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Deven Marrero | Shortstop

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 172
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox "would have to include" prospect Deven Marrero in a potential trade for Athletics right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
The Red Sox have Xander Bogaerts in place as their shortstop of the future and the A's could use a young shortstop after trading away Addison Russell over the summer, so there are the building blocks for a satisfactory deal. However, the Red Sox will likely want to see what Jon Lester decides before considering the possibility. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said earlier this month that there has been "steady interest" from other teams in the 24-year-old despite an underwhelming season in 2014 where he batted just .210/.260/.285 over 50 games during his first exposure to Triple-A. Dec 8 - 2:43 PM

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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that there has been "steady interest" from other teams in shortstop prospect Deven Marrero.

Marrero is blocked in the big leagues by Xander Bogaerts, but that doesn't necessarily mean the Red Sox are rushing to trade the former 24th overall pick this winter. "There’s always been interest," said Cherington. "These things have a way of working themselves out, but guys who can play that position at a high level and produce a little offensively, those are valuable guys, and they’re good bets to have good major-league careers."
Nov 11 - 4:29 PM

Red Sox prospect Deven Marrero led Surprise to a 2-1 victory over Scottsdale in Arizona Fall League action on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

The 24-year-old is coming off an underwhelming 2014 season where he hit a mere .210/.260/.285 with one homer and 20 RBI over 50 games in his first exposure of Triple-A. He's now hitting .310/.474/.448 and owns an 8/9 K/BB ratio through nine contests in Arizona.
Source: MILB.com
Oct 25 - 1:16 PM

Red Sox shortstop prospect went 4-for-4 with a double for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, bringing his line to .320/.363/.400.

Marrero has been hot during his time in Pawtucket, as he projects as a borderline gold glove candidate who hits .275 with doubles power. He will likely spend the rest of 2014 in Triple-A, and could take over as Boston's next "shortstop of the future", a position that has had a cast of replacements since Nomar Garciaparra was traded in 2004.
Jul 27 - 11:13 AM

Red Sox shortstop prospect Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

So far, it looks like the Red Sox have done well drafting a shortstop from Arizona State for the second time, as Marrero has hit .320/.358/.400 in Triple-A after hitting .291/.371/.433 with Double-A Portland. Questions will remain about Marrero's ability to hit for power and if he will be able to hit at the replacement level, but he is a very good defensive shortstop who could be Boston's starting shortstop in 2015.
Jul 19 - 11:50 AM

Red Sox prospect SS Deven Marrero went 4-for-5 with two doubles and six RBI on Sunday for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Marrero, 23, is enjoying a breakout performance in his second full professional season, with Sunday's big game pushing his 2014 batting line to .296/.369/.431. The shortstop also has five home runs, 23 doubles, 47 RBI, and 13 steals. Since his promotion to Triple-A earlier this month, Marrero has batted .326/.356/.419 with four doubles and eight RBI in 11 games. Boston's infield situation is already overcrowded, but it's clear Marrero has at least worked his way into the conversation.
Jul 14 - 12:33 PM

Red Sox shortstop prospect Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 with a stolen base for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

Marrero is hitting .409/.435/.500 with two doubles and a home run during his first six games in Triple-A. He will never be a great hitter, but he could be an average hitter who plays great defense who steals bases. The Red Sox have a log jam on the left side of their infield, and Marrero could be the long-term answer at shortstop, leaving third base to be split up between Bogaerts, Middlebrooks, and Cecchini.
Jul 8 - 9:27 AM

Red Sox shortstop prospect Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 in his first game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

The sure-handed Marrero was hitting .291/.371/.433 for Double-A Portland, and projects as a future major league shortstop. He has the defensive chops to play in Boston right now, and could be up as soon as September to see if he is ready to take over a full-time job in 2015.
Jul 3 - 10:18 AM

Red Sox shortstop prospect Deven Marrero went 1-for-4 with a home run for Double-A Portland on Monday.

Marrero was the Eastern League player of the week, and is hitting .583/.593/.917 with a triple and two home runs during his seven-game hitting streak. Marrero's calling card is his defense, but if he can keep hitting he could be Boston's shortstop of the future. He has hit .382/.449/.559 with four home runs, one triple, and two home runs in June.
Jun 24 - 9:54 AM

Red Sox shortstop prospect Deven Marrero went 3-for-7 with a double, a walk, a sacrifice fly, and a stolen base in a double header for Double-A Portland on Saturday.

Marrero is primarily known for his glove, so any offensive output is good news. He is hitting .256/.340/.381 with 14 doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 10 stolen bases for the season. He won't see time in the major leagues in 2014 now that the Red Sox have re-signed Stephen Drew, but he could be the long-term solution at shortstop.
Jun 1 - 10:07 AM

Red Sox shortstop prospect Deven Marrero went 3-for-5 with a double on Friday night for Double-A Portland.

Marrero has the potential to be an above-average defensive shortstop with gap power, but he is on fire to start 2014, getting at least one hit in each of his first six games while hitting .370/.393/.519 with four doubles and a stolen base. There is no opening in Boston for Marrero, but he is a good insurance policy in the event of an injury.
Apr 12 - 12:14 PM

2012 first-round pick Deven Marrero hit his first spring home run Sunday against the Rays.

A rare homer for the 23-year-old. Marrero is Boston's new Jose Iglesias. He doesn't offer quite as much genius on defense, but he is very good. On offense, he has some patience at the plate, but very little pop. Last year, he came in at .252/.338/.317 in a season mostly spent in high-A ball. The Red Sox will stick him in Double-A this year.
Mar 16 - 4:46 PM

The Red Sox‬ have signed No. 24 pick Deven Marrero to a contract with a $2.05 million bonus, according to Baseball America's Jim Callis.

Marrero was projected in the Top-10 of most mock drafts and entered 2012 the season as a Top-5 talent. He was pushed down the board due to a rough season at Arizona State and shuffling of ideologies of the clubs above Boston. Assuming Marrero's work ethic is sound and he stays healthy, the slick-fielding shortstop could reach Fenway by 2015.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 06:28:00 PM

The Red Sox selected Arizona State SS Deven Marrero with the No. 24 pick in the 2012 draft.

Marrero was projected in the Top-10 of most mock drafts -- and came into the season as a consensus Top-5 pick -- but was pushed down the board due to a rough season and shuffling of ideologies of clubs above Boston. All of which is to the Red Sox benefit, as Marrero is an elite talent. While scouts soured a bit on him due to questionable effort this past, Marrero should stick at shortstop due to his superb instincts and hands. He should be able to hit for a consistently high average throughout his journey through the minors and probably isn't several years away from Fenway.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 09:40:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Dan Butler
4Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Brock Holt
3Bryce Brentz
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
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S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Anthony Ranaudo
7Brandon Workman
8Eduardo Rodriguez
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PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Anthony Varvaro
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Drake Britton
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Matt Barnes
11Zeke Spruill
12Nestor Molina