Marcus Gholston
Marcus Gholston
Marcus Gholston
Marcus Gholston
Marcus Gholston
Marcus Gholston
Marcus Gholston

CLASS OF 2018

OF
1B

Marcus
Gholston

Arizona Western JC
Valparaiso (HS) • IN
6-3 • 205LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Chicago White Sox Academy Elite

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4/26/18: Arizona Western JC senior commit is plus defender in the outfield, played CF at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, broad shoulders and athletic, made couple good catches to the gaps, plus runner with easy strides. Over the top arm slot, has arm strength and carry to the bases, covers lot of ground in CF. Big setup at the plate from the left side, uses big hand load and leg lift to separate, long pull side swing, creates uphill bat speed, gets too inverted and mechanical at times, struggled with timing. Has some strength and twitch, projectable frame, chance to fine tune skills at competitive JC.
10/8/17: 6-foot-3, 205-pound, wide-shouldered, athletically built, left-handed hitting outfielder. Ran a 6.82 laser-timed 60. At the plate, balanced slightly crouched setup, big loading action and leg-lift timing trigger. Fluid rhythm, loose hands, creates bat speed, flashed quick twitch, lift in swing and pull approach; 79 mph exit velocity. Defensively, attacks, plays through the baseball, crow hop works on-line. Throws from an over-the-top slot, throws carry and clocked at 87 mph.
6/13/17:  Stocky, lean outfielders stands in at  6-foot-3, 205 pounds.  Big load, long uphill bat path.  Some pull side pop.  Left-handed hitter topped at 87mph in exit velocity.  Defensively, plays through the ball with quick feet.  Average hands, clean transfer.  Covers ground in the gaps.  High velocity of 87 from the outfield.  Ran a 7.3 laser timed 60.

2/19/17: 6-foot-3, 195 pound, athletic/lean frame.  Offensively, the left-handed hitter hits from a balanced setup.  Smooth load back.  High leg kick timing trigger.  Average lower half, maintains balance throughout the swing.  Overall good approach in the box.  Uphill swing plane, quick hand speed.  Registered a high exit velocity of 82 mph.  Defensively, short, high ¾ arm action with average strength.  Average hands, fluid footwork.  Solid defender.  Throws topped out at 81 mph.  Ran a 7.04 in the laser-timed 60 yard dash.
7/27/16: The 6 foot 3 195 pound outfielder showcased a long arm action with an overtop slot.  Hands are above average with fluid footwork.  Exchange is quick.  Throws topped at 81mph from the outfield.  At the plate, he has a tall, balanced setup.  Bat speed is fast.  Has a slightly uphill path with extension.  Marcus ran a 4.3 H-1st.
6/21/16: The 6-foot-3 195 pound outfielder ran a 6.86 60yd dash.  He hits from a balanced setup with good balance.  Bat speed is fast with a level path.  Exit velocity topped at 86 mph.  Defensively, throws topped at 81mph.  Footwork is fluid with a clean exchange.
9/20/15: Strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 187 pounds.  Possesses above average hands in the field with fluid feet.  Exchange is clean and plays through the baseball.  From a long, loose high ¾ arm action was 81 mph from the OF.  Ran a 7.20-60.  At the plate hits from an athletic setup, loads back.  Uses a leg kick.  Possesses good bat speed.  Showcased pop at the plate with projectable gap power.  Recorded a high exit velocity of 81 mph off the tee.  Strong hitter.

PITCHING-6-foot-2, 187 pound RHP pitches from an over-the-top slot with quick arm speed.  Arm is loose.  Regular effort in the delivery with some rhythm.  Level shoulders and good direction to the plate.  Fastball was straight at 79-81.  Breaking ball has an 11/5 shape showing gradual movement at 60-63.  Changeup was straight with occasional fade at 68-71.   

7/15/15 - 6-foot-2, 187-pound, lanky, athletic build, left-handed hitter. Went 2-for-2, with a double, walk, and one RBI. Ran well down the line, previously ran a 7.44 60-time.
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