Marcus is a lean, projectable athlete with room to keep developing and adding strength. Offensively, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Has a frame that can add strength and does show good eye hand coordination to put the bat on the ball consistently but a crude swing with a lot of adjustments needed. Tends to come out of lower half and works up thru the ball with limited bat speed presently. Adjustments can be made to get him in lower half more and more on plane with the ball. Defensively, does show some smoothness at SS with fair hands and ability to move in all directions with some control of his body. Longer arm stroke but backspins the ball and occasionally flashes some carry. Lot of work needed with lower half tho and overall actions. Runs well, present average to tick above average runner (6.9 60) and can continue to improve with added strength, flexibility, and efficiency to movements. Marcus also pitches and might be the better option. Crude delivery and relies almost completely on athleticism but still manages to throw consistent strikes. Tends to cut thru the ball a bit but arm works cleanly with a full arm stroke and looseness throughout. Really gets nothing out of his lower half in delivery, lot of room for mechanical adjustments which will allow stuff to tick upwards. Around the zone with FB (63-70) with some occasional cut finish. Present delivery limits angle and deception. Beginnings of a CB (59), ¾ shape with fair spin and shape, room to improve. Good athlete and moves and naturally on the baseball field, has room to continue to improve.
Graduation Year: 2021
High School: Mumford High School
Travel/Summer Team: Detroit Stars / International Stars
Experience: Has been playing since age 12 and also played in Cal Ripken tournaments
Extracurricular Activities: Golf and baseball
Dream School: Wayne State University