Brandon Marsh

Brandon Marsh

24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Philadelphia Phillies
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Marsh was a well-regarded prospect, but after he hit .239/.299/.354 in his first 583 plate appearances, the Angels decided to move on. They traded him to the Phillies at the deadline in exchange for catcher Logan O'Hoppe. Marsh would miss time after crashing into an outfield wall, but the change of scenery seemed to do him well as he slashed .288/.319/.455 in 41 games down the stretch in the regular season, numbers propped up by a .398 BABIP. Entering his age-25 campaign, Marsh remains a work in progress with his only bankable skill being speed. He has struck out in more than one-third of his big-league PA to date. The fact that he was able to hit 11 homers and steal 10 bases last season between Los Angeles and Philadelphia speaks to his natural ability and athleticism. but until he's able to make more contact, he will have a lid on his fantasy upside. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Traded to the Phillies in August of 2022.
Out against lefty
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
November 5, 2022
Marsh will be on the bench for Game 6 of the World Series against the Astros on Saturday.
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Marsh will hit the bench against lefty Framber Valdez, just as he did in Game 2. Matt Vierling will start in center field.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
4
1
11
28
18
18
12
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
3
10
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+41%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+51%
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 .519 186 15 2 10 3 .220 .253 .266
Since 2020vs Right .732 535 61 11 61 13 .259 .320 .413
2022vs Left .486 105 8 2 7 3 .188 .225 .260
2022vs Right .735 356 41 9 45 7 .262 .315 .421
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
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .694 350 45 8 29 6 .256 .315 .379
Since 2020Away .661 371 31 5 42 10 .242 .291 .370
2022Home .735 231 32 8 28 3 .262 .316 .419
2022Away .624 230 17 3 24 7 .229 .274 .350
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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
6.1%
 
K Rate
34.3%
 
BABIP
.360
 
ISO
.139
 
AVG
.245
 
OBP
.295
 
SLG
.384
 
OPS
.679
 
wOBA
.299
 
Exit Velocity
89.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.1%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
Expected BA
.226
 
Expected SLG
.372
 
Sprint Speed
25.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
42.6%
 
Line Drive %
24.5%
 
Fly Ball %
32.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Notches steal in loss
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
November 2, 2022
Marsh went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base during Wednesday's 5-0 loss to the Astros in Game 4 of the World Series.
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Smacks solo homer in Game 3
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
November 1, 2022
Marsh went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Astros in Game 3 of the World Series.
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Sits against southpaw
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
October 29, 2022
Marsh will sit for Game 2 of the World Series against the Astros on Saturday.
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Takes seat versus lefty
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
October 19, 2022
Marsh is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 2 of the Phillies' National League Championship Series with the Padres.
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On bench against lefty
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
October 11, 2022
Marsh will be on the bench for Game 1 of the NLDS against Atlanta on Tuesday.
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