1993 Florida Marlins season

1993 Florida Marlins
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 64–98 (.395)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Wayne Huizenga
General manager(s) Dave Dombrowski
Manager(s) Rene Lachemann
Local television Sunshine Network
WBFS-TV
(Gary Carter, Jay Randolph)
Local radio WQAM
(Joe Angel, Dave O'Brien)
WCMQ-FM (Spanish)
(Felo Ramírez, Manolo Alvarez)
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The 1993 Florida Marlins season was the inaugural year for the team, part of the 1993 Major League Baseball expansion. Their manager was Rene Lachemann. They played home games at Joe Robbie Stadium. They finished 33 games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies, with a record of 64-98, sixth in the National League East, ahead of only the New York Mets.

Offseason

1992 pre-expansion draft transactions

Expansion draft

The 1992 MLB Expansion Draft was held on November 17, 1992. As opposed to previous expansion drafts such as the 1961 draft, players from both leagues were available to the expansion clubs. Each existing club could protect fifteen players on their roster from being drafted and only one player could be drafted from each team in the first round. Then for each additional round National League teams could protect an additional 3 players and American League teams could protect 4 more. All unprotected major and minor League players were eligible except those chosen in the amateur drafts of 1991 or 1992 and players who were 18 or younger when signed in 1990.

Round 1

PickPlayerPositionFromTo
2Nigel WilsonOFTORFLA
4José MartínezRHPNYMFLA
6Bret BarberieSSMONFLA
8Trevor HoffmanRHPCINFLA
10Pat RappRHPSFFLA
12Greg HibbardLHPCWSFLA
14Chuck CarrOFSTLFLA
16Darrell WhitmoreOFCLEFLA
18Eric HelfandCOAKFLA
20Bryan HarveyRHPCALFLA
22Jeff Conine1B/OFKCFLA
24Kip YaughnRHPBALFLA
26Jesús TavárezOFSEAFLA

Round 2

PickPlayerPositionFromTo
27Carl EverettOFNYYFLA
29Dave WeathersRHPTORFLA
31John JohnstoneRHPNYMFLA
33Ramón MartínezSSPITFLA
35Steve DeckerCSFFLA
37Cris CarpenterRHPSTLFLA
39Jack ArmstrongRHPCLEFLA
41Scott ChiamparinoRHPTEXFLA
43Tom EdensRHPMINFLA
45Andrés BerumenRHPKCFLA
47Robert PersonRHPCWSFLA
49Jim CorsiRHPOAKFLA
51Richie LewisRHPBALFLA

Round 3

PickPlayerPositionFromTo
53Danny JacksonLHPPITFLA
55Bob NatalCMONFLA
57Jamie McAndrewRHPLADFLA
59Junior FélixOFCALFLA
61Kerwin MooreOFKCFLA
63Ryan BowenRHPHOUFLA
65Scott BakerLHPSTLFLA
67Chris Donnels3BNYMFLA
69Monty FarissOFTEXFLA
71Jeff TabakaLHPMILFLA

Post-expansion draft transactions

Regular season

Due to the summer heat, the Marlins played in only 35 day games, the fewest in the majors.[9]

1993 Opening Day lineup

Player Position
Scott PoseCF
Bret Barberie2B
Junior FélixRF
Orestes Destrade1B
Dave Magadan3B
Benito SantiagoC
Jeff ConineLF
Walt WeissSS
Charlie HoughP

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 9765 0.599 52–29 45–36
Montreal Expos 9468 0.580 3 55–26 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 8775 0.537 10 49–32 38–43
Chicago Cubs 8478 0.519 13 43–38 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 7587 0.463 22 40–41 35–46
Florida Marlins 6498 0.395 33 35–46 29–52
New York Mets 59103 0.364 38 28–53 31–50

Record vs. opponents

1993 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–510–313–07–58–58–57–59–36–67–59–47–66–6
Chicago 5–77–58–46–74–87–55–8–18–57–65–88–46–68–5
Cincinnati 3–105–79–47–56–75–84–86–64–88–49–42–115–7
Colorado 0–134–84–97–511–27–63–96–63–98–46–73–105–7
Florida 5–77–65–75–73–95–75–84–94–96–77–54–84–9
Houston 5–88–47–62–119–39–45–711–15–77–58–53–106–6
Los Angeles 5–85–78–56–77–54–96–68–42–108–49–47–66–6
Montreal 5–78–5–18–49–38–57–56–69–46–78–510–23–97–6
New York 3–95–86–66–69–41–114–84–93–104–95–74–85–8
Philadelphia 6-66–78–49–39–47–510–27–610–37–66–64–88–5
Pittsburgh 5–78–54–84–87–65–74–85–89–46–79–35–74–9
San Diego 4–94–84–97–65–75–84–92–107–56–63–93–107–5
San Francisco 6–76–611–210–38–410–36–79–38–48–47–510–34–8
St. Louis 6–65–87–57–59–46–66–66–78–55–89–45–78–4

Notable transactions

  • May 22, 1993: Kevin Elster was signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[10]
  • June 4, 1993: Kevin Elster was released by the Florida Marlins.[10]
  • June 9, 1993: Mike Jeffcoat was signed as a Free Agent with the Florida Marlins.[11]
  • June 24, 1993: Gary Sheffield was traded by the San Diego Padres with Rich Rodriguez to the Florida Marlins for Trevor Hoffman, José Martínez, and Andrés Berumen.
  • June 27, 1993: Henry Cotto was traded by the Seattle Mariners with Jeff Darwin to the Florida Marlins for Dave Magadan.[12]

Roster

1993 Florida Marlins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CBenito Santiago139469108.2301350
1BOrestes Destrade153568145.2552087
2BBret Barberie99375104.277533
3BGary Sheffield7223669.2921037
SSWalt Weiss158500133.266139
LFJeff Conine162595174.2921279
CFChuck Carr142551147.267441
RFDarrell Whitmore7625051.201419

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Alex Arias9624967.269220
Gerónimo Berroa14344.11800
Greg Briley12017033.194312
Matias Carrillo245514.25503
Henry Cotto5413540.296314
Steve Decker8150.00001
Carl Everett11192.10500
Monty Fariss18295.17202
Junior Félix5721451.238722
Mitch Lyden6103.30001
Dave Magadan6622765.286429
Terry McGriff370.00000
Bob Natal4111725.21416
Gus Polidor761.16700
Scott Pose15418.19503
Rick Renteria10326367.255230
Nigel Wilson7160.00000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charlie Hough34204.19164.27126
Chris Hammond3219111124.66108
Jack Armstrong36196.19174.49118
Ryan Bowen27156.28124.4298
Pat Rapp1694464.0257

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Luis Aquino38110.2683.4267
Dave Weathers1445.2235.1234

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bryan Harvey5915451.7073
Joe Klink590205.0222
Richie Lewis576303.2665
Matt Turner554502.9159
Rich Rodriguez360114.1121
Cris Carpenter290102.8926
Trevor Hoffman282223.2826
Jim Corsi150206.647
Robb Nen151007.0227
Bob McClure141107.116
John Johnstone70205.915

Awards and honors

All-Stars

MLB All-Star Game

  • Gary Sheffield, reserve
  • Bryan Harvey, reserve

Team leaders

  • Games – Jeff Conine (162)
  • At bats – Jeff Conine (595)
  • Home runs – Orestes Destrade (20)
  • Runs batted in – Orestes Destrade (87)
  • Batting average – Gary Sheffield (.292)
  • Slugging percentage – Gary Sheffield (.479)
  • On-base percentage – Dave Magadan (.400)
  • Hits – Jeff Conine (174)
  • Doubles – Jeff Conine (24)
  • Triples – Benito Santiago (6)
  • Walks – Walt Weiss (79)
  • Hit by pitch – Bret Barberie (7)
  • Stolen bases – Chuck Carr (58)
  • Wins – Chris Hammond (11)
  • Innings pitched – Charlie Hough (204.3)
  • Earned run average – Bryan Harvey (1.70)
  • Strikeouts – Charlie Hough (126)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Sal Rende
A High Desert Mavericks California League Fredi González
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Carlos Tosca
A-Short Season Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Lynn Jones
Rookie GCL Marlins Gulf Coast League Jim Hendry

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: High Desert[13]

References

  1. Édgar Rentería at Baseball Reference
  2. Charles Johnson at Baseball Reference
  3. Walt Weiss at Baseball Reference
  4. Alex Arias at Baseball Reference
  5. Danny Jackson at Baseball Reference
  6. Charlie Hough at Baseball Reference
  7. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mcgrite01.shtml
  8. Rick Renteria at Baseball Reference
  9. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 72, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  10. 1 2 https://www.baseball-reference.com/e/elsteke01.shtml
  11. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jeffcmi01.shtml
  12. https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cottohe01.shtml
  13. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997
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