Elih Marrero Minors  |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 23
Born: June 21, 1997
Miami, FL
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: 8th round, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: St. Thomas University
High School: Coral Gables (FL)

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Physical Description: Small, stocky frame. Filled out. Minimal projection in body.

Hit: Starts square and utilizes a leg lift timing device. Fringy bat speed. Has some contact skills. Puts the ball in play, but doesnít square it up. Has shown the tendency to pull off the ball, especially pitches outside. Will take a walk at times, but on the aggressive side. Potential well below-average hit tool.

Power: No power potential. Lacks strength and swing lacks lift. Gap power at best.

Run: Below-average speed. Not a part of his game.

Field: Average 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 defensive profile.

Arm: Above-average arm strength. Quick release. Strong, accurate arm.

Career Notes: Son of 10-year MLB veteran catcher Eli Marrero. Spent two seasons at Mississippi State. Didnít play much during sophomore year due to off-field issues, then transferred to St. Thomas University. 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.

Summation: Potential minor league depth catcher. Best tools are on the defensive side. Lacks offensive ability to stick as a starter in the high minors. Could carve out a role as a back-up type who can move between levels as needed when a team has a roster spot it needs to fill for a stretch. Given on-field profile and past off-field issues, he is not the kind of player who could afford to get suspended like he did in 2020.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2016 Mississippi State NCAA Coll --- 19 43 150 15 35 6 1 0 12 43 7 18 2 0 0.233 0.286 0.287 0.573
  2017 Mississippi State NCAA Coll --- 20 4 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0.000 0.167 0.000 0.167
  2016 St. Thomas --- Coll --- 21 61 226 52 91 24 2 9 80 --- 32 --- 13 4 0.370 --- --- ---
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 26 83 14 24 3 1 0 9 29 14 14 0 0 0.289 0.390 0.349 0.739
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 4 17 2 6 3 1 0 4 11 0 5 0 0 0.353 0.353 0.647 1.000
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 20 75 8 16 6 1 0 15 24 7 14 1 0 0.213 0.282 0.320 0.602
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 15 47 3 9 2 0 1 3 14 3 8 0 0 0.191 0.240 0.298 0.538
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Eli
First Pro Contract:
June 21, 2018 by Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: $157,700
MiLB Debut: June 25, 2018 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2025 (Suspended List 2020)
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2019):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB Contract
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