Trade: Marisnick was acquired by the Marlins along with Justin Nicolino, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Anthony Descalfini, Yunel Escobar and Jeff Mathis in exchange for Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio.
Team Ranking: No. 3
Season in Review: Marisnick batted .263/.349/.451 in 65 games at High-A Dunedin, followed by .233/.286/.399 in 55 games after an aggressive promotion to Double-A New Hampshire. Between both levels, he recorded 100/37 K/BB in 120 games.
Scouting Report: 6’4”, 200-pound outfielder is a premium athlete still attempting to narrow the gap between natural ability and baseball skills; epitome of a toolsy player with five average-to-plus tools across the board.
Right-handed hitter possesses a highly projectable frame with present strength; has the natural ability for above-average hit and power tool; streaky hitter; lanky frame results in too much movement during swing; had a good look at him in the AFL and saw the same swing every time, regardless of pitch type, location and count; too much weak contact and whiffs; bat path is long; will collapse backside in an effort to meet the ball and force contact; has struggled against above-average velocity and advanced secondary stuff; plus speed and base-stealing aptitude gives him legitimate 20-20 potential.
Has the speed and actions to remain in center field; plus range in all directions is aided by natural instincts; glides to cover distance in the outfield; plus arm would play at all three outfield positions and is more than enough for center; his position will ultimately be tied to his production, or lack thereof; athleticism and tools give him a high-ceiling despite previous struggles.
2013 Opening Day Level: Double-A