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Jake Marisnick | Outfielder | #6

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Marisnick went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Astros' center fielder on Friday.
Marisnick is batting .167 with 16 strikeouts and has yet to walk in 36 plate appearances. One would think that might mean more playing time for Derek Fisher, but we'll see; the Astros' outfield is more crowded with Yuli Gurriel back and Marwin Gonzalez cut off from first base. Apr 13 - 11:09 PM

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Jake Marisnick clubbed a solo homer off the left field foul pole in Thursday’s win over the Rangers.

Marisnick got the start in center field against the left-hander Cole Hamels and took him deep in the fourth inning. The 26-year-old quietly produced an .815 OPS with 16 homers and nine stolen bases over 106 games last season. However, his playing time will likely be too sporadic for sustained value in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 29 - 6:49 PM

Jake Marisnick went 0-for-4 with a couple of strikeouts against the Twins on Friday.

There's playing time to be won in the Houston outfield, but Marisnick has hit just .213 with no homers and 18 strikeouts in 47 at-bats. He'll be on the squad and he'll likely get starts against lefties, but he'll need to step it up in order to gain starts against righties.
Mar 23 - 3:53 PM

Jake Marisnick singled, walked and stole a base Monday against the Marlins.

Before going down with a fractured thumb in September, Marisnick was a nice player for the Astros last year, hitting .243/.319/.496 and playing quality defense in the outfield. It's unclear how things will shake out in left field for the team this year, but there is the opportunity for him to claim a chunk of playing time there. He can also start over Josh Reddick against lefties.
Mar 5 - 4:57 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Derek Fisher
2Jake Marisnick
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Brad Peacock
5Will Harris
6Hector Rondon
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave