Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
1 week ago

Ozuna went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, his fourth long ball of the spring, and came around to score on a walk in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to enjoy a solid spring, hitting .316/.357/.684 through 38 at-bats. Ozuna primarily hit fourth of fifth last season for the Marlins, and the 26-year-old should once again slot into the heart of a young and improving batting order in Miami, giving him a shot at matching or topping his career high of 85 RBI.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
2 weeks ago

Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run, his third blast of the spring, in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

He's now hitting .294 with a .618 SLG through 34 spring at-bats, although Ozuna's 1:8 BB:K suggests he's still got some work to do to get ready for Opening Day. The 26-year-old posted career bests in walk rate (7.1 percent) and strikeout rate (18.9 percent) last year, however, and further development of his plate discipline could allow him to take his game to the next level in 2017.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
2 weeks ago

Ozuna went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The two-baggers came against Noah Syndergaard and Robert Gsellman, so Ozuna gets extra credit for the level of competition he was facing. The Marlins left fielder is now hitting .286 with a .571 SLG through 28 spring at-bats, and is rounding into form nicely with Opening Day still a couple of weeks away.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
2 weeks ago

Ozuna went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run, his second blast of the spring, in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The homer came off top St. Louis prospect Luke Weaver, but Ozuna is only hitting .240 (6-for-25) so far on the spring with a discouraging 0:6 BB:K. On the bright side, his two home runs already ties his previous best during Grapefruit League play, set each of the last three years. The 26-year-old has slugged 23 home runs in two of the last three regular seasons and may still have some upside, but it's also possible Ozuna has already reached his ceiling as a hitter.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
4 weeks ago

Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

He's 3-for-10 to begin the spring, but Friday's shot was his first spring homer. Ozuna tied his career high with 23 home runs in 2016, but the Marlins will be looking for a little more from their 26-year-old left fielder this season.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
1 month ago

Ozuna (shoulder) is included in the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

A sore shoulder cost Ozuna a few days of action, but he'll be back in left field and hit sixth in the order Tuesday, which could be his regular lineup spot once the regular season arrives. A second-half collapse ended up depressing Ozuna's final numbers in 2016, but he still brought value for those who drafted him with 23 homers, 76 RBI and a .266 batting average.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
1 month ago

Ozuna (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Marlins still have plenty of time to scratch Ozuna if his shoulder acts up over the next 24 hours, but it looks like the issue won't significantly delay the start of his Grapefruit League campaign.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
1 month ago

Ozuna will not start in Saturday's Grapefruit League game due to mild shoulder discomfort, and manager Don Mattingly said he'll slowly work Ozuna into the lineup when he's ready, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ozuna may be available sometime next week if he can heal quickly, though there'll be more updates to follow because he's set for the everyday regular-season lineup. The 26-year-old should deliver another 20-homer season if healthy, and perhaps a productive showing in RBI, but everything else about his game is up in the air, despite his youth and upside.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
2 months ago

Ozuna avoided arbitration with the Marlins on Friday with a $3.5 million deal, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ozuna bounced back from a difficult 2015 season with a .266/.321/.452 line with 23 home runs and a first career All-Star berth in 2016. That'll get him a decent salary for his first round of arbitration.

Marcell Ozuna
LF/CF MIA
6 months ago

Ozuna is out of the lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Nationals, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ozuna is one of many Marlins regulars getting days off at the end of the season and he will yield Sunday's season finale to Christian Yelich in center field, while Xavier Scruggs will enter the lineup in left field and bat sixth for the Marlins.