Found October 11, 2013 on Baseball Professor:
HistoryThe Marlins hope Marisnick has many handshakes like this in his future.Jake Marisnick was a 3rd round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2009. Marisnick fell in the draft due to a strong college commitment, and it took a 7-figure offer from the Jays to change his mind. This shows that Marisnick has all the tools to succeed while possessing a great baseball body (6’4 225). The outfielder was involved in the infamous Marlins trade that sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, and others to Toronto.Marisnick was competing for a starting OF spot in spring training in 2012 but ultimately lost his opportunity when a Trevor Rosenthal fastball broke a bone in his hand. He came back from the injury and made his major league debut in late July. He almost became rookie eligible in 2013 but fell just shy and will retain his eligibility for 2014. Marisnick has been around the 50-70 on most prospect lists since 2011, although has been as high as 40 on certain lists. He will be 23 on...
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