Brandon Marsh, OF, LAA

Trout, Adell, Marsh? Wow!

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  • Born: December 18, 1997
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6’4″, 215-lbs
  • Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2nd round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Buford High School (Buford GA)

The Numbers

His raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:

There’s a lot of colors on this chart, but what I see, overall, is improvement. That walk rate going up while the strikeout rate came down, is very, very encouraging. The speed is there, and the power is mostly there, but in game play it has trended down.

Ignoring the ridiculously small sample of Rookie ball, we see that he hit both righties and lefties just fine in Double-A.

We see the pull power easily, but I see enough opposite field power to be encouraged. He certainly hits doubles down the line, doesn’t he?

After a 2018 where he struggled at times, in 2019 he came right back, struggled a bit (and had a sprained ankle that made him miss a month), and then finished the season strong. How strong? Looking at the chart above, he seemed to turn it on in August. Sure enough, from August 1st onward he hit .357/.420/.520. That’ll work!

The Scouts

Warnings

He is athletic with good tools. So let’s see that raw power return to full game power when he starts up again.

Otherwise I see no problems.

Conclusion

The game power started to bounce back last August, and the speed is there, and the on-base ability has always been there.

The Angels suddenly have the makings of a world-class outfield once Jo Adell and Marsh show up.

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