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Q&A: 2nd-Rounder Marc Krauss to Join Hawks

64th-overall draft selection Marc Krauss put up huge numbers at Ohio University and wasted no time in signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-backs rewarded Krauss with an assignment to full-season ball just two hours from his hometown. "It can't be more perfect for me," an elated Krauss told FutureBacks.com.

Marc Krauss has played catcher, third base, and outfield in his amateur baseball career, but he is known for his bat, not his defense.  Krauss batted .402 this year with a .521 on-base percentage and .852 slugging average.  His 27 home runs shattered the previous Ohio single-season mark of 20.  That performance should be tempered somewhat by the fact that his OPS was 350 points higher at home...

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