Who is the future face of each Major League Baseball franchise?
MLB Network recently asked fans who they thought the face of the franchise was for the Miami Marlins, including a few comical choices. As you can see from the results below, the poll was essentially a joke that was poking fun at the organization and the lack of notable faces on the club (h/t BuzzFeed):
- Giancarlo Stanton—49 percent
- Jeffrey Loria—14 percent
- Billy the Marlin—8 percent
- Toronto Blue Jays—6 percent
- Centerfield Statue—5 percent
- Nobody—4 percent
- Juan Pierre—3 percent
- Logan Morrison—2 percent
It’s embarrassing, but the Marlins aren’t a club looking to compete right now. Miami is trying to do whatever it can to compete in the coming years—or at least that’s what owner Jeffrey Loria would like you to believe—but will Giancarlo Stanton still be the face of the franchise in the future? As you’ll soon see, I’m not so sure.
What other players—prospects or major leaguers—will be the faces of their respective franchises in the next few years? Here’s a look at the player on each club who would be the leading vote-getter in a future MLB Network poll.
All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus and all contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts.