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Marquise Doherty

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High School: Winnetonka HS, Kansas City, Mo.
State: Mo.

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Scouting Report

As a star football/baseball player from the Kansas City area, Doherty understandably draws some comparisons to Monte Harrison, the Brewers' second-round pick last year. Doherty is highly unlikely to be taken as high as Harrison was and there is a pretty good chance the Missouri commit will end up playing both football and baseball for the Tigers. Doherty bulked up to handle the pounding he received as a running back, and that extra weight across his chest hasn't done him any favors as a baseball player. His swing isn't as fluid as it used to be and he doesn't turn in the plus-plus run times he's shown in the past (he's a 6.6 runner in the 60-yard dash now). But if he slims down a little to play wide receiver in college it should benefit him in baseball as well. Doherty uses his speed to outrun some false first steps in the outfield. Doherty flashes above-average raw power, but it's with a long and slow swing right now. It's going to take a lot of confidence for a scout to convince a team to buy Doherty out of football since the tools are currently somewhat hidden, but in three years he could turn into a top target.

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