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Lou Marson

27-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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Throughout his career, Marson has been known for his work behind the plate rather than his contributions swinging the bat. A shoulder injury limited him to just five plate appearances at the big leagu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 6/26/1986   BORN: Scottsdale, AZ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Phillies in March of 2014.

March 14, 2014  –  Lou Marson News

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Lou Marson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 21 A Cle 111 445 393 68 113 32 24 1 7 63 3 1 52 80 0 0 0 .288 .373 .407 .780
2008 22 AA REA 94 395 322 55 101 23 18 0 5 46 3 3 68 70 0 3 2 .314 .433 .416 .849
2008 22 MAJ PHI 1 4 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
2009 23 AAA LEH 63 241 211 32 62 14 13 0 1 24 3 1 30 40 0 0 0 .294 .382 .370 .752
2009 23 AAA COL 28 116 103 10 25 7 5 1 1 24 1 0 10 19 0 1 2 .243 .319 .340 .659
2009 23 MAJ PHI 7 20 17 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .235 .350 .294 .644
2009 23 MAJ CLE 14 52 44 6 11 6 6 0 0 4 0 0 7 14 0 1 0 .250 .346 .386 .733
2009  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ PHI/CLE 21 72 61 9 15 7 7 0 0 4 0 0 10 21 0 1 0 .246 .347 .361 .708
2010 24 AAA Col 37 147 124 19 25 12 7 1 4 14 5 0 22 24 0 0 1 .202 .327 .371 .698
2010 24 MAJ CLE 87 294 262 29 51 18 15 0 3 22 8 1 26 55 2 1 3 .195 .274 .286 .560
2011 25 MAJ CLE 79 272 243 26 56 12 9 2 1 19 4 2 24 68 2 2 1 .230 .300 .296 .596
2012 26 MAJ CLE 70 235 195 27 44 10 8 2 0 13 4 2 36 44 2 1 1 .226 .348 .287 .635
2013 27 AA Akr 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2013 27 AAA Col 8 23 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 .100 .217 .100 .317
2013 27 MAJ CLE 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
3-Year Averages MAJ   50 169 147 17 33 6 5 1 0 10 2 1 20 37 1 1 0 .224 .315 .272 .588
Career  (View All) MAJ   261 882 768 93 168 48 39 4 5 60 16 5 98 190 6 5 5 .219 .309 .299 .609

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Lou Marson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 3
2012 69 1
2011 78 1
2010 87
2009 21

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Lou Marson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201320000.000.000.000
20128613063.221.314.641
20119112191.297.407.793

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310000.000.000.667
201210914071.229.266.630
2011152140103.191.230.474

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201300000.000.0001.000
20128010072.213.250.580
201112110071.198.240.501

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201330000.000.000.250
201211517062.235.313.673
2011122161123.262.352.691
Lou Marson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A Cle 445 393 11.7% 18% 0.65 80% .346 .119
2008 22 AA REA 395 322 17.2% 17.7% 0.97 78% .389 .102
2008 22 MAJ PHI 4 4 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .750
2009 23 AAA LEH 241 211 12.4% 16.6% 0.75 81% .359 .076
2009 23 AAA COL 116 103 8.6% 16.4% 0.53 82% .289 .097
2009 23 MAJ PHI 20 17 15% 35% 0.43 59% .400 .059
2009 23 MAJ CLE 52 44 13.5% 26.9% 0.50 68% .367 .136
2009  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ PHI/CLE 72 61 13.9% 29.2% 0.48 66% .375 .115
2010 24 AAA Col 147 124 15% 16.3% 0.92 81% .219 .169
2010 24 MAJ CLE 294 262 8.8% 18.7% 0.47 79% .235 .091
2011 25 MAJ CLE 272 243 8.8% 25% 0.35 72% .316 .066
2012 26 MAJ CLE 235 195 15.3% 18.7% 0.82 77% .291 .061
2013 27 AA Akr 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2013 27 AAA Col 23 20 13% 34.8% 0.38 60% .167 .000
2013 27 MAJ CLE 5 3 40% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   169 147 11.8% 21.9% 0.54 75% .300 .048
Career MAJ   882 768 11.1% 21.5% 0.52 75% .284 .080

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Best Matchups for Lou Marson (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Drew Smyly DET 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Tommy Hunter BAL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.750 2.500
Darin Downs HOU 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Matt Lindstrom CHI-A 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jeff Manship PHI 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Clayton Mortensen KC 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Felix Doubront BOS 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.750
Matt Moore TB 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 .500 1.000 1.750
Felix Hernandez SEA 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Neftali Feliz TEX 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.667

Worst Matchups for Lou Marson (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Lueke TB 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Tommy Milone OAK 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Franklin Morales COL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Nicasio COL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Darren O'Day BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Odorizzi TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Edinson Volquez PIT 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Quintana CHI-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Rodney SEA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Wright LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Lou Marson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Marson (shoulder) went 1-for-1 with a run scored in Friday's exhibition game against the Tigers.

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Marson (shoulder) signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

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Marson was non-tendered by the Indians on Monday and will become a free agent.

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Marson (shoulder) made throws to second and third base from behind the plate Friday.

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Marson (shoulder) played catch up to 90 feet Monday and could resume his rehab assignment soon, MLB.com reports.

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Marson (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday.

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Marson (shoulder) will not require surgery but will be shut down for now, the team's official site reports. "He's shut down for a little while and we'll get him back, try to get him back to where he can start over again, hopefully with better results," manager Terry Francona said.

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Marson visited Dr. James Andrews to gain further clarity on the extent of his shoulder injury, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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2014

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2013

Marson is a useful backup catcher, but nothing more. His bat is not enough to carry him in most fantasy formats as he does not offer any power upside and lacks the playing time necessary to inflate his counting totals. He'll return as Cleveland's backup catcher to Carlos Santana, benefiting from the Tribe's steady use of Santana at first base in order to keep their best power threat in the lineup regularly.

2012

Marson saw more playing time than most backup catchers do as a result of Cleveland's desire to shift Carlos Santana over to first base or DH on occasion to give him a break from the catching duties. Marson didn't do much with the slightly expanded role, hitting .230 with just one homer in 79 games for Cleveland. He's nothing more than a catch-and-throw backstop, and doesn't offer anything of fantasy relevance at the plate. He'll serve as Santana's primary backup again this season and should see a similar workload.

2011

Marson started the season as the team's starting catcher, keeping the position warm until Carlos Santana was deemed ready. In a cruel twist of fate he got sent to Triple-A once Santana arrived only to get called back up when Santana's season was ended with a knee injury. Marson draws a fair amount of walks but doesn't hit for average or power. If Santana is slow to recover from knee surgery, Marson would likely start the season as the team's catcher. Even with that opportunity, there's nothing here to get excited about.

2010

Marson draws walks but doesn't hit for any power. Still, he could find himself as the Indians' catcher on Opening Day now that Kelly Shoppach is in Tampa Bay. He's merely keeping the position warm with top prospect Carlos Santana just about ready. There's really nothing to get excited about here even if he wins the job out of spring training.

2009

The 22-year-old Marson has ascended exactly one level of play ever since entering the Phillies’ organization in 2004 and he experienced his best campaign in 2008 with Double-A Reading. He's a promising prospect behind the plate and while it's unlikely he'll find his name on the Opening Day roster, he'll have a chance at a late-season callup if he continues to develop. Marson could find himself playing ahead of Carlos Ruiz and Chris Coste by season's end, so keep an eye on his progress. He has limited power but great hitting instincts and could be worth adding in keeper formats given that he's still got some time to add pop.