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Mac Marshall

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Mac Marshall
Name: John MacGregor Marshall
Born: Jan 27, 1996 in Lilburn, GA
Junior College: Chipola (Fla.) JC
High School: Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (126th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2015 (signed for $750,000)
Marshall ranked No. 57 on Baseball America's Top 500 draft prospects list a year ago when he was coming out of Parkview High (Lilburn, Ga.). But he was believed to be strongly committed to LSU and fell to the 21st round, when the Astros drafted him. They made a late run at signing him, but weren't able to reach what would have been a significantly over-slot deal. Marshall didn't stay at LSU, however, opting instead to join his high school teammate Isiah Gilliam at Chipola Junior College. That move enabled Marshall to reenter the draft this year instead of waiting until 2017. He started the season well before a broken thumb sidelined him for more than a month. Marshall largely looks like the same player he was a year ago. His throws his fastball 90-92 mph with a bit more velocity when he needs it, though he'll likely pitch with an average fastball at best on a pro throwing schedule. His changeup is a plus offering with tremendous tumble and his curveball has above-average potential. He has an excellent feel for pitching and fills up the strike zone with his whole arsenal. Listed at 6-foot-1, 187 pounds, Marshall doesn't offer much projection, but as an athletic lefthander with a plus changeup, he still has the look of a future big league starter.
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