Sunday, January 15, 2017

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #43 Mac Marshall

Mac Marshall, LHP.  DOB:  1/27/1996.  6'0", 180 lbs.  Drafted in 2015, Round 4 out of Chipola JC.

2016 A:  0-0, 4.60, 15.2 IP, 9.77 BB/9, 8.04 K/9.
2016 SS:  1-6, 4.73, 51.1 IP, 8.42 BB/9, 9.47 K/9.

Marshall is another formerly highly ranked HS prospect whose stock dropped.  Marshall's path to professional baseball took some inneresting turns.  He scared off many teams in the 2014 draft with high bonus demands.  The Astros had the #1 overall pick and thus a big bonus pool to play with and took him on Round 21.  Marshall had a $1.5 M bonus deal in place, but that blew up when first rounder Brady Aiken failed to sign and the Astros lost their first round bonus pool money.  Marshall then enrolled at LSU where he would not be draft eligible again until 2017.  He decided he did not want to wait that long, so withdrew from LSU and enrolled at Chipola JC.  The Giants then drafted him in Round 4 in 2015 and signed him for a bonus of $750 K.

Marshall looks like he should be a great command pitcher with a compact build and a fairly simple over -the-top delivery, but has struggled with extremely high walk rates.  His FB runs up to 94 MPH and he has a curveball and changeup that have gotten solid reviews.  He'll have to iron out whatever is causing all the walks. If he can, he could end up as a #3 SP in MLB.


  1. Will Marshall and Krook get Spring Training invites with the big boys?
    Which, BTW, is 40 days away even if it rains every day and night.