Matchups: Sept. 25-27 in New York
Former Yankees legend Derek Jeter‘s rebuild plan in Miami is finally starting to pay-off. The Marlins have one of baseball’s top farm systems, a young core of promising players, and added veterans such as Corey Dickerson, Jonathan Villar, and Jesus Aguilar, which should make them slightly competitive in 2020.
Still, there’s plenty of work to do in South Beach and in a shortened season, the Marlins likely won’t get the chance to develop their young core the way they hoped they would.
Thus with a regular season finale series coming against New York, the Marlins will likely not have much to play for though; the Yankees hope they also won’t have much too play for if the AL East and perhaps home field throughout the playoffs is already locked up.
Projected Record: 2-1