A second round draft pick in 1995 out of the University of South Alabama, Marlon Anderson rose quickly through the Phillies developmental system and made his Major League debut on September 8th, 1998, slamming a homerun as a pinch hitter against the Mets’ Mel Rojas.
By the following year, Anderson was the Phillies’ everyday second baseman. The lefty hitting Anderson posted a .266 batting average in 5 seasons with the Phillies.
Following the 2002 season, Anderson became a free agent and began a stretch of his career which saw him play with the Devil Rays, Mets, Dodgers, Cardinals and Nationals all within 4 years.
Anderson finished out his Major League career with the Mets in 2009, but these days he serves as the hitting coach for the Class A Hagerstown Suns, a Washington Nationals affiliate, where he coaches top minor league prospect Bryce Harper among many others.
Last week I spoke with Marlon about his transition into coaching, his approach with players, his time with the Phillies organization as well as plenty more. Check out the media player below to listen to the full interview.
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