Jake Marisnick is part of the Miami Marlins‘ future outfield. Whether or not he showed it in 2013 or if he shows it in 2014, Marisnick will more than likely be in consideration to take over one of the three spots in the outfield with in the next two or three years. Marisnick comes in at No. 3 on the Marlins’ Top 10 prospects list.
Last season, the 22 year old made his major league debut with the Marlins on July 23 against the Colorado Rockies. Marisnick was 0-for-4 and continued to struggle, not getting his first hit until July 26 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He struggled at the plate for the rest of the season, not really hitting his stride. He batted .183/.231/.248 with a home run and five RBI. He struck out 27 times in 118 plate appearances. His bad start to the 2013 season is one of the reasons why he is not a top contender for the Marlins’ starting center field spot.
There is still much potential for Marisnick, as he is still very young, but Marcell Ozuna is the prime suspect to start the season. Marisnick has a chance to land a spot on the bench, but more than likely he’ll start at the minor league level. Between Double-A Jacksonville and High-A Jupiter, he batted .289/.350/.489 with 12 homers and 46 RBI.
Marisnick needs more seasoning at the plate, although he is very solid defensively. It will be interesting to see where his place stands in this organization in the future.