reversed when he applied a 5.21 ERA despite a slight difference of 4.74 FIP. His strike-to-walk numbers have shown a slight improvement from his younger days, though the biggest jump during the 2018 season was when he posted 6.7 K / 9 to 2.6 BB / 9 for 2.55 K / BB.
For now, at least, it appears that the urena will fill the rotation Pablo Lopez, Sandy Alcantara, Sixto Sanchez, And Trevor rogers. When Urena can return to the making, the Marlins suddenly boast a potentially formidable five starts. The remaining few weeks of the season provide a stretch of baseball that should test his precision, as he has more than three weeks to find his way since 2003 to earn his first playoff berth for the Giants.