01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament Markus is a lean, strong, and athletic OF that will graduate in 2014. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying outstanding hitting abilities with superior power through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating plus bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball exploding off the bat when centered as he has strength in his swing, mainly to the pull side. In the OF, foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 7.00 60 time. Defensive grades are well above average as he displays clean / athletic actions. He utilizes his quick / aggressive feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. Throws display accuracy and on line carry but needs to work to get rid of the baseball quicker. Markus has the makings of a special type player at the next level and will get looks from the top collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.