Fantasy Baseball: Miami Marlins 2014 Starting Rotation Preview

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Feb 28, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) warms up in the bullpen before a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

This article is part of a series previewing the starting rotations of all the teams in the Major Leagues. Click here, for other articles in this preview series which will continue through the next couple of weeks.   At Fansided’s Fantasy Baseball page, you can find a number of great resources to help you succeed in your league this season.

Miami needs lots of help to become a contender in the NL East, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there roster is devoid of fantasy baseball value.  To see how important it is to monitor and know the emerging pitchers on a team like Miami, we only have to look to last season when Jose Fernandez emerged as a dominant ace who any fantasy owner would want on their team.

While this year’s staff doesn’t feature any options with quite as high a ceiling as Fernandez, there are some values to be had from Miami this season. Last season Miami starters went 38-66 despite a relatively decent 3.87 ERA due to lack of run support.  Don’t get Marlins pitchers expecting wins until their lineup gets a significant upgrade, but they can help with other categories. Let’s take a quick look at the projected starting pitchers for Miami and the fantasy outlook for each of them:

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