Switch-Hitting Utility Player with 19 Homeruns in Last Two Years Seeking Team Overseas in 2021
Name: Marcus Catalano
DOB: October 4, 1995
Date Available: May 6, 2021Indy Pro experience Will Pay Flight
Positions: 1B, 3B, OF, RF, CF, LF
Positions (alt): Youth Coach, Utl, 2B, SS, C, RP
College: Pima Community College, Bryan College
High School All-Star Game, Junior College Sophomore All-Star Game, 2019 AAC ALL-Conference Team
What I bring to the table
Switch hitter with POWER from both sides. I play 110% effort. I am a utility defensive player, have played all 9 positions throughout my life because I was always in the lineup no matter what.
To be honest, my secondary positions were my first and original positions. As I went to college and moves around schools and leagues, I played defense wherever that team needed, and although I played corner outfield and corner infield primarily, I had to work a lot at those because they weren’t positions that I normally played until recent years.
As a Teammate
I am a very outgoing and friendly person. I am a father of a soon-to-be 6-year-old, so I do have father instincts and play for my teammates, rather than for myself. I have good energy ALWAYS, and I am a team leader whether I was appointed so or not.
I was always a player who was underrated, had to prove myself constantly, and had to work even harder when it came to hitting being a switch hitter, but I always knew my worth, and because I had to coach myself on a lot, I felt that I was able to relay that type of knowledge easily with other players because of my communication skills and the attraction I get from people who need wisdom. I realize what other types of baseball are being played outside of my city and state and it has been amazing to experience the different baseball cultures I have. I just want to be able to make a positive impact on people’s lives through my love and passion for the game.
As an American, I have visited South Korea, Japan, China, Canada, and Mexico, and I LOVE traveling. I have played ball in Canada and Mexico, however, those experiences made me hungry to find more places to play.
I have competed recently. I play men’s leagues here in Arizona, and will still travel and play tournaments. I also work at D-BAT Tucson, a batting facility and I take hacks, play catch as much as possible. I have also had a passion for working out and training regardless if I am playing ball or not.
- All-Conference 2nd Team Honors in 2019
- Bryan Baseball Receives At-Large Bid, Lions Head to Miami Gardens as #3 Seed
- Four Lions Garner All-Conference Honors, 11 Make All-Academic Team
- Bryan College – Marcus Catalano Bio
|2019-21||Assistant Varsity Coach||Sahuaro High School||High School||3rd Base Coach, Outfield Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach|
|Camp/Hitting Instructor||D-Bat Tucson||Youth||Hitting/fielding/throwing, all ages|
Playing Preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)
Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: no
Recent injuries/illnesses: no
Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit
Educational background: May 2014: graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School
2014-2016 Pima Community College, Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (degree received)
2016-2017 Angelo State University, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (2 semesters completed)
2017-2018 Benedictine University at Mesa, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (2 semester completed)
2018-2019 Bryan College, Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Health Science (2 semesters completed)
2019-2020 University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences (2 semesters completed)