Evan Marshall, signing autographs. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas State Baseball In The Pros: Evan Marshall

Rocketing through the Diamondbacks minor league system, Evan Marshall has added yet another accolade to his growing collection. In only his second season as a professional, Marshall has been named a Southern League (Double A)  South Division All-Star.

Marshall was one of the top K-State relief pitchers in history. During his last season at K-State, Marshall allowed only 11 earned runs over 61 innings, good for an ERA of 1.62. That ERA places him third in school history, and is the best posted by a K-State pitcher since 1970.

The Sunnyville, California native was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 4th round of the 2011 draft. Prior to the 2012 season, he cracked the top 10 in the MLB.com’s rankings of the team’s minor league prospects.

One of only 12 pitchers named to the South Division All-Star squad, Marshall has progressed through three levels of the minor leagues in less than two seasons. This season, he has compiled a 2-1 record, with a 2.11 ERA, in 21 1/3 innings pitched. In 20 appearances on the season, he has 12 saves.

Marshall’s South Division All-Stars will take on the North Division All-Stars on June 19 at Kodak, Tennessee’s Smokies Park.

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