Miami Marlins

A look at Miami Marlins’ 2015 starting lineup and pitching rotation

South Florida native Michael Morse assumes the helm at first base for the Marlins.
South Florida native Michael Morse assumes the helm at first base for the Marlins. EL NUEVO HERALD

1B | | 38

Age: 33.

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale.

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 245.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Morse won a World Series ring with San Francisco last year, hitting 16 homers while splitting duty at left field and first base. Enjoyed best season in 2011 when he hit .303 with 31 homers for the Nationals.

2B | | 9

Age: 26.

Birthplace: Windermere.

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 170.

Bats/Throws: L/R.

About: Led the majors last season with 64 stolen bases and 12 triples, earning his first All-Star selection. Was acquired with Dan Haren and Miguel Rojas in trade with Dodgers.

SS | | 3

Age: 25.

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 185.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Hit .276 in second full season with Marlins after coming over in blockbuster trade with Toronto. Is only infielder for Marlins remaining from last year’s team.

3B | | 14

Age: 31.

Birthplace: Marcay, Venezuela.

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 190.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Nine-year major-league veteran, most of it with Atlanta, carries a .291 lifetime average. Acquired with pitcher David Phelps from Yankees in a trade that sent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman Garrett Jones to New York.

LF | | 21

Age: 23.

Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 200.

Bats/Throws: L/R.

About: Won his first Gold Glove last season as the Marlins' everyday left fielder. Signed a seven-year, $50 million contract extension with Marlins this spring.

CF | | 13

Age: 24.

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, D.R.

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 230.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Hit .269 with 23 homers in first full season for Marlins, joining forces with Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich to form one of best outfields in the majors.

RF | | 27

Age: 25.

Birthplace: Panorama City, Calif.

Ht./Wt.: 6-6, 240.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Led the National League with 37 home runs last season despite missing final 17 games after being struck in face by a pitch. Signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with Marlins in November.

C | | 39

Age: 29.

Birthplace: West Palm Beach.

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 235.

Bats/Throws: S/R.

About: Struggled at the plate — and behind it — in first year of three-year deal with Marlins last season. Hit just .220 and led the Marlins with 15 errors.

SP | | 37

Age: 24.

Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela.

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 205.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Took over as Marlins’ pitching ace after Jose Fernandez went down with season-ending elbow injury in May. Went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA and landed first All-Star selection. Chosen to start the Marlins’ season opener.

SP | | 35

Age: 27.

Birthplace: Alexandria, Va.

Ht./Wt.: 6-6, 245.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Injuries limited Latos to only 16 starts last season for Cincinnati, which traded him to Marlins in December. In six major-league seasons, Latos is 60-45 with a 3.34 ERA.

SP | | 23

Age: 24.

Birthplace: League City, Texas.

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 195.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Impressed after joining Marlins in July trade-deadline deal with Houston, going 4-4 with a 2.39 ERA in 10 starts with Miami. Allowed only two home runs in 64 innings for Marlins.

SP | | 34

Age: 28.

Birthplace: Bronx, N.Y.

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 235.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Went 10-10 with 3.81 ERA without missing a start last season. Is only player on Marlins with a college degree (Stony Brook).

SP | | 15

Age: 34.

Birthplace: Monterey Park, Calif.

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 215.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Veteran of 12 major-league seasons has career record of 142-122. Went 13-11 with 4.02 ERA last season with Dodgers. Fly-ball pitcher should benefit by playing in Marlins Park.

Closer | | 31

Age: 28.

Birthplace: Falmouth, Mass.

Ht./Wt.: 6-6, 215.

Bats/Throws: R/R.

About: Recorded a career-high 39 saves last season for Marlins. Ranks fourth on the team’s all-time saves list with 91 — only 17 behind franchise leader Robb Nen (108).

MIAMI MARLINS ROSTER

No.

Pitchers

B/T

Ht

Wt

37

Henderson Alvarez

R/R

6-0

205

22

Carter Capps*

R/R

6-4

230

31

Steve Cishek

R/R

6-6

215

54

Preston Claiborne*

R/R

6-2

225

61

Adam Conley*

L/L

6-3

215

23

Jarred Cosart

R/R

6-3

215

43

Aaron Crow

R/R

6-3

195

66

Grant Dayton*

L/L

6-1

205

40

Mike Dunn

L/L

6-0

210

36

Sam Dyson

R/R

6-1

205

16

Jose Fernandez

R/R

6-2

225

63

Kendry Flores*

R/R

6-2

175

52

Brad Hand

L/L

6-3

220

15

Dan Haren

R/R

6-5

215

34

Tom Koehler

R/R

6-2

235

35

Mat Latos

R/R

6-6

245

57

Bryan Morris

L/R

6-3

225

60

Justin Nicolino*

L/L

6-3

190

41

David Phelps

R/R

6-2

200

44

A.J. Ramos

R/R

5-10

205

65

Matt Ramsey*

R/R

5-11

205

25

Andre Rienzo*

R/R

6-3

190

62

Jose Urena*

R/R

6-2

195

No.

Catchers

B/T

Ht

Wt

6

Jeff Mathis

R/R

6-0

205

20

J.T. Realmuto*

R/R

6-1

215

39

Jarrod Saltalamacchia

S/R

6-3

235

No.

Infielders

B/T

Ht

Wt

10

Jeff Baker

R/R

6-2

220

48

Justin Bour*

L/R

6-4

250

32

Derek Dietrich*

L/R

6-0

205

9

Dee Gordon

L/R

5-11

170

3

Adeiny Hechavarria

R/R

5-11

185

38

Michael Morse

R/R

6-5

245

14

Martin Prado

R/R

6-1

190

19

Miguel Rojas*

R/R

6-0

150

17

Donovan Solano

R/R

5-9

205

No.

Outfielders

B/T

Ht

Wt

13

Marcell Ozuna

R/R

6-1

230

27

Giancarlo Stanton

R/R

6-6

240

51

Ichiro Suzuki

L/R

5-11

170

21

Christian Yelich

L/R

6-3

200

* Not on Active Roster

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