Four Pitchers To Be Part Of Closer Committee For Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins are planning to take a non-traditional approach to their closer strategy for the upcoming season, according to manager Skip Schumaker and Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald.

Schumaker has indicated that he intends to match up his high-leverage relievers against opposing teams' best hitters rather than relying on a traditional closer.

The Marlins have a number of viable options for late-inning work, including Dylan Floro, who had 25 saves over the last two seasons, as well as Tanner Scott, who recorded 20 saves last year. Newcomers A.J. Puk and Matt Barnes are also expected to be in the mix, along with Steven Okert and JT Chargois if they are healthy.

Floro posted a 3.02 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, with 48 strikeouts over 53.2 innings and 56 appearances last season.

Scott recorded a 4.31 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, with 90 strikeouts across 62.2 innnings and 67 appearances last season.

Puk compiled a solid 3.12 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, with 76 strikeouts over 66.1 innings and 62 appearances last season.

Barnes held a 4.31 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, with 34 strikeouts across 39.2 innings of work and 44 appearances last season.

Overall, the Marlins' deep bullpen should give them a flexible advantage in late-game situations and allow Schumaker to adapt to different matchups throughout the year. Photo Credit:  Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports