Jon Berti Miami Marlins

Age: 30 (January 22, 1990) | 5' 10" | 195lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-20 SS-32 OF-28 LF-7 CF-21 RF-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TOR R 2016 6 20 2 8 1 1 0 0 1 6 5 0 .400 .429 .550 5 5 .389 n/a
TOR AA 2016 73 272 37 69 36 56 10 7 2 26 29 9 .254 .358 .364 11 18 .312 n/a
TOR AAA 2016 7 20 4 3 2 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 .150 .227 .350 9 14 .125 n/a
TOR A+ 2017 3 11 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .250 .182 8 33 .286 n/a
TOR AAA 2017 62 215 26 44 20 53 8 4 3 20 23 4 .205 .271 .321 8 23 .256 n/a
TOR AA 2018 72 277 55 87 29 46 13 7 8 42 21 9 .314 .399 .498 9 15 .354 n/a
- AAA 2018 29 68 11 15 9 16 1 0 0 4 8 1 .221 .325 .235 11 20 .283 n/a
TOR AL 2018 4 15 2 4 0 4 1 1 0 2 1 0 .267 .267 .467 0 27 .364 45/36/18 1 1
MIA AAA 2019 22 62 14 18 15 11 1 0 4 8 5 0 .290 .430 .500 19 14 .292 n/a
MIA NL 2019 73 256 52 70 24 73 14 1 6 24 17 3 .273 .348 .406 8 25 .360 53/26/21 14 14
MIA NL 2020 9 34 5 6 4 10 2 0 0 1 2 0 .176 .282 .235 10 26 .250 58/13/29 0 0
Career 3yrs 86 305 59 80 28 87 17 2 6 27 20 3 .262 .337 .390 8 26 .347 n/a
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 No wonder so many went batty for Berti. He led the NL in steals from July 24 onward, with 16. Trea Turner had 15, as did Ronald Acuna.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 4

$3 or $5 it's easy. Do you bid $14? And do you have to? Somewhere in between is always the answer.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 6

That seems a pretty safe no brainer.

In our league, minimum FAAB is $5, which is what Berti will be protected at.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 6

I'm keeping him at $3.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Mar 6

I agree - that was a nice line for him last year.

And yes, skills change.

But my gut tells me that his error bars include a BABIP 100 points lower than he racked up last year - and I'm not sure how much like will matter if in Mid-May his slash looks more like .210/.285/.310.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 5

I dunno, .273/.344/.410 in the majors for a multi-position speedster is pretty good. His minor league numbers at age 27 may be relevant and may mean zip. Skills change. Several somebodies in Miami thought Berti was good enough to play and so far they've been right. Plus Keith Hernandez likes him.

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 5

"If he's a good hitter why doesn't he hit good?" -Billy Beane

Kris Kay BigTrain
Mar 5

I always like Gene's takes. He knows more than me about a lot of stuff. And he could be right about Berti, but I think not. He's old, he's untested really (the minor league numbers are weak), and if he was good why would he be so old and untested? (To be clear here I'm talking about Berti. Gene is tested, old and on his game.)

To Gene's point, the Marlins added some guys this year, as if they're actually trying. We'll see. If Berti gets 425 AB he may end up earning $14, but I think the downside risk is strong. Either 225 AB or 350 bad ones. 

These are your choices.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 5

This is a guy who at age 27, put up a .592 OPS in 200+ ABs at AA.

What happens if his BABIP falls back into the .260 range, instead of the .360 range, for the month of April?  He's fighting with the Mendoza line, 

Meanwhile down in the minors the Marlins will have something old (Sean Rodriguez) and something new (Jazz Chisholm) at AAA if the Marlins decide to exercise one of Berti's options and let him work stuff out on the farm.

I don't mind Rotoman's $7 for the upside ... but when I can see a very possible outcome of a guy earning $2 without even being injured, I'm reluctant go into the double digits.


Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 5

I would pay double $7 if I had to because 1) he steals a lot of bases, and 2) the Fish very probably don't have seven better hitters, which is good because Berti plays all seven of the positions. He was basically a fulltime player when he played and he's got occasional pop. I think he's a key guy in his way.

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 5