Offishial news, 6/27/23: Futures Game selections; Craig Mish Q&A

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes a summary of the latest roster moves.

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes a summary of the latest roster moves.

Monday’s Games

Marlins Podcast Episodes

  • Monday’s Marlins MiLB notes: Marco Vargas (FCL Marlins) has reached base safely in 14 of his first 16 games played this season. The DSL Marlins dropped to 4-12 and have allowed 8.63 runs per game (more than a run per inning).
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. (right turf toe) and Jean Segura (left hamstring strain) were both reinstated from the injured list at the expense of Garrett Hampson and Jacob Amaya, who’ve been optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville. Hampson and Amaya were playing sparingly as it is. The Marlins filled their vacant 40-man roster spot by reacquiring right-hander Eli Villalobos via waiver claim. Pitching for Pittsburgh’s Double-A affiliate, Villalobos had a 4.15 ERA and 6.72 FIP in 16 relief appearances with just as many walks and hit-by-pitches (16) as strikeouts. Villalobos’ stay on the 40-man will be short-lived unless his control improves. Monday happened to be his 26th birthday.
  • Great insight from Craig Mish of SportsGrid during a lengthy Twitter Space hosted by Takes Were Made. Mish is skeptical of Avisaíl García playing again for the Marlins this season (at least in any substantial role). He estimates that Segura has another month or so to break out of his season-long malaise, otherwise Dane Myers could take over as the club’s main third baseman. Mish says there’s an extremely high likelihood of the Marlins using their first-round draft pick on a hitter. Summing up the difference in clubhouse culture between 2022 and 2023, “everyone can just be who they are” under Skip Schumaker.
  • Elsewhere around the majors, Shohei Ohtani blasted his MLB-leading 26th home run. Spencer Strider (7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) had one of his best starts of the season. The Mets lost again for the 16th time in their last 21 contests.
  • The Marlins have a 47.6% chance to win their series opener against the Red Sox, per FanGraphs. DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) is at home, while DSL Marlins (11:00 a.m. ET) and FCL Marlins (12:00 p.m. ET) are on the road.
  • Phase 2 of MLB All-Star voting continues until Thursday at noon ET. Luis Arraez and Ozzie Albies are the finalists to start at second base for the National League. Jorge Soler‘s path to making the NL roster as a reserve becomes much clearer if J.D. Martinez wins the designated hitter vote over Bryce Harper (Harper will likely miss the game entirely if he isn’t fan-elected), so consider supporting Martinez on your ballot.

Graphic courtesy of Miami Marlins

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