Saturday, June 4, 2011

Florida Marlins

1B  Derrek Lee – Four straight seasons with a .270+ BA and 20+ HRs; contributed 92 RBI, 21 SBs, and a Gold Glove during Florida’s ’03 championship season.
2B  Luis Castillo – Led NL in steals twice; batted .293 in 10 seasons with the Fish; won three straight Gold Gloves.
SS  Hanley Ramirez – Hits for power and average; led NL with .342 mark in ’09; scored 100+ runs 4 straight years.
3B  Mike Lowell – Home run hitter with four 90+ RBI seasons in Florida; won Gold Glove in ’05.
OF  Gary Sheffield – Provided power during the Marlins’ early years; crushed the ball in ’96 (.314, 42 HR, 120 RBI, 118 R).
OF  Miguel Cabrera – Four straight 100+ RBI seasons for the Fish; batted .313 during his five years in Florida; hit 33+ HRs three times.
OF  Jeff Conine – Mr. Marlin; batted .290 or better five times for Florida; averaged 25 HRs and 100 RBI in 1995-96 seasons.
C  Charles Johnson – Won four straight Gold Gloves behind the plate; decent power.
Bench  Dan Uggla – Slugged 30+ HRs four straight years; delivered at least 88 RBI all five of his seasons in Florida.
Pitcher  Josh Johnson – One of the NL’s top pitchers; led league with 2.30 ERA in 2010.
Pitcher  Dontrelle Willis – Won 10+ games all five of his seasons in Florida; led NL with 22 wins in ’05.
Pitcher  Josh Beckett – Emerged as a star during ’03 season; won World Series MVP; went 15-8 in ’05.
Closer  Robb Nen – Saved 108 games for Florida from 1994-97; posted 1.95 ERA in ’96.

For a young franchise, the Marlins boast an impressive roster of star players. Most of them didn't stay in Florida very long though.

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