Dodgers: Three things to watch for in the Dodgers-Marlins series

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium on August 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium on August 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – AUGUST 03: Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins poses after hitting a two-run homer off of Jalen Beeks #68 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning of a game at Tropicana Field on August 03, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Starlin Castro and Isan Diaz 

Starlin Castro has hit much better over the last few weeks.  Although his season slash line is .262/.288/.385, the former top prospect has been hot at the plate lately.  Over his last seven games, he has hit .500 with two home runs and a ridiculous .821 slugging percentage.  Even if you expand that out to the last 30 games, Starlin is slugging .534 with an average well above .300.  Castro is now playing third base and has begun to hit like a third baseman.

The reason Starlin Castro moved to third base is that the Marlins 5th ranked prospect was recently promoted and that is second baseman, Isan Diaz.  Like Castro, Diaz’s slash line doesn’t appear to be anything special and he is hitting .214 across 28 at-bats, but he has been hot the last three games going 5-13 at the plate.  Diaz is a slugging second baseman who hit 26 home runs for the Marlins triple-A affiliate this season.

These are the two sluggers the Dodgers’ pitching staff will need to watch out for.

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