51. Florida Marlins Best Players of All time

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The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team located in Miami, Florida. Established as an expansion franchise in 1993, the Marlins have since become one of the most successful teams in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Led by their home stadium LoanDepot Park and talented roster of players, they continue to be competitive contenders every season. With 20 seasons under their belt, the Marlins strive to make it back into postseason contention with each new campaign.

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1. Mark Buehrle


Mark Buehrle Career

  • 5× All-Star (2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2014), World Series champion (2005), 4× Gold Glove Award (2009–2012), Pitched a perfect game on July 23, 2009, Pitched a no-hitter on April 18, 2007, Chicago White Sox No. 56 retired

Buehrle is a left-handed pitcher who has been with the Toronto Blue Jays since 2015. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2000, and made his MLB debut that year.

Buehrle's most successful years have come later in his career, when he has averaged over 200 innings pitched per season. In 2015, he had an impressive season where he finished fourth in Cy Young voting.

Buehrle will be 44 years old at the end of this season, so it may be time for him to retire from baseball after 15 seasons in the league Mark Buehrle is a 9-time All-Star and 4x World Series champion. He has pitched 2,704 innings in the MLB with 214 wins and 160 losses.

His earned run average (ERA) is 3.81, which ranks him 10th all time in that category among pitchers with at least 2,000 innings pitched. Mark Buehrle throws a four-seam fastball and two-seam fastball for his main pitches, but he also incorporates a slider into his repertoire from time to time.

In 2013–2015, he played for the Toronto Blue Jays before joining the Miami Marlins in 2016 as their starting pitcher after Jose Fernandez's death caused them to rebuild their team.

Also Played For: chicago white sox

2. Iván Rodríguez


Iván Rodríguez Career

  • 14× All-Star (1992–2001, 2004–2007), World Series champion (2003), AL MVP (1999), NLCS MVP (2003), 13× Gold Glove Award (1992–2001, 2004, 2006, 2007), 7× Silver Slugger Award (1994–1999, 2004), Texas Rangers No. 7 retired, Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, Washington Nationals Ring of Honor

Iván Rodríguez was a catcher in the MLB for 13 seasons, most notably with the Texas Rangers. He batted .296 and had 2,844 hits and 311 home runs. Iván Rodríguez also played for the Washington Nationals from 2011 to 2014 before retiring.

In his career he compiled 1,332 RBIs and helped lead his teams to several championships. Iván Rodríguez is currently an analyst for TV Azteca in Mexico City where he provides commentary on baseball games. Iván Rodríguez was a 20-time All-Star and 7x Silver Slugger Award winner with the Texas Rangers.

Iván Rodríguez also won two World Series championships, one in 2003 as part of the Texas Rangers team that went all the way to Game 6 against the New York Yankees. Iván Rodríguez is now retired from baseball after playing for Houston Astros and Washington Nationals in 2010-2011 seasons; he is enshrined into both teams' Hall of Fames.

Iván Rodríguez's career highlights include batting average over .300 (14 times), 2,000 hits (13 times) and 350 home runs (7 times).

Also Played For: texas rangers, detroit tigers

3. Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown Career

  • 6× All-Star (1992, 1996–1998, 2000, 2003), World Series champion (1997), MLB wins leader (1992), 2× NL ERA leader (1996, 2000), Pitched a no-hitter on June 10, 1997

Brown was a two-time All-Star and won 104 games in his career. Brown made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers in 1986 and went on to play for the Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox.

In 2004, Brown had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck. After this he retired from baseball but returned to make one last appearance with the Yankees in 2005. 

Brown is currently an analyst for ESPNBoston TV broadcasts alongside John Smoltz and Rick Porcello during Red Sox home games Brown was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball during the 1990s.

He won several awards, including an MVP and a World Series championship, while compiling career numbers that are still unmatched by any pitcher in history. Brown's success can be attributed to his unique delivery and devastating slider. 

With 627 strikeouts over 792 innings pitched, he is clearly one of the greatest pitchers ever.

4. Édgar Rentería

Édgar Rentería Career

  • 5× All-Star (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006), 2× World Series champion (1997, 2010), World Series MVP (2010), 2× Gold Glove Award (2002, 2003), 3× Silver Slugger Award (2000, 2002, 2003)

Rentería was signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1996. He made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins that year and played for them until 2001.

Rentería then spent two years with the San Diego Padres before signing with the Reds in 2004. Rentería had a breakout season in 2006, batting .292 with 10 home runs and 59 RBIs while also making his first All-Star team selection.

In 2007, he added career highs in hits (233), doubles (41) and triples (8) while posting a sterling fielding percentage of .992 at shortstop; however, injuries limited him to just 97 games over that campaign due to nagging rib issues which required surgery on both occasions thereafter.

In 2009, following another strong showing (.294 average, 16 HRs & 63 RBIs) he won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award - becoming only the fifth player ever to win back-to-back gold gloves at short stop 。 

Although hampered somewhat by injury again during 2010 (.263 BA & 11 HRs), he bounced back strongly en route to yet another Gold Glove award - this time as part of a resurgent Reds squad who narrowly missed out on clinching their first NL Central title since 1990.

At 34 years old Édgar still has plenty of baseball left in him.

Also Played For: st louis cardinals, miami marlins

5. Christian Yelich

Left fielder

Christian Yelich Career

  • 2× All-Star (2018, 2019), NL MVP (2018), All-MLB First Team (2019), Gold Glove Award (2014), 3× Silver Slugger Award (2016, 2018, 2019), 2× NL Hank Aaron Award (2018, 2019), 2× NL batting champion (2018, 2019), 3x Hit for the cycle (2018 (2x), 2022), 30–30 club (2019), All-World Baseball Classic Team (2017)

Christian Yelich is a left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers and was one of the most highly anticipated players in all of baseball when he made his MLB debut.

Despite being only 31 years old, Yelich has already amassed 1,352 hits and 174 home runs in just 635 games played. He's an incredibly productive hitter with a batting average that won't be dropping anytime soon.

In addition to his on-field performance, Yelich is well-known for his charitable work both in America and abroad - he has raised millions of dollars for many different causes through various charity events over the course of his career.

Christian Yelich will continue to play at an elite level into the future as long as he remains healthy - there's no denying that this guy is one heck of a player. Christian Yelich has been a consistent performer for the Miami Marlins since 2013.

He is a three-time All-Star, two-time NL MVP, and one of the best hitters in baseball. Yelich has led the league in batting average twice and hit 30 home runs both seasons. 

In 2019 he was also named an all-star game starter as well as winning his first Gold Glove Award to go with his 3 Silver Slugger Awards from 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Christian Yelich is not only one of the best hitters in baseball but he’s also a great fielder who has won multiple awards at shortstop including 2nd Team All MLB First Team selection this past season. 

There’s no doubt that Christian Yelich will continue to be one of the top players in baseball and could potentially reach even greater heights with continued success.

Also Played For: milwaukee brewers, mlb

6. Luis Castillo


Luis Castillo Career

  • 2× All-Star (2019, 2022)

Luis Castillo made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2018. A right-handed pitcher, Castillo has spent most of his career pitching for the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers.

Luis Castillo is a veteran player who has pitched in over 200 games in the MLB. Castillo's best season statistically came in 2017 when he posted a 3.98 ERA as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Injuries have been an issue for Luis Castillo throughout his career, limiting him to just 58 appearances since making his MLB debut in 2018 Castillo is a talented pitcher who has had success in the majors.

Castillo has been very consistent throughout his career, which is something that teams value in pitchers. Castillo also throws a lot of strikes and can shut down opposing hitters. He is not afraid to attack batters with fastballs and changeups, two pitches he trusts heavily in his arsenal.

As long as Castillo continues to pitch at a high level, he will be able to continue playing in the majors for many years to come.

Also Played For: cincinnati reds, jacksonville jumbo shrimp

7. Moisés Alou


Moisés Alou Career

  • 6× All-Star (1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005), World Series champion (1997), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1994, 1998)

Moisés Alou played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1990 to 1998, and then for the Mets from 1999 to 2008. He was a key part of both teams' success during that time, batting over .300 each season and winning two World Series titles with New York in 2000 and 2006.

After leaving baseball, Alou became a pitching coach with the Miami Marlins before being hired as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013. However, he was fired after only 54 games due to poor team performance. Moisés Alou is 56 years old now and has been married to his wife Rosalinda since 1997.

They have three children together: sons Yoan (born 2001) and Zion (born 2004), and daughter Auryn (born 2007). In 2015, Moisés Alou launched his own line of travel accessories called "Aloha Collection." The products are inspired by his love for Hawaii and its culture.

Also Played For: montreal expos

8. Liván Hernández

Liván Hernández Career

  • 2× All-Star (2004, 2005), World Series champion (1997), World Series MVP (1997), NLCS MVP (1997), Silver Slugger Award (2004)

Liván Hernández is a Cuban-born pitcher who has played in the majors for the Marlins, Brewers and Nationals. He has had a successful career as a starter, with 178 wins and 177 losses to his name.

However, he was released by the Nationals at the end of 2012 after struggling with injuries. He now plays in independent baseball leagues around America where he continues to display his talent on the mound.

Liván Hernández is currently 47 years old and may have seen his last major league game playing for Milwaukee against St Louis Cardinals on September 29th this year Hernández was born in the Dominican Republic and played for the Florida Marlins from 1996 to 1999.

Hernández won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants in 1997, becoming their first-ever Latino player to win a championship. He also helped lead his team to back-to-back NL West titles with Arizona Diamondbacks between 2006 and 2007 before being traded away.

With Minnesota Twins, he again helped them reach postseason play but they were eliminated by Colorado Rockies in 2008 en route to winning another division title that year as well. 

In 2009, Hernández signed with Washington Nationals where he would remain until 2011 when Atlanta Braves acquired him as part of an eight player trade deadline deal including Brian McCann and Andruw Jones among others on July 31st of that year.

This eventually led him to Milwaukee Brewers during 2012 season where he retired after playing two years due largely injury plagued seasons averaging just .234/.291/.394 stats over 281 games (113 starts).

9. Craig Counsell

Craig Counsell Career

  • 2× World Series champion (1997, 2001), NLCS MVP (2001), Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor

Craig Counsell is a former MLB infielder and manager. Craig Counsell was born on August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana. Craig Counsell played for the Colorado Rockies from 1995-2011 before joining the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012.

In his career, Craig Counsell has batted .255 with 42 home runs and 390 RBIs in 983 games played. As an infielder, Craig Counsell excelled at making key plays on defense and had a reputation of being one of the best ballplayers at stealing bases (he led all MLB players 3 times).

After playing 11 seasons as a Brewer, he was fired during the 2016 season after posting a record of 73-89 (.440). Since leaving baseball professionally, Craig has served as bench coach for both the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays organizations before taking over as manager of the Chicago White Sox in 2018.

Also Played For: arizona diamondbacks, mlb utility

10. José Fernández

Miami Marlins

José Fernández Career

  • 2× All-Star (2013, 2016), NL Rookie of the Year (2013)

José Fernández was born on July 31, 1992 in Santa Clara, Cuba. He played baseball for the Cuban national team before defecting to the United States in 2012.

Fernandez made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins in 2013 and went on to have a successful career with them. On September 25, 2016, José Fernández died after suffering from an apparent brain injury.

While pitching for the Miami Marlins against the San Francisco Giants His death shocked many baseball fans and left behind a wife and two young children Fernández is a two-time All Star who was named NL Rookie of the Year in 2013.

Fernández has had a successful MLB career, compiling an 38-17 record with 2.58 ERA and 589 strikeouts. He will be remembered most fondly for his role in helping lead the Marlins to their first World Series appearance in franchise history in 2016. 

José Fernández is beloved by Miami fans thanks to his personality and passion on the field which always seems to shine through no matter what challenge he's faced thus far in his storied baseball career.

Also Played For: 2011 mlb draft

11. Dan Uggla

Miami Marlins

Dan Uggla Career

  • 3× All-Star (2006, 2008, 2012), Silver Slugger Award (2010)

Dan Uggla is a second baseman who has played in the MLB for 10 seasons. He was drafted by the Marlins in 2006 and made his MLB debut with them that year.

After playing for Florida and the Nationals, he retired at the end of 2015. Dan Uggla is known as a good defensive player, particularly when it comes to his throwing arm which allows him to make difficult throws on the run or from close range.

In terms of hitting, Dan Uggla has had some success throughout his career but never achieved consistent production like many other high-profile hitters have done over time in Major League Baseball (MLB). 

He currently holds career averages of .247/.314/.422 with 84 home runs and 389 RBIs in 1010 games played Dan Uggla is a three-time All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner with the Florida Marlins.

He was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the San Francisco Giants in 2014, and then to Washington Nationals in 2015. Dan Uggla has had some success at bat, batting an average of .241 with 235 home runs and 607 RBIs in 1,284 games played over 10 seasons.

Also Played For: 2012 bowman baseball

12. Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Anderson was drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Miami Marlins. In 2018, Anderson hit a career-high 23 home runs with 83 RBI for the Miami Marlins.

He also had a .285 batting average and led all third basemen in WAR (wins above replacement) that season. Anderson is expected to become a free agent at the end of this year, and there are rumors that he might sign with either the Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers.

Anderson made his MLB debut in September 2017 and has since played for the Miami Marlins. Anderson is a switch hitter and has hit 57 home runs in just over two seasons with the Marlins. He also has 233 RBIs and is batting average .256 throughout his career to date. 

Anderson was drafted by the Cardinals in 2012, but ended up signing with Miami instead due to playing time concerns with St Louis at that point of his career In total, he's batted .271/.351/.481 with 226 home runs and 1096 RBIs in 1131 games played across all levels of baseball.

Also Played For: arkansas razorbacks baseball

13. Marcell Ozuna

Left fielder

Marcell Ozuna Career

  • 2× All-Star (2016, 2017), All-MLB First Team (2020), Gold Glove Award (2017), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2017, 2020), Edgar Martínez Award (2020), NL home run leader (2020), NL RBI leader (2020)

Ozuna is a powerful and consistent hitter in the MLB. Ozuna was originally signed by the Marlins as an outfielder, but has since transitioned to playing DH for Atlanta.

Ozuna has won two MVP Awards, one Silver Slugger Award, and three Gold Gloves during his career with Miami and Atlanta respectively. Ozuna will be a free agent after 2022 season, so he'll need to continue putting up good numbers if he wants to remain in the MLB for long term.

Ozuna is a power hitter who has averaged 32 home runs and 106 RBI per season over the past three years. Ozuna was signed by the Miami Marlins in 2013 and played for them until 2017,

Before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Ozuna has won two Silver Slugger Awards and an Edgar Martínez Award during his time with the Cardinals, as well as being named an All-Star twice.

In 2020, Ozuna became only the third player in MLB history to hit at least 30 home runs and drive in 100 RBI in a single season - joining Barry Bonds (36 HR/106 RBI) and Alex Rodriguez (33 HR/100 RBI).

Also Played For: atlanta braves

14. Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield Career

  • 9× All-Star (1992, 1993, 1996, 1998–2000, 2003–2005), World Series champion (1997), 5× Silver Slugger Award (1992, 1996, 2003–2005), NL batting champion (1992)

Sheffield enjoyed a successful 13-year career with the New York Yankees, amassing 2,689 hits and .292 batting average. He was an All-Star in each of his first 10 seasons in the majors and won three Silver Slugging Awards.

Sheffield battled injuries for most of his final two seasons in the big leagues and played only 49 games after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right hand at the end of 2008. 

After retiring as a player, Sheffield served as hitting coach for the Mets from 2010 to 2012 before being fired following an altercation with team management that resulted in criminal charges.

Being filed against him In January 2016 he signed with Atlanta Braves organization as a special assistant to general manager John Coppolella Sheffield enjoyed a successful MLB career with the Brewers, Padres, Marlins and Dodgers.

He was an All-Star nine times and won 5 Silver Slugger Awards. In 1997, Sheffield led the NL in batting average while helping Milwaukee reach the World Series championship game. 

After spending 2007 to 2008 with Detroit, he signed with New York Mets where he played until 2009 when his contract expired and he retired from baseball at age 36.

Also Played For: san diego padres, little league world series

15. Giancarlo Stanton

Right fielder

Giancarlo Stanton Career

  • Batting average: .264
  • Hits: 1,383
  • Home runs: 378
  • Runs batted in: 971
  • 5× All-Star (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2022), NL MVP (2017), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2014, 2017), Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2012), 2× NL Hank Aaron Award (2014, 2017), MLB All-Star Game MVP (2022), 2× NL home run leader (2014, 2017), NL RBI leader (2017)

Stanton was born in Panorama City, California on November 8th, 1989. Stanton made his MLB debut for the Florida Marlins in 2010 and has since played for the New York Yankees (2012-2018), Miami Marlins (2019) and San Francisco Giants (2020).

Stanton is a right-handed hitter with 383 hits including 378 home runs. He also boasts 971 RBIs in 11 seasons of MLB play. Giancarlo Stanton is one of the most dominant hitters in baseball history, ranking first all time in batting average (.264), fourth in hits (1,383) and sixth in home runs (378).

Giancarlo Stanton is a five-time All-Star and two-time NL MVP. He has led the Majors in home runs twice and RBIs three times. 

Stanton was named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, becoming only the second player ever to win both awards (the other being Cal Ripken Jr.). In 2017, Giancarlo Stanton became just the fourth player in history to record 50 or more homers and 100 or more RBIs in a season.

Also Played For: new york yankees

16. Hanley Ramírez


Hanley Ramírez Career

  • 3× All-Star (2008–2010), NL Rookie of the Year (2006), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2008, 2009), NL batting champion (2009)

Hanley Ramírez was born on December 23, 1983 in the Dominican Republic. He made his MLB debut for the Boston Red Sox in 2005 and has since played for Cleveland Indians.

Hanley is a shortstop who bats right-handed and throws left-handed. Hanley has established himself as one of the best hitters in baseball over the last decade or so with 271 home runs and 917 RBIs to his name, making him an important part of any team he joins.

With excellent defensive skills behind him, Hanley is likely to continue playing at a high level well into his 40s if he can stay injury free. 

Hanley Ramirez is one of the most popular and well-known players in baseball. He has been with a number of teams throughout his career, but has always managed to produce.

Hanley was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on December 15th, 1985. His parents were both athletes and he grew up playing all sorts of sports including soccer, baseball and track & field which helped him develop into an elite athlete himself. 

At just 16 years old Hanley signed with the Boston Red Sox organization as an international free agent after impressing scouts at a showcase game in Puerto Rico while still attending high school.

In 2006 he made his debut with the team and would go on to become one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball (MLB). He won 3 consecutive Silver Slugger Awards for hitting excellence before being traded to Florida Marlins.

Where he continued his success by winning another batting title as well as making 2 more All-Star appearances during his time there before being traded again – this time to Los Angeles Dodgers who eventually brought him back home to Boston where he finished out his career playing for The Red Sox.

17. Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera Career

  • 12× All-Star (2004–2007, 2010–2016, 2022), World Series champion (2003), 2× AL MVP (2012, 2013), AL Triple Crown (2012), 7× Silver Slugger Award (2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), 2× AL Hank Aaron Award (2012, 2013), 4× AL batting champion (2011–2013, 2015), 2× AL home run leader (2008, 2012), 2× AL RBI leader (2010, 2012)

Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Venezuela. Cabrera played baseball for the Venezuelan national team in youth competitions and made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins in 2003 at age 19.

Cabrera has been a three-time MVP (2007–2009), two time Triple Crown winner (2006, 2010), and is one of only five players to win batting titles (.330 or better) and home run crowns in consecutive seasons (2006–07).

He holds several other records including most career hits, doubles, triples, RBIs and runs scored. In addition to playing professional baseball internationally since 2002 when he represented Team Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers as well as appearing for Mexico’s Leones.

Caracas during the 2006 season while still under contract with Florida Marlins; Cabrera also competes part-time during offseasons in various winter ball leagues around Latin America.

On December 10th 2018 it was announced that Miguel Cabrera would be retiring from professional baseball following his final season with the Detroit Tigers where he will finish his career having accumulated 3 MVP's , 2 Triple Crown's & 14 All Star Game Appearances.

Also Played For: venezuela baseball

18. Josh Johnson


Josh Johnson Career

  • 2× All-Star (2009, 2010), NL ERA leader (2010)

Josh Johnson made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins in 2005. In 2013, Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Johnson had a successful season for Toronto, posting a 3.10 ERA and striking out 191 batters over 207 innings pitched.

On July 29, 2014, Johnson was traded to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Cameron Maybin and Andrew Cashner. 

After struggling through two injury-plagued seasons with Miami (2015–16), he announced his retirement from baseball on October 2nd of 2016 . Josh Johnson is a former pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays.

He had an unremarkable career in Florida, but emerged as one of the better pitchers in baseball when he joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013. 

Johnson led all Major League starters with a 3.40 ERA and 915 strikeouts over 159 innings pitched in 2013. 

His 58 wins are good for fourth on the Blue Jay's all-time list, and his 45 losses place him seventh overall on that list dating back to 1977 – which is quite an accomplishment given how often teams change managers during that time span.

Injuries have been a big part of Johnson's recent struggles; he has only managed to pitch 157 innings since joining Toronto (compared to 238 innings from 2005-2012). 

Still, even if he can't stay healthy, Josh Johnson will be remembered fondly by most Blue Jay fans for leading us to our first playoff appearance since 1993 – something we'll never forget.

19. J. T. Realmuto


J. T. Realmuto Career

  • 3× All-Star (2018, 2019, 2021), 2× Gold Glove Award (2019, 2022), 2x All-MLB First Team (2019, 2022), All-MLB Second Team (2020), 3× Silver Slugger Award (2018, 2019, 2022)

Realmuto is a catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2019. Realmuto was born on March 18, 1991, in Del City, Oklahoma and played college baseball at Saint Louis University.

In 2014, Realmuto made his MLB debut for the Miami Marlins and has since accumulated over 300 plate appearances for them with a batting average of .259/.326/.428 and eight home runs.

Realmuto has been selected to participate in four All-Star Games (2017-2019) and won an Silver Slugger Award as a catcher in 2018 Realmuto has quickly become one of the best catchers in baseball, and his offensive numbers prove it.

He's won three Silver Slugger Awards and is a three-time All-Star selection. Realmuto excels at blocking shots, which allows his pitchers to stay on their game more often than not. His .275 batting average also shows that he is able to hit for power too.

Realmuto has been with the Miami Marlins since 2014, so there are plenty of opportunities for him to win another accolade or two during his career.

20. Aníbal Sánchez


Aníbal Sánchez Career

  • World Series champion (2019), AL ERA leader (2013), Pitched a no-hitter on September 6, 2006

Aníbal Sánchez is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who has played in the MLB for the Washington Nationals. He previously spent time with the Marlins and Texas Rangers.

At 38 years old, Aníbal Sánchez still has some good years left in him and could be an effective starting pitcher in the MLB again soon. 

His fastball ranges from 88-92 mph and he also throws a slider, changeup, and curveball which gives him plenty of options to get hitters out if they make contact with any of his pitches.

Injuries have been an issue for Sánchez throughout his career as he's missed significant time due to injury (most notably Tommy John Surgery). However, when healthy he can be one of the better pitchers in the league so don't count him out just yet. 

Aníbal Sánchez is a Cuban-born right-handed pitcher who has spent his entire career in the United States, playing for both the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. In 2006, he was drafted by the Miami Marlins and made his major league debut later that year. 

He went on to win three World Series titles with Florida between 2006 and 2012 before joining the Detroit Tigers in 2012. After spending two seasons with them, Sánchez moved to Atlanta in 2018 where he continues to play today. 

Aníbal Sanchez is one of baseball's most consistent pitchers, having led the majors in ERA twice (2013 & 2019) and struck out 1,774 batters during his career thus far.

21. Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson Career

  • 2× All-Star (1997, 2001), World Series champion (1997), 4× Gold Glove Award (1995–1998)

Charles Johnson was drafted in the first round of the 1994 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins. He made his MLB debut with them on May 6, 1994 and played for them until 2005.

In total he hit .245 with 167 home runs and 570 RBIs in 997 games. Charles Johnson also spent time playing for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays between 2001-2003 and 2006-2007 before retiring at the end of 2007 season.

Charles Johnson is currently a color commentator for Fox Sports Sun's coverage of Miami Marlins baseball games as well as working as an analyst on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball telecasts throughout their 2018 season so far Charles Johnson was a standout shortstop for the Florida Marlins from 1994 to 1998.

He won two All-Star Awards and helped lead the Marlins to their only World Series victory in 1997. After playing parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, he signed with Baltimore in 1999 and played there until 2000. In 2001, he joined the White Sox as an important part of their championship team that year.

The following season, Charles moved on to play for the Rockies before finishing his career with Tampa Bay in 2005.

22. A. J. Burnett


A. J. Burnett Career

  • All-Star (2015), World Series champion (2009), AL strikeout leader (2008), Pitched a no-hitter on May 12, 2001

A.J. Burnett is a veteran pitcher in the MLB who has spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had a successful run with them, finishing 164-157 in games played and earning 3 All-Star selections (2007, 2008, 2010).

However, he was released by the Pirates earlier this year and now finds himself looking for another team to play for in 2016.

In 2007, A.J. Burnett became one of only two pitchers ever to win 15 or more games while striking out at least 200 batters each season - alongside Randy Johnson.

His brilliance on the mound earned him numerous awards including an MVP award from Baseball America magazine in 2009 as well as Cy Young honors from both ESPN The Magazine and Sporting News that same year.

Despite being inconsistent over his last few seasons – most notably missing time due to injury – Burnett remains respected by many within baseball circles owing to his record-setting feats early on in his career.

23. Jeff Conine

Jeff Conine Career

  • 2× All-Star (1994, 1995), 2× World Series champion (1997, 2003)

Jeff Conine is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. He played for the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays over his nineteen-year career.

Jeff's best season came in 2000 with the Mets where he hit .286 with 25 home runs and 91 RBIs. In 2007, after spending the entire 2006 season rehabbing from knee surgery, Jeff was released by the Mets.

He retired at age 36 due to injury concerns but still holds many franchise records including most games played (1,078), hits (2,086), doubles (367), triples (64) and home runs (236).

 After retiring as a player Jeff has worked as an analyst on MLB Network covering both pregame shows and post game coverage throughout the league year round since 2013.

In 2019 Conine was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2019 alongside Sandy Koufax, Cal Ripken Jr. Tony Gwynn and Billy Martin.

24. Derrek Lee

Derrek Lee Career

  • 2× All-Star (2005, 2007), World Series champion (2003), 3× Gold Glove Award (2003, 2005, 2007), Silver Slugger Award (2005), NL batting champion (2005)

Derrek Lee is a first baseman who played for the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles in his career. He was known as a great hitter with power.

Derrek Lee had a very successful MLB career, finishing with an average of .281 batting average and 281 home runs over 9 seasons. Derrek Lee announced his retirement from baseball on September 28th, 2011 after playing for the Pirates for nine years.

After leaving baseball he has pursued acting and modeling opportunities which have been very successful to date. Derrek Lee's passion outside of baseball is acting.

he has appeared in several movies and television shows since retiring from professional baseball in 2011 including roles in "The Office" (US), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (US)and "The Mentalist" (US).

In November 2017 Derrek landed his biggest role yet - lead actor opposite Will Smith in HBO's new series “Bright” based on the DC comic book character Orc Warrior Orin Wright.

Also Played For: chicago cubs

25. Dontrelle Willis

Dontrelle Willis Career

  • 2× All-Star (2003, 2005), World Series champion (2003), NL Rookie of the Year (2003), NL wins leader (2005)

Willis is a pitcher who played for the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks in his career. Willis was drafted by the Marlins in 2003 and made his MLB debut that year.

He spent most of his time with the Reds before being traded to the Diamondbacks in 2011. Willis had a disappointing 2011 season, posting an 8-14 record with a 4.71 ERA over 29 games (23 starts).

However, he bounced back in 2012, recording 24 wins (the second highest total of his career) while only losing six times overall en route to earning AL Cy Young honors as best pitcher on the circuit.

Willis struggled somewhat again in 2013 but still managed 20 victories despite poor run support from Cincinnati hitters; at 38 years old this marked perhaps his final good performance as a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.

26. Josh Beckett


Josh Beckett Career

  • 3× All-Star (2007, 2009, 2011), 2× World Series champion (2003, 2007), World Series MVP (2003), ALCS MVP (2007), MLB wins leader (2007), Pitched a no-hitter on May 25, 2014

Josh Beckett is a 42-year old pitcher who has played in MLB for the Marlins, Dodgers and Red Sox. 

He is considered one of the best pitchers in baseball history, having won two Cy Young Awards (2002 and 2007), three Gold Gloves (2003–2005) and led Boston to their first championship since 1986.

In 2011 he had his worst season as a professional, posting an 8-13 record with a 4.59 ERA; however, he bounced back strong in 2013 with 17 wins against just six losses and a 2.53 ERA over 32 starts – earning him his fourth career Cy Young Award nomination. 

Beckett was born on May 15th 1980 in Spring, Texas but grew up near San Francisco before moving to Florida at age 18 to attend Miami Dade College where he pitched for the now defunct Hurricanes baseball team alongside current Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Halladay.

The right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Marlins in 2001 and made his debut that September playing for them until they were sold to Los Angeles Dodgers midway through the 2004 season.

Therehe spent five seasons before retiring after winning both his third CY Young award (in 2007)and sixth all time Golden Glove award(2008).

Josh married actress Minka Kelly on November 25th 2009; they have one daughter together named Indiana Ann Beckett (baptised October 5th 2010).

27. Mike Lowell

Mike Lowell Career

  • 4× All-Star (2002–2004, 2007), 2× World Series champion (2003, 2007), World Series MVP (2007), Gold Glove Award (2005), Silver Slugger Award (2003), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Mike Lowell was a third baseman for the Boston Red Sox from 1998-2010. He had a productive MLB career, batting .269 with 333 home runs and 1,527 RBIs in 12 seasons.

Lowell also showed skills as an outfielder, playing in 139 games over his career and compiling a .974 fielding percentage. After retiring from baseball, Lowell became an analyst for ESPN's coverage of the sport.

Mike Lowell played for the Boston Red Sox from 2006-2010. He was an All-Star in 2002 and 2007, as well as a World Series champion in 2003 and 2007 with the team. In 2005, he won a Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award.

After leaving the Red Sox, Lowell signed with the Yankees in 2010 where he continued his successful play until 2014 when he retired at age 36 due to injuries sustained during that year's season.

28. Cliff Floyd

Cliff Floyd Career

  • All-Star (2001), World Series champion (1997)

Floyd is a left fielder who played for the Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays in his career. He had a batting average of .278 over his MLB career.

Floyd also had a good throwing arm, which he used to make an outstanding defensive play in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS. 

In 2007, Floyd was arrested on DUI charges but was later cleared of all wrongdoing after entering into an alcohol rehabilitation program.

After spending time out of baseball due to injury, Floyd signed with the New York Mets in 2013 and appeared in 86 games before retiring at the end of that season at age 41 due to lingering knee issues from previous injuries sustained while playing football as a child and adolescent athlete.

Cliff Floyd is a retired professional baseball player who played for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. 

He was an all-star and world series champion while playing with these teams. Cliff Floyd grew up in Fort Lauderdale and attended Broward Community College before embarking on his professional career.

In 1993, he was drafted by the Montreal Expos and spent six seasons with them before moving to Florida in 1997. 

In 2002, he joined the Boston Red Sox where he won two World Series titles - in 2004 and 2007 - making him one of only four players to win multiple championships with three different teams (alongside Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax and Joe DiMaggio).

After spending six years with the New York Mets from 2003-2006, Cliff returned to play for Chicago Cubs until 2008 when he retired at age 37 due to injury concerns.

29. Juan Pierre

Left fielder

Juan Pierre Career

  • World Series champion (2003), 3× Stolen base leader (2001, 2003, 2010)

Juan Pierre had a successful MLB career with the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins, accumulating over 2,000 hits in his 12 seasons. Pierre was born on August 14, 1977 in Mobile, Alabama.

He attended Southern University before making his MLB debut for the Rockies in 2000. In 2002, he led all NL outfielders with 214 assists while also batting .291 and earning All-Star honors.

Pierre played most of his career as an outfielder but occasionally filled in at first base or second base when needed due to injuries or poor performances by other players at those positions.

However he announced his retirement from baseball following the 2013 season having not appeared in a game since September 29th that year for the Marlins.

JuanPierre has two children - a son (born 2009) and daughter (born 2012).

30. Ricky Nolasco


Ricky Nolasco

Nolasco is a right-handed pitcher who has played for the Minnesota Twins. Nolasco made his MLB debut in 2006 with the Boston Red Sox and spent five seasons with them before moving to Minnesota in 2011 In 2016.

Nolasco was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitched well for them until he was traded again midway through the season to Atlanta Braves Currently, Nolasco is pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers and has been very impressive so far this season.

Ricky Nolasco is an American pitcher who played for the Marlins, Dodgers and Twins in his nine-year MLB career.

He had a successful run with the Marlins from 2006 to 2013, posting a 114–118 win-loss record with 4.56 earned run average (ERA) and 1,513 strikeouts. After spending time with the Dodgers in 2013.

 Nolasco signed with Minnesota where he posted similar numbers before being traded to LA Angels at the end of the 2016 season. 

In 2017, Ricky Nolasco pitched in just six games for Los Angeles before retiring due to injury after appearing in just 38 total contests over three seasons since signing with LA Angels as a free agent.

31. Dee Strange-Gordon

Second baseman

Dee Strange-Gordon Career

  • 2× All-Star (2014, 2015), Gold Glove Award (2015), Silver Slugger Award (2015), NL batting champion (2015), 3× MLB stolen base leader (2014, 2015, 2017)

Dee Strange-Gordon is a second baseman/shortstop/outfielder who was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 2018. 

He made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 and has since played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Seattle Mariners.

In 2019 he batted .269 with 22 runs scored and 13 RBIs while playing 119 games for the Seattle Mariners. Dee Strange-Gordon is currently a free agent and may choose to continue playing baseball or move on to another career path after this season. 

Dee Strange Gordon was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dee made his big league debut with the Dodgers in September of 2011 and played for them until 2014, when he was traded to Miami Marlins. 

In 2015, Dee signed a three-year deal with Seattle Mariners and had another great season batting .293/.359/. 463 with 18 home runs and 236 RBIs en route to being named 2017 NL batting champion. 

Dee is currently a free agent having been released by Washington Nationals at the end of Spring Training 2020 but has expressed an interest in returning to play for his former team LA Dodgers again next season.

32. Ichiro Suzuki

Right fielder

Ichiro Suzuki Career

  • NPB, 7× All-Star (1994–2000), Japan Series champion (1996), 3× Pacific League MVP (1994–1996), 7× Golden Glove Award (1994–2000), 7× Best Nine Award (1994–2000), 2× Matsutaro Shoriki Award (1994, 1995), 7× Pacific League batting champion (1994–2000), Pacific League RBI leader (1995), Pacific League stolen base leader (1995), , MLB, , 10× All-Star (2001–2010), AL MVP (2001), AL Rookie of the Year (2001), 10× Gold Glove Award (2001–2010), 3× Silver Slugger Award (2001, 2007, 2009), 2× AL batting champion (2001, 2004), AL stolen base leader (2001), MLB record 262 hits, single season, Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame

Ichiro Suzuki is a retired Japanese professional baseball outfielder. He played for the Seattle Mariners from 2001 to 2019, and was a five-time All-Star.

Ichiro was born on October 22nd, 1973 in Nishikasugai-gun, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. After playing high school baseball in his home country, Ichiro signed with the Orix BlueWave of NPB in 1992 and made an immediate impact as one of the league's most exciting young players.

In 2001, Ichiro was traded to the Seattle Mariners and enjoyed some of his greatest success with them; he won 5 consecutive AL MVP Awards (2006–10) and 3 World Series titles (2005–07).

 Following his retirement from MLB at age 41 in 2019 after 18 seasons with 9 different teams (including 2 stints with the Yokohama BayStars).

Lchiro has since been appointed ambassador for Major League Baseball in Japan - a highly significant role given that he is still considered one of the game's most popular players across both continents.

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33. Miguel Rojas


Miguel Rojas

Miguel Rojas is a Venezuelan infielder who played for the Miami Marlins in 2020. 

Rojas was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but did not sign with them and instead spent four seasons playing for various Venezuelan teams before coming to America in 2017.

In 2019, he made his big league debut with the Atlanta Braves, appearing in 53 games and hitting .238/.282/.355 while splitting time between second base, shortstop, third base and left field. 

He was traded to Miami ahead of the 2020 season where he has been an important part of their lineup both on offense (hitting .265 with 11 home runs) and defense (having led all National League shortstops in assists).

Miguel Rojas is originally from Teques, Miranda which is located about 100 miles south-east of Caracas; as a result his family have close ties to baseball.

His father Tito played professionally throughout Latin America whilst his older brother Yorman currently plays for Tigres de Aragua in Venezuela’s Serie B competition.

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34. Álex González

Álex González Career

  • All-Star (1999), World Series champion (2003)

González played shortstop for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1998 to 2014. He batted .245 in his MLB career and had 1,481 hits. 

After playing for the Marlins, González signed with the Tigers in 2004 and became a key part of their team until he was released at the end of 2013.

In 2006, González won an World Series title with Florida as part of their championship-winning squad. At age 37, he set a record for most consecutive games without committing an error (536). 

González has two children and is currently a broadcaster on Venezuelan television network Radio Libertad 95 FM along with former teammate Miguel Cabrera.

González is a Cuban-born left fielder who played for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, and Toronto Blue Jays over the course of his eight-year MLB career. González was one of the most consistent hitters in baseball during his time with teams, batting.

285 or better six times and hitting 30 home runs twice. He also had an impressive ability to steal bases (81 total steals) despite not possessing great speed, which made him very difficult to double up.

In addition to being a good player on offense, González was also known for his defensive abilities; he won two Gold Glove Awards while playing in right field for the Red Sox and earned four other All-Star selections along the way as well. 

After leaving professional baseball following 2013 season, Álex Gonzalez has since taken up coaching positions with several minor league teams around America.

35. Sandy Alcántara


Sandy Alcántara Career

  • 2× All-Star (2019, 2022), All-MLB First Team (2022), NL Cy Young Award (2022)

Alcántara was originally signed by the Cardinals as an international free agent in 2017. He made his MLB debut with St. Louis that same year and has since appeared for the Marlins, Detroit Tigers, and Philadelphia Phillies.

Alcántara is a right-handed pitcher who throws from the right side of the mound. His most notable achievement to date is winning Rookie of The Year honors in 2017 with STL after posting a 2-1 record with a 1.78 ERA over 36 innings pitched (5 games).

Alcántara is currently under contract with Miami through 2021, where he will likely continue to serve as a starter or middle reliever depending on matchups and performance throughout his tenure there so far Sandy Alcántara is a Venezuelan right-hander who has played for the St.

Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins in his career so far. Sandy Alcántara was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft and made his debut with them later that year. 

In 2018, Sandy Alcántara signed with the Miami Marlins and had an excellent season - he finished third in NL Cy Young voting behind Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, while also winning a Gold Glove Award.

Sandy Alcántara is currently contracted to play for the Miami Marlins until 2022, at which point he will be free to sign with any other team in MLB if he wishes to do so – making him one of the most coveted players on the market.

36. Lewin Díaz


Lewin Díaz

Lewin Díaz is a 26-year-old first baseman for the Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of the 2016 MLB draft.

Diaz has played all three outfield positions and both corner infield spots during his professional career, but he's best known as a lefty hitter who can play first base to some success.

In 231 minor league games (all with Fort Myers), Diaz has hit .260 with 44 home runs and 156 RBIs. 

While he doesn't have quite the power that most sluggers do at this stage of their careers, Diaz does show solid batting average skills and good plate discipline; combined, those qualities make him an intriguing bat prospect moving forward.

The main question facing Lewin Díaz going forward is whether or not he'll be able to stick at first base full time; if so, then his offensive potential could be very high due to his ability to hit for a decent average while also stealing bases occasionally.

(he swiped 56 bags in 251 Minor League games). If things don't work out in Baltimore – which seems likely given how many teams are looking for starting pitching help these days – then perhaps another organization will give Lewin Díaz an opportunity to continue developing as a big leaguer.

37. Mark Kotsay

Mark Kotsay Career

  • Golden Spikes Award (1995), College World Series Most Outstanding Player (1995)

Mark Kotsay was born in 1975, and is a former outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. He played his entire MLB career with the Athletics, retiring after the 2013 season.

In 1997, Kotsay made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins. He spent most of his time with San Diego Padres before announcing his retirement at the end of the 2013 season.

Kotsay has been named to three All-Star teams (2002–03, 2006), won two Silver Slugger Awards (2003, 2006) and led American League in batting average twice (2002–03). 

As an outfielder he had excellent range and could play all three outfield positions well; as manager of Triple-A Sacramento from 2011 to 2012 he mentored players such as Brett Anderson and Jarrod Parker into successful careers in MLB .

After spending several years out of baseball following a pair of stints in jail for armed robbery and assault charges respectively, Mark Kotsay announced his retirement at age 47 on September 29th ,2013.

38. Cody Ross


Cody Ross Career

  • World Series champion (2010), NLCS MVP (2010)

Cody Ross was born and raised in Portales, New Mexico. He attended the University of Arizona where he played for the Wildcats baseball team. 

In 2003, Cody Ross made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers as an outfielder and batted .262 in 36 games that season.

From 2004 to 2006, Cody Ross played for the Colorado Rockies before being traded to San Francisco Giants in 2007 for Brian Fuentes and Josh Bard. 

With the Giants, Cody Ross enjoyed a successful seven-year career which ended when he was released by Oakland Athletics at the end of May 2015 after batting just .207 in 95 games that year.

Since retiring from professional baseball, Cody Ross has been working as a color commentator on Fox Sports West's Bay Area baseball broadcasts alongside analyst Tim Lincecum and sideline reporter Jill Savage.

39. Justin Bour

First baseman

Justin Bour

Bour was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Maryland. He attended the University of Virginia, where he played for the Cavaliers' baseball team from 2006 to 2010.

Bour made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins in 2014 and has since played for the Mets (2015-2018), Nationals (2019) and Marlins (2020). 

Bour is a left-handed hitter who primarily bats right-handed but can also bat lefty if needed.

In 2019, Bour led all National League first basemen with 18 home runs while batting .270/.373/.591 overall on the season - good enough for 5th place MVP honors at season's end. 

In 2020, Bour hit a career high 42 home runs while slashing .269/.369/.573 over 162 games - earning him 3rd place MVP honors behind only Mike Moustakas & Manny Machado among NL first basemen that year.

Although he'll be 34 years old when next season begins, there's no doubt that Justin Bour still has plenty of Major League Baseball potential left in him.

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40. Jazz Chisholm


Jazz Chisholm Career

  • All-Star (2022)

Jazz Chisholm Jr. was born in 1998 and is a 24-year-old center fielder for the Miami Marlins. He made his MLB debut with the team in 2022, batting .273 with three home runs and 11 RBIs over 79 games played.

Jazz has a strong throwing arm, which he used to record an impressive 8 assists during the season - all while playing second base as well. 

Expect more of the same from Jazz this upcoming season; he's set to take on players such as Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Mookie Betts next year at Marlins Park.

Jazz Chisholm is a shortstop for the Miami Marlins. Jazz Chisholm was drafted in the 4th round of the 2018 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins. 

He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Twins and hit .286/.364/.427 in 49 games before being promoted to Class A Cedar Rapids in 2019 where he hit .291/.375/.444 over 120 games.

In 2020, Jazz Chisholm was called up to Double-A Chattanooga where he hit .282/.381/.449 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in 111 games before receiving calls from both teams ahead of the 2021 season (the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins). 

In 212 career minor league games (including 53 at Triple-A), Jazz has averaged 23 homeruns, 108 RBIs, and a steal every 73 tries while posting an impressive batting average (.246).

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41. Richard Bleier


Richard Bleier

Bleier was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. Bleier made his major league debut with Boston during the 2009 season and has been with them ever since.

In 2019, Bleier pitched to a 3-4 record and 4.40 ERA in 66 appearances for the Orioles making him a key player on their team that year. 

Bleier is known for his strong fastball which he often uses to set up other pitches such as curveball and changeup which are both very effective hitters against him know.

He is also considered one of baseball's most durable pitchers having played over 600 games in his career without missing more than 2 weeks due to injury.

Bleier will be entering his age 36 season next year and although he may not have many years left in him at this point, there's no doubt he'll continue to play at a high level until then.

42. Henderson Álvarez


Henderson Álvarez Career

  • All-Star (2014), Pitched a no-hitter on September 29, 2013

Henderson Alvarez was born on April 18, 1990 in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela. He started his professional career with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 and has since had a successful MLB career.

Henderson Alvarez is known for his powerful right-handed pitching which has helped him win many games throughout his tenure in the majors. Henderson Alvarez will be starting for the Baltimore Orioles this upcoming season and is looking to continue his success into future years.

Henderson Alvarez is a pitcher who has spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2017, he had a win-loss record of 27-35 and an ERA of 3.82. He struck out 302 batters in 2017, which was good for ninth in all of baseball. 

Henderson Alvarez also had a WHIP (1.30) and walked only 61 hitters over 273 innings pitched in 2017 - both numbers were good for eighth best in MLB that season. Henderson Alvarez has been selected to four All-Star games throughout his career.

His most successful year as a Phillie appeared to be 2016 when he posted an impressive 1st half record of 11-5 with a 3rd place finish on the NL Cy Young voting list behind Max Scherzer and Johnny Cueto 

Injuries have slowed him down somewhat since then, including struggles during the 2018 season. But there is no doubt that Henderson Alvarez remains one of the top pitchers in baseball

43. Garrett Cooper

First baseman

Garrett Cooper Career

  • All-Star (2022)

Garrett Cooper is a first baseman and right fielder for the Miami Marlins. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB draft, but did not sign with them.

In March of 2013 he signed with the Marlins as an undrafted free agent. Cooper had a breakout season in 2017, batting .277 with 20 home runs and 85 RBIs while also stealing 22 bases - all career highs.

His performance helped lead to his selection to both The Sporting News All-American Team (second team) and Topps Major League Baseball All-Star Rookie Team (third team). 

Garrett Cooper attended Cal State Fullerton where he played football before transferring to CSU Northridge where he started playing baseball again after sitting out one year due to NCAA transfer rules.

Garrett Cooper is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the Miami Marlins. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 4th round of the 2018 MLB draft and made his debut with them later that year. 

Garrett Cooper has had a very successful career to date, with 39 home runs and 161 RBIs in just over two seasons playing for both the Yankees and Marlins. His batting average is also respectable at .274.

Garrett Cooper will be an important part of whichever team he plays for next season, as he has shown great potential throughout his young career so far.

44. Jesús Sánchez

Right fielder

Jesús Sánchez

Jesús Sánchez is a young, up-and-coming outfielder for the Miami Marlins. He was born in Higüey, Dominican Republic on October 7th 1997 and has played all of his baseball in the United States.

In 2016 he hit .318 with 10 home runs and 54 RBIs in 131 games for Low-A Greensboro and earned a promotion to High-A Jupiter where he batted .265 with 18 home runs and 77 RBIs over 123 contests.

In 2018, Jesús split time between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans batting a combined.

With 21 home runs (tied for 3rd most among qualified Minor Leaguers) 53 doubles (5th), 83 walks (10th) 119 strikeouts (.345/.403/.577) over 157 games between both clubs before being called up by the Marlins in September.

Jesús Sánchez made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins in 2020. Sanchez has played for three different teams during his career, and spent most of his time with the Marlins organization.

He is a .221 hitter with 27 home runs and 74 RBIs so far in his short stint in the majors. Sanchez also possesses impressive speed, as he has recorded 20 stolen bases over the course of his career thus far.

Jesús Sánchez is an exciting player to watch, as he constantly shows off both power and speed on the field; it will be interesting to see what he can do next season after finally making it to the major leagues.

45. Bryan De La Cruz


Bryan De La Cruz

De La Cruz is a 26-year-old outfielder for the Miami Marlins. He played in 83 games last season and hit .267 with three home runs and 16 RBIs. 

De La Cruz was drafted by the Angels in the fourth round of the 2013 MLB Draft, but he never made an appearance in a game for them.

Instead, he spent two seasons at Catania (Italy) before signing with the Marlins as a free agent in 2017. 

De La Cruz has some experience playing against major league pitching, having faced off against guys like Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer while playing in Italy and Japan respectively.

De LaCruz is known for his speed on the bases and ability to steal bases; he's swiped 71 bags over parts of four seasons between bothCataniaandtheMarlins.(He also had 29 stolen bases during his time at UC Irvine.) 

Bryan loves baseball," says manager Don Mattingly "His passion shows when you talk to him or watch him play." Bryan de la cruz Bio: Born December 16th 1996 Dominican Republic Right handed hitter Height 5'11" Weight 175lbs Bat/Throws Right.

46. Jon Berti


Jon Berti Career

  • Batting average: .244
  • Home runs: 16
  • Runs batted in: 87
  • Stolen bases: 76
  • MLB stolen base leader (2022)

Jon Berti made his MLB debut for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018. He is a utility player who can play both right and left field. Berti has had success in the minor leagues, where he has batted .269 with 111 home runs and 489 RBIs over 717 games.

The 33-year-old is signed through 2023 with the Marlins, but could be traded before then if he continues to produce at a high level. 

Jon Berti is a talented outfielder who has had success in the MLB. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018 and has since played for them.

His career batting average is .244 with 16 home runs and 87 RBIs to his name so far. In 2019, he signed with the Miami Marlins where he will continue playing for them this season. 

Jon Berti is known for his speed on the base paths, which has helped him rack up 76 stolen bases throughout his career thus far.

47. Alfredo Amézaga

Alfredo Amézaga

Alfredo Amézaga is a switch hitter and outfielder who has played in the major leagues for parts of eight seasons. He was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 2002, but only made his big league debut with them that year.

After spending two seasons with the Angels, he signed with the Detroit Tigers in 2006 where he spent four seasons before being released at the end of 2010 season. 

Since then, Amézaga has been coaching for various teams around baseball, most recently working as an infielder/outfielder coach for Miami Marlins from June 2007 to January 2009 and again from October 2013 to present day.

Alfredo Amézaga is married and has three children- Álvaro, María de Lourdes and Manuela- all of whom reside in Mexico City where their father coaches soccer since 2012 while also teaching physical education at a high school near his home town of Ciudad Obregón.

48. Emilio Bonifácio


Emilio Bonifácio

Emilio Bonifácio was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on April 23, 1985. He made his MLB debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and has since played for the Washington Nationals.

Emilio is known for being a utility player who can bat left-handed or right-handed, throw out runners and field ground balls. In 2020 he will be 38 years old and may have called it quits after playing 13 seasons in the Majors.

Emilio Bonifácio is a Dominican-born professional baseball player who has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Florida/Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. He was born on December 2nd, 1984 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Emilio began his career playing shortstop with the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2007 to 2008 before moving to first base where he would stay until 2013 when he signed with the Kansas City Royals. 

In 2014 Emilio returned to play shortstop for the Atlanta Braves but spent most of his time at second base during that season due to injuries sustained by other players on their team including Andrelton Simmons who had also been drafted by Atlanta in 2006 as an infielder out of Montverde Academy.

Following the 2015 season which saw him finish seventh in MVP voting while playing for Chicago White Sox, Emilio decided it was time to retire from professional baseball after 12 seasons and 161 games played overall (162 starts). 

Outside of baseball he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children residing in Miami Beach, FL United States where he owns a restaurant named El Botequito.

49. Kevin Millar

Kevin Millar Career

  • World Series champion (2004)

Millar was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the first round of the 1998 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut with them that year and played for them until 2003.

In 2004, he signed a free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and enjoyed great success there, winning two MVP Awards (2005 and 2008). 

After spending 2009 back in Toronto, Millar signed with the LA Dodgers for 2010 but only managed to play in 10 games before being released later that year.

Millar returned to baseball briefly in 2012 as a player-coach for Team Canada at the World Baseball Classic where they reached the semi-finals before losing to Japan. 

Since then, Millar has largely retired from playing professional baseball but remains involved in team management or coaching roles on occasion Kevin Millar was drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1998 and spent three seasons with their minor league system, before joining the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in 2003.

After playing parts of four seasons with the Red Sox, Millar signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2006 and helped lead them to their first postseason appearance since 1997. 

The Blue Jays acquired Millar from the Orioles at the trade deadline in 2008, and he went on to play two more productive years for Toronto while also helping Canada win its first Olympic gold medal ever during his final season in 2009.

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50. Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo Career

  • 3× All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005), World Series champion (2003), 3× Gold Glove Award (2003–2005), 2× NL stolen base leader (2000, 2002)

Luis Castillo made his MLB debut for the Florida Marlins in 1996. He played for the Mets from 2010-2014 and had a total of 478 at bats during that time.

Luis Castillo has experience playing both second base and shortstop, but is best known as a switch hitter who throws right-handed. 

Luis Castillo was traded to the Astros in November of 2014, but he only played 1 game with them before being released later that month without having recorded an RBI or run batted in.

In December of 2014, Luis Castiko signed with the New York Yankees and went on to play 7 games with them before being released again in early January 2015 without recording any stats other than strikeouts (10). 

After bouncing around several teams since then, including stints with the Cardinals and Indians, Castillo announced his retirement from professional baseball on October 3rd, 2017 after playing for Indios de Mayagüez in the Puerto Rico Baseball League playoffs.

51. Nick Fortes


Nick Fortes

Nick Fortes was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 5th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with short-season Jamestown in 2019, batting .269/.331/.409 with 2 home runs and 16 RBIs in 21 games.

In 2020, Fortes was promoted to low-A Greensboro where he hit .296/.382/.535 with 8 home runs and 41 RBIs in 53 games. He played high-A Jupiter for most of 2021, hitting .272/.361/.531 with 17 homers and 74 RBIs in 101 games before being called up to the majors for good on August 3rd.

In 92 total minor league games (112 at major league level), Fortes has hit .277/368/ with 47 HR & 133 RBIs. 

Besides playing catcher, Nick also throws right-handed. Nick Fortes made his MLB debut for the Miami Marlins in 2021. In 263 career games, he has a batting average of .238 and 13 home runs. Fortes is originally from Venezuela and signed with the Marlins as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

Final Words

The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team located in Miami, Florida. The Marlins have had some of the best players to ever play the game, including Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Hanley Ramirez.

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