The Marlins recently placed infielder Martin Prado (hamstring) and starting pitcher Jose Urena (herniated disc) on the injured list and it’s not looking good for trade possibility at the July 31st deadline. The Marlins now have a total of 10 players on the injured list, half of them being pitchers and the rest being position players.
The biggest blow being felt by the Marlins is the loss of Jose Urena. Urena was gaining trade interest from multiple teams that are considered to be contenders for a postseason run this year. With him being moved to the 60-day IL, it makes it practically impossible to move him and to receive a return well worth it. (Credit to @DuseReport)
Jose Urena’s injury clearly much more significant than initially anticipated as he heads to 60-day IL.
That essentially wipes out any possibility of him being dealt before deadline. #Marlins
— Wells Dusenbury (@DuseReport) June 14, 2019
In 13 games started this season, Urena is 4-7 with a 4.70 ERA in 74.1 innings pitched with 51 strikeouts. Teams are most likely looking at Urea’s ability to accumulate innings throughout the season. During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, he pitched more than 165 innings and started more than 30 games.
Neil Walker who is also on the IL with a right quadriceps strain, is also a very possible trade candidate. His injury is less significant than Urena’s so it’s possible he comes back before the July 31st deadline. In 51 games played this season, Walker is batting a .295 average with four home runs and 14 RBIs. He is one of the three veterans that was brought in on a one year deal so it could be a very productive trade when the time comes to deal him.
The other two veterans just simply aren’t producing enough to get back a good enough prospect package. Sergio Romo in 23 games has a 5.48 ERA, not the production you want from a possible trade candidate and Curtis Granderson has been pretty bad too. In 58 games, Granderson is batting an awful .184 average with seven homers and 17 RBIs. (Credit to @DuseReport)
Wow. Sergio Romo entered the 9th with a 5-1 lead and has just given up four runs to tie it up. Ronald Acuna Jr. just blasted a three-run homer to tie it. #Marlins
— Wells Dusenbury (@DuseReport) June 9, 2019
The only true value these guys have brought to the young team is their experience. They can help the younger players get through the hiccups that they may face throughout the long season by being their mentor. Perfect example of Curtis Granderson giving insight to Marlins’ 2019 2nd round draft pick Nasim Nunez. (Credit to @FernandezAndreC)
— Andre Fernandez (@FernandezAndreC) June 10, 2019