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Marcus Scales

Marcus Scales C/3B

  • Newburgh, IN
  • Castle High School
  • Travel Team: Evansville Leathernecks
  • Grad 2024
  • Ht 6'3''
  • Wt 175 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 77 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.25 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.82 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.19 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.25 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.88 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.90 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.97 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'2'' Broad Jump
  • 6'4'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 6'5'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 119 psi Grip (L)
  • 118 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 77 mph mph Velocity
  • 48 Arm Grade

Position - 3B

  • 40 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 45 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 45 Power Grade (R)
  • 88 mph mph Exit Velocity

Catching

  • 48 Receiving Grade
  • 50 Blocking Grade
  • 2.1 sec Release Time

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • CPosition Projection

10/03/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Louisville, KY Marcus continues to shine with his skills on the baseball field. Behind the plate, he shows a quick transfer/exchange and gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed in the 2.10 range. He tracks the ball well in the mitt, sticking balls in zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get body down sooner and create better angles. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing and shows a feel for the barrel. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Marcus as he continues to grow older.

09/03/2021 - Baseball Factory's All-Region Tournament (HS) Marcus is a 2024 prospect out of Newburgh, IN who continues to shine with his baseball abilities at the All Region tournament. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer/exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed in the 2.19 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength. He shows a squared setup, tracks well, and sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls out front. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.

05/23/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Sauget (St. Louis), IL Marcus is a class of 2024 Catcher prospect. He shows off a good frame and athletic ability. Behind the plate, he shows very good actions. Good footwork on his throws to 2B. Throws were on top of the bag and his pop times were as low as 2.10 seconds. Receives well and has smooth actions. Blocks well and shows the ability to move laterally. Deadens the baseball when blocking. At the plate, he hits from an athletic stance. Short stride and quiet load allow him to consistently get his barrel on plane. Shows off some bat speed and late bat whip through the zone. Works to all fields when hitting. Does a good job getting his lower through the baseball. Marcus is a talented young prospect that we hope to see more of in the future.

03/13/2021 - Spring Pro Training Experience - MD (HS) Marcus continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate, he improved his power potential through an open setup. Hands are quick (88 mph exit velocity) and work through level swing path. He stays inside the ball utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer/exchange. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front.

01/15/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Rookie Pre-Season All-America Tournament Scales continues to show well every time that he steps onto the diamond. Offensively, this strong righty steps into the box with a purpose. He displays a tall/open stance with good balance. He has smooth rhythm, fires the barrel with quick hands and connects with pop, engaging his lower 1/2 well. He has great zone awareness and doesn't swing at much that he doesn't like. Behind the plate, he sits in well with athletic actions and flexion tracking pitches into a soft mitt. Transfer is clean as he replaces well and puts accurate throws on the 2B bag. Scales is a gamer who has a ton of upside and is one to follow.

12/11/2020 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament Marcus continues to shine on the diamond. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process but needs to get body down sooner. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop.

10/25/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Nashville, TN Marcus is an athletic C/3B prospect who continues to make steady improvements on the diamond. Behind the plate, Marcus is fluid moving to block and covers up well. He receives with soft hands and has a clean exchange, working to make accurate throws to the 2B bag. Long tossing can help Marcus build up his arm strength. At 3B, Marcus shows active footwork and makes the routine plays. He throws from over the top and keeps his throws accurate to his target. Marcus can field ground balls more efficiently by getting into a lower fielding position. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and is fluid to load. He drives through well with his lower half and takes a level swing, producing loud contact and strong line drives. Loading his hands more can help Marcus produce more pop off the barrel. Overall, Marcus is a talented prospect and we look forward to following his development.

09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament Marcus is an athletic 3B prospect who showed well during the All-Region Tournament. In the field, Marcus shows efficient footwork and takes good angles to the ball. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He has a clean exchange and gains ground well on his throws, keeping them consistent with carry across the diamond. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance with center balance. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed and good extension, leading to solid line drives and gap to gap pop. Overall, Marcus is a talented prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.

12/29/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Indianapolis, IN Marcus raised arm velocity to 70 MPH, lowered pop times to 2.5 seconds, and showed a spike in exit velocity to 70 MPH during his last workout. Behind the plate, Marcus has fluid footwork, soft hands, and he sits in low and athletically. He has a still head, blocks well, and throws with accuracy and direction to 2nd base. On the mound, Marcus has good balance and a clean arm circle. He separates his hands on time, lands with good direction toward home, and he throws strikes. Offensively, Marcus has a tall stance, a rhythmic swing, and good bat speed. He works the ball gap to gap and taps into some lower body. Skills can continue to get better with work on the following.

Catching
1. Throwing - don't stand up
2. Release
Pitching
1. Higher hands
2. Finish
Offense
1. Lower body
2. Let ball travel deeper
								

07/21/2019 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14) Marcus is a young C/RHP that made improvements during his time at Pirate City. Behind the plate he showed a relaxed stance and presented his glove well. His exchanges are clean with a short arm action. He utilizes the short hop with accurate throws. Improving arm strength will help Marcus become a better catcher. At the plate Marcus sets up with an open stance with comfortable hands. He tracks the ball well to the plate getting good extension showing more pop to the pull side. On the mound, Marcus shows a 2-pitch mix with a FB/CH. He starts at an angle with simple movements, separating on time as he keeps his eyes level towards the target. Working more hip/shoulder separation can improve Marcus' pitching. Marcus is young with several years to develop and we look forward to seeing what the future holds.

03/03/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Indianapolis, IN Marcus is a young, solid, 2-way player who catches and pitches. Behind the plate, Marcus has a presentable glove, he takes good angles when blocking, and moves well laterally. He keeps the ball in front, his arm is loose and quick, and he throws with good direction to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.6 seconds. On the mound, Marcus has a clean arm circle, good balance, and he separates on time. He has good glove side lead, a controlled landing, and he is around the zone with his pitches. Offensively, Marcus has a tall setup, good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has fast bat speed, swings on plane, and hits with strength to the pull side. Marcus can continue to improve overall skills with work on the following.

Catching
1. Footwork
2. Exchange
3. Release
Pitching
1. Release
2. Finish
3. Off-speed
Offense
1. Lower body
2. Let ball travel
3. Swing path

								

Profile

Marcus Scales Newburgh, IN info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position C
Grad Year 2024 Secondary Position 3B
High School Castle High School Bats Right
Height 6'3'' Throws Right
Weight 175 LBS Arm 77 mph
60 YD 7.25

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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