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Jake Marisnick

#6 | OF
Houston Astros Houston Astros
Jake Marisnick
Name: Jacob Shawn Marisnick
Born: Mar 30, 1991 in Tampa, Fla. USA
High School: Poly HS, Riverside, Calif.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (104th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 (signed for $1,000,000)
A tall, lanky and projectable 6-foot-4 outfielder, Marisnick's build and raw tools remind scouts of Jeff Francoeur and Dale Murphy. He's one of the best athletes in this draft class and has run a 6.7-second 60-yard dash with a vertical jump of nearly 36 inches (best among those tested at the Area Code Games). He also has a powerful throwing arm, which he shows off in pregame warm-ups. A center fielder in high school, Marisnick projects as a corner outfielder as he fills out. Scouts are split on his future hitting ability. Some are confident he will produce, while others point to mechanical concerns. He's well balanced throughout his swing, and his stride is short and closed. However, a weak beginning hand position sabotaged Marisnick early in the season, keeping him from driving the ball with authority. His frame and athletic skills make him one of the most appealing outfield prospects in the nation, but any club selecting him early will have to be convinced of his hitting potential.
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