One of the victims of this season of diminishing returns was Brian Anderson. After three consecutive great seasons, and a team-lifting one last year, a mixture of injuries and batting woes left Anderson with a 1.3 WAR on the season, a .249 Average and 58 hits in 67 games. If there weren't strong figures like Miguel Rojas on this team, I'd be more worried by a letdown like this, but it's a very concerning sign.
2022 Prediction: An improvement, but only to an extent. The Marlins are gonna have to figure out what to do with him next year.
How chaotic is this- the entire starting outfield for the Marlins, which was Starling Marte, Adam Duvall and Corey Dickerson, got traded halfway through the year. Which, logically, would leave Garrett Cooper, who was hitting .284 with 33 RBIs and 9 homers in 71 games. However, Cooper gets injured soon thereafter, leaving the team with zero tested Opening Day outfielders.
2022 Prediction: A similar role as the fourth OF and bench piece, but this one will be a little less injury prone. And with all the potential swing IF/OF guys next year, like Anderson and Joey Wendle, he might have a prime season with a lot of playing time.
2022 Prediction: Either he finds a solid place in this rotation or he's cut/traded and lands somewhere that can utilize him properly.
2022 Prediction: Spends the whole year working the ninth, and even with a higher WAR and more mistakes he does a decent enough job of it.
2022 Prediction: Starts 150 games and becomes a new pillar of the new era of the team in, I'm assuming, Brian Anderson's absence.
2022 Prediction: An improvement, one that may involve some time in the bullpen.
Tomorrow, a surprisingly small amount of Mets. Usually I have around a dozen.