Fun With Small Sample Sizes: The Miami Marlins Best and Worst of 2016

Worst Pitcher:
Chris Narveson, LHP

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Chris Narveson made the Opening Day roster for the 2016 Miami Marlins. That was the highlight of his season and arguably the only good part. He appeared in 6 games, pitching 8 1/3 innings and allowing 8 runs on 10 hits, with 2 walks. He also allowed three home runs in his limited time and seemed to let every runner he inherited come around to score as soon as he took the mound. His 8.64 ERA may have seemed a small sample size issue, but his 7.41 FIP confirms that he was simply very, very bad. Why all the past tense verbs? The Marlins realized their Opening Day roster mistake fairly quickly and Narveson was designated for assignment last week. The worst pitcher of the year who still remains on the roster? That would be Bryan Morris and his 8.97 FIP.


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