- Full name Evan Daniel Marzilli
- Born 03/13/1991 in Fall River, MA
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School South Carolina
Drafted in the 8th round (273rd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012 (signed for $132,900).
View Draft ReportA recipient of the grinder tag, Marzilli wins scouts over with how hard he plays. He's an above-average runner with a fringe-average arm and provides good defense in center field thanks to excellent instincts. The biggest question with him is the bat, as he was hitting .289/.382/.387 in 204 at-bats.
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Marzilli was a key part of three straight College World Series runs at South Carolina, including national titles in 2010 and 2011. After the Gamecocks finished runner-up in 2012, he signed for $132,900 as an eighth-round pick. His knack for playing on winning teams continued, as he helped Missoula reach the Pioneer League playoffs, but a broken arm put him out of action for the playoffs. Marzilli is athletic with a deceptively strong body. Center-field defense is his strongest skill, and he's a plus defender with plus speed and excellent instincts. He worked hard on his throwing in school so that he now has an average arm. At the plate, Marzilli has a short, quick stroke and uses the whole field. He doesn't hit with much power, so he's best suited as a top of the order hitter, but he needs to work on plate discipline and understand how to work counts. His speed hasn't yet translated to stolen bases, something that the Diamondbacks will emphasize in his development plan. Marzilli is a grinder with an outstanding work ethic, and he brings a winning attitude to the game thanks to his three years in the South Carolina program. Because of his major college experience, Marzilli may be ready for full-season ball in 2013.
A recipient of the grinder tag, Marzilli wins scouts over with how hard he plays. He's an above-average runner with a fringe-average arm and provides good defense in center field thanks to excellent instincts. The biggest question with him is the bat, as he was hitting .289/.382/.387 in 204 at-bats.
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- Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the California League in 2014
- Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014