Elvis Andrus has the most plate appearances with a sub-.300 slugging percentage since Vince Coleman

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Between his excellent defense and solid .341 on-base percentage Elvis Andrus has been plenty valuable to the Rangers in his sophomore season, but his lack of power is nearing historic levels.
After smacking six homers and 31 total extra-base hits for a semi-respectable .373 slugging percentage as a rookie Andrus has zero homers, 17 total extra-base hits, and a measly .299 slugging percentage in his second year.
He’s also racked up 656 plate appearances, which is the most by any player with a slugging percentage below .300 since Vince Coleman slugged .280 while coming to the plate 670 times for the Cardinals in 1986. Coleman was amazingly awful offensively that season, hitting .232 with a .301 on-base percentage, zero homers, and a .580 OPS, but he did swipe 107 bases at an 88 percent success rate.

The Marlins made another trade for international bonus pool money

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The Miami Marlins’ primary offseason goal thus far appears to be acquiring as much international bonus pool money as possible. Last week they traded their closer to the Nationals to get some. This morning they traded a couple of low-level prospects to the Astros to get more. Specifically, they traded lefty reliever Brayan de Paula and outfielder Adonis Giron to Houston for an unknown amount of slot money.

De Paula, 19, has pitched in the Dominican Summer League for the past two seasons while posting a 3.05 ERA and 57/16 K/BB ratio over 59 innings. Giron, 17, has one season of Dominican Summer League experience under his belt, where he hit .255/.331/.362 with three homers in 67 games.

The Marlins have made no secret of the fact that they’re after top international prospect Victor Victor Mesa and, possibly, his younger brother, Victor Mesa, Jr., which would explain the stockpiling of bonus money.