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Jake Marisnick | Outfielder | #6

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (0) / TOR
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Astros recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno.
Marisnick saw 10 at-bats in April, but the Astros optioned him to Triple-A at the end of the month after he managed just one hit (and six strikeouts) in his limited action. Still just 25, Marisnick slashed .236/.281/.383 with nine homers, 36 RBI, and 24 steals across 339 at-bats last season at the major league level. He won't see regular playing time, but if he can carve out a niche for himself, he at least makes for a speed option off the bench for fantasy owners in chasm-deep AL-only leagues. May 5 - 12:09 AM

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Astros optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Triple-A Fresno.

Marisnick was off to a dreadful 1-for-10 start this year in Houston, with six strikeouts and one walk in 12 games. He's better off getting regular playing time on the farm as he tries to work his way out of this early-season slump. Marisnick, 25, is buried on the Astros' talented outfield depth chart.
Apr 25 - 9:04 AM

Jake Marisnick (ankle) is expected to play a couple innings on Thursday.

Marisnick suffered a mild right ankle sprain in Monday's Cactus League game against the Braves and took a day of rest on Tuesday before going through a full workout Wednesday in Astros camp. He should be fine for the start of the 2016 regular season and makes for a solid real-life reserve outfielder on what should be a very good Houston team.
Mar 30 - 4:28 PM

Jake Marisnick was diagnosed with a mild right ankle sprain.

The injury forced him to exit Monday's Cactus League game against the Braves. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day for now.
Mar 28 - 9:42 PM

Jake Marisnick exited Monday's Cactus League game against the Braves with an apparent injury.

The exact issue isn't yet known. Marisnick wanted to stay in the game, so it doesn't sound too serious, but the Astros should provide an update either after the game or on Tuesday.
Mar 28 - 9:25 PM

Jake Marisnick went 0-for-4 and struck out twice against the Nationals on Monday.

Marisnick's plus defense made him a solid enough contributor to the Astros last season, even if his .236/.381/.383 line was disappointing. The plan was to use him as a fourth outfielder this season, but with all three starting outfielders capable of playing center, it's not like the Astros have to keep Marisnick around for his defense. He'll need to hit better over the rest of the spring to keep his hold on that spot. Right now, he's 4-for-23 with one extra-base hit and one walk.
Mar 14 - 4:29 PM

The Astros are willing to listen to offers on outfielder Jake Marisnick "in the right deal," per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

As they should be. However, with center fielders like Denard Span, Dexter Fowler, and Austin Jackson on the open market, the Astros might not find a huge market for him. The 24-year-old batted .236/.281/.383 with nine home runs, 36 RBI, and 24 steals over 133 games this past season.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Jake Marisnick will start in center field and bat ninth in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday against the Royals.

The full starting lineup for Houston: Jose Altuve 2B, George Springer RF, Carlos Carrea SS, Colby Rasmus LF, Evan Gattis DH, Luis Valbuena 3B, Chris Carter 1B, Jason Castro C, Jake Marisnick CF. Collin McHugh will pitch for the Astros while Yordano Ventura toes the rubber for the Royals.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Making his first start in six days, Jake Marisnick went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and a steal Monday against the A's.

Marisnick is supposed to be stuck on the bad side of a platoon with Colby Rasmus now that George Springer is back, but that could change if he keeps this up. He also homered off the bench Sunday and in his previous start last Tuesday. So, he's 5-for-7 with a 1.857 slugging percentage in September.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 09:14:00 PM

Jake Marisnick went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Marisnick hit a solo homer in the fourth inning before singling and scoring in the sixth. The home run was his seventh of the year. The toolsy outfielder isn't a meaningful contributor for the Astros, hitting just .239/.269/.375 in a part-time role, but he's got 17 stolen bases to go with his seven homers through 107 games.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 01:15:00 AM

Jake Marisnick went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

Marisnick got the Astros on the board early by taking Brett Anderson deep in the bottom of the second inning. It was his sixth home run of the season and his first since way back on June 17. That's a span of 35 games. It was a nice night for Marisnick at the plate and in the field, but he's not playing often enough to warrant attention in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 11:08:00 PM

Jake Marisnick went 0-for-3 as the Astros' left fielder Wednesday against the Rangers.

Marisnick was in there against a righty tonight, but with Carlos Gomez in center, his playing time really should be limited to facing left-handers going forward. The problem there is that he's actually hit righties quite a bit better than lefties this year, not that the trend is necessarily likely to continue. His fantasy value is very, very limited at the moment.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 12:34:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jake Marisnick "may be used as a chip to land a reliever."

They've been discussing Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit with the Padres and have also been in on other relievers. With Carlos Gomez now on board, Marsnick is expendable.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 08:57:00 AM

Jake Marisnick tripled, stole a base and scored two runs in a win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Marisnick made things happen with his legs in the fifth inning, collecting his 12th stolen base of the season and coming around to score when the throw ricocheted off his forearm and into left field. He later tripled and scored on a Jose Altuve single in the eighth. The 24-year-old has come down after a torrid start to the year, but he's still a dual threat who will have some exciting games for the Astros.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 12:45:00 AM

Astros activated OF Jake Marisnick from the 15-day disabled list.

He's back in center field and hitting ninth Sunday. Marisnick missed a little over two weeks of action with a left hamstring strain.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski