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Miami Marlins’ 5 Biggest Surprises In The First Half

5 Marlins Surprises This Season So Far

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The Miami Marlins are just little bit under .500 going into Monday. Mike Redmond has done a fantastic job motivating the team to win and not fold this season.

5. Jose Fernandez's Injury

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5. Jose Fernandez's Injury

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The Jose Fernandez injury was a bit of a surprise. Fernandez seemed almost invincible this season prior to hurting his elbow and getting Tommy John surgery. Miami could really use him right now in the thick of a division race.

4. Emergence of Outfielders

Christian Yelich
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4. Emergence of Outfielders

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The Marlins are having a successful top of the order with the emergence of Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. Both players are bating over .265 while Ozuna has blasted 14 home runs. These two young studs are just what the Marlins need for the immediate future.

3. Giancarlo Stanton's Reemergence

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3. Giancarlo Stanton's Reemergence

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After a poor and injury-riddled 2013, Giancarlo Stanton has comeback with a vengeance. He is leading the National League with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs. He is making a good case to be the NL MVP so early in the season.

2. Henderson Alvarez's Potential

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2. Henderson Alvarez's Potential

Henderson Alvarez
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Henderson Alvarez is quietly having a fantastic season. The Marlins have won 10 straight when he starts, while Alvarez is 6-3 with a 2.27 ERA. Alvarez is becoming a stud in the Marlins' rotation and has kept this team glued together for the earlier part of the year.

1. Hits McGehee

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1. Hits McGehee

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Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee has earned the nickname "Hits McGehee" this season. McGehee is leading the league with 108 hits and now has to fight for a spot in the All-Star Game. His .320 average has been the biggest surprise of the season, especially since he was not in the majors last year.

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