Brandon Chase Marsh… Attended Buford High School (GA), where he played baseball, football and basketball…Played receiver/cornerback and helped Buford win AAAA state championships in 2013 and 2014… Played only baseball during his senior season in 2016 and was named Player of the Year for the 4A All-Region Team after hitting .559 with 25 RBI… Committed to Kennesaw State University (GA) before signing with LAA… Signed by: Todd Hogan.
Began the season with LAA before being traded to the Phillies on 8/2...Finished third among LF in AL Gold Glove voting...Was on the 10-day IL from 8/17-26 with a left ankle sprain; appeared in two games with Lehigh Valley (AAA) on a rehab assignment...From 9/10 through the end of the season, hit .338 (24-71) with seven 2B, 3B, two HR, seven RBI, nine runs and a .923 OPS in his last 21 games...Per Statcast data, his seven Outs Above Average (OAA) ranked in the 93rd percentile among qualifying outfielders...His 37 starts with the Phillies came in CF...Slugged his first HR as a member of the Phillies on 8/30 at ARI...Had consecutive three-RBI games, 8/30-31, for the first time in his career...On 9/15 at MIA, tied his career high with four hits...The Phillies went 9-3 in his 12 postseason starts...Slugged his first career postseason HR in Game 4 of the NLDS vs AT...(Charlie Morton) on 10/15; at 24 years, 301 days old, became the youngest player in franchise history to collect a game-winning RBI in the postseason...Hit his first career World Series HR in Game 3 vs HOU (Lance McCullers Jr.) on 11/1; became the youngest Phillie (24 years, 318 days) ever to homer in a WS game.
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.