- Full name Max Marusak
- Born 10/27/1999 in Amarillo, TX
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Louisiana-Lafayette
Called the "Amarillo Flash," by scouts, Marusak--who attends Amarillo (Texas) High--has an 80-grade nickname to go with his 80-grade speed. Arguably the fastest player in the entire class, Marusak floats around the bases and outfield with ease, giving himself plus-plus range in center field to go along with plus arm strength. He had a loud showing at the Area Code Games last summer, where he displayed tremendous bat speed and barreled one ball deep into the left-center field gap with an aggressive swing. That last part is where scouts have to do some projecting, as Marusak has struggled with the bat this spring against north Texas competition that is not great. He has swing-and-miss issues that come from both bat-to-ball questions and questions regarding how well he sees spin. His swing path and mechanics itself are not bad, but a team will have to be very patient with him in professional ball. He has the physical tools to improve in this area, and his speed will always give him more room for error than other players, but as scouts have said--you can't steal first base. The upside is tremendous with Marusak because of his off-the-chart speed, and a loud performance at a big-time national event should give him a chance at being drafted in the first few rounds.