By Ryan Gaydos @RyanGaydos on June 23, 2014
The Miami Marlins are battling in the National League East this season. That is something no one would have thought at the beginning of the season. What have we learned since the team opened up in March?
Jose Fernandez was putting up ridiculous numbers for the Marlins early in the season, then the Tommy John bug hit him and the rest of the team hard. It has proved that Fernandez is human after all and the Marlins have to deal with the injury.
He did not have a great first season with the Marlins, but Adeiny Hechavarria is starting to come into his own. Through 72 games, Hechavarria is batting .272/.299./.332 with 17 RBI and 10 doubles. He is going to be majorly important as the season wears on.
The signing of 3B Casey McGehee is proving to be one of the smartest moves of the offseason for Miami. He is quickly becoming an RBI machine behind Giancarlo Stanton and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Who would have guessed that after spending a year in Japan?
After hitting career lows in home runs and RBI this season, Stanton is on pace to break 30 homers and 90 RBI as the season reaches its half-way mark. Stanton is definitely back to normal, leading the NL with 20 home runs and 58 RBI this year so far.
If there's anything you can really say about the Marlins, it has to do with the team's incredible heart. Nobody expected Miami to come out and put pressure on the Atlanta Braves or any other team. Now, the Marlins sit two games back of the lead and only one game under .500.
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