June 21, 1997
8th round, 2018
College: St. Thomas University
School: Coral Gables (FL)
Scouting Report Update (6.1.2020)
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
Power: No power potential. Lacks
strength and swing lacks lift. Gap power at best.
Below-average speed. Not a part of his game.
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.
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.
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.