Justin Marsden

Born: 01/27/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 175
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 22nd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 25th, 2019
Dates Seen: May 21, 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Charlotte Stone Crabs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, thick frame w/ softness through the middle. Wide body w/ long torso and short limbs; very strong but a below-avg athlete. Looks much larger than listed weight of 175. Missed 2016 w/ Tommy John surgery.
Mechanical Notes
Slow tempo SWU; long, off-line arm-circle w/ inverted-w at foot-strike; H3/4 slot. Effort delivery w/ unathletic operation, RP-only look.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 10 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Arm-strength gives FB a chance to combat big league hitters, though limited movement/command projects to play the pitch beneath its raw velocity.
Arm-strength gives FB a chance to combat big league hitters, though limited movement/command projects to play the pitch beneath its raw velocity.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94-95 92-97 Plus arm-strength, consistent mid-90s w/ 96-97 in back pocket.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Firm from hand w/ occasional late burst through the zone. Otherwise fairly limited lateral movement.
Firm from hand w/ occasional late burst through the zone. Otherwise fairly limited lateral movement.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 40 All thrower, spray command type that relies on velo to bail out his spots.
All thrower, spray command type that relies on velo to bail out his spots.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 81 80-82 High-spin pitch w/ sharp bite and 10-to-4 action at best. Flashes a no-doubt big league CB at times, though inconsistent release point and limited athleticism prevent frequent execution.
High-spin pitch w/ sharp bite and 10-to-4 action at best. Flashes a no-doubt big league CB at times, though inconsistent release point and limited athleticism prevent frequent execution.
Control
Control 30 40 Predictable sequencing, leans on FB early and goes to CB w/ two strikes. Limited athleticism and delivery effort impact consistency of strikes.
Predictable sequencing, leans on FB early and goes to CB w/ two strikes. Limited athleticism and delivery effort impact consistency of strikes.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Below Average Below Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Big, strong RHP w/ velocity to match. Mechanical effort limits consistency of control and secondary. Size and big FB make him a follow for now; chance to wind up upper-level 'pen depth w/ cup of coffee ceiling. Don't see carry tool for regular ML role despite power stuff.