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Discussion in 'The Adopt a Prospect Forum' started by caminante11, Jun 6, 2014.
6th round: Danny Mars, CF, Chipola College (FL)
He doesn't seem to take much of a step before he swings, does he?
Danny Mars, OF, Chipola (FL) Junior College
Selected: 6th round (#224 overall):
Hometown: Sarasota FL (Sarasota HS)
BA scouting report:
Jackson County Floridian
Mars is now batting .353/.416/.510/.926 on the season in 113 PA for Lowell. He's hit in 10 straight games and has a 15-game on-base streak, while reaching safely in 25 of 27 games so far.
It wouldn't be particularly impressive line if he was coming out of a 4 year college program, but that is a great line for a JuCo kid.
Five straight multi-hit games since July 31, as he goes 11-for-21 with just 2 K. That brings his season line to a robust .363/.419/.496/.915 over 149 PA.
The only negative attribute might be his splits. A switch-hitter, he's crushing RHP from the left side (.400/.439/.540/.979 in 108 PA). When batting righty vs southpaws he's reaching base at a nice clip (.366 OBP) but is hitting just .257 while slugging .371 in 41 PA.
A bit of a slump over his 8 games since the last update (4 S, 1 D, 1 T, 2 BB, 9 K in 33 PA) for a .194/.242/.290/.533 line over that span.
But that didn't stop SoxProspects.com from vaulting him from 59 to 40 in their Top 60 Prospects rankings. However their notation that he was promoted to Salem on July 29 is incorrect. He's still with Lowell for the time being, though that might change soon. Manuel Margot's promotion today from Greenville to Salem could mean Danny is headed to the Drive for the season's final few weeks. If so, it'll probably happen after he plays in the NYPL All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Brooklyn.
I'm not always right about baseball. But when I am, I prefer to make this place stink with my gloat-farts.
Danny Mars @Dmars22 · 14h
Unbelievable night at the all star game tonight! Heading to Greenville tomorrow, very thankful for the opportunities I have been given!
Danny Mars @Dmars22 · 5h
I may have to do some work in this thread, as Danny Mars has now become my boy's favorite Sea Dog, with the loss of Devers and Chavis for some reason not inspiring him.
We now refer to him solely as "the Incredible Danny Mars" and are doing our best to brand him that way at the games (this mostly involves shouting this loudly when he does something good).
He had a great moment Saturday night: In the third inning, threatening skies finally turned into full downpour and basically the entire crowd started to make for the concourse to get out of the rain. It was absolutely dumping rain. And we all got halfway there when Mars ripped a bomb to right center and everybody stopped in their tracks and gave him a huge cheer as he ran around the bases. Then we all kept heading for the concourse.
He was 4-5 in that game, and is up to 315/363/429 on the season. Have to wonder if he has a little of the Tzu-Wei-Lin career turnaround in him, too, as his career GO/AO is 1.29, but this year he's at .85 and he's added .040 to his SLG.
Currently, Mars is on a 12-game hit streak, which leaves him fourth in the Eastern League in hits, with 122 in 97 games, 5th in BA at .311, but 17th in OBP cuz he just doesn't take many walks (only 27). 29th most Ks in the league, too, with 80, though that's not terrible since he does get a lot of ABs leading off most of the time.
Also, 11 SB against 10 CS is atrocious. But that's got to at least be on the manager a little bit. Febles seems to send everyone.
While Chavis and even Jeremy Barfield got a lot more notice than Mars in Portland this year, he really had a nice season, reflected by his selection, with Barfield, to the end-of-season All Star team for the Eastern League.
Finished up with a 304/351/403 (754 OPS vs career 729) slash line, continued to completely up-end his GO/AO rate, with a .83 vs. career 1.23, and belted 6 HR, which equals his entire career total previous to the season.
Some Eastern League leaderboard hits, too:
Hits: 3rd overall
Batting average: 5th overall
It's pretty amazing, actually, that he posted almost the exact same slash stats as last year in Salem (293/353/401) where his GO/AO was 1.58. Not sure how to explain that. Basically, he lost 6 triples and gained 4 HR.
For a relatively fast guy, though, he does not play an especially good left field. I saw him 6 times this year and thought he was unable to get to balls I was expecting him to catch a number of times, and his arm is probably below average. Definitely not "good."
At age 23, it seems like he's probably ready for the Bucket next year, and he could play a Jeremy Lin role sometime in the future. It wouldn't surprise me if he was mentioned in trades, since he's blocked in the Big League outfield for some time to come.
This is an fantastic slip up.