OF/INF/Ranked Top 15 Coach with pop and 3 seasons international experience
Name: Ketch Marsh
Height: 1.80 m
Weight: 88.45 kg
DOB: December 30, 1993
Date Available: September 15, 2018Will Pay Flight
Positions: Coach, Utl, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
Positions (alt): Utl, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
College: Whittier College
Ketch Marsh is a 5 foot 11, INF/OF originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Ketch split his college career between Southwestern University in Texas, and finished at Whittier College playing in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). In the summer of 2016 Ketch began his international career with the Vienna Emperors (Austria) in the CBLE where he has played mainly outfield for the Emperors and had an outstanding season at the plate hitting .342 with an obp of .435.
In the summer of 2017 Ketch took his career once again overseas as a player-coach for the Rattvik Butchers of the Swedish first division, leading them to the championship series. Ketch then spent the winter of 2017-2018 playing in Queensland, Australia where he finished the season tied for the league lead in home runs with 6 (leaderboard link). In 2018 Ketch returned to the Butchers where he hit .342 and was selected to play in the league’s All-Star game.
Former teammate in Sweden and fellow import, Evan Opperman summed it up the best below in the testimonial section about Ketch’s value to a team overseas. More than just a player or a coach, Ketch is known to go above and beyond his contractual duties for any club that brings him on. This led Ketch to be recognized as the 7th best coach on IBC’s Top 15 Coaches Overseas https://baseballjobsoverseas.com/top-15-coaches-2018/?fbclid=IwAR2Yaitat7LeXyBkIcB4svP9yCbGMb_mZSuqFawFG3sGjmCAVi0iHiHiGsU
In Sweden, on his own accord Ketch recruited five new players to the club, volunteered to go to schools for the youth program and continues today to help his former team find new import players for the upcoming season. He also guided young talented Swedish players on how to go about taking their career to the next level in the U.S.
His former coach at Whittier college had this to say about Ketch:
“Ketchum Marsh is a great kid with outstanding character and work ethic! He was one of the hardest working student-athletes that I have had the pleasure of coaching in a 30-year career. His teammates looked up to him and respected him, as did the entire coaching staff.”
Ketch is now looking for a club for the 2018-19 season in Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, and Asia and is open to coaching in addition to playing. He would prefer to live with a host family.
|2013||Coach||IMG Baseball Academy||10-18|
|2017, 2018||Player-Coach||Rattvik Butchers||Swedish Elite League||Coached Butchers to the Swedish Championship (2017)|
|2017, 2018||Head Coach||Rattvik Butchers||15U and 12U|
|2017-2018||Head Coach||Rattvik Butchers||Camp Instructor, School program||Highly involved in the recruitment of local youth to come play baseball|