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Marcell Ozuna | Outfielder | #13

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / MIA
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Marcell Ozuna homered for the third straight game Tuesday, smashing a two-run shot in a win over the Diamondbacks.
His shot in the sixth inning knocked out Patrick Corbin, and the Marlins took the lead for good later in the frame. Ozuna got off to a slow start this season but is finally starting to heat up with longballs each of the last three times out. He now has five dingers on the season after hitting just 10 during his disappointing 2015 campaign. May 3 - 10:43 PM

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Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Ozuna homered on Saturday and he backed it up with another bomb on Sunday to give him four on the season. Through his first 88 at-bats, he is slashing .227/.292/.432 with the quartet of homers, two doubles, two triples and 11 RBI.
May 1 - 6:25 PM

Marcell Ozuna was one of four Marlins to homer in Saturday's win over the Brewers and ended the night going 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored.

He launched a solo shot off lefty Chris Capuano in the sixth inning to extend the lead to 7-1. It was a good thing, too, as the Marlins coughed up four runs in the next inning. The center fielder has shown an extreme platoon split all season, posting an .846 OPS against lefties compared to a .615 OPS versus right-handers. Since he only had a .646 OPS against righties in 2015, he's very close to being nothing but a platoon outfielder at just 25 years old.
Apr 30 - 11:31 PM

Marcell Ozuna is not in Thursday's lineup against the Dodgers.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Kenta Maeda. Ichiro Suzuki will make the start in center field and bat sixth. That should be a fun matchup.
Apr 28 - 5:33 PM

Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer off Max Scherzer in Thursday's win.

Ozuna has been hitting sixth for the Marlins since being dropped from the second spot in the order, but he was batting cleanup today with Giancarlo Stnaton resting and he did a nice Stanton impression. It was good timing, too, as Ichiro Suzuki, who'd like to steal playing time away from Ozuna in center, had a nice game hitting leadoff.
Apr 21 - 4:23 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

Ozuna had a chance to do even more damage, but he struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth. Still, it was a nice night for him. He entered Friday’s action five just five hits through his first 30 at-bats. The 25-year-old is coming off a disappointing year, but we still have high hopes for him.
Apr 15 - 10:37 PM

Marcell Ozuna is not in the Marlins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Mets.

Ichiro Suzuki will start in center field and hit second against Mets right-hander Logan Verrett. Ozuna is batting .172/.200/.310 in 29 at-bats this season.
Apr 13 - 11:03 AM

Marcell Ozuna is starting in center field and batting second for the Marlins on Sunday against the Nationals.

The Marlins are using their everyday lineup in this one. Ozuna has two hits in his first 14 at-bats this season.
Apr 10 - 10:18 AM

Marcell Ozuna will bat second on Opening Day against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Ozuna is coming off a disappointing 2015 and fell out of favor with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria along the way, but the Marlins resisted selling low over the winter. The raw tools remain enticing and batting second adds to his fantasy appeal. The Marlins' full lineup for Tuesday's interleague matchup vs. the Tigers: Dee Gordon 2B, Ozuna CF, Christian Yelich LF, Giancarlo Stanton RF, Martin Prado 3B, Justin Bour 1B, J.T. Realmuto C, Adeiny Hechavarria SS, Wei-Yin Chen SP. Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers.
Apr 4 - 5:16 PM

Marcell Ozuna was scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup.

Ozuna left Tuesday's game after an awkward slide and will get another day of rest. It doesn't appear to be anything serious.
Mar 23 - 1:40 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-2 before coming out of Tuesday's game after three innings.

Ozuna was scheduled to play longer, but he was a bit shaken up after a slide and came out as a precaution. He's not expected to miss additional time.
Mar 22 - 3:38 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-3 on Friday and is 5-for-5 with a homer and two doubles to open the spring.

If Ozuna breaks out this season, one imagines Barry Bonds is going to get an awful lot of credit. His stock is climbing with the Marlins seemingly likely to hit him second in between Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich.
Mar 4 - 6:16 PM

Marcell Ozuna shed 20 pounds this offseason.

"I see the progress from my offseason workouts," he said after going 2-for-2 with a homer and a single Thursday against the Cardinals. "What you saw today was part of the progress I made in the offseason." Miami attempted to trade Ozuna for a starting pitcher early in the offseason, but they got pushback from manager Don Mattingly and hitting coach Barry Bonds. Ozuna struggled last year but was excellent in 2014 with 23 homers and 85 RBI. The 25-year-old could be in for a bounceback 2016.
Source: Miami Herald
Mar 3 - 9:33 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-2 with a homer against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Ozuna had a .308 OBP last year and is at .311 in his career, but the Marlins are looking at batting him second in between Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich. It'd certainly be good news for his fantasy value, which was already on the rise with the team's decision to move in the fences this year.
Mar 3 - 4:21 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com writes that the signing of Wei-Yin Chen "basically ends any thoughts" the Marlins have about trading Marcell Ozuna for a starting pitcher.

It once looked like a foregone conclusion that the Marlins would deal Ozuna, but they had a sky-high asking price and manager Don Mattingly and hitting coach Barry Bonds both advocated keeping him around. With Chen now in the fold, there's no sense of urgency to make a trade. Ozuna disappointed last season and fell out of favor with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria along the way, but he has big bounceback potential.
Jan 12 - 3:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Craig Breslow
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Carter Capps