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Switch-Hitting Utility Player with 19 Homeruns in Last Two Years Seeking Team Overseas in 2021

Name: Marcus Catalano

Height: 177cm

Weight: 85kg

DOB: October 4, 1995

Date Available: May 6, 2021

Indy Pro experience Will Pay Flight

Bats: S

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, 3B, OF, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, Utl, 2B, SS, C, RP

College: Pima Community College, Bryan College

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Career Highlights

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.

Secondary Positions

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.


Overseas Goals

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.

Current Shape

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.




Video Highlights


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♬ Statement – Joey Vantes

Playing Experience

2015-16 Pima Community College NJCAA Starting 1B/DH/RF/LF and 3,4,5, or 6-hitter. Full-ride scholarship. ACCAC Sophomore All-Star
2017 Angelo State University Did not play (family issues, moved back to AZ, divorce, custody, working construction), supposed to start at LF, full-ride scholarship
2015-18 Kino (Old Pueblo) Kings Men's League 3 hole hitter, 1B, 3B, RF, LF, P
2018 Benedictine University at Mesa Did not play (short 1 credit from transferring, winter class did not count- ineligible) supposed to start at 3B, partial scholarship
2019 Bryan College Starting RF ( 3,4,5,6 hitter) full-ride scholarship, AAC All Conference
2019 Weyburn Beavers WMBL 2,3,4,5,6,7 hitter and RF, LF
2020 Tucson Saguaros Pecos League

Coaching Experience

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


Pro/Overseas Batting

2020 Tucson 22 62 12 17 4 0 1 14 16 16 0 1 .274 .418 .387

College/Amateur Batting

2015 Pima CC 35 101 19 28 9 0 1 18 10 27 0 1 .277 .339 .396
2016 Pima CC 41 109 23 32 7 1 1 22 20 30 1 1 .294 .421 .486
2017 Northwest Boom 3 13 5 9 1 1 1 5 1 0 1 0 .692 .714 1.868
2019 Bryan College 51 160 46 48 11 2 13 40 21 47 8 0 .300 .410 .638
2019 Weyburn Beavers 32 112 22 25 3 2 5 27 15 40 5 0 .223 .321 .420


Britt Echols

Sahuaro High School, Coach

David Lord

Northern Arizona University, Family Friend

David Anaya

Raytheon, Family Friend

Additional Info

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)