Louis Glenn Marson IV… 2004 graduate of Coronado High School (AZ)… Played Little League and Babe Ruth ball…Signed by: Therron Brockish.
Spent almost the entire season on the DL; was limited to just 3 games at catcher...Got injured in his 1st game of the season, 4/6 at TB, after a collision at home plate with Desmond Jennings; was removed an inning later with a cervical neck strain...Was on the 15-day DL, 4/9-23; included a rehab assignment to Columbus (AAA), 4/18-21...Started at catcher on 4/24 and was placed back on the DL the very next day with shoulder soreness...Missed the remainder of the season after failed rehab assignments in May, June and August; had continued soreness in his throwing shoulder and right elbow...Was shut down for the season in mid-August.
Spent second consecutive full season with Cleveland, backing up Carlos Santana while improving offensively as the
season went along...Made 64 starts at catcher (69 games) and made just 2 errors on the season...Season got off to
a 2-for-27 (.074) start before hitting in a then career-high 8 straight games from May 24-June 7 and went on to hit in a
career-high 9 straight games from June 27-July 14...From May 24 thru the end of the season he hit .250 (42-168) with
23RS and 12RBI in 58 games (hit safely in 31 of them). Enjoyed a career day on June 30 at Baltimore, going 4-for-5 with 3RS, a double, triple and RBI...Set a new career-high
for hits in a game and tied his single-game career high for runs scored...Left game on 5/27 at CWS w/ mouth contusion/
laceration after getting hit by a Gavin Floyd pitch and later received stitches...Finished 10-for-77 (13%) throwing out
basestealers in 2012 after throwing out 33.3% (24 of 72) last year...Lou walked 36 times and compiled an on-base pct.
of .348...From July 17 thru the end of the season he hit .156 (15-96) in 35 games (21 walks). Hit .231 (27-117) with two strikes, the 20th best mark in the American League...Hit .383 (18-47) in 14 June games with
10 runs scored (1.005OPS)...Did not hit above .207 in any other month of the season...Hit .297 in the first half (.805OPS)
and .163 (17-104) in the second half (.487)...Has not homered since July 18, 2011 at Minnesota (Diamond), a span of
374 plate appearances and 109 games...Hit .340 (16-47) in 16 games in the 8-spot in the lineup.
Spent first full season at the Major League level and was the club's primary catcher over the second half of the season and got better as the season went along offensively....Made 74 starts at catcher (78 games) for the Indians, appearing in 38 games in the first half and 41 games in the second half... Appeared in 34 combined games in August/September...Threw out 33.3% of the baserunners attempting to steal off him (24 of 72)...Indians were 36-38 in his starts...Season-high 3 hits on May 5 at Oakland (3-5, first career 3B, RBI)...Equaled his single-game career high for hits in a game (4th time)...Hit first/only home run of the season on July 18 at Minnesota (Night)...From August 21 thru the end of the season he hit .261 (24-92) with 2 2B, 10RBI in 28 games...Hit .261 (18-69) in September with 2 2B & 7RBI in 20 games...Had a .793 OPS vs. LHP vs. a .474 OPS vs. RHP...Hit .200 (20-100) with runners on base.
Spent most of the year in Cleveland and had a 37 game stint in Columbus...Led all American League catchers in throwing out runners, tossing out 33.8% (26-77) of would-be basestealers, the best ratio in the American League...Overall with Cleveland he made 81 starts at catcher (87G) and compiled a .993 (552TC, 4E) fielding %, 9th best among AL catchers...Indians were 38-43 (.469) in his starts at catcher...Was 2nd among AL catchers with 8 steals...Began the year in Cleveland and hit .191 (27-141) with 15 runs scored, 7 doubles, a HR and 12RBI in 45 games thus far in Cleveland be being optioned to AAA Columbus on June 11th...Was the Tribe's opening day catcher...Hit .240 (18-75) in May, his highest monthly average.
...At AAA Columbus he has hit .202 (25-124) with 19 runs scored, 7 doubles, a triple, 4HR and 14RBI in 37 games. Marson
hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games for the Clippers, batting .295 (13-44) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2HR and 10RBI...Recalled for a second and final time on August 3 when Carlos Santana went down with a season-ending knee injury...
Hit .198 (24-121) after his second recall in 42 games...Reached base via hit or walk in 18 straight games from August
27-Sept. 27...Hit .210 (13-62) in Sept/Oct. w/a HR & 8RBI in 21 games....Collected his first RBI in game No. 29 on May
9 vs. DET...Hit first career home run on June 6 at Chicago-AL, a 3-run shot off Mark Buehrle...Hit first career grand
slam and collected a career-high 4RBI on Sept. 7 at the LA Angels off Francisco Rodriguez in a 6-1 win...Collected a
career-high 3 doubles and equaled career-high with 3 hits on May 29 at NYY...Stole 8 bases in 9 attempts...Was 6th
among AL rookies in steals (8), 6th in doubles (15) and 8th in walks (26) and was one of 5 AL rookies to hit a grand
slam in 2010...Hit .286 (20-70) off LHP.
Mid-season acquisition spent majority of the season at Triple A level but did appear in 21 games at the big
league level between Cleveland and Philadelphia...Began the season at AAA Lehigh Valley in the International
League where he hit .294 (62-211) with 32 runs scored, 13 doubles, 1 HR and 24RBI in 63 games...He appeared
in 7 games with the Philadelphia Phillies early in the season (April 11-May 1) where he batted .235 (4-17) with
3 runs scored and a double...Made his Major League debut on April 16 at Washington (2-for-3, 2B) and collected his first hit off Shairon
Martis...Prior to the trade he hit safely in 19 of his last 23 games at Lehigh Valley, batting .373 (28-75)..On
the year at LV he threw out 22.2 % (56SB/16CS) runners attempting to steal...Assigned to the AAA Columbus roster after the July 29th trade and hit .243 (25-103) w/ 10RS, 5 2B, 3B, HR
& 9RBI in 28G w/ Columbus...Combined between AAA Lehigh Valley & AAA Columbus this year he hit .277
(87-314) w/ 42RS, 18 2B, 2HR & 33RBI in 91G... Hit .338 (32-68) in July, .284 (19-67) off LHP, .276 (67-243)
off RHP and .308 (45-146) with men on base at Triple A...Recalled from Columbus on Sept. 7 and made Tribe debut on Sept. 8 vs. Texas (GM1), catching former Phillies
farmhand teammate Carlos Carrasco... Made 14 starts at catcher during his month long stint with Cleveland
(tossed out 6 of 15 runners, 40%)...Collected a career-high 3 hits on Sept. 17 at Oakland (3-for-4, 2B, RS).
Prior to the 2009 season, Marson was ranked as the 3rd best prospect in the Philadelphia organization and
the 66th overall prospect in baseball by Baseball America.
Winner of the Paul Owens Award as the best player in
the Phillies minor league system...Spent the entire minor league season on Reading's
(AA) roster...Named to the Eastern League midseason and
postseason All-Star teams...Was the starting catcher for Team USA at the All-Star
Futures Game, 7/13 at Yankee Stadium...Played for Team USA in the Summer Olympics and
won the bronze medal (.308, 4-13, 3 BB, 3 R)...Was voted to have best strike zone judgment by
Eastern League managers in a survey conducted by
Baseball America...Led the EL in OBP (.433) and finished with the 2ndbest
average (.314)...Had a season-high 14-game hitting streak, 5/17-31
(.442, 23-52)...Reached base safely in a season-best 26 consecutive
games, 4/9-5/14, and in 40 of 41 games, 4/9-5/31...Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for
May and Player of the Week, 4/28-5/4...Hit .313 (26-83) vs LHP and .314 (75-239) vs RHP...Hit a grand slam and had a season-high 6 RBI, 5/18 vs
Akron...Threw out 36.1% of base stealers (30-83)...Had his contract purchased on 9/1...Made his 1st career start and collected his 1st ML hit
(Odalis Perez), HR (Marco Estrada) and RBI, 9/28 vs WSH.
Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training...Played for Clearwater (A) and led the team in batting
average (.288)...Set professional highs in average, runs (68), hits (113),
doubles (24), HR (7), RBI (63) and walks (52)...Batted .300 (98-327) from May 4 through the
remainder of the season after hitting .227 (15-66)
through his first 19 games...Hit .336 (40-119) with RISP and .429 (6-14) with the
bases loaded...Had 33 multi-hit games...Made only 3 errors in his final 37 games.
Spent the entire season with Lakewood (A)... Led the team in triples (5)...Had a season-high 4 hits,
4/26 vs Hagerstown...Reached base safely in all but one game in July...Had a career-high 4 RBI,
8/20 vs Delmarva, and was a HR short of the cycle...Had 21 multi-hit games...Batted .354 (17-48) in his final 13 games.
Spent the season with Batavia (A)...Hit .351 vs LHP... Had a season-high 3 RBI, 6/27
at Mahoning Valley.
Made his pro debut with the Gulf Coast Phillies (R)...Had 9 walks in 10 games, 7/2-22...Hit .317 (20-63, 7 RBI, 13 R) in his final 20 games of the season, after starting off hitting .180 (9-50, RBI, 5 R) through his first 18 games...Hit in 7 consecutive games to finish the season, 8/19-28 (.435, 10-23, 3 RBI, 7 R)...Played in Florida Instructional League.