IP 300
ERA 5.13
WHIP 1.56
BB/9 4.47
SO/9 6.36
  • Full name Jacob Lane Marceaux
  • Born 02/14/1984 in Crowley, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mcneese State
  • Drafted in the 1st round (29th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2005 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    Marceaux received precious little exposure before exploding onto the prospect scene this spring. He was home-schooled until his senior year of high school in 2002, and just two teams were on him as a possible draft pick that year. He compiled a 5.20 ERA while spending most of his first two seasons at McNeese State in the bullpen, rarely throwing a breaking ball, before pitching for former all-star closer Mike Henneman in the Texas Collegiate League last summer. Henneman taught him a mid-80s slider and a mid-70s spike curveball. Marceaux's fastball also has taken a step forward this spring, as he has pitched at 93-95 mph with good sinking life. His changeup is a solid-average pitch that he can locate on both sides of the plate. There are minor concerns about his durability--he missed two starts after pulling a ribcage muscle in mid-March--so some scouts project him as a reliever. But Marceaux has a deep enough repertoire to warrant the opportunity to make it as a starter first.

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