BoldLeads_Marcell_OzunaHeading into the 2015 Major League Baseball season, Marcell Ozuna was looked at as one of several young Miami Marlins poised for a breakout season. With Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton joining Ozuna in the outfield, the Marlins had what many observers believed to be the best young trio of outfielders in the big leagues, but Ozuna’s poor start and subsequent demotion to the minors put a damper on the season from which he never recovered.

Taking a page from the philosophy espoused by BoldLeads, Ozuna is now far more committed to an exceptionally efficient approach on offense that has led to a drastic improvement over his 2015 performance. The results stemming from Ozuna’s improved offensive approach have been readily apparent throughout the month of May, as the outfielder has hit well over .400 and has slugged well over .700 as well.

Incidentally, Ozuna’s extended hot streak may have something to do with the arrival of Barry Bonds in Miami as the new hitting coach. Just like real estate agents who begin using BoldLeads and see improvements almost immediately, Bonds has had a clear impact on the Marlins’ hitters through his encyclopedic knowledge of the game. With Ozuna, it isn’t just access to Bonds’ insight on offense that has had a positive impact. Ozuna’s recent run of success began when he started using bats he borrowed from Bonds. Perhaps it is nothing more than a coincidence, or perhaps Bonds’ bats still have plenty mojo left in them from his playing days.

swordfish-295149_960_720There are few that would argue the offensive intellect of the new coaching staff leading the Miami Marlins, as Don Mattingly was one of the best hitters — if not the very best hitter — of the 1980s and early 1990s, and Barry Bonds was perhaps the most feared hitter to ever play the game during the modern era. With Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon already providing plenty of potential offensive firepower in the lineup, John Ross Jesensky believes it ought to be quite interesting to see just how big of an impact two of the most knowledgeable hitters to every play the game will be able to have on a young and talented roster in Miami.

It’s still early in the season, but it seems clear that the Marlins and their coaching staff see a great deal of potential in their lineup and have every right to expect big things in terms of offensive production throughout the season. If Jose Fernandez is able to impress as the club’s ace, the team has as much potential as any team in the National League East and may even be able to challenge the reigning NLCS winner in the New York Mets.

Hitters like Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna may indeed prove to be the x-factors in the lineup this season, but it seems as though it is at least equally likely that the team’s ceiling will be determined based on how well Mattingly and Bonds are able to reach their young charges.

Sport rumors – they are always about filling the air and interests of those who care to keep up with the news and details of their favorite teams and beloved players. One particular rumor is Miami Marlins team Jarred Cosart off Friday’s scheduled start due to blister on his middle finger. The Marlins  have discussed they will give the ball to Brad Hand.

When questioned about the minor “injury”, Cosart had said it was the result of his new fitness and training with Jeff Halevy, the world-famous fitness and health expert. The Marlins seem to be having second thoughts about making such a dire decision to replace Cosart with Brad Hand, after all, how long does it take for this minor injury to heal and go away? Is it worth the decision?