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Jake Marisnick | Outfielder | #6

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (0) / TOR
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Jake Marisnick said Friday that the right thumb injury that ended his 2017 season is a non-issue.
Marisnick needed surgery on the thumb, but he began his offseason hitting program just two weeks after the conclusion of the World Series. He's in line to be an active fourth outfielder in 2018. Jan 12 - 3:31 PM

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Astros and OF Jake Marisnick avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

This was the second time through salary arbitration for Marisnick, who earned $1.1 million in 2017 while slashing .243/.319/.496 with 16 home runs and nine stolen bases in 106 games. The 26-year-old will remain an active fourth outfielder for the defending World Series champions in 2018.
Jan 11 - 2:14 PM

Jake Marisnick (thumb) will not be added to the Astros' World Series roster.

Marisnick was holding out hope of making it back in time for the Fall Classic after surgery last month on his fractured right thumb. However, while he's been working out the last several days, the Astros have decided against putting him on the roster.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 09:07:00 PM

Jake Marisnick (thumb) played catch again Thursday.

Marisnick has also been running and shagging fly balls for the past week, though he has yet to grip a bat. The 26-year-old outfielder suffered a fractured right thumb in mid-September and seems doubtful to play in another game this year, even if the Astros advance to the World Series. Marisnick will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter after earning a $1.1 million salary in 2017.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 02:25:00 PM

Jake Marisnick (thumb) played catch for the first time on Sunday since undergoing surgery to repair his fractured right thumb.

Marisnick is working hard to get ready to return as soon as possible, in case he's called upon to be a defensive specialist or pinch runner on the World Series roster should the Astros advance past the Yankees.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Jake Marisnick (thumb) has been running and shagging fly balls.

But he has yet to grip a baseball or a bat and the 26-year-old outfielder seems doubtful to return at any point during the postseason, even if the Astros advance to the World Series. Marisnick needed surgery in mid-September for a fractured right thumb.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 03:56:00 PM

Jake Marisnick was diagnosed with a fractured right thumb and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after surgery Friday.

That's quite a bummer for Marisnick and the Astros; he would have at least played center against lefties in the postseason and maybe gotten some time against righties too. Marisnick, who was hitting .243/.319/.496 in 259 at-bats, was hurt sliding into second base last night. The Astros will now have to give more time to Derek Fisher and Cameron Maybin as they try to figure out a new postseason outfield alignment.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 06:04:00 PM

Jake Marisnick flew back to Houston late Wednesday night to have his injured right thumb examined by team doctors.

Marisnick jammed the thumb while sliding into second base on an attempted double in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Anaheim. "We'll know more in the next couple of days, but it doesn't look good," manager A.J. Hinch said after the 9-1 loss. "He slid into the bag and beat up his thumb pretty well. So we're going to send him back to Houston, but it doesn't look good." Derek Fisher entered to play left field with Cameron Maybin shifting to center.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 08:21:00 AM

Jake Marisnick was removed from Wednesday's game with an apparent injury to his hand.

The injury took place when Marisnick was sliding into second base in the top of the third. Derek Fisher took Marisnick's place. We should have more information on the severity of the injury after the game.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Jake Marisnick was ejected from Sunday's game for arguing balls and strikes.

Marisnick voiced his displeasure after taking a questionable called-third strike to end the fifth inning. Home plate umpire Ramon De Jesus had heard enough and gave Marisnick the heave-ho. Cameron Maybin took over in center field for the Astros.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:59:00 PM

Jake Marisnick (groin) scored as a pinch-runner in the Astros' defeat of the Mariners on Wednesday.

Marisnick entered the game for Carlos Beltran after Beltran led off the top of the ninth inning with a double. He then trotted home on Cameron Maybin's go-ahead two-run blast to right field. Marisnick had been sidelined for several days with a groin injury.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 08:51:00 AM

Jake Marisnick is dealing with a groin injury.

The hope is that he'll be available to play early this week in Seattle. Marisnick is hitting .246/.323/.504 with 16 homers this season.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:16:00 PM

Jake Marisnick homered, doubled and scored twice versus the Angels on Saturday.

Marisnick was making his first start in three days, but he's now gone 6-for-12 with two homers and two doubles the last three times he's been in the lineup. It'll be bad news for Derek Fisher if Marisnick starts getting more time against righties.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 01:24:00 AM

Jake Marisnick homered twice, doubled and knocked in five runs as the Astros beat the Rays 14-7 on Monday.

A quiet five-week stretch had resulted in fewer at-bats for Marisnick lately -- the start tonight was just his second in seven games -- but he helped the cause tonight. It ended up being his second career two-homer game and first game with either four runs scored or five RBI. In spite of his recent struggles, Marisnick has an .882 OPS for the year. We doubt he'd match that in an expanded role, but he's been a significant asset for the AL's best team.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 12:30:00 AM

Jake Marisnick homered and doubled Monday in a losing cause versus the Mariners.

Marisnick had a slow month leading up to the All-Star break and didn't start the first two games back, but he's 3-for-6 with a walk and a steal the last two days. While he's mostly started against lefties -- and he had a good game against one in Ariel Miranda tonight -- he's actually been far more productive versus righties this year. Right now, though, it's not leading to extra at-bats.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 12:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Collin McHugh
8David Paulino
9Brady Rodgers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Will Harris
4Joe Smith
5Hector Rondon
6Tony Sipp
7James Hoyt
8Francis Martes
9Reymin Guduan
10Jandel Gustave
11Anthony Gose
12Buddy Boshers
13Matt Ramsey