Miami Marlins: Jake Marisnick Could Steal A Roster Spot

By Ryan Gaydos
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Bouncing back from a horrible first stint in the majors, Miami Marlins outfielder Jake Marisnick is having a pretty good spring, better than his competition. It makes you wonder if Marisnick is slowly gaining support to make the roster, even though he will not become a starter.

Right now, Brian Bogusevic is expected to get the backup job. Bogusevic can play any outfield position just in case Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna or Christian Yelich get hurt during the season. Bogusevic is not having a great spring for the Marlins. He has played 11 games for the Marlins and in those games, is only batting .125/.125/.125 with only three hits and an RBI.

Marisnick has been one of the most important players on the Marlins this spring. He is batting .333/.391/.524 with four RBI. His ability to get on base has drastically improved after hitting only .183/.231/.248 during his brief stint with Miami last season. He is really starting to put the pressure on Bogusevic.

Spring Training is halfway over as the Marlins get ready to take on the New York Yankees in Panama. It was not expected for Marisnick to make this much of an impact early, but he has and it must light up Mike Redmond’s eyes to see him perform so well. Marisnick is one of the Marlins’ top prospects, and his chances of making the Marlins roster in the future is getting slimmer.

A good performance in spring and in the majors once he gets called up can alter his value to the Marlins and other teams in the majors.

Ryan Gaydos is an MLB columnist for Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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