Description: Undersized. Small, stocky frame. Athletic.
Minimal projection in body.
the left side, starts open and vertical and utilizes a toe tap
timing device. From the right side, starts square and utilizes a
leg lift timing device. Average bat speed. Solid bat-to-ball
skills and hand-eye coordination. Makes a lot of contact. Strong
knowledge of the strike zone, works counts and sees a lot of
pitches. Swing is level, does not elevate the ball that often.
Will take a walk if he does not get anything to hit. Has shown
the tendency to pull off the ball, especially pitches outside.
Lacks the ability to impact the baseball, resulting in low max
exit velocities. Potential below-average hit tool.
Power: No power potential. Lacks strength and
swing lacks lift. Gap power at best.
Average speed. Moves very well for a catcher. Good instincts;
will steal a base when the opportunity presents itself.
Field: Solid receiving skills. Athletic for the
position. Moves well behind the plate. Does a good job getting
down and blocking balls in the dirt. Potential above-average
arm strength. Quick release makes up for a lack of arm strength.
Career Notes: Son of 10-year MLB veteran
catcher Eli Marrero. Spent two seasons at Mississippi State. Did
not play much during sophomore year due to off-field issues,
then transferred to St. Thomas University. Signed for slot
following the 2018 draft. Participated in the Fall Instructional
League in 2018 and 2019. Suspended for 50 games entering the
2020 season due to a positive test for amphetamines.
Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021. Received
an invitation to major league spring training in 2023.
Summation: Projects as a solid organizational
catcher. Best tools are on the defensive side. Solid contact
skills, but offensive profile is limited by lack of power. Could
carve out a role as a catcher who can move between levels as
needed when a team has a roster spot it needs to fill for a
Scouting Report Update (6.1.2020)