Author Topic: Follow the Prospects: Chris Marrero, 1B  (Read 10358 times)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Chris Marrero, 1B
« Reply #100: July 19, 2011, 08:32:33 AM »
http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2011/07/marreros-steady-progress-at-first-base-paying-dividends-in-syracuse.html

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Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs rained out Monday so this is a good opportunity to take a pause and check out first baseman Chris Marrero as he continues to swing a hot bat.

Marrero is batting .305 through 91 games, with 20 doubles, nine homers and 49 RBI. He has hit 44 homers in the last two and a half seasons and increased his average from .284 in 2009, to .294 and now at .305...

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Kerr misses the more interesting thing than the slight average creep.  He has his highest OBP since rookie league this year, .373, and he has kept his K% below 20% the past 2 years.

For continued fun, this guy had these numbers his first full season in AAA.  He was about 10 months younger and a lefty, but it was in Oklahoma City, in a hitter's league and park.

             PA     BA    OBP    SLG   K  BB   HR
Marrero   391   .305  .373   .439  65 37     9
Comp      508   .304  .364   .457  73 39    12

Comp developed into a pretty good hitter.  Others have picked up on the similarity of the numbers offensively before.