Game preview Kyle Hendricks Jersey , lineups, news and props for Nationals vs. Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium."nalysisPodcastsProspects & DraftGame CoverageFull ArchiveMasthead Social Marlins Players on TwitterFish Stripes on InstagramMarlins Media Members Fish Stripes Best of 2018 Marlins StoriesScheduleRosterStatsCommunity Guidelines StubHub ite NewsMiami Marlins Game CoverageMarlins Game Thread and Fish Picks vs. Nationals—March 22, 2019New,4commentsGame preview, lineups, news and props for Nationals vs. Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.EDTShareTweetShareShareMarlins Game Thread and Fish Picks vs. Nationals—March 22, 2019Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsThrough the years, Fish Stripes has hosted a “game within the game” during the Marlins regular season. Gives us a distraction from low-quality baseball, presenting an opportunity to win even when the team gets blown out.The concept will survive into 2019, but under a new name and format. Icthyomancy is out, “Fish Picks” is in. When posting the daily game thread, we will include three to five prop bets at the bottom, along with the lineups and any other relevant information about the matchup. Comment with your Fish Picks prior to first pitch and you’re eligible to win!During the regular season, the Fish Picks points leader at the end of each month—one point for each correct pick—will win a prize from our merchandise store. This weekend’s spring games are just for fun, allowing our readers to get adjusted and helping us determine any issues with the format to address prior to Opening Day.Nationals LineupRF AdamEaton SS TreaTurner LF JuanSoto3B AnthonyRendonDH RyanZimmerman1B MattAdams2B BrianDozierC YanGomes CF VctorRoblesP MaxScherzerNotes: Pretty unusual for an NL team to be using a designated hitter this deep into Spring Training. Not doing Straily any favors (7.15 ERA, 6 HR in 11.1 IP in Grapefruit League).Marlins LineupLF CurtisGranderson1B MartnPrado3B NeilWalker 2B StarlinCastroRF GarrettCooperSS JTRiddle CF RosellHerreraC ChadWallach P DanStrailyNotes: Fellow starting rotation candidate Sandy Alc谩ntara got his work in earlier Friday on the minor league backfields (6.0 IP Mike Montgomery Jersey , 3 H, 2 ER, 7 K, 1 BB on 88 pitches)...During their recent 11-game winning streak, the Marlins averaged 6.9 runs per game...In addition to Straily, Nick Anderson, DrewSteckenrider, AustinBrice and RileyFerrell are available to pitch.Fish PicksPlease comment with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch (7:05 p.m. ET). No television feed, but you can listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.Will Starlin Castro get at least one hit? (Yes/No)Over/Under 8.5 strikeouts for Max Scherzer (Over/Under)Over/Under 2:55 time of game? (Over/Under)Who wins? (Nationals/Marlins) How can something be both empty and full at the same time?"It’s pretty safe to say the Indians outfield is not going to be a strong point. If we use ZiPS’ three highest projections for Cleveland outfielders, we get to 3.5 WAR, or basically half a season of Jose Ramirez that’s spread over 1220 at-bats. Prorated, that’s very, very bad. In Paul Sporer’s piece on RotoGraphs listing the top 50 outfielders in baseball (for fantasy reasons, but still), the Indians listed no times. It’s... not ideal.And yet, one of the few areas of drama this spring http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey , or at least intrigue, is how the outfield will shake out. Somehow, some way, the Indians have a crowded outfield, despite not having any legitimately great outfielders. Along with Leonys Martin, Tyler Naquin or Greg Allen, you’re hearing chatter about Oscar Mercado and Trayce Thompson along with a small handful of other guys having some semblance of a shot to make the team, if not right out of Arizona, at least some time this year. It’s a curious place the Tribe has found itself in.Part — well, most if not all — of this stems from a simple lack of elite talent that seals up a job. No Trouts or Stantons or Bettses are around to make things simple and trim the available slots down a bit. It was so easy when Michael Brantley and even Lonnie Chisenhall wer around. Whether platooning or not, you only needed two or so other players, and they could be flawed.Instead we have a minimum of three open slots in the outfield that anyone can have if they show something more than league average ability. Which is exciting, or at least interesting, right? It’s why we even have chatter surrounding Thompson or Mercado. Add what they’re doing (and their being kind of unknown) to the former prospect-ness and still raw talent of Bradley Zimmer and Tyler Naquin, and Jordan Luplow existing, and you could put together six or seven lineups at least of a starting outfield plus a fourth.Muddling it all even more is the veil they play behind right now in Arizona. Like Jose Quintana Jersey , we have no idea of Thompson has made some kind of adjustment and tapped into his familial athleticism to become truly great, or if Mercado is actually another Betts or Yelich, or even just the poor man’s version. Is Naquin finally lofting the ball or getting on top/laying off high fastballs? Who knows? And who the hell is Jordan Luplow? Sample sizes are dumb, video is nonexistent — which itself is incredible in 2019 — and StatCast gives us nothing but suggestions and generalities at best. We have nothing concrete to draw conclusions from, only supposition and possibility. In a perverse way, the Indians have given their fans a special thrill. Whether that’s actually wanted is another story, but the Death Valley aspect of the outfield is at least a little more in flux than was expected in February. We’re going to see some different faces churn through there through the season, and by rolling the dice again and again and again, the Indians are throwing dashes of hope and expectation at their fans, and giving themselves another couple chances to really hit it big. Until we actually get to see any of these players, whether the vets like Naquin and Martin or the new faces in Mercado and Thompson, all we can do is guess and think that maybe this is the time they stumble on that outfield star from nowhere.for good or bad the choice is actually kind of hard. But they’ve found insane talent like three times already elsewhere on the diamond the last few years. It has to work eventually, right?