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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||215.00||9.00||.214||23.00||32.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||161||32||5|| .271|| .373|| .199|
|Last 10 Games|
|Derek Dietrich a sleeper candidate to play third for Miami |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/27/14) Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich is considered a sleeper candidate to win the third-base job in the event Casey McGehee struggles in his return from a stint overseas, according to MLB.com.
"I was impressed with Dietrich's transition last year from shortstop to second base," Marty Scott, the Marlins' vice president of player development, said. "His defense got better. When he got to the big leagues, I thought he did better than expected. I thought he was going to be decent. But he impressed me there. He went through a little bit of a transition period from short to second. I think he will make the same transition from second to third."
While Dietrich is proving he has no problems playing multiple positions, the Marlins aren't ready to label him a utility player.
"Derek is too young to be labeled a utility player," Scott said. "He showed me he can play a couple of positions. At some point, I think we need to settle on one position or the other."
|Derek Dietrich to be considered for third base |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(11/13/13) The Miami Herald reports that the Marlins will give Derek Dietrich an opportunity to latch on as the team's third baseman going into spring training next season. Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told the Herald, "I know [infield coach Perry Hill] likes him at second base, but we’re going to...see if he can play some third base in spring training."
Dietrich appeared in 57 games at second base for the Marlins as a rookie in 2013, and as a minor leaguer, he has primarily been used as a shortstop. He did play eight games at third base for Double-A Jacksonville this past season.
With the Marlins, Dietrich hit .214 with nine home runs and 23 RBI.
|Marlins send Derek Dietrich, Marcell Ozuna to Double-A |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(7/23/13) The Marlins optioned Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville after Monday's win at Colorado, the Palm Beach Post reports. The team will select the contracts of Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick Tuesday.
Dietrich, a 24-year-old second baseman, was batting just .214 over 215 at-bats for the Marlins. He had nine homers and 23 RBI with 56 strikeouts.
The 22-year-old Ozuna, a right fielder, hit .265 over 275 at-bats with three homers and 32 RBI.
|Derek Dietrich hits ninth homer |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/13) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich hit his ninth home run Sunday against the Nationals.
Dietrich produced the only runs against Taylor Jordan, clubbing a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Dietrich finished 1 for 4, with one run and two RBI. Dietrich is hitting .218/.282/.421 in 202 at-bats.
|Derek Dietrich goes deep again |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/13) Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich continued his turnaround Saturday, going 2 for 4 with a home run in a 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.
Dietrich hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to give the Marlins a lead, though they could not make it stand up. He finished the game 2 for 4 with two runs scored, and he added a double as well. The solo home runs was his only RBI.
Dietrich has shown good power for the Marlins, but he is batting just .218 on the season, with eight home runs and 20 RBI. He is hitting .303 over the last nine games, to raise his average from .199, with two home runs and five doubles in that span.
|Derek Dietrich made the jump from Double-A to the majors last summer when the Marlins needed a second baseman after Donovan Solano and Chris Valaika both landed on the disabled list in early May. Dietrich, who was acquired in a December 2012 trade with the Rays for Yunel Escobar, held onto the starting job for just a little more than two months before being sent back to the minors. Dietrich got off to a fast start, hitting safely in his first five games, but he was batting .214 by the time he was sent to the minors in late July. Dietrich did show some promise while in the majors, belting nine home runs and slugging .405 in 57 games, but he was striking out a lot and proving to be too much of an all-or-nothing hitter. The Marlins added some pieces to their roster in the offseason, meaning Dietrich will likely be at best playing for a bench spot this spring. But it probably would be more beneficial for the 24-year-old infielder to hone his craft playing every day in the minors. Dietrich might only be worth holding onto in deeper keeper formats.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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