02/06/2011 - College PREP - Houston, TX Marcus is a thick catcher who showed solid improvements in his game since his last workout. He increased his radar velocity from 71 to 73 MPH, and lowered his pop times from 2.4 - 2.6 to 2.18 - 2.37. He has soft / sure hands, playable footwork, and moves okay laterally. Marcus fields in an athletic position, looks the ball in well, and blocks nicely. He has a clean exchange, squares his feet properly to his target, and throws with a quick arm and accuracy to his target. Quicker feet, better angles when blocking, and not falling off when throwing all will help defensive grades further improve. Offensively, Marcus has an open / athletic stance, proper load, and short stride. He has good balance, stays on top of the baseball, and works the middle of the field. Marcus has a rhythmic swing and puts the ball in play. Offensive numbers can get better if Marcus can quicken his bat and use more lower 1/2.