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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

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Deven Marrero
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1/17/12: A superior prospect in all phases of his game, Marrero is a leading candidate to be the first player drafted in 2012. He has excelled in two college seasons at Arizona State and two summer-league campaigns with Cotuit in the Cape Cod League after a distinguished prep career in south Florida. Marrero has followed a classic development curve since he first attended a Perfect Game showcase as a slender 5-foot-11, 150-pound high-school freshman with advanced baseball skills, only to run the 60-yard dash in 7.65 seconds and throw just 75 mph across the infield. He grew to a solid 6-1, 185 by the time he was a prep senior, ran a 6.79 and had perhaps the best infield arm in the 2009 high-school class, registering 93 mph at the 2008 Perfect Game National Showcase. As a slick fielding junior at American Heritage High, Marrero teamed with first baseman Eric Hosmer, the third overall pick in the 2008 draft, to lead that school to a mythical national title. Marrero also gained notoriety in high school as the first cousin of first baseman Chris Marrero, the 15th overall pick in the 2006 draft. In both cases, Hosmer (Royals) and Chris Marrero (Nationals) made their major-league debuts in 2011 after being the first prep players from Florida selected in their respective drafts. Marrero was targeted as a possible second-rounder in the 2009 draft but subsequently slid to the 17th round that year when he made his intentions known that he wanted to pursue a college career—across country at Arizona State, no less. He has done nothing since but elevate his draft standing to elite status, particularly after being selected the No. 1 prospect last summer on the Cape. The one area where Marrero truly stands out is on defense. He is in a league of his own as a college shortstop and scouts say he is ready-made to play defensively in the big leagues. Furthermore, they have little reservation in extolling him as a future Gold-Glover. Marrero has exceptional balance and rhythm in the field, no matter what the play or where a throw originates, along with extremely soft hands. He has a knack for instinctively reading ground balls and getting his glove into the right position, regardless of the hop, and is also adept at shifting his feet to make an on-line throw from any angle. His arm is both strong and extremely accurate, and he excels at making plays from the hole. If anything, Marrero can make shortstop look a little too easy, at times, and will lose focus occasionally and overcharge some balls, which accounted for most of the nine errors he committed in the 12 games he played last summer for Cotuit. He also committed 18 in 54 games for the Sun Devils last year. While his ability to play shortstop at an elite level has never been questioned, Marrero continues to open eyes with his bat. He hit .326-0-5 in his brief time last summer on the Cape, which he did in two installments sandwiched around his tenure as the starting shortstop for USA Baseball’s college national team, where he hit .322-0-14, and led that squad in hits, doubles, RBIs and stolen bases. His Cape season ended prematurely, however, when he missed the final week of the season (including the all-star game) with a bruised hand after being hit by a pitch. In contrast to his summer showing at the plate, Marrero hit a modest .315-2-20 with the new BBCOR bats during his sophomore year at Arizona State, and scouts may have already come to the conclusion that he is one of those players who is a better hitter with wood. He has excellent hitter’s hands, along with the bat speed to turn around a high-velocity fastball. His best attribute as a hitter, though, is his ability to drive balls sharply to the opposite field. He also has sound strike-zone management, though struggles occasionally with pitch recognition. Marrero does not possess superior speed, the one area of his game where he grades out just average. But he has shown great improvement over the last couple of years in his base running and has evolved into an above-average base stealer because of his superior instincts. With Arizona State on probation this year because of off-field infractions and ineligible for postseason play, Marrero will be challenged to maintain, and possibly even improve his individual game. If he does, he could become the fourth Arizona State player in history to be the first overall pick in the draft.




Oct 23, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008   Braves Scout Team
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Deven Marrero
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Jun 13, 2008 - Jun 15, 2008   White
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Metrodome - Minneapolis, MN
Deven Marrero
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Deven Marrero is a 2009 MIF/3B with a 6'1'', 180 lb. frame from Davie, FL who attends American Heritage HS. Marrero has a lean athletic frame and he is an athletic MIF with plus defensive ability. He has easy actions in the infield with plus hands and body control. He has excellent arm strength with a loose, easy arm that was gunned at 93 mph across the infield. He has a line drive swing at the plate and hit hard line drives to all fields. He has a smooth swing and projects power in the future. Marrero's total package needs to be followed very closed. He is a highest level 2009 follow with early round draft possibilities.
PG Grade 10.0




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Deven Marrero Hitting 2008 National Showcase
Deven Marrero IF 2008 National Showcase
Deven Marrero 60 2008 National Showcase
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Oct 25, 2007 - Oct 29, 2007   Braves Scout Team
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
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Oct 05, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007   Midland Braves
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 6-0 160   R/R

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Jul 17, 2007 - Jul 22, 2007   Midland Redskins
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 6-0 160   R/R

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Jun 11, 2007 - Jun 14, 2007   Midland Redskins
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WCBO - West Chester, OH
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 6-0 160   R/R

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Dec 28, 2006 - Dec 30, 2006   2-Red
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
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Deven Marrero is a 2009 SS/3B with a 6'0'', 160 lb. frame from Davie FL, who attends American Heritage HS. He has a lean projectable build and very good body life and athletic balance. Marrero was named to the showcase Top Prospect Team. Marrero has 5-tool talent and has a chance to be among the top players in the 2009 class. His improvement with the bat really stood out in Fort Myers. He showed plus bat speed and strong quick wrists. Marrero hits from a balanced, spread stance and hits down and through the ball. He squared up on everything and has the hand strength and bat speed to drive the ball into the gaps. He's not trying to do too much with his swing and his keeping things simple and sound. Marrero's defensive tools are outstanding. He has excellent balance and hands, with plenty of arm strength and the ability to throw from all angles and make all types of plays. He's a pure shortstop. The only imperfection in Marrero's tool package right now is that he's a 7.00 runner but his athleticism/balance is such that in-line speed isn't a primary factor. Marrero is the first cousin of Reds 2006 first round pick Chris Marrero, so he has a well grounded baseball background. He's a premium prospect. Marrero is also a good student.
PG Grade 10.0




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Deven Marrero 60 2006 National Underclass Showcase
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Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   All American Prospects
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 6-0 160   R/R

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Oct 06, 2006 - Oct 09, 2006   Deep South FL
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 6-0 160   R/R

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Jul 03, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006   PG Southeast
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 6-0 160   R/R

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Dec 28, 2005 - Dec 30, 2005   30-Royal
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 5-9 150   R/R

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Deven Marrero is a 5'9" 135 pound 2009 middle infielder from American Heritage High School in Davie, Florida who was named to the Top Prospect Team. He has a small build with good athleticism. Deven has a good fundamental approach at the plate. He has a quiet set up and a professional swing with good balance. He uses his hands well and stays short to the ball. He is a line drive hitter to all fields with good power. Marrero has nice actions in the field as well. He has quick feet and hands plus a strong accurate arm at 75 mph across the infield. Deven is a good defensive player who can really swing the bat.
PG Grade 8.5




Oct 07, 2005 - Oct 10, 2005   Florida Bombers 17U
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 5-9 135   R/R

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Jun 29, 2005 - Jul 03, 2005   South FL Diamond Kings
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Deven Marrero
MIF 3B 5-9 135   R/R

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