Marcell Ozuna St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 29 (November 12, 1990) | 6' 1" | 225lbs. | Bats: Right OF-129 LF-129 PH-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
MIA NL 2016 148 557 75 148 43 115 23 6 23 76 0 3 .266 .321 .452 7 19 .296 44/20/37 17 18
MIA NL 2017 159 613 93 191 64 144 30 2 37 124 1 3 .312 .376 .548 9 21 .355 47/19/34 35 32
STL NL 2018 148 582 69 163 38 110 16 2 23 88 3 0 .280 .325 .433 6 18 .309 47/18/35 24 23
STL AAA 2019 3 9 3 4 2 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 .444 .583 .889 17 0 .375 n/a
STL NL 2019 130 485 80 118 62 114 23 1 29 89 12 2 .243 .330 .474 11 21 .259 41/23/35 22 20
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a
Career 7yrs 931 3536 467 964 291 814 162 20 148 538 26 13 .273 .329 .455 8 21 .315 n/a
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Marcell Ozuna (OF) ATL - Jun. 25

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741444

Ozuna (facial laceration) could be used as Atlanta's primary designated hitter this season, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 29-year-old's bat will be in the lineup somewhere on a consistent basis, but Ozuna's declining defense over the couple of years could push him to DH rather than left field, while Nick Markakis and Adam Duvall platoon in the other spot. Austin Riley could also be in the LF/DH mix for Atlanta. Wherever he plays defensively, Ozuna's power will keep him in the heart of the batting order. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 26

What's up with crazy baseball wives? Ozuna's wife hit him in the face with a soap dish that caused a laceration and stitches! Reminds me of Tawny Kitaen beating up Chuck Finley about 20 years ago. 

Matt Roberson Doc
Jun 9

Marcell Ozuna (OF) ATL - Jun. 05

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741140

Ozuna's facial laceration is considered minor and he continues to work out daily, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Ozuna was able to drive himself to the hospital after the incident, a clear sign that the laceration he suffered was a minor issue. His participation in daily workouts also suggests the issue won't have any effect on his ability to ready for the start of the 2020 campaign, assuming there is one. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 6

I will not read spring stats. I will not read spring stats. I will not ... Ozuna is hitting .000 so far!

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 4

NL .. DH ... NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jan 24

Manfred created a tradeable piece by adding a 26th player to the major league roster.

He can make it's permanence a part of the agreement. I also expect the NL to get the DH in the next agreement. DH's in general make a good bit more than the 13th hitter or pitcher on a team and generally go to older (read slower) players who can still hit.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jan 24

Having worked in both the rail and mining industries, I'll say that Alex is correct as to the long-term cause, Eugene as to the more recent drop in jobs.  In the go-go first decade of the 2000's it was as if the industry knew its day was ending so it hauled as much out of the ground as it could while there was still a market.

https://siepr.stanford.edu/research/publications/what-killing-us-coal-industry

John Thomas Roll2
Jan 24

Every time I read a claim that a major league baseball team isn't making money, I'm reminded of the old joke:

"COMPANY OWNER TO CFO:  How much money did we make last year?"

"CFO TO COMPANY OWNER:  How much do you want to make?"

C'mon. 

Mike Dean TMU2009
Jan 24

Automation hasn't been what has replaced coal miners.  Coal itself has been replaced with both less expensive energy sources and those more favored by the government.

I'll avoid the discussion of controllers as representing them is my job.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 24

Coal miners have already been replaced by robots. Traffic controllers will be soon. So will umpires.

Ozuna could be replaced, but who would pay to watch that game?

I hope, in the next CBA, the players get rid of compensation baggage completely and cut free agency down to four years. It's going to be a nasty fight, and I'm not happy about that, but the fans are paying to watch the players play, ergo the players should get more of the loot. Right now, without being allowed to see the owners' books, I have no doubt that revenues are going up faster than salaries.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 23