Marcell Ozuna, Center Field, Miami Marlins, #13


Date of Birth: 12/12/1990
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Marcell Ozuna, center fielder for the Miami Marlins, was signed by the Marlins as a free agent in February, 2008. He played in the Marlins' minor league system from 2008 through most of 2013, finishing with a .274 batting average.

In 2013, Ozuna had a thumb injury and surgery that limited his playing time to 70 games with the Marlins. He batted .265 with 73 hits and 17 doubles. Defensively, he played 33 games in center field and 36 games in right field. He finished the 2014 season with 152 hits, 26 doubles, 23 home runs, 85 RBIs, 164 strikeouts to 41 walks, and a .269 batting average in 153 games. As a center fielder, he made 325 putouts and 5 errors in 140 games.

Ozuna finished the 2015 season wiith 119 hits, 27 doubles, 44 RBIs, and a .259 batting average in 123 games. As a center fielder, he made 238 putouts and 1 error in 111 games and he had a .996 fielding percentage.

In 2016, Ozuna batted .266 with 148 hits, 23 doubles, 23 home runs, and 76 RBIs in 148 games. Defensively, as the Marlins' center fielder in 123 games, he made 276 putouts and 5 errors.

Ozuna had a strong 2017 season, finishing with highs in hits (191), doubles (30), home runs (37), RBIs (124), and batting average (.312) in 159 games. Defensively, as the Marlins' left fielder, he made 305 putouts and 5 errors. He won his first Gold Glove in 2017.

Career batting statistics for Ozuna through 2017 include:

  • 653 games played
  • 683 hits
  • 123 doubles
  • 361 RBIs
  • 590 strikeouts to 191 walks
  • .277 batting average

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Marcell Ozuna
ESPN - Marcell Ozuna