NL East: The need for speed

Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins continue to scuffle with a 4-12 record in the month of June. Entering Friday, they are 24 games out of first place in the division and a whopping 10.5 games behind the fourth place Mets. And the hits just keep coming with leadoff man and star centerfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. being pulled from the lineup on Wednesday night for hamstring tightness.

The move was described as precautionary, but Chisholm has been frequently injured in his young career. So it's worth taking a look at the current roster to see who might replace Chisholm should the hamstring be a lingering issue.

In the batting order, Bryan De La Cruz moved up to leadoff. De La Cruz has been a valuable bat on a bad team this season and while there...


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