Miami Marlins - Players - Notable Former Players

Notable Former Players

  • Josh Beckett (2001–2005) — Beckett was drafted by the Marlins in the first round (2nd overall) of the 1999 Amateur Draft. Beckett won the World Series MVP in 2003 and won 41 games as a member of the Marlins, with a 3.46 ERA. He was part of a series of trades in the team's 2005 Market Correction.
  • Kevin Brown (1996–1997) — In 1996, Brown posted a 17–11 record with 159 strikeouts and an MLB best 1.89 ERA, finishing second in the Cy Young Award voting. In 1997, Brown threw a one-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first appearance and a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants. In the 1997 National League Championship Series, Brown, riddled with the flu, proceeded to pitch a complete game in Game Six, defeating the Atlanta Braves and helping the Marlins reach the World Series, which they eventually won over the Cleveland Indians.
  • A. J. Burnett (1999–2005) — In 2001, Burnett pitched an unusual no-hitter where he walked nine batters. He threw the fastest fastball of all major league starters in 2005, averaging 95.6 miles per hour. During his tenure, Burnett was 49–50 with a 3.73 ERA, 14 complete games and a team record 8 shutouts, tied with Dontrelle Willis.
  • Miguel Cabrera (2003–2007) — Cabrera debuted with the Marlins in 2003 and hit a game-winning home run in his first game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He was a key factor to the Marlins' 2003 World Series run and the ballclub's primary power hitter during his tenure, hitting 138 home runs and driving in 523 in five seasons. Cabrera went to four All-Star games and won a pair of Silver Slugger awards.
  • Luis Castillo (1996–2005) — Castillo won three Gold Glove Awards and went to three All-Star games in his tenure with the Marlins. He holds several franchise records, among them his 35 game hitting streak in 2002.
  • Jeff Conine (1993–1997, 2003–2005) — Jeff Conine has the distinction of being the only player to appear in the opener of the Marlins' inaugural season and in both the 1997 World Series and the 2003 World Series won by the Marlins. His game-winning homer earned him the All-Star game MVP trophy in 1995.
  • Álex González (1998–2005) — Alex Gonzalez was one of the premier defensive shortstops in the game during his tenure with the Marlins, and provided a walk-off homerun in the 12th inning during Game 4 of the 2003 World Series. It was hit off Jeff Weaver.
  • Liván Hernández (1996–1998) — Hernandez's rookie season coincided with the 1997 World Series. He went 2–0 in the World Series against the Cleveland Indians, winning World Series MVP.
  • Charles Johnson (1994–1998, 2001–2002) — A four-time Gold Glove Award winner, in 1997 Johnson set a Major League single-season record for catchers by playing in 123 games without committing a single error. He is one of only three catchers in Major League history to catch at least 100 games in a single season without committing an error. Despite being known more for his defensive abilities, Johnson led the Marlins in the 1997 World Series with 10 hits.
  • Derrek Lee (1998–2003) — Lee won a Gold Glove in the 2003 championship season. He hit 129 home runs and drove in 417 runs. He holds the franchise record in strikeouts with 734.
  • Mike Lowell (1999–2005) — Lowell a native of Coral Gables, Florida had successful years in Florida and established himself as one of the elite third baseman in the league. In his tenure with the Marlins, Lowell was a three time All-Star and won a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove.
  • Brad Penny (2000–2004) — In 2003, Penny collected the win in Florida's NLCS clinching victory over the Chicago Cubs and in the World Series against the New York Yankees he went 2–0 with a 2.19 ERA in his two starts.
  • Juan Pierre (2003–2005) — Pierre holds many franchise records including regular season games played (162), most regular season at-bats (678), hits (221), triples (13), and stolen bases (65).
  • Hanley Ramírez (2006–2012) - As the main piece of the Josh Beckett & Mike Lowell trade in the 2005 off-season, Ramirez was the face of the franchise during his tenure and a major offensive cog, having a 30-30 season in 2008, winning a batting title and finishing 2nd in MVP voting in 2009, and participating in three All-Star games. His declining production in 2011 and 2012 led to him being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Edgar Rentería (1996–1998) — Rentería is remembered for his 11th inning two-out RBI single in Game Seven of the 1997 World Series to give Florida a 3–2 triumph over the Cleveland Indians.
  • Iván Rodríguez (2003) — Despite only playing one season with the Marlins, he put up some the of the best offensive and defensive statistics by a Marlins catcher and was a key cog in the 2003 World Championship team. He won the 2003 NLCS MVP.
  • Cody Ross (2006–2010) — Ross had a three homer game in his first season with the Marlins and in his five years with the Marlins hit .265 with 80 home runs and 297 RBIs.
  • Aníbal Sánchez (2006–2012) - Also acquired in the Josh Beckett & Mike Lowell in the 2005 off-season, Sanchez threw a no-hitter in his rookie season and threw three one-hitters during his tenure. He won 44 games over parts of six seasons.
  • Gary Sheffield (1993–1997) — Sheffield hit 112 home runs with the Marlins from 1994 to 1998, including a club record 42 in 1996, and made the All-Star Game in 1996. He lead the Marlins to victory in the 1997 World Series against the Cleveland Indians, making a spectacular catch against the right field fence in game 5.
  • Dan Uggla (2006–2010) — Acquired in the Rule 5 draft, Dan Uggla is the franchise leader in home runs with 154 and is the only second baseman in MLB history with four consecutive 30 home run seasons.
  • Dontrelle Willis (2003–2007) — The "D-Train" was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2003 and showcased his remarkable (for a pitcher) hitting ability by going 3-for-3 with a triple while scoring a run during Game 4 of the 2003 National League Division Series, which the Marlins won 7–6 over the San Francisco Giants to advance to the NL Championship Series. Willis holds many Marlins pitching records including single season victories (22), franchise losses (54), complete games (15), shutouts (8), innings pitched (1,022 ⅔), and is second in franchise victories (67).

Other former "big-name" Marlins include Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, potential Hall of Famers Mike Piazza, Bobby Bonilla, Carlos Delgado, Moisés Alou, Benito Santiago, Rob Nen and Trevor Hoffman, and productive players Craig Counsell and Jorge Cantú.

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