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Top 20 prospect lists are coming out for each league on BA over the next two weeks. The GCL list came out yesterday and zero O's made the list.
BP did write up a short report on Adrian Marin.
The third-round pick in this year’s draft has a package of tools that show a combination of projection and polish. Marin’s quick hands accentuate his swing, and he's able to pull them inside the ball fluidly to barrel offerings up on a line. Despite a lean build, there’s some strength behind his swing to produce solid backspin and drive balls into both gaps. He’s an excellent fastball hitter but, as expected at this stage of his career, is below-average when it comes to handling secondary offerings. Marin needs to incorporate his lower half into his swing mechanics better; he presently relies on his upper body too much, causing some trouble adjusting to the path of breaking balls. Although scouting opinions are mixed, the Orioles feel Marin profiles as a shortstop defensively and are going to give him every chance to stick. He’s athletic with quick twitch reactions, average-to-solid-average present arm strength, and doesn’t look likely to outgrow the position. Given the speed and overall defensive ability, he could slide over to second base or out to center field if necessary.
Time for instructional leagues, and time for a number of players to take a step or two forward. - Keywords: scouting, prospects, minor league baseball
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