Cousin of former Major-League infielder Pablo Ozuna, who played in parts of seven seasons between Florida (2000, 2002), Colorado (2003), Chicago-AL (2005-08) and Los Angeles-NL (2008)...He and his wife, Genesis, have three children, Yolgiessy, Dalnny, and Genssy.
32-year-old Marcell Ozuna played in his 10th Major League season in 2022...He hit .226 (106- for-470) with 23 home runs, 56 RBI and 56 runs scored...Participated in a back-to-back home run sequence five times, leading the National League and tying for fourth in MLB...Since 2018, his 11 back-to-back home run participations are tied for fourth in the National League...From May 13-25, carried a 12-game hitting streak...Was his longest of the season and his best since hitting in 12 straight from April 1-13, 2018 with St. Louis...Was the third-longest hit streak by a Brave in 2022, trailing Austin Riley’s 18-gamer (7/5-26) and Michael Harris II’s 15-gamer (8/22-9/9).
Appeared in 48 games for Atlanta in 2021 – his ninth year in Major League Baseball...In total, he hit .213 (40-for-188) with six doubles, seven home runs and 26 RBI...Recorded a .645 OPS...Despite being a career .326 hitter against four-seam fastballs, hit .164 against that pitch as of his last game of the season (9-for-55)...Hit .492 off four-seamers in 2020, the best in MLB.
Awards: All-MLB First Team (DH), Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger (DH), Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter of the Year, Baseball America All-MLB Second Team (OF)... N.L. Ranks: home runs (18, 1st), RBI (56, 1st), total bases (145, 1st), hits (77, 2nd), extra-base hits (32, T2nd), batting average (.338, 3rd), on-base % (.431, 3rd), slugging % (.636, 3rd), OPS (1.067, 3rd), AB/HR (12.67, 6th), walks (38, T6th) and fWAR (2.5, T10th)...He posted single-season career bests in each of the three slash line categories – batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage...He was one of 15 players and three Braves to appear in at least 60 games in 2020… Starling Marte played in a majors-most 61 games after beginning the season with Arizona and finishing the campaign with Miami…Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson also played in 60 games...Ozuna led the N.L. with 15 home runs and 56 RBI, becoming the first Braves player to lead the league in either home runs or RBI since 2005, when Andruw Jones also paced the circuit in both...Jones hit a franchise-record 51 HR and had 128 RBI...He was the first N.L. player to lead the league in both of those since Miami's Giancarlo Stanton in 2017 (59 HR, 132 RBI)...Extrapolated over a full 162-game season, Ozuna's totals paced to 49 home runs and 154 RBI...Ozuna also finished third in the N.L. in batting average, 13 points off the lead of the Nationals’ Juan Soto (.351)…He narrowly missed winning the batting triple crown, a feat that has not been accomplished by an N.L. player since St. Louis’ Joe Medwick in 1937 (.374, 31 HR, 154 RBI)...His 18 home runs traveled an average of a projected 429 feet, the farthest in the majors...The Braves hit 10 home runs over 450 feet in 2020, and Ozuna was responsible for four of them...His longest was a 469-foot home run off the Yankees' Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of a doubleheader on 8/26...That was the second longest homer of his career...He hit a single-game career-best three home runs on 9/1 at Boston, driving in six…He hit a two-run homer in the first inning, a solo shot in the seventh, and a three-run homer in the eighth...It was the 24th three-homer game by a Braves player in the franchise’s modern era (since 1900), and the first since Matt Kemp on 4/29/17 at Milwaukee... Teammate Adam Duvall would record a three-homer effort in the Braves' next game, 9/2...Ozuna was the 15th player from a visiting team with a three-homer game at Fenway Park, and the first to ever do so from a National League club...His six RBI were the most by a Braves player in a single game since 2008, when Jeff Francoeur drove in seven on 4/12 at Washington (3-for-5, 2 HR)...His second homer was the 1,000th hit of his career...Ozuna became the 60th Dominican-born player to reach that milestone, and one of 75 active major leaguers to have done so...His first home run with the Braves tied the game in the ninth inning on 7/25, driving a two-out, full-count pitch out to right-center field off the Mets’ Edwin Díaz…Atlanta would go on to win the game, 5-3, in 10 innings...Ozuna became the first Braves player to hit a go-ahead or game-tying homer with the team down to its final strike since 9/7/13, when Andrelton Simmons drove a 2-2, ninth-inning pitch from Jonathan Papelbon out to left field with a runner aboard to tie the game at 5...The Braves eventually lost that game, 6-5...The last player whose first home run for the Braves came with the team behind and either tied the game or put Atlanta ahead in the ninth inning or later was Brian R. Hunter, who hit a two-run, game-tying home run in the 11th inning against Philadelphia on 6/5/91...The following day, 7/26, Ozuna would hit his 150th career home run, off New York’s Corey Oswalt...His 56 RBI were the most by an Atlanta-era player (since 1966) in the first 60 games of a season, surpassing Andres Galarraga, who had 55 RBI in that period in 1998. The franchise's modern-era record is 57 by Wally Berger in 1935...Twenty-five of his RBI came with two outs, the most such RBI in the National League...Only New York-AL's Luke Voit had more (26)...Chicago-AL's Eloy Jiménez also had 25. Ozuna hit .333/.440/.619 (28-for-56) with two outs...Ozuna was a two-time National League Player of the Week...Received his first honor for the period of 8/31-9/6... Batted .464/.531/1.143 over seven games, going 13-for-28...His five homers tied for most in the majors, and his 13 RBI paced the league outright...Also won the award for the season-ending period of 9/21-27...Hit .500/.606/.923 (13-for-26) in seven games with three home runs, eight RBI and more walks (7) than strikeouts (4)...His .606 on-base percentage was the best in the N.L...San Diego's Manny Machado was the only other N.L. player to win multiple Player of the Week awards this season...Ozuna previously won three of these awards...Twice in 2017 with Miami, and once in 2018 with St. Louis...Ozuna hit a N.L.-best .394 (41-for-104) in September...His .488 on-base percentage (3rd) and .750 slugging percentage (3rd) in 26 games in the month both placed among N.L. leaders...Thirty-three of his RBI came in September, tying the Atlanta-era record for a calendar month...Freddie Freeman also had 33 last June...Freeman was second in the majors in RBI in September (32)...Only three other Braves have reached the 30 RBI mark in a month since the franchise relocated to Atlanta in 1966 (Bob Horner, 32 in July ‘80; Mark Teixeira, 32 in August ‘07 and Dale Murphy, 30 in August ‘86)...Ten of Ozuna's home runs came in the month...Only three other National Leaguers (Pete Alonso, Adam Duvall and AJ Pollock) reached double-figures in home runs in September...He had the best average exit velocity (93.0), hard-hit rate (54.4%), barrel rate (16.0%) and walk rate (14.2%) of his career...His hard-hit rate (batted balls with an exit velocity over 95 mph) was ninth best in the majors, while his average exit velocity tied for 10th best...Hit a 115.6 mph double off the Phillies' Zack Wheeler on August 28, the hardest hit by a Braves player this season...It was the fourth hardest by an Atlanta player in the Statcast era (since ‘15)...Ozuna recorded his first career five-hit game on 9/11 at Washington...Went 5-for-6 with one walk, one run and four RBI...It was the Braves' first five-hit game since OF Nick Markakis on 4/4/19 against the Cubs...Markakis went 5-for-5 with three doubles, five RBI and three runs scored...There were five other five-hit games in the major leagues in 2020.
In 12 postseason games, batted .255/.283/.490 (13-for-51) with three doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and eight runs scored...His 11 RBI were the most on the team, and the third-most by a Braves player in a single postseason…Fred McGriff had 16 RBI in the 1996 postseason, while Brian Jordan had 13 in 1999...Ozuna’s 13 hits, six extra-base hits, 25 total bases and three home runs were each tied for the team lead...He was the Braves’ starting DH in each of their 12 postseason games...In Game 5 of the NLCS against Los Angeles, went 4-for-5 with one double, two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored...His 11 total bases were a franchise single-game postseason record...He also became the first player in Braves’ history to have at least four hits and four RBI in a postseason game...The last major leaguer to collect at least four hits and four RBI in a playoff game was Boston’s Brock Holt in Game 3 of the 2018 ALDS against the Yankees…Holt hit for the cycle, going 4-for-6 with five RBI...Ozuna’s two home runs marked the eighth time a Braves player hit multiple home runs in a postseason game... Chipper Jones was the last to do so, with a pair of two-run home runs in Game 4 of the 2003 NLDS against the Cubs, a 6-4 Atlanta victory...David Justice was the only other player to have one of these games in the NLCS (Game 6 in ’92 against Pittsburgh)...Began the postseason by going hitless in his first eight at-bats with five strikeouts…That streak was snapped when he hit a two-run homer off Cincinnati’s Raisel Iglesias in the eighth inning of Game 2 of the Wild Card Series...He had multi-hit games in three of the next four games.
Played in 130 games with St. Louis and hit .241 (117-for-485) with a .800 OPS, the secondhighest mark of his seven-year career…Registered a .924 OPS in 2017... Hit 29 home runs, the second-most in a single season of his career…Had 37 home runs in 2017... Ten of his home runs came in the month of April, tied for the most in the National League in that month with Los Angeles' Cody Bellinger and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich…Ozuna's 10 home runs were the most he has hit in any calendar month of his career... Hit seven three-run home runs, tied for the fourth most in the majors…The Mets' Pete Alonso had the most such homers with nine... His 89 RBI were also the second most of his career, behind the 124 he drove in in 2017…Had 29 two-out RBI and 25 games with multiple RBI, leading the team in both categories…Also had 14 game-winning RBI, tied for the eighth most in the National League with current teammate Ronald Acuña Jr... Also had 88 RBI in 2018…Is one of 16 major leaguers with 80 or more RBI in each of the last three seasons... In his two years with St. Louis, had 177 RBI, fourth most among National League outfielders, behind Bryce Harper (209), Christian Yelich (204) and Juan Soto (178)... Recorded his 500th career RBI on 6/1 against Chicago-NL, scoring RH Jack Flaherty on a third-inning single... Had a hard-hit percentage of 49.2%, the 15th highest among all qualifying major leaguers, according to Statcast...Also had an average exit velocity of 92.4 MPH, the highest among qualifying Cardinals players... Had 12 stolen bases, nearly matching his total from the first six years of his career (14)…Previous single-season career best in that category was five, during his rookie season in 2013. Missed 28 games, from 6/29-8/3, with fractured fingers on his right hand…Suffered the injury was sliding back into first base on a pick-off attempt by San Diego's Eric Lauer on 6/28. 2019 Postseason: Playing in his first career postseason, was St. Louis' starting left fielder in all nine of their playoff games…Hit .324/.359/.595 (12-for-37) with six extra-base hits (4 2B, 2 HR) and five RBI... In the five-game Division Series against Atlanta, batted .429 (9-for-21) with a 1.335 OPS…Had three doubles, two home runs, five RBI and six runs scored... Had multiple hits in each of the first four games of the series, including hitting two home runs in Game 4…Was the first Cardinals player to begin his postseason career with four consecutive multi-hit games since Jim Edmonds in 2000 (3 in the NLDS and 1 in the NLCS)... His nine hits in the DS were tied for the most hits by a St. Louis player in a Division Series…Paul Goldschmidt also had nine hits in the series, while Fernando Vina accomplished the feat in 2002... Became the seventh Cardinals player to hit multiple home runs in a postseason game, and the first since Carlos Beltran in Game 2 of the 2012 NLDS against Washington…At age 28, was the second youngest to do so…Willie McGee hit two home runs in Game 3 of the 1982 World Series as a 23-year-old rookie... Went 3-for-16 (.188) with no walks and eight strikeouts in the four-game League Championship Series against Washington…Two of his hits came in Game 3.
Played in 148 games for the Cardinals in his first season with the club, starting 146 in left field...Led all Major League left fielders with 1,283.1 innings played at the position...Named National League Player of the Week (June 11-17), his third career selection for the league award...Led the Cardinals in RBI (88), multi-hit games (46), multiRBI games (22) and tied for the team lead in hits (163) and triples (2)...Recorded an RBI in a team-high seven straight games (6/916), T-3rd longest in MLB with teammate Matt Carpenter...Tied for the National League lead with 31 go-ahead RBI (Rizzo, CHI) and ranked 5th in game-winning RBI (13)...Collected 122 singles, ranking 6th in the NL and T-10th among Cardinals since 2000...Had two multi-home run games (6th & 7th career), both during the same week (at WSH 9/4 & at DET 9/7)...Tied Matt Carpenter hitting 13 home runs at Busch Stadium in 2018, T-9th most by a Cardinal in a single season...Ranked among September leaders in home runs (7, T-7th) and RBI (19, T-8th)...Rapped out a season-high 4 hits at WSH (9/5), sandwiched between 2 multi-HR games (9/4 & 9/7)...Ranks 2nd in the NL in RBI (212) and 5th in hits (354) over the past two seasons...Missed eight games on the disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation (8/22-31)...Hit safely in 16-of-20 games in the month of August...Tallied 64 hits with 2 outs, ranking T-3rd in the National League...Hit his first career walk-off HR vs. COL (7/30) off Jake McGee; was his 5th career walk-off RBI and 2nd extra inning home run...Homered in 3 straight games twice (6/13-16 & 7/28-30), one shy of his career-high...Hit his 5th career grand slam and 2nd of the season vs. CHI (7/28)...Hit safely in 22-of-27 June games (34-102, .333) with an RBI in 14...Among N.L. June leaders, ranked 7th in batting (.333), T-7th in RBI (21), T-3rd in hits (34), 8th in total bases (59) and T-2nd in go-ahead RBI (7)...Hit 4th career grand slam vs. PIT (6/3) off Nick Kingham, becoming only the 7th Cardinal fourth place hitter to hit a slam in game's opening inning (Last: Albert Pujols on 8/10/2002 vs. NYM)...Hit 100th career HR vs. PIT (6/2) off Chad Kuhl, also marking his 1st home run as Cardinal at Busch Stadium III...Had six outfield assists ranking T-5th among left fielders and T-16th among National League outfielders...Posted a 12-game hitting streak (4/1-13).
Earned the Rawlings National League Gold Glove Award from left field ... Earned his first career Silver Slugger Award ... Finished 15th in the National League All-Star Voting ... Led National League left fielders in put outs (305), fielding percentage (.984) and ranked 2nd in outfield assists (10) ... Has 41 career outfield assists since 2013, ranking T5th in the N.L. His 1,469 total chances rank 3rd and .988 fielding percentage rank 3rd ... Led all National League No. 4 position hitters with a .548 slugging percentage and .924 on-base + slugging percentage ... Earned second career All-Star Game selection and started in left field as voted by fans. Posted a .316 average (107- 339) with 16 doubles, 23 home runs and 70 RBI in first half to earn the nod. Went 0-for-2 in the game in his home stadium batting 8th in the lineup ... His 70 RBI prior to the All-Star break were tied for the MLB-lead ... On the year, set new career highs in games (159), runs (93), hits (191), doubles (30), home runs (37), RBI (124), walks (64) and average (.312) ... His 124 RBI ranked 3rd in MLB and he ranked 4th in National League in hits (191) and tied for third in home runs (37) ... His 124 RBI joined up with teammate Giancarlo Stanton (132) to form the first pair of National League teammates to finish in the Top 3 in RBI in the same season since George Foster (121) and Joe Morgan (111) with the 1976 Cincinnati Reds ... Homered in the same game as Giancarlo Stanton 12 times, the most by any two teammates in MLB in 2017 and set the Marlins record surpassing the 11 by Miguel Cabrera and Alex Gonzalez in 2004 ... Owned a .344 average (98-285) at home, which ranked 4th in the National League, and his 22 home runs at home were 3rd-most in NL ... Ranked among MLB outfielders: 2nd in RBI (122); 3rd in hits (189); T4th in home runs (37); 5th in average (.315); 7th in on-base percentage (.380); 8th in slugging (.555); 9th in on-base + slugging (.935) ... His career-high 60 multi-hit games ranked second in MLB (prev., 39 in 2016), and were tied with Juan Pierre (60 in 2003) for 4th-most in a single season in Marlins history ... His 124 RBI were second most by a Marlins player in a single season, behind Stanton (132) ... Homered in each game of doubleheader at PHI (8/22) becoming the first player in Marlins history to do so since Giancarlo Stanton (9/6/10 at PHI) ... Recorded four multi-home run games (4/11 vs. ATL, 5/8 vs. STL, 7/2 at MIL & 9/22 at ARI); had just one multi-home run game prior to 2017 ... Finished July with 27 RBI, good for 2nd in National League (3rd in MLB); marked new career high for any month and a new Miami team record for July ... Had a streak of seven straight home games with a multi-hit game snapped vs. WSH (6/21). It tied Dee Gordon (4/26- 5/15/2015) for longest multi-hit games streak at home in Marlins history ... Posted 4th career walk-off RBI (third walk-off hit), a single off Enny Romero to score Dee Gordon in an 8-7 Marlins win vs. WSH (6/19) ... Went 2-for-2 with two homers and six RBIs in the Marlins' 8-4 win vs. ATL (4/11). There have been over 2,000 instances of a player producing at least six RBI in a game since RBI became an official statistic in 1920, but Ozuna was only the ninth player to knock in at least six runs with two-or-fewer official at-bats in a game, and the first to do that in nearly 17 years, since the Padres Bret Boone went 2-for-2 with six RBI against the Astros (6/10/2000).
Batted .307 with 12 doubles, five triples, 17 home runs, and 47 RBI in the first half to earn first career All-Star Game selection...Chosen as reserve, but started in center field due to injuries (1x2, RBI, so)...Reached base in 36 straight games from April 21-May 29, fourth-longest streak in MLB for the season; tied Hanley Ramirez for fifth-longest on-base streak in Club history...Hit .399 (55x138) with eight doubles, four triples, nine home runs, and 23 RBI during streak...Final 28 games of on-base streak including hitting streaks of 16 and 11 games...The 16-game streak (tied for career-long) ran from April 30- May 16, and 11-game streak from May 18-29...According to STATS LLC, was just fifth player in Club history with back-to-back 10-game hitting streaks (one game played between end of first and start of second)...Others were Cliff Floyd in 2001 (10, 18), Juan Pierre in 2003...(11, 14), Alex Gonzalez in 2005 (17, 11), and Hanley Ramirez in 2010-11 (14, 10)...In May, led National League in slugging (.705), was second in average (.411), behind Daniel Murphy (.416), and was fifth in on-base percentage (.450)...Recorded 400th career hit on May 25 at Tampa Bay, in 391st career game...According to STATS LLC, among players who began career with Marlins, was sixth-fastest to 400, behind Edgar Renteria (340 games), Miguel Cabrera (349), Christian Yelich (350), Luis Castillo (367), and Dan Uggla (380). (Hanley Ramirez had his first 400 career hits with Marlins, in 317 career games, but his first two career games were with Boston at end of 2005, going 0x2)...Had first career multi-homer game on June 20 vs. Colorado (two solo)...Hit 23rd home run September 14 at Atlanta, matching career high (2014)...Hit sixth triple of season on Sept. 19 vs. Washington, setting new career high.
Split season between Marlins (123 games) and Triple-A New Orleans (33 games)... Opened season with Miami and was batting season-high .321 through May 2 (22 games), with just seven extra-base hits (all doubles) and five RBI...First home run of season came on May 7 at San Francisco; was first of three homers on a 10-game road trip to West Coast...After May 3, batted .223 (48x215) over next 56 games, including 0x14 in July, and was optioned to NOLA on July 5...Had a hit in 23 of 33 games with NOLA, including .379 (11x29) stretch over first seven games with Zephyrs... Average dipped to .296 before going 6x12 over final four games in NOLA and being recalled on August 15...Hit .237 in 16 games with Marlins in August, but rebounded to hit .299 in September (24 games) and .313 in October (four games)...Hit .278 (45x162) in 44 games after recall, with 20 runs, 13 doubles, six home runs, and 18 RBI...Hit .360 (18x50) over final 13 games, with seven multi-hit games...Posted .341 (29x85) average vs. left-handers, with seven doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI... His .996 fielding percentage ranked sixth among NL outfielders.
Season ended early due to injury for second straight year when he suffered high right ankle sprain on September 21 vs. Washington...At time of injury, led Majors in HR (15) and RBI (40) in 7th inning or later; ?nished sea-son tied with Lucas Duda for lead in home runs, and was still leader in RBI...HR total in 7th inning or later tied Derrek Lee (2000) for most in Club history...Was tied for 12th in National League in home runs (23), and was 10th in RBI (85) when injured; ?nished season tied for 14th in HR and tied for 11th in RBI...Among NL out?elders, was tied for ?fth in HR (22) and was fourth in RBI (84) when injured; finished season tied for seventh in HR and ?fth in RBI...Homered in four straight games from Sept. 8-11; tied six others for Club record...Had only career pinch-hit home run, a solo shot, on June 29 vs. Oakland...Was second among NL center ?elders in RBI (82), behind Andrew McCutchen (83), and trailed only McCutchen (25) and Carlos Gomez (23) in home runs (21)...Hit first career grand slam and set career high with ?ve RBI on May 21 vs. Philadelphia...Hit second career grand slam on August 22 at Colorado, and matched career high with ?ve RBI...Had first career walk-off hit (second career walk-off RBI) on Aug. 14 vs. Arizona...Other walk-off RBI was ninth-inning sac ?y vs. Mets on May 7, in a 1-0 win...All six of his AB on May 3 vs. the Dodgers were with RISP; just second player in Club history to have six AB with RISP in a game (Alfredo Amezaga, 9/2/08 vs. ATL)...On June 20 vs. Mets, had ?rst career game with two OF assists, both at home plate...Threw out David Wright for second out of eighth inning, preserving 3-2 lead. Second assist ended game with same score, throwing out Kirk Nieuwenhuis attempting to score from third on Chris Young fly out...According to Elias, just third Marlin OF to have two assists at plate in a game (Joe Orsulak, Emilio Bonifacio), and only second (with Orsulak) to do so without a relay on both throws. Also, ?rst Marlin OF ever to throw out runner at home to end regular-season game...Additionally, was just third MLB out?elder in last ?ve seasons to earn two assists on OF-to-C putouts in same game, joining Shin-Soo Choo and Yoenis Cespedes, and ?rst since David DeJesus in 1999 to cut down tying or go-ahead run twice in eighth inning or later...On July 8 at Arizona, hit two-run HR on 2-2 pitch with two outs in top of ninth to give Miami eventual 2-1 win...According to Elias, was ?rst Marlin since Mike Lowell on June 28, 2003 at Fenway Park to drive in game-tying and game-winning runs with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning. In addition, became ?rst Marlin ever to hit a home run to give team a lead after being one out away from a shutout loss...Had 15-game hitting streak from June 24 to July 9, batting .368 (21x57) with ?ve doubles, three home runs and eight RBI...Fell one game short of career-long streak, established from May 15-31, 2013.
Season debut was delayed until April 16 by broken fourth metacarpal in left hand... Suffered injury crashing into fence in a Minor League Spring Training game... Was recalled from four-game rehab stint at Single-A Jupiter on April 20 and assigned to Double-A Jacksonville. Appeared in 10 games for Suns, belting five home runs over final six contests, before being recalled to Miami on April 30... Made Major League debut that night vs. New York Mets (1x3). Recorded first career hit off of Jeremy Hefner in second at-bat... Had a hit in first six games, tying Scott Pose (1993) for second-longest hitting streak to open a career in Club history, behind Alejandro De Aza (8 in 2007). - STATS LLC.. Set Club record for most hits in first six career games (11). - STATS LLC... Had four-hit game on May 5 at Philadelphia, his sixth career game, at the time becoming second-fastest player in Club history to achieve that feat. Ed Lucas later set Club record, on June 2 vs. the Mets, in his third career game, moving ahead of Ozuna and Hanley Ramirez (four games). - STATS LLC... Had a 16-game hitting streak from May 15-31, marking second-longest hitting streak by rookie in Club history, behind Edgar Renteria (22 in 1996). - STATS LLC... Batted .356 (21x59) during streak... Was second-longest streak of season by a rookie (Jose Iglesias, 18), and tied with several others for sixth-longest streak for any player... Had eight game-winning RBI, tied for third among rookies, behind Evan Gattis (11) and Nolan Arenado (9). Tied Alex Gonzalez (1999) for fourth-most by rookie in Club history, behind Mike Jacobs (11 in 2006), Miguel Cabrera (10 in 2003) and Kevin Millar (9 in 1999)... Reached season-high average of .336 (42x125) on June 4, through 33 games... Had eight OF assists, sixth-most by rookie in Club history, behind Mark Kotsay (20 in 1998), Jeff Conine (11 in 1993), Giancarlo Stanton (10 in 2010), Preston Wilson (10 in 1999), and Todd Dunwoody (9 in 1998)... Suffered torn left thumb ligament on July 22 at Colorado and missed remainder of season following surgery... Named Southern League Hitter of the Week for April 22-28, the week prior to his call-up. Went 11x30 (.367), with a double, a triple, five home runs and 11 RBI.
Was Florida State League All-Star for Single-A Jupiter, and earned Marlins' Minor League Player of the Month honors for August...Batted .365 (38-for-104) over that stretch, with 24 runs scored, eight doubles, eight home runs, 32 RBIs and a .421 on-base percentage...Finished first in FSL in runs, home runs, RBIs and total bases (233), fourth in slugging, seventh in hits, tied for ninth in doubles and 10th in OPS (.805)...Won Rawlings © Minor League Gold Glove Award for right field...Posted .988 fielding percentage in right field (three errors in 257 total chances), while recording nine of his 10 outfield assists at the position...Also played 14 games in center field (one assist)and one game in left field...Batted .500 (10-for-20) with bases loaded, with a walk, sac fly, five doubles, two home runs and 28 RBIs...Batted .299 (43-for-144) with RISP, with 11 walks, 11 doubles, 10 home runs and 74 RBIs...Recorded 35 multihit games, including 12 three-hit games...On June 10-11 at Bradenton, went 6-for-9 with five home runs and 12 RBIs over two-game stretch...Was 3-for-4 with three home runs and six RBIs on June 10, and 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs on June 11...Had season-high seven-game hitting streak from July 31-August 7...Batted .346 (9-for-26) during streak, with six runs scored, two home runs and five RBIs.
In 2011 for Single-A Greensboro, was second in South Atlantic League in runs, third in total bases (239) and fourth in home runs...Had 10-game hitting streak from April 16-27, batting .436 (17-for-39) with seven home runs and 13 RBIs...Surpassed that with 11-game streak from Aug. 15-26; batted .319 (15-for-47), with four home runs and five RBIs...Batted .218 (52-for-238) in first half, with eight home runs, 33 RBIs and a .285 on-base percentage...Rebounded in second half, batting .310 (80-for-258) with 15 home runs, 38 RBIs and a .371 on-base percentage.
Began 2010 season with Grasshoppers, playing in six games from April 8-13 before missing more than two months with a left forearm fracture...Returned June 18 for Short Season A Jamestown...Opened stint with eight-game hitting streak, batting .353 (12-for-34) with two home runs and five RBIs...Homered in three straight games twice: from July 10-12 (three homer, six RBIs) and Aug. 12-14 (three homers, 10 RBIs)...Closed out campaign on seven-game hitting streak, batting .323 (10-for-31) with two home runs and eight RBIs.
Spent 2009 with Gulf Coast League Marlins...After batting .185 (5-for-27) in six games in June, hit .396 (38-for-96) in 24 games in July before finishing campaign with .264 average (24-for-91) in 25 games in August...Had 17 multihit games, including one four-hit game and five three-hit games...Had just four multihit games after July 22.