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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Justin Marks, SP

Marks has struck-out 33 in 39 innings.

Things haven't gone according to script for Justin Marks, the Oakland A's second overall pick in the 2009 draft. Marks made only one appearance in 2009 before landing on the disabled list and he wound-up having surgery. This season, Marks has struggled on the mound, posting a 7.15 ERA with 21 walks and seven homers allowed in 39 innings. Marks discussed his efforts to turn the corner inside...

David Malamut: How has your season been? Justin Marks: Definitely not what I expected. I haven't had the outings that I wanted to have so far, but on the other end I think that I'm learning a lot. It's not a huge leap from college ball to Low-A, but it's a learning experience, learning the hitters and learning to adjust to the game in a different sense. When you spend three years at a college...

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