01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Buckley continues to shine on the diamond. This OF shows an excellent tool set that will translate into the next level. Defensively, he moves effortlessly with quick/active footwork. He plays through the ball and has smooth actions. As a hitter, this righty is aggressive and is looking to take a hack. Barrel delivery is explosive and he drives his lower 1/2, creating power to all fields. Marcus has a bright future in the game and will turn some heads this upcoming (junior) season.
07/12/2013 - Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Team One South
Marcus showed well both offensively and defensively during his time at Team One South. At the plate, Marcus has quick hands, good balance, and he stays inside the ball well. He swings a level stick, has a line drive approach, and he flashes some pop in his bat. In the OF, Marcus fields his position well, his hands are sure, and his feet are active. He gathers himself well, and delivers the ball with accuracy to his target.
02/03/2013 - College PREP - Mobile, AL
Marcus is a lanky, athletic OF that will graduate in 2015. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 6.9 60 time. Feet are quick / aggressive as he works to take proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls, playing through well with momentum to his target. Defensive grades in the OF are outstanding. Throws are accurate as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with life, accuracy, and on line carry to his target. At the plate, Buckley shows a balanced / athletic setup as he displays well above average hitting abilities. Hands are quick, generating outstanding bat speed outstanding bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with the baseball jumping off the bat when centered. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to use his lower half more. With 2 years to further develop, Marcus has the makings of a special type player that will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.