Rafael Marchan

Born: 02/25/1999 (Age: 20)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: C
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 3, 2015 (PHI)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 14th, 2019
Dates Seen: 4x -- April/July 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lakewood BlueClaws
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
"Pocket rocket" body type that's ideal for catching. Short, stocky, boxy muscle w/ thick+flexible lower-half.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 40 Bench High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 Aggressive swing from both sides of the plate; hands work in quick loop, hard contact when squared; don't see offensive impact for everyday role, but projects to hold his own w/ the bat.
Aggressive swing from both sides of the plate; hands work in quick loop, hard contact when squared; don't see offensive impact for everyday role, but projects to hold his own w/ the bat.
Game Power 20 40 Raw power not coming into game action right now. Could be 8-12 HR type over full season at maturity, but not sure if his bat will get him in the lineup for enough ABs.
Raw power not coming into game action right now. Could be 8-12 HR type over full season at maturity, but not sure if his bat will get him in the lineup for enough ABs.
Raw Power 40 45 Muscular, mature frame gives some present raw power. More ability to drive the ball from RH side of the plate. Projects for a bit more as body fully fills out.
Muscular, mature frame gives some present raw power. More ability to drive the ball from RH side of the plate. Projects for a bit more as body fully fills out.
Run 40 30 Below-avg runner w/ thick lower-half, will lose another step as the wear-and-tear of catching takes its toll. Not a part of his game.
Below-avg runner w/ thick lower-half, will lose another step as the wear-and-tear of catching takes its toll. Not a part of his game.
Field 50 60 Excellent defensive tools, already extremely polished behind the plate, chance to be a true plus gloveman at catcher. Advanced overall actions, low targets, blocks very well to both sides; like his leadership and intellect, leads a staff.
Excellent defensive tools, already extremely polished behind the plate, chance to be a true plus gloveman at catcher. Advanced overall actions, low targets, blocks very well to both sides; like his leadership and intellect, leads a staff.
Throw 55 55 Above-avg arm, not afraid to show it off. Throws behind runners often and can pick guys off from his knees. Lightning-quick transfer and release; strong carry through target; clean footwork and accuracy.
Above-avg arm, not afraid to show it off. Throws behind runners often and can pick guys off from his knees. Lightning-quick transfer and release; strong carry through target; clean footwork and accuracy.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Good body for catching w/ extremely advanced defensive tools. Plus glove at premium position gives upside of solid bench option.