Don’s Thoughts: Adrian Marin has a great feel for the game and you could likely plug his glove anywhere on the field and he would perform well. He has a highly athletic body, and is very quick in game and very agile. He is either a shortstop or centerfielder down the road and could be a plus defender with arm strength, soft hands, and range.
He’s very productive on the base paths and has the instincts to be a very productive runner. The bat speed, the eye coordination, and ability to stay behind the ball is present and this is a good sign, but he does have to tweak his approach. He is currently a gap power type hitter whose speed allows him to play up. It will be interesting to see a bit of size on his frame because he has fast twitch and present strength.
I love the effort that he brings every time I see him play. It is full speed all of the time and it will be interesting because I get the feeling that he never wants to be outworked. He hit very good pitching in high school and always showed well in HS showcases.
Marin is a plus runner with some quick-twitch actions that suggest he’s got more pop in his bat than his 170-pound frame would otherwise suggest. He’s drawn comparisons to former first-round pick and Florida product Nick Franklin along the way. Marin has a good shot to stick at shortstop and if a club believes he will mature physically and hit enough, he could be a top 50 pick. If he doesn’t like his draft position, he’s got a full ride to Miami waiting for him.
Marin is a quick little middle infielder with a chance to become a solid shortstop. He has good body control and runs a blazing 6.65 60 yard-dash. Marin’s actions are smooth at shortstop. He’s not as quick going laterally as he is running a straight line, but Marin should have solid-average range in pro ball. He has a solid average arm and hands right now, the latter of which should improve with repetition. While he has the athleticism to play all over the infield and outfield, he’ll have more value at short. At the plate, Marin has a good short swing path to the ball. Using a contact oriented approach he displays solid average bat speed, and has handled velocity well in games. Probably won’t hit for much power going forward. Marin is a small-framed, wiry kid. He’ll get a little bit stronger, but doesn’t project as a real physical kid.