Marcus Knecht

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 9 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 17 and 11 mos
Position(s) OF  
Ht/Wt 6-1, 180 lb
Hometown  Toronto, ON CAN
Summer Team  Ontario Blue Jays
Fall Team  Ontario Blue Jays
MLB Draft 
Round 3 Comp by Blue Jays in 2010
Round 23 by Brewers in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF
Good hitting outfielder with good speed and a strong arm. Projects greatly and probably should be ranked much higher
ON State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
North Carolina State

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2007 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 29, 2007
PG Grade: 9
Marcus Knecht is a 2008 OF with a 6'1'', 180 lb. frame from Toronto, ON who attends St Michael's College School. He has a lean and well proportioned athletic build and some present strength. Knecht shows you all the basic physical tools you want to see in a top prospect. He ran the 60 in 6.76 and shows a very strong arm and makes accurate, on line throws. He'll be able to play the outfield at a high level physically. Offensively, Knecht doesn't have a textbook swing but he has very good bat speed and does a lot of things well. He starts from a spread, almost bow legged approach and takes a hard aggressive swing. He uses his hips well to help him generate bat speed. Knecht has stiff arms at contact and his swing looks long but it works for him. He has a very mature approach in terms of pitch selection and doesn't chase pitches and jumps on balls he can handle. His swing is on a line drive plane now and he showed consistent gap type power but he lofted a few over the fence in BP as well. He's a good all around talent who knows how to play and plays hard. Knecht is also a good student.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Sep 30, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 80 mph
50.30% Rank
best 94  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 6.76 sec
95.51% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 90 mph
94.59% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
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