07/25/2018 - Under Armour Southwest Championships 17U, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One
Marko showed a solid all around game at the UA Southwest. At 1B, Marko moves well around the bag, footwork is quick, and hands are soft. He makes plays, can pick out of the dirt, and his exchange is clean with a strong/accurate arm to his target. On the hill, Marko has a good arm circle, he works in good tempo, and competes in the zone. He works on a downhill plane and is quick to the plate from the stretch. Offensively, Marko has good bat speed, strong hands, and the ball jumps off his bat. He has a short stride, a direct barrel, and makes square contact consistently.
04/29/2018 - College PREP - Elgin (Chicago), IL
Marko is an athletic 1B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2019. In the field, Marko shows active footwork and flashes good lateral range. He works around the ball and gets into an athletic fielding position. He has a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, allowing them to consistently carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a crouched stance and takes a square stride. He gets back into his load and comes through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed and good extension which leads to hard contact and gap to gap pop. Marko can improve as a hitter by working a smoother rhythm into his load. On the mound, Marko shows a solid delivery as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm action and extends through on his release. Marko has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 81mph with arm side run. Slider sits from 70-73mph with 11-5 break. Changeup ranges from 72-74mph with arm side run as he throws with fastball arm speed. Marko can improve as a pitcher by lengthening his stride and by finishing with his chest over his front knee. Overall, Marko is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.