AB 398
AVG .188
OBP .255
SLG .324
HR 12
  • Full name Marc S. Krauss
  • Born 10/05/1987 in Deshler, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 245 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Ohio
  • Debut 06/21/2013
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (64th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 (signed for $550,000).
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    After starring in his first two years at Ohio and in the Great Lakes League in between, Krauss went to the Cape Cod League last summer and left as a premium prospect. He led the Cape in RBIs (34) and on-base percentage (.473) and has continued to raise his profile this spring, batting .402 and leading the Mid-American Conference with 27 homers and 70 RBIs. A lefthanded hitter, Krauss has a quick bat and advanced approach, as he has a discerning eye and uses the entire field. He consistently squares balls on the barrel of the bat. Some scouts wonder how much power he'll have with wood, but the consensus is he should have average pop as a pro. Though he's more athletic than most 6-foot-3, 220-pounders and has played some third base, he'll have to be a left fielder at the next level. He has arm strength but his hands, range and quickness are just adequate. Krauss' bat will have to carry him, but it's good enough to do so. As one of the best college hitters in a thin year for them, he could get taken as early as the second round.

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