Marlins at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Jul 10, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings before a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks are about to begin the middle leg of their longest stretch at Chase Field in 2015. The first part did not go so well as they were swept by the San Francisco Giants. Arizona is now 42-48, 9 1/2 games out of first place in the National League West and seven games off the second wild card. With the trading deadline 11 days away, it does not appear the D’backs will be buyers.

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Into town come the Miami Marlins, who were also swept by a division rival over the weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies. At 38-54, Miami is 12 games off the National League East lead and 12 games out of a wild card spot. Their best player, Giancarlo Stanton, has been hurt since the end of June and won’t return until next month. To say this year has been a disappointment for the Fish is an understatement. These two teams met in May at Marlins Park with the Snakes sweeping a four game set. Here are the five players to watch over the next three days with the potential for a lot of scouts in the building.