Catcher Jorge Alfaro of the Miami Marlins (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
As the calendar turns to June, the Miami Marlins have been fairly good for the most part up to this point. Yes, even despite the under-.500 record.
Yes, the Miami Marlins have been good. Currently sitting at 24-28 and 4th in the NL East, the Marlins are squarely in the thick of things in a deep division that is the NL East in 2021. Even despite all the injuries, Miami is still there.
Not only is this impressive to think about based solely off of how may injuries there have been for the Fish so far in 2021, but you can also stop to think how good this team can be at full strength.
Despite only being four games under .500, injuries have played a massive role so far this season. While Miami has seen the returns of Starling Marte and more in recent games, the losses of everyday starters such as Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson leave massive gaps in the daily lineup.
While this presents opportunity for a few other players, those same players need to perform from here on.
There are a few Miami Marlins players that must have a good month of June.
It is no secret that these players have struggled up to this point. Mostly due to their performance at the plate, I’m not sure we expected these offensive numbers from a few of these hitters.
Is this a direct correlation of playing a bigger everyday role than they expected due to these injuries, or something else? As you’ll see, the recent trends for some offer thoughts of a potential break-out just around the corner, while others may offer some cause for concern.
Also, with the MLB Trade Deadline looming closer in late-July, these players based on their performance could see their names brought up in talks more and more. Would the trade talk also begin to affect their play on the field? I’m not sure, but I do know that these players must have a good month of June.
So let’s get to it. Here are six Miami Marlins players that must have a good month of June.