The Miami Marlins are another struggling team. They are 48-53 and eight games out of first place in the NL East. Their hopes of making the postseason were pretty much derailed when SP Jose Fernandez was forced to miss the rest of the season due to injury in May.
However, the Marlins are still a team full of young talent. One of the youngest, and most talented, of these players is outfielder Christian Yelich. Only 22 years old, Yelich made his debut with the Marlins in July 2013.
Yelich is a versatile player. He has speed and can hit for both average and power. His power is on display in the video. In a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Yelich hit a mammoth shot that landed in the upper deck.
He's not a guy who's going to hit 40 home runs in a season, but as you can see, he definitely has some pop in his bat. The Marlins hope Yelich can develop into a consistent 20-20 guy, and as long as he can avoid injury, this shouldn't be an unrealistic expectation.
This season, Yelich is batting .278 with eight home runs and 12 stolen bases. He has missed some time this season due to a back injury, so he may not reach the 20-20 plateau. Still, Yelich has been impressive.
In July, he is hitting .342 with two home runs, 10 RBI and two stolen bases.