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BlueClaws Quotables: Emmanuel Marrero talks about early success


Marrero, image- Jay Floyd
Lakewood infielder Emmanuel Marrero was named Phillies minor league player of the week for the period ending May 8th.  The 22-year-old Puerto Rico native wrapped up the week with three straight multi-hit games and went 12-for-24 (.500 avg) with three doubles and four RBI in six games last week for Class A Lakewood. 

Recently, I spoke with the switch-hitter about his success at the top of the order that has him batting .327 overall in 27 contests for the BlueClaws.

-Marrero offered his thoughts on being successful at the plate...

It's working early.  I've been getting good pitches to hit and it's been fun, you know?

-Speaking on what has contributed to the increased production (batted .182 at the same level last season)...

Yes, I work a lot with (hitting coach Nelson) Prada on hitting line drives and staying in the game.

-Commenting on if anyone else has been of considerable help with the improvements he has made...

I played winter ball in Puerto Rico and I worked with the hitting coach over there.  We worked a lot every day.  And I keep working here on the same things I worked on in Puerto Rico.  

-Talking about what player he looked up to most and wanted to emulate as a youngster...

Roberto Alomar, because he's a switch hitter like me and he's from Puerto Rico.  He played infield too.  I saw him play on TV, but I never saw him play in real life.  

-Remarks about playing in New Jersey...

It's cold here, but we have to play through it.  I like it here.  I like the fans.  They're always in the games and we play very hard for them here.


More to read (click the links):

On PhilliesNation.com this week, I reviewed Marrero, along with other prospects like Tommy Joseph, Dylan Cozens and more when taking a look at the Phillies' minor league hot list. 

Last week I published quotes from Lakewood manager Shawn Williams discussing Marrero's success along with others.

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