Height/Weight: 6’1”,175 lbs
Acquired: 34th rd, 2009 (Hicksville HS)
Born: 1/20/91 (Huntington, NY)
2011 Rank: NR
Why Ranked Here: Maron is like Josh Thole Jr. Like Thole in the minors, Maron’s been darn consistent about it. Maron has a short contact-oriented swing to go along with his strong plate eye. He’ll never hit for much power, and even during batting practice does not look to drive the ball much.
Still, he’s a catcher and a chance for plus OBP from the position is really nice.
Maron moves well behind the plate, and believes that his blocking is the strongest part of his defensive game, while he still needs to continue to improve his throwing.
Also, he gets bonus points for growing up a Mets fan.
2011: At 20 this past year in the Appalachian League, Maron walked more than he struck out. After hitting .318/.434/.413 in 58 games in the Appalachian League, Maron played one regular season game for the Sand Gnats.
Dr. Pangloss Says: Starting MLB catcher with high OBP and little power.
Debbie Downer Says: Maron could fall into tweener-ville where his defense isn’t strong enough to warrant a backup catcher position where defense is prized.
Projected 2011 Start: Savannah
MLB Arrival: 2015