- Lowest ERA: Brendan Donnelly, Kiko Calero, Takashi Saito, and Rafael Betancourt. XFIP leaders: Betancourt, Donnelly, and LaTroy Hawkins.
- Best strikeout rates: Octavio Dotel, Calero, Betancourt, Russ Springer, and Donnelly.
- Best control: Josh Banks, Matt Herges, and Springer.
- Toughest to hit: Calero, Josh Fogg, Brandon Lyon, and Elmer Dessens.
- Lowest home run rate: Calero, Julian Tavarez, J.J. Putz, and Donnelly.
- Best groundball rate: Danys Baez and Jamey Wright.
- Innings leaders: Wright, Lyon, Aaron Heilman, Baez, and Miguel Batista.
- If you're a holds fan, Batista, R.A. Dickey, and Wright are your leaders.
- Highest average fastball velocity: Hawkins, Guillermo Mota, Putz, and Baez.
- Chad Cordero is the only guy who will be under 30 in 2010.
- Marlins scrap-heap pickups Calero and Donnelly are intriguing. But Calero spent time on the DL with shoulder inflammation, while Donnelly had calf, shoulder, and back problems.
- The following righty relievers had strong 2008s: Joe Nelson, Chad Bradford, and Geoff Geary.
- Chan Ho Park was excellent in relief this year: a 2.52 ERA in 50 innings with 52 strikeouts and 16 walks.
- Joaquin Benoit, Kelvim Escobar, and Putz make for interesting post-injury signings.
- Projected Type A free agents: Betancourt, Dotel, and Hawkins. Type B: Doug Brocail, Calero, Bob Howry, Lyon, Mota, Park, Springer, and David Weathers.
- Club options: Betancourt, Brocail, Putz, Saito, and Weathers.
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