The combination of speed and power the Marlins lineup was projected to produce would have rivaled anyone in the league.
The formula looked great on paper, with Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio at the top of the lineup. Hanley Ramirez, Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison could provide power in the middle of the order rounded off by former All-Star players Gaby Sanchez and Omar Infante.
Instead, the Marlins rank near the bottom of the league in almost every offensive category—28th in runs, 27th in batting average and 24th in the league in slugging percentage.
Manager Ozzie Guillen has tried frantically to shift the order to stir things up, by moving Reyes to second and Stanton down to the sixth spot.
There's still no doubt the Marlins have plenty of potential to turn things around.
If Reyes can raise his batting average to anything close to the .337 he achieved last year while winning the NL batting title and if Ramirez could find a way to bounce back to the offensive numbers he produced in 2010, Miami will be in good shape.
Who would have predicted that it would have taken Giancarlo Stanton 21 games to hit his first HR of the season?