Best Marlins players to don each uni number

December 2nd, 2021

MIAMI -- Throughout Marlins history, plenty of players have put up terrific numbers, while others had more modest tenures with the organization. And then there were those who simply had their number called upon to be on the roster, then saw brief big league action.

A common thread for all of them is that at one point in their careers, they wore the Marlins’ uniform. is looking back at every number worn in franchise history since the 1993 inaugural season. In some cases, players wore multiple numbers in their Marlins careers. To include as many of the notable players as possible, is listing every number used and the year (or years) they wore that specific number.

1: 2B Luis Castillo, 1997-2005
Castillo was a three-time All-Star and three-time National League Gold Glove Award winner while serving as the catalyst for the 2003 World Series-winning team.

2: SS Hanley Ramirez, 2006-12
A three-time starter for the NL in the All-Star Game, Ramirez was the 2006 NL Rookie of the Year Award winner and the '09 NL batting champ (.342).

3: SS Edgar Renteria, 1997
Renteria hit the walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series against Cleveland.

4: OF Mark Kotsay, 1997-98
The Marlins’ first-round pick in the 1996 MLB Draft, Kotsay had 20 outfield assists in ’98, which is still a club record.

5: 1B/LF Logan Morrison, 2012-13
At Morrison’s request, the Marlins unretired No. 5 in 2012, the first year the franchise played at Marlins Park. It had previously been retired in honor of Carl Berger, the team's first president.

6: 2B Dan Uggla, 2006-10
Twice named to the NL All-Star team, Uggla finished his Marlins career with 154 homers and topped the 30-homer mark in four seasons.

7: C Ivan Rodriguez, 2003
"Pudge" hit .297 with 16 home runs and 85 RBIs. Rodriguez was the MVP of the 2003 NL Championship Series against the Cubs.

8: IF/LF Chris Coghlan, 2009-13
The NL Rookie of the Year Award winner in 2009, Coghlan collected 100 of his 162 hits during his rookie season from Aug. 1 through the end of the year.

9: OF Juan Pierre, 2003-05, ’13
Among the most popular players to wear a Marlins uniform, Pierre appeared in all 162 games every year from 2003-05, leading the NL in stolen bases (65) in ’03 and in hits (221) in ’04.

10: OF Gary Sheffield, 1993-98
Sheffield had a monster 1996 season, belting 42 home runs with 120 RBIs.

11: C J.T. Realmuto, 2016-18
In a close call, Realmuto, who switched to No. 11 in 2016, gets the nod over former All-Star shortstop Alex González. Realmuto came into his own during these years, hitting .303 in ’16 and belting 21 home runs in '18.

12: OF Cody Ross, 2006-10
In five seasons with the Marlins, Ross hit 80 homers with 297 RBIs.

13: OF Marcell Ozuna, 2014-17
Nicknamed “Big Bear,” Ozuna had his breakout seasons in 2016 and '17, being selected as an All-Star both years.

14: 1B Gaby Sanchez, 2009-10
A Miami native and former University of Miami standout, Sanchez finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year Award voting in 2010.

15: 3B Brian Anderson, 2018-present
Miami’s regular third baseman, Anderson paced the 2020 Marlins in home runs (11) and RBIs (38) in 59 games.

16: RHP José Fernández, 2013-16
A two-time All-Star and the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year Award winner, Fernández was on his way to superstardom before his tragic death on Sept. 25, 2016.

17: 1B Mike Jacobs, 2006-08
A left-handed-hitting power threat, Jacobs finished with 32 homers, 93 RBIs and an .812 OPS in 2008.

18: 1B/OF Jeff Conine, 2003-05
“Mr. Marlin" sported No. 18 in his second stint with the Marlins. Conine made a famous throw to nab the Giants' J.T. Snow at the plate to clinch the 2003 NL Division Series in Game 4.

19: 3B Mike Lowell, 2000-05
Lowell was a three-time All-Star and won his only Gold Glove Award in 2003, when he also hit 32 homers and drove in 105 runs.

20: OF Justin Ruggiano, 2012-13
No. 20 was worn briefly by several Marlins, including Miguel Cabrera, Morrison and Realmuto. In 2012, Ruggiano batted .313, and in ’13, he hit 18 home runs with 50 RBIs.

21: OF Christian Yelich, 2013-17
The Marlins’ first-round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, Yelich was the NL Gold Glove Award-winning left fielder in '14.

22: RHP Sandy Alcantara, 2018-present
Still 25, Alcantara has become the ace of the Marlins' staff. The hard-throwing right-hander had a 3.00 ERA in 42 innings in 2020 after logging 197 1/3 innings and being named an All-Star in '19.

23: C Charles Johnson, 1994-98, 2001-02
A four-time Gold Glove Award winner as well as an anchor on the 1997 World Series-winning team, Johnson was one of the best defensive catchers in the 1990s.

24: 3B Miguel Cabrera, 2004-07
Cabrera spent the first five seasons of his MLB career with the Marlins, winning two Silver Slugger Awards and being named an All-Star four times.

25: 1B Derrek Lee, 1998-2003
Lee was a Gold Glove Award winner in 2003, when he also hit 31 home runs and posted an .888 OPS.

26: 1B Garrett Cooper, 2019-present
When healthy, Cooper has shown production. Ahead of his first year of arbitration, Cooper had an .853 OPS, six homers and 20 RBIs in 34 games in 2020.

27: OF Giancarlo Stanton, 2010-17
The most prolific slugger in franchise history. Stanton was the NL MVP Award winner in 2017, when he set a franchise mark with 59 home runs.

28: RHP Brad Penny, 2000-01
Penny started off with No. 28 in 2000, then switched to No. 31 midway through the next year. The right-hander had a 50-43 record and 4.12 ERA in six seasons with the Marlins.

29: IF Greg Dobbs, 2011-14
Dobbs was a pinch-hit specialist who played first base, third base and some outfield.

30: OF Cliff Floyd, 2000-02
A left-handed-hitting power threat, Floyd’s best season with the Marlins was in 2001, when he hit .317 with 31 home runs and 103 RBIs.

31: RHP Robb Nen, 1993-97
The closer on the Marlins’ 1997 World Series-winning team, Nen finished with 35 saves in both ’96 and ’97.

32: RHP Alex Fernandez, 1997-2000
Fernandez’s overall Marlins tenure was slowed by injury. In 1997, Fernandez went 17-12 with a 3.59 ERA in 220 2/3 innings.

33: RHP John Burkett, 1995-96
A dependable starter in the early years of the franchise, Burkett logged 188 1/3 innings in 1995.

34: RHP A.J. Burnett, 2002-05
Burnett threw a no-hitter in 2001, and in '02, he had a breakthrough year, going 12-9 with a 3.30 ERA and 203 strikeouts in 204 1/3 innings.

35: LHP Dontrelle Willis, 2003-07
The best left-hander in franchise history, Willis was the NL Rookie of the Year Award winner in 2003. In ’05, he became the only 20-game winner in club history, going 22-10 with a 2.63 ERA and finishing second in NL Cy Young Award voting.

36: RHP Aníbal Sánchez, 2006-08
As a rookie, Sánchez no-hit the D-backs and went 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA.

37: RHP Henderson Alvarez, 2013-15
On the last day of the 2013 season, Alvarez no-hit the Tigers. He was an All-Star in ’14.

38: C Jorge Alfaro, 2019-21
Acquired from the Phillies in the Realmuto trade before the 2019 season, Alfaro is the current everyday catcher.

39: RHP Jay Powell, 1996-98
A reliable late-inning reliever, Powell logged 79 2/3 innings in 1997. He was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the '97 World Series.

40: LHP Mike Dunn, 2011-16
The Marlins' primary lefty reliever during his tenure with the franchise, Dunn went 10-6 with a 3.16 ERA in 75 games in 2014.

41: 1B Justin Bour, 2016-18
Bour hit 25 home runs and had 83 RBIs in 2017.

42: LHP Dennis Cook, 1997
Only three players in franchise history wore No. 42 (which is now retired across MLB to honor Jackie Robinson), with Cook being the last in 1997.

43: OF Juan Encarnacion, 2002-05
On the 2003 World Series-winning team, Encarnacion hit 19 homers and had 94 RBIs.

44: OF Preston Wilson, 1999-2002
Wilson had a huge 2000 season, hitting 31 homers and collecting 121 RBIs. He hit 104 homers in five seasons with the Marlins.

45: RHP Carl Pavano, 2002-04
A big part of the 2003 World Series-winning team, Pavano’s '04 season was one of the best in club history, as he went 18-8 with a 3.00 ERA in 221 1/3 innings.

46: RHP Ryan Dempster, 1999-2002
An All-Star in 2000, Dempster threw 226 1/3 innings that year and went 14-10 with a 3.66 ERA.

47: RHP Ricky Nolasco, 2006-13
With a record of 81-72 in eight seasons with the Marlins, Nolasco is the franchise's all-time wins leader.

48: RHP Pat Rapp, 1993-97
In the early years of the franchise, Rapp was a fixture in the rotation. He went 14-7 with a 3.44 ERA in 1995.

49: RHP Pablo López, 2018-present
Charlie Hough sported No. 49 in the first year of the franchise. But now, López is ready to take the torch and build on his prime years.

50: RHP Todd Jones, 2005
In his only season with the Marlins, Jones saved 40 games.

51: OF Ichiro Suzuki, 2015-17
Of his 3,089 MLB hits, 236 came with him wearing a Marlins uniform, including No. 3,000.

52: C Mike Redmond, 1998-04
A dependable backup catcher, Redmond was on the 2003 World Series-winning team, and he went on to manage the Marlins from '13-15.

53: C John Baker, 2008
As a rookie in 2008, Baker hit .299 in the only year he sported No. 53.

54: LHP Wei-Yin Chen, 2016-18
Chen was the Opening Day starter in 2016.

55: RHP Josh Johnson, 2005-12
A two-time All-Star, Johnson led the NL in ERA in 2010 (2.30), and he was the Opening Day starter in '12, the Marlins' first year at Marlins Park.

56: LHP Mark Buehrle, 2012
Buehrle spent one year with Miami and won the NL Gold Glove Award after logging 202 1/3 innings.

57: RHP Antonio Alfonseca, 1997-2001, ’05
Alfonseca enjoyed two stints with the Marlins, leading the NL in saves in 2000 with 45.

58: RHP Ryan Webb, 2011-13
A fixture in the back end of the bullpen, Webb had a 3.34 ERA in 184 games.

59: RHP Guillermo Mota, 2004-05
In two years in the Marlins’ bullpen, Mota threw 100 2/3 innings.

60: LHP Justin Nicolino, 2015
Only six players have worn No. 60 in club history, including Realmuto briefly. Nicolino was a rookie in 2015 when he wore 60.

61: RHP Josh Beckett, 2001-03
Beckett wore No. 21 in the 2003 World Series-winning season, but he also sported No. 61 in his days with the organization.

62: RHP José Ureña, 2015-20
Ureña’s six-year career with the Marlins came to an end this offseason. His best year was 2017, when he went 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA.

63: RHP Kevin Gregg, 2007-08, ‘14
The Marlins' closer in 2007 and '08, Gregg logged 61 saves over those years.

64: RHP Nick Wittgren, 2016-18
A ninth-round pick by the Marlins in the 2012 MLB Draft, Wittgren made 118 relief appearances in his Miami career.

65: IF Eddy Alvarez, 2020-21
This number has been worn by only four players. Miami native Alvarez wore it in 2020 and again in '21, when he came back from winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

66: LHP Jarlin García, 2017-19
A seldom-used number -- three Marlins players have donned it -- García wore it in his three-year tenure.

67: RHP Tyler Cloyd, 2018
Cloyd is the most recent player to sport the number, which has been issued to three players total.

68: 1B Lewin Díaz, 2020-present
Díaz made his MLB debut with No. 68 on his back. He homered eight times and recorded nine defensive runs saved in 40 MLB games in 2021.

70: IF Jazz Chisholm, 2020
Chisholm was given No. 70 in 2020, then switched to No. 2 in '21. Reliever Nick Anderson is the only other Marlins player to wear it, having done so in '19.

71: RHP Drew Steckenrider, 2017-19
Steckenrider is the only Marlins player to wear this number. Injuries limited him the past two years.

72: LHP Daniel Castano, 2020
As a rookie, Castano made seven appearances (six starts) to help the Marlins snap a 17-year playoff drought. He switched to No. 20 in 2021.

73: RHP Sixto Sánchez, 2020
The Marlins’ top prospect kept his Spring Training number, but he will likely lobby for No. 45 in the future.

74: RHP Ugueth Urbina, 2003
Acquired from the Rangers during the 2003 season, Urbina closed down the stretch in the Marlins’ World Series-winning season.

75: RHP Jorge Guzman, 2020-21
A former top prospect who was part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, Guzman is the only player in team history to wear No. 75.

76: OF Jesús Sánchez, 2020-21
A former Top 100 prospect, Sánchez sported this number after being called up in 2020. He kept the number in '21, knocking 14 homers and compiling an .808 OPS in 64 games.

77: OF Bryan De La Cruz, 2021
Acquired in the trade for Yimi García, De La Cruz made quite the first impression upon his MLB callup. He slashed .296/.356/.427 in 58 games to close out the 2021 season.

78: RHP Jordan Holloway, 2020-present
A former top prospect, Holloway is the only Marlins player to wear this number. He opened the 2021 season with 10 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

79: RHP Edward Cabrera, 2021
Though the results (5.81 ERA) weren't there in his first taste of the big leagues, Cabrera is a Top 100 prospect for a reason.

80: RHP Anthony Bender, 2021
Discovered in the independent leagues, Bender opened his MLB career with 21 1/3 scoreless innings -- the fourth-longest streak in history. He is the only player in franchise history to wear the number.

84: C Nick Fortes, 2021
Fortes became the first player not only to wear this number but also homer in three of his first five Major League games.

86: C Payton Henry, 2021
Acquired from the Brewers in a deal for John Curtiss, the prospect made MLB history with Fortes by becoming the first duo to debut as starting catchers on consecutive days since the St. Louis Browns' Joe Jenkins and Jack Enzenroth on April 30 and May 1, 1914, according to Stats by STATS.

87: C Brian Navarreto, 2020
In a season in which the Marlins used 61 players, Navarreto became the lone Miami player to sport this number.

88: RHP Billy Koch, 2004
The Marlins acquired Koch during the 2004 season, and the reliever remains the only No. 88 in team history.

89: INF Luis Marté, 2021
Marté is the only player in franchise history to wear the number.

90: RHP Adam Cimber, 2021
Cimber, who is the only player in franchise history to wear the number, posted a 2.88 ERA in 33 appearances for Miami before being dealt to Toronto.

91: RHP Tim Spooneybarger, 2003
A reliever on the 2003 World Series-winning team who underwent Tommy John surgery, Spooneybarger is the lone No. 91.

92: OF Brian Miller, 2021
Miller is the only player in franchise history to wear the number.

93: RHP Yimi García, 2020-21
The first No. 93 in club history, García saved 16 games for the Marlins prior to being traded to the Astros.

94: LHP Braxton Garrett, 2020
Miami’s only No. 94, he changed his number to 60 in 2021.

95: LHP Trevor Rogers, 2020
The only No. 95 in franchise history, he switched to No. 28 in '21, when he finished as the NL Rookie of the Year runner-up.

96: LHP Alex Vesia, 2020
Vesia has the distinction of being the team’s only No. 96, as well as sporting the highest number in club history.