Elih Marrero Greenville Drive  |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 24
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: Undersized. Small, stocky frame. Athletic, minimal projection in body.

Hit: Starts open and vertical and utilizes a toe tap timing device from the left side of the plate. From the right side, he starts square and utilizes a leg lift timing device. Average bat speed. Solid bat-to-ball skills and hand-eye coordination. Makes a lot of contact. Strong knowledge of the strike zone. Swing is level, does not elevate the ball that often. Will take a walk if he doesnít get anything to hit. Has shown the tendency to pull off the ball, especially pitches outside. Potential below-average hit tool.

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

Run: Average speed. Moves well for a catcher. Good instincts, will steal a base when the opportunity presents itself.

Field: Solid 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: Average arm strength. Quick release makes up for a lack of arm strength.

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. Signed for slot immediately following the 2018 draft. 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: Projects as an organizational catcher. Best tools are on the defensive side. Solid contact skills, but offensive profile is limited by lack of power. Could carve out a role as a catcher who can move between levels as needed when a team has a roster spot it needs to fill for a stretch.

 
   
  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 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 25 57 174 32 50 14 1 1 23 69 25 38 14 3 0.287 0.376 0.397 0.772
   
  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 2026 (Suspended List 2020-21)
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2021):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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