Berti could see significant action this season even without a regular defensive spot in the starting lineup, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The 30-year-old got his first extended stint in the majors last year and posted a surprisingly solid .273/.348/.406 slash line while playing five different positions around the diamond (third base, shortstop and all three outfield spots). From a fantasy perspective, Berti's 17 steals in 20 attempts in only 73 games makes him a potential sleeper, but the Marlins will need to get him into the lineup consistently if he's going to take advantage of his speed. A super-utility role that sees him backing up Jonathan Villar in center field and the double-play duo of Isan Diaz and Miguel Rojas -- all of whom are unproven in one way or another -- could get Berti 4-5 starts a week. Feb 18 10:40 am (EST)
- Berti went 3-for-5 with a walk, an RBI and four stolen bases in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Mets.
- Berti went 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in the Marlins' 8-4 win over the Mets on Monday.
- Manager Don Mattingly admitted Sunday that he wasn't ready to commit to Berti as an everyday player, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. "We're still trying to figure out, is he an everyday, utility-type guy?" Mattingly said. "Can he play every day, somewhere? Or is he a four or five days a week [starter]? Some guys are better at playing five days -- you're going to get more production -- than playing seven." All Jon Berti (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Sep 29||W 4 - 3||@ PHI||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.500|
|Sep 28||L 9 - 3||@ PHI||3||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.833|
|Sep 27||L 5 - 4||@ PHI||7||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.572|
|Sep 26||W 4 - 2||@ NYM||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Sep 25||L 10 - 3||@ NYM||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.000|
|Sep 24||L 5 - 4||@ NYM||5||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||1.267|
|Sep 23||W 8 - 4||@ NYM||5||4||1||0||0||3||0||1||1.800|
|Sep 22||W 5 - 3||WSH||3||1||1||0||0||1||2||0||1.167|
|Sep 21||L 10 - 4||WSH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Sep 20||L 6 - 4||WSH||5||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.800|