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|L 11 - 13||@ARI|
Sat Sep 23
|W 12 - 6||@ARI|
Sun Sep 24
|L 2 - 3||@ARI|
Mon Sep 25
|W 5 - 4||@COL|
Tue Sep 26
|L 0 - 6||@COL|
Wed Sep 27
|L 9 - 15||@COL|
Thu Sep 28
|W 7 - 1||ATL|
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Sat Sep 30
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Sun Oct 1
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Castano was traded to the Marlins along with Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra and Zac Gallen in exchange for Marcell Ozuna on Wednesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
The 23-year-old southpaw is pretty easily the worst of the four prospects headed to Miami. He was a 19th-round pick in 2016 and has not yet pitched in a full-season league. That said, he notched a 2.57 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 91 innings (14 starts) with short-season State College last year, so perhaps the Marlins' scouts found something in Castano. He should begin 2018 at Low-A.
Gallen was traded to the Marlins along with Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra and Daniel Castano in exchange for Marcell Ozuna on Wednesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
While Gallen is likely a back end starter, at best, this is a great development in terms of his fantasy value, as he likely wasn't cracking the Cardinals' rotation anytime soon, while he will likely make some big-league starts for the Marlins this year. The 22-year-old righty notched an impressive 3.48 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 20.2 innings at Triple-A last year. Unfortunately, those numbers oversell how good he is. Gallen works with a low-90s fastball, and lacks an above-average pitch. He gets by on command and deception. Nonetheless, in really deep leagues, a guy who starts every fifth day and eats innings has value, so Gallen should emerge on the NL-only radar at some point in 2018.
Sierra is a better real-life prospect than fantasy asset, as he has the potential to offer elite center-field defense, but is raw at the plate. As a member of the Cardinals' 40-man roster, he was shuttled between the majors and minors last season, at the expense of his offensive development. He is a 70-grade runner, however, so he could eventually be a threat to steal 30-plus bases if he is able to secure an everyday role. Look for him to start the year at Double-A, as the Marlins will be able to be more patient with him as his offensive game develops.
The rest of the prospects headed to Miami have not yet been revealed, but the flame-throwing right-hander might be the headliner. He can touch triple digits with his fastball, but shaky command and inconsistent secondary offerings have many evaluators pegging him for a high-leverage relief role. He is still just 22, so there is time for him to improve in both areas. The Marlins will continue to develop him as a starter, as they won't be contending anytime soon. The impact on his fantasy value is complicated -- he was likely ticketed for a relief role sooner than later with the Cardinals, which could have yielded saves and strikeouts, but now he will have a chance to max out as a high-strikeout/high-WHIP starter.
As expected, Stanton approved the deal and everything was finalized Monday morning after the players involved passed their physicals. Castro is expected to take over the second base job in Miami after Dee Gordon was traded to Seattle, though the Marlins have also flirted with the idea of flipping him for more prospects. The 27-year-old is coming off a solid 2017 campaign with the Yankees, during which he hit .300/.338/.454 with 16 homers in 112 games.
|2017 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Marcell Ozuna , LF||.312|
|HR||Giancarlo Stanton , RF||59|
|RBI||Giancarlo Stanton , RF||132|
|OBP||Marcell Ozuna , LF||.376|
|SLG||Giancarlo Stanton , RF||.631|
|R||Giancarlo Stanton , RF||123|
|SB||Dee Gordon , 2B||60|
|W||Jose Urena , SP||14|
|ERA||Jose Urena , SP||3.82|
|WHIP||Jose Urena , SP||1.27|
|K||Dan Straily , SP||170|
|SV||Brad Ziegler , RP||10|
|Full Team Statistics|
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