Oct 19th, 2009
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
- #14 – 2009 Postseason
- 2007 White Sox Best Outfield Arm (Baseball America)
- 2009 Carolina League All-Star Game
- 2009 All-FutureSox Team 1st Base
Marrero is a solid athlete that put himself on the prospect radar with his 2009 season. He has moved back and forth between the corner outfield spots and 1st base throughout his career and it’s still unclear where he projects to play in the Majors. In the outfield, he is a good defender with a very good arm. First base doesn’t play to his strength (his arm), but he is adequate there. As a hitter he is able to hit the ball to all fields though his home run power is mostly to rightfield. He has hit lefties decently for a left-hander, but naturally most of his power comes against righties. Statistically, he has hit for a good average at almost every level of his minor league career, but his walk rate dropped off in 2009. He had a good walk rate in rookie ball for two years and in 2008 at Kannapolis, but there was a significant drop off in ‘09. If he hits for a high average it won’t be a huge factor in his success, but he likely won’t hit for enough power to overcome a mediocre on-base percentage. Since his stats are inconsistent and his scouting reports aren’t much different, he’s a very tough player to project. His younger brother, Christopher, was a first round pick of the Nationals in 2006.
Major League Outlook: Anywhere from utility player to solid LH bat.
ETA: Mid 2011