Sunday, June 22, 2008

RHP Brett Marshall, Ross S. Sterling (Texas) HS (200th Overall)

RHP Brett Marshall, Ross S. Sterling (Texas) HS (200th Overall)Brett Marshall, RHP
Ross S. Sterling HS, R/R 6-0, 195
Hometown: Baytown, Tx.

STATUS: Signed - $850K signing bonus

High school right hander Brett Marshall, the New York Yankees sixth round selection in the 2008 MLB Draft (200th overall), was said by many online scouting reports to have emerged from “nowhere” during his senior season. Indeed, Baseball America magazine ranked Marshall the No. 87 prospect in the country thanks to a 10 mph jump in velocity. But Marhsall finished his junior season strong, hitting 93 mph on the radar gun during a playoff game at Deer Park.

His slider still needs some work, but has good speed at 86-87 mph. According to BA “he's wiry strong, [but] he's also just 6 feet and 185 pounds and has some effort in his delivery, which also compromises his ability to repeat it and throw strikes.”

It will likely take a strong financial commitment to sway him from renowned baseball powerhouse Rice. The Yankees appear to be going all out to sign him. The Houston Chronicle high school pitcher of the year was wooed while New York was in town for a July series against the Astros. He attended batting practice and spoke with Joe Girardi, Andy Pettitte and pitching coach Dave Eiland.

While he wont be an easy sign, the Yankees didn’t likely was a high pick if at the end of the day they were not going to pay up. Expect Marshall to sign.


David said...

If he masters a slider it sounds like he could be a Guidry type pitcher.

Anonymous said...

What is his signing status?

Anonymous said...

i think it is great that he signed

Anonymous said...

why didnt i speak more to this guy in school..... he really lives in highlands by the way..

paul hagensick.

Anonymous said...

That's great! I went to school all the way with tho guy it's amazing to see him progress as an athlete