Brandon Marsh

24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Marsh appears to be on the precipice of his first legit chance at regular playing time with the Angels. He played in 98 games over three levels last season, most of which were spent with the big-league club with below-average production. His stolen base efficiency was nice and will likely be rewarded by the aggressive Joe Maddon this season, but Marsh showed more gap power than over-the-fence power, with both homers going the opposite way last season. One of those homers was a Camden Yards special that would not be a homer this year while the other was a fence scraper in Chicago. He will accept his walks just as he will strike out, so he is going to hit down in the lineup until his overall game improves. He has the athleticism to take the step forward, but Marsh could also find himself losing playing time to what's left of Justin Upton in a platoon situation. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#395
ADP
$Signed a $1.07 million contract with the Angels in July of 2016.
Not starting Wednesday
OFLos Angeles Angels
May 18, 2022
Marsh isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Arianna Vedia of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Marsh has recorded hits in each of his last eight games, and he hit .364 with a double, six runs and four RBI during that time. Tyler Wade will take his place in left field while Luis Rengifo starts at second base.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+43%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+76%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .541 118 10 0 6 1 .248 .284 .257
Since 2020vs Right .775 267 33 6 35 8 .270 .341 .435
2022vs Left .497 37 3 0 3 1 .219 .278 .219
2022vs Right .876 88 13 4 19 2 .308 .364 .513
2021vs Left .560 81 7 0 3 0 .260 .288 .273
2021vs Right .726 179 20 2 16 6 .252 .330 .396
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+30%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .698 179 22 3 12 5 .264 .333 .365
Since 2020Away .706 206 21 3 29 4 .262 .316 .390
2022Home .873 60 9 3 11 2 .308 .373 .500
2022Away .670 65 7 1 11 1 .259 .308 .362
2021Home .613 119 13 0 1 3 .243 .314 .299
2021Away .722 141 14 2 18 3 .264 .319 .403
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brandon Marsh compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.23
 
BB Rate
7.2%
 
K Rate
32.0%
 
BABIP
.391
 
ISO
.145
 
AVG
.282
 
OBP
.339
 
SLG
.427
 
OPS
.766
 
wOBA
.335
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.8%
 
Barrels/PA
4.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
Despite standing 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Marsh's game power is the weakest of his five tools. He hit nine home runs in 115 games at Double-A and the Arizona Fall League during his age-21 season. His 26.5 Hard% and 52.6 GB% in the Southern League point to why this has been an issue. Even if he never fully taps into his above-average raw power in games, there is still a lot to like with Marsh. He could be a high-end defender in center or right field, and he has even seen work at first base in case that's the only open spot for him in the big-league lineup. His plus speed is an asset on both sides of the ball, and he could develop into a lefty-hitting No. 1 or No. 2 hitter if his hit tool maxes out. Availability has been an issue for the 23-year-old, but if he stays healthy, he should spend a chunk of 2021 in the big leagues.
Marsh (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) looks like he should hit for power, but that has been a struggle for him in pro ball. He hit nine home runs in 115 games at Double-A and the Arizona Fall League during his age-21 season. His 26.5 Hard% and 52.6 GB% in the Southern League point to why this has been an issue. There is still a lot to like: he used the whole field and hit .304 with an 11.1 BB% and 22.0 K% across those two stops. He also put his plus speed to work and stole 22 bases on 29 attempts. With the speed for center and the arm for right, he will provide the Angels with valuable defensive versatility. Even without any swing changes, he may lead off for the big-league club in a year or two, thanks to his command of the strike zone. The decks are clear for Jo Adell to take one outfield spot early this season, and when Marsh is ready in 2020 or 2021, he should push Justin Upton to a part-time role.
A tooled up outfielder who missed time due to injuries early in his career, Marsh came into 2018 poised for significant upward momentum. Everything went according to plan at Low-A, where he displayed his plus power (.174 ISO) and above-average speed (4-for-4 on SB attempts). His .400 BABIP at that level warrants mentioning, but that's not an outrageous mark for a player at Low-A who hits the ball as hard as he does. Marsh earned a promotion to the Cal League in mid-May, where he struggled for much of the summer. He salvaged his High-A slash line late in the season, hitting .294/.368/.461 over his final 24 games, although he was still striking out at a 25.4% clip. The Angels will send him to Double-A for his age-21 season, where he will likely go through another adjustment period. Marsh can play all three outfield spots, and has 25-15 potential, but he is a better bet in OBP leagues, and will eventually slow down (already 6-foot-4, 210 pounds).
The only knock on Marsh is that he has just 39 games under his belt entering his age-20 season. Injuries have limited him, but he has legitimate five-category potential. The Angels gave him a little over $1 million in 2016 and he went on to miss the whole season with a stress fracture in his back. He also missed a month last season with a thumb injury. However, when healthy, his tools have really stood out. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Marsh is very physical in the box, on the bases and in the field. He has the speed for center and the arm for right. An above average runner, Marsh's speed plays up on the bases due to his aggressive style and base-stealing acumen (10-for-12 in 2017). He displayed plus raw power in his pro debut, and could eventually be a 30-homer threat. Given the lost developmental time, the most impressive aspect of his season was his exceptional all-fields approach and 18.2 percent strikeout rate. Marsh has the polish and impact potential to move quickly through the lower levels.
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Sitting for nightcap
OFLos Angeles Angels
May 14, 2022
Marsh is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Oakland, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
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Swats fourth long ball
OFLos Angeles Angels
May 8, 2022
Marsh went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 7-3 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.
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Blasts third homer
OFLos Angeles Angels
May 5, 2022
Marsh went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Thursday's 8-0 win over the Red Sox. He struck out twice.
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Won't start against Wacha
OFLos Angeles Angels
May 3, 2022
Marsh is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
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Sitting against southpaw
OFLos Angeles Angels
May 1, 2022
Marsh is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
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