Brooks Marlow Shines Bright For Quad Cities

Brooks Marlow Shines Bright For Quad Cities

Davenport, IA– Many times in a season players get overlooked or overshadowed by other players and are not given their proper due. Not the case in the Quad Cities River Bandits clubhouse as each player in their is very talented and deserves to be recognized for everything he brings to the table. Today I’ll look at one outstanding player and do the same thing every week for the remainder of the season. Today we look at Brooks Marlow.


(Photo Courtesy of Sean Flynn Photography) 

Brooks Marlow is a 22 year old second baseman out of Giddings, Texas. He played college ball at the University of Texas before being drafted in the 29th round of the MLB draft by the Houston Astros. He spent his first season of his minor league career in the New York Penn League with Tri City where he played 56 games while collecting 52 hits, 15 doubles and 6 homers. He had 85 total bases along with scoring 24 runs. Batting .255 he slowly made a name for himself as a great pick up for the Astros.


(Photo Courtesy of Sean Flynn Photography)

After Marlow’s stint in Class A Short Season he was brought to the Quad Cities where for the most part he has flown under the radar. Keeping his stats steady and consistent while doing his job in the field as well. He has since started to rise to the top as a stand out player. Brooks has hit safely in five straight games collecting 11 hits, 4 runs in 22 at bats and striking out only 3 times. From what I have seen he is very quiet and all business come game time. On the season thus far he is hitting .315 with 5 runs 17 hits and 25 total bases in 14 games. That includes a magnificent game Tuesday night where he went 5 for 5 with a run scored in a losing effort to South Bend.


(Photo Courtesy of Sean Flynn Photography)

His fielding had be just a stellar as his hitting. Brooks is a smooth fielder with good range and rarely makes a mistake. In the 10 games he has started he has played 88 innings with 38 total chances, 15 put outs and 25 assists. Having 5 double plays Marlow is in my opinion a superb second baseman who has not made an error all season. Not to shabby for a 29th round pick. Thanks to his slow rise as a hitter he has been atop the batting order the last few games. No surprise there since he doesn’t hit for power he makes the perfect leadoff man. I believe Brooks Marlow will continue to stay consistent and I look forward to where he goes from here.

Marlow and company play a twin bill today starting at 6 against the South Bend Cubs after being rained out yesterday. Brooks looks to keep hit hitting streak alive and help the River Bandits knock off the Cubs to keep their series win streak in tact. The Bandits have won 3 of their five series this season including 2 straight.

**Featured Image Credit: Richard Guill**

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