MLB Rumors: Miami Marlins Linked To Free Agent Outfielder

He's one of the last viable options on the free agent market for teams looking for a somewhat productive hitter for the outfield. And that's definitely something that the Miami Marlins are searching for. So their rumored interest in Jurickson Profar is no surprise.

It was only two days ago that MLB Insider Jon Heyman suggested that Profar was one of three names linked to the Marlins, and one of them—Johnny Cueto—has already signed in South Florida. The Fish still have that void in left field to fill.

Profar had an OPS+ of 111 last season with the San Diego Padres (11% better than league average), adding 15 HR, 58 RBIs, and 82 runs, while getting on base at a .331 clip. 

Entering his age-30 season, Profar is a 9-year veteran, who was once the top prospect in the game. He settled into more of a super-utility player, having played at every single position on the diamond except catcher and pitcher over the years. However, in the past couple of seasons, he's transitioned into more of a full-time outfielder, as his defense in the infield started to suffer. 

He's a lifetime .238 hitter with a .708 OPS. 

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