40-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Eli Marrero in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Eli Marrero Contract Information:
Signed a minor league contract with St. Louis in Nov. 2006. Released by the Cards in May of 2007.
Marrero was released by the Cardinals organization last week because he "mugged his chance", the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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|2005 (Multiple Teams)||31||MAJ||BAL/KAN||54||156||138||19||25||16||7||2||7||19||1||0||11||38||1||5||1||.181||.239||.413||.652|
|2006 (Multiple Teams)||32||MAJ||COL/NYM||55||113||93||11||19||10||4||0||6||15||5||0||15||31||2||1||2||.204||.324||.441||.765|
|Career (View All)||724||2,126||1,906||262||463||177||99||12||66||261||56||11||168||372||18||26||8||.243||.307||.411||.718|
Eli Marrero Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
|2005 (Multiple Teams)||31||MAJ||BAL/KAN||156||138||7.1%||24.4%||0.29||72%||.194||.232|
|2006 (Multiple Teams)||32||MAJ||COL/NYM||113||93||13.3%||27.4%||0.48||67%||.232||.237|
Eli Marrero: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Eli Marrero.
Marrero parlayed a breakout 2004 into a chance to hold down an everyday role in 2005, but flamed out in Kansas City and Baltimore before having his season end early due to torn ligaments in his hand. He'll try to win a role as a right-handed pinch-hitter or platoon player with the Rockies and moving to Coors Field can only help revive his career.
Marrero shed his utility role last season and formed one half of a successful platoon in left field with Charles Thomas. He killed left-handed pitching to the tune of a .415 BA and 1.132 OPS. Unfortunately for fantasy owners he didn't get into any games behind the plate and lost his valuable eligibility at catcher. While Marrero has always had good power, he hasn't drawn enough walks to post a consistent .300 average. He'll contend for a starting outfield job after his trade to Kansas City. Unless he gets behind the plate again, let someone else bet on a repeat of his stats.
Traded to the Braves, Marrero should get back to being mostly a catcher, as opposed to the utility player manager Tony La Russa made him. He's shown enough power in the past to make him an asset for both the Braves and your fantasy team. He might not be catcher-eligible for a week or two, but he's worth the wait.
Marrero had a breakout season of sorts last year with 18 homers, 66 RBI, 63 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. If you look at his per at-bat production, however, .262/.327/.451, itís right in line with his 2001 numbers of .266/.312/.438. Marrero isnít really a catcher anymore. Heís more of a fourth outfielder these days. But, he did play at least an inning behind the plate in 44 games last season, so he should qualify in most leagues. In summary, with J.D. Drewís injury history and Jim Edmonds always good for a short DL stint, Marrero should see another 350-400 at-bats and put up numbers similar to last seasonís. That makes him a more valuable fantasy-leaguer than big leaguer.