Brandon Chase Marsh...On Twitter: @brandon_marsh22...Changed his stance during the 2019 campaign to become more upright...In 2016, post-draft medical report revealed stress fracture in back...Did not play that summer for Angels...Prepped at Buford High School (GA)...Was a three-sport star in baseball, football and basketball...A standout wide receiver/cornerback who helped HS team win Georgia AAAA state championships in 2013 and 2014...Focused solely on baseball senior year in 2016...Named Player of Year for 4A All-Region Team after finishing senior campaign with a .559 average, 66 hits and 25 RBI...Buford finished as state runner-up...Was a Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) commit before signing with Angels...Originally signed by Angels scout Todd Hogan.
Saw first big league action of career after starting the season in the minors...Following Spring Training, was assigned to the Alternate Training Site...Assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake in May...Hit .255 (24/94) with three home runs and eight RBI in 24 games with the Bees before being recalled by the Angels...Made Major League debut July 18 vs. Seattle and went on to hit .254 (60/236) with 12 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 27 runs scored in 70 games...Following call up, ranked in the Top 5 of A.L. rookies in average (1st, min 250 PA), hits (3rd), doubles (T4th), triples (T2nd), stolen bases (5th) and OPS (.673, min 250 PA)...Tallied first hit July 19 vs. Oakland, a single off Cole Irvin...Collected first career home run Aug. 25 at Baltimore...Also logged five RBI that night...Was one of five Halo rookies to tally a five-RBI game since 2010 joining Francisco Arcia, Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Bobby Wilson...Entered the 2021 season rated by Baseball America as the Angels' No. 2 prospect.
After being invited to Major League Spring Training as a non-roster invite, spent the remainder of the season working out at the Angels Alternate Training Site in Long Beach, CA...Entered the season as No. 2 prospect in LAA system in 2020 by Baseball America, who also rated him Best Hitter for Average and Best Strike-Zone Discipline among LAA prospects in 2020...Rated No. 79 best prospect in all of baseball entering the 2020 campaign, according to MLB.com.
Spent entire season with Double-A Mobile, except for five games rehabbing from injury with AZL Angels...Named Southern League Mid-Season All-Star and Post-Season All-Star... Slashed .300/.383/.428 with career-high 18 SB in 96 games...Logged 29 multi-hit games, including seven three-hit games and a 4-for-5 performance May 2 in Montgomery...Compiled 12-game hitting streak from Aug. 15-25, hitting .442 (19/43)...After posting a.220/.312/.256 slash line in April, hit .324 in remaining 74 games with Mobile...Made mid-season adjustment to stand more upright in the batter’s box.