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Jake Marisnick | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jake Marisnick went 2-for-2 and hit his first spring homer Tuesday against the Mets.
Marinick got a hanging slider from Zach Thornton in the seventh inning and treated it exactly as it deserved. While power hasn't been part of Marisnick's game in the majors, he has the raw strength to hit 12-15 homers per year. First, he needs to secure a starting job. He's back up to .310 for the spring now after going 0-for-11 in his previous five games. Mar 24 - 5:42 PM

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Jake Marisnick went hitless in a fourth straight game Saturday against the Yankees.

Just a week ago, both Marisnick and Jon Singleton were excelling, with Marisnick hitting .429 and Singleton at .444. Now Marisnick is at .269 and Singleton is at .281. Neither have homered. Marisnick, at least, has whiffed just four times, while Singleton has struck out eight times in five games and 11 times overall in 32 at-bats. The two very different players appear to be competing for one starting job on the Astros. It might come down to who heats back up first.
Mar 21 - 4:38 PM

Jake Marisnick doubled, singled and stole a base in his two at-bats Thursday versus the Tigers.

It's great news for the Astros that both Marisnick and Jon Singleton are impressing this spring, though it could lead to a tough decision at the end of the month. The team could carry both and juggle playing time in the outfield, but it wouldn't be ideal. Marisnick thus far is 5-for-12 with four RBI, two walks and just one strikeout.
Mar 12 - 6:28 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that he plans to give Jake Marisnick a look in center field early on this spring.

This means that Colby Rasmus will likely be mixed in at the corner outfield spots. The Astros have a lot of moving pieces between their outfield, first base, catcher, and the DH spot, so this is a situation that will need to be followed closely in the spring.
Feb 17 - 1:58 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated Tuesday that Jake Marisnick is the favorite to start in left field.

"I got to say, based on how Jake did at the end of last year, he’s going to be strong consideration for a starting spot," Luhnow said. "But you know, I think part of the theme of how we’re constructing the roster is there’s options at every position. … Based on what Jake did second half of last year with us, yeah, he deserves every opportunity to be a starting outfielder, and he’ll probably get (that opportunity)." Marisnick batted .272/.299/.370 with three homers over 51 games for the Astros after coming over in a trade from the Marlins. He has an ugly 94/14 K/BB ratio in his career and had similar issues in the minors, so it's hard to think Marisnick will hit for average. He does have an intriguing blend of power and speed, which could make him interesting if he can make enough contact.
Jan 20 - 11:55 PM

Jake Marisnick went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Astros downed the Mariners 8-3 on Sunday.

With a one-run lead in the seventh inning, Marisnick blew the game wide open with a three-run shot off Mariners reliever Yoervis Medina. The homer was Marisnick's third of the year and his second in the past two games. He also scored the first run of the game on a wild pitch. The multi-faceted outfielder is hitting .276 since moving to the American League and is slashing .250/.285/.325 with 11 steals and three homers overall.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Jake Marisnick went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI single, accounting for the Astros' only run in Thursday's 13-inning loss to the Indians.

Marisnick put the Astros on the board with his fourth-inning RBI single, but it was all his club would muster on the offensive side. The 23-year-old has plenty of potential, but he has struggled since joining the Astros, hitting just .266/.300/.324 in 152 plate appearances.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:47:00 AM

Jake Marisnick went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base against the Angels Sunday.

Marisnick had three singles on the afternoon, coming through with an RBI single in the sixth inning. The stolen base was his ninth of the season in 11 attempts. Marisnick is hitting .264 since joining the Astros and is batting .237/.274/.282 overall this year.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:11:00 PM

Jake Marisnick went 0-for-3 and committed an error in right field Friday against the A's.

Marisnick is still hitting .252 for the Astros, but that comes with a 23/2 K/BB ratio and just five extra-base hits (one homer, four doubles) in 107 at-bats, making him a pretty lousy player thus far. The Astros will stick with him this month, but if he doesn't show some real improvement, they shouldn't pencil him in as a 2015 regular.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 01:18:00 AM

Jake Marisnick went 0-for-5 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Marisnick wasn't in Sunday's lineup in part because he's dealing with some soreness in his lower back. He's cooled off of late after a hot start with the Astros.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 05:25:00 AM

Jake Marisnick is dealing with some soreness in his lower back.

He's not in Sunday's lineup, though Astros manager Bo Porter insists the back ailment isn't the reason why. Marisnick is hitting .293/.311/.397 with one homer and five RBI over 15 games with Houston.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Jake Marisnick delivered a 10th inning go-ahead, two-run double in a 5-3 win over the Red Sox.

Marisnick dropped a bloop just inside the right-field line which bounced into the stands for ground-rule double. The 23-year-old finished the evening 2-for-5 and is now hitting .315 (17-for-54) since coming over from the Marlins in the Jarred Cosart deal. His plate discipline is a work in progress, but he has speed to burn and is worth monitoring in deeper formats.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Jake Marisnick went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Marisnick hit a solo shot in the third inning off Twins starter Yohan Pino, his first home run of the season. The outfielder has taken well to the American League since being dealt to the Astros, batting .333/.341/.452 in 11 games. Marisnick has an intriguing combination of power and speed that makes him a decent option in AL-only leagues for the rest of the season.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Jake Marisnick had four singles in four at-bats Monday against the Twins.

Unfortunately, since he was batting eighth in the Astros lineup, those hits added up to no runs scored and no RBI. He's hit .316 in 10 games since joining the Astros, but that's come with no homers, no steals, two runs scored and two RBI.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Astros acquired OF Jake Marisnick, 3B Colin Moran, RHP Frances Martes and a 2015 compensation pick from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Jarred Cosart, INF Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates.

Marisnick had been at Triple-A but will report to the Astros' big league club. The 23-year-old has hit just .178/.226/.223 over his first 54 big league games, but he has power and speed upside and should be a fixture in the Astros' outfield for years.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
3L.J. Hoes
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Roberto Hernandez
6Brad Peacock
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Kevin Chapman
9Joe Thatcher
10Jason Stoffel