Honestly, the Marlins, without a doubt, have the best power reliever depth in baseball. I will try and do my best to analyze the most worthy and at this point in time I'd rank them...Lindstrom, Nunez, Kensing, Pinto, Martinez, de la Cruz, Tankersley, Ceda, Sanches, Sinkbeil, Tucker, Owens, Bowyer
Leo Nunez (RHP) - He was the cheap and useful bounty from the Jacobs deal. That alone, might give him 1st crack at the job if Lindstrom is out for a long period. That being said, he's 6'1 160 which means he's very skinny for his frame and he has had shoulder trouble in the past. He's can throw bout 95 mph but he doesn't K a lot and he is very wild at times which doesn't give you the potential you'd like as he doesn't miss a lot of bats.
Logan Kensing (RHP) - Probably the best current reliever in-house as he'll provide good stats and ratios if given the closer job though he might have to wait on Nunez. He's a little wild and has had basically identical stats to Nunez this spring with more upside and he's the best closing option IMO for the Marlins.
Eulogio De La Cruz (RHP) - Came over in the Willis/MCab deal due to his high 90's stuff. Thought to be a mini-Zumaya if he meets his potential, Cruz just has not been consistent enough with his location to stick in either the rotation or bullpen. Something that makes him likely to stick in the majors besides his potential is that he's out of options.
Jose Ceda (RHP) - Former Cubs farmhand is a large guy with an electric arm but he's currently have shoulder trouble and is destined to start in the minors. Armando Benitez potential.
Henry Owens (RHP) - Many thought he's have to closer job over Lindstrom right now but injury and and getting suspended for 50 games for testing positive for PHD's doesn't help.
Taylor Tankersley (LHP) - Likely the most talented relief prospect for FLA but also one of the most underachieving. He just hasn't gotten it together but I'm still convinced he'll contribute positively in the future.
Carlos Martinez (RHP) - One of the few Marlins relievers having a good spring but he's been very injury prone. Still, he'll produce decent results if given time in the 9th inning.
Reyel Pinto (LHP) - One of those pitchers that is really only good when pitching against splits. I could see him get a few saves here and there based on matchups against lefties but that is about it.
Brian Sanches (RHP) - Journey-man finally found some success last year in the minors but was stupidly let go by WAS GM' Bowden just when he could be of help. He has some saves this spring but he'd likely just be a situational setup pitcher at best.
Ryan Tucker (RHP) - Marlins have yet to decide if he's a reliever or starter but he has the chops to do both though not at this point in his career for either on a MLB level.
Brett Sinkbeil (RHP) - The former 1st round pick and former predicted 2010 closer by BA has yet to be consistent enough to prosper. He's likely to see time in the majors this year and has a lot of potential but not yet.
Travis Bowyer (RHP) - Has yet to recover from injury
Note: There have been talk that Volstad/Miller might be moved from the rotation to the bullpen in favor of a vet but that has to come to fruition. Sean West is another in the Tucker scenario but with a little more upside due to being a lefty starter right now.
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