Angels: Five prospects to watch on 60-man player pool
By Kyle Franzoni
60-man player pool top prospects – Brandon Marsh, Outfielder
With Jo Adell in the system, one would already be excited for the future of the Angels outfield prospects. However, that says absolutely nothing about the other great outfielders in the Angels system, starting with Brandon Marsh.
Marsh has flown under the radar since being drafted in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft (60th overall). While he wasn’t initially expected to sign, the Angels convinced him by giving him the full slot bonus of $1,073,300.
That proved to be a fruitful decision. After a delay to the start of his minor league career, Marsh hit the ground running when he finally made his debut in 2017. Since then he has made short work of the team’s minor league levels. In 267 games and 1061 at-bats, he owns a .287/.368/.431 slash line with 21 home runs and 159 RBI. Like Adell, he also showed well in Mesa during the AFL, hitting .328/.387/.522 with a pair of home runs and 11 RBI.
Marsh is characterized by his overall toolset, where he grades out with plus run (60), field (60), and arm (60) grades, while also holding his own with a 55-grade hit tool and a 50-power tool. He’d ideally be a center fielder for the Angels, but also like Adell, will likely slide into a corner slot to accommodate Mike Trout.
Regardless of where Marsh plays in the outfield grass, Angels fans are nonetheless excited about the possibility of a Marsh, Trout, Adell outfield in the coming years.