Matthew Marksberry – Former MLB pitcher (lefty) currently in the ABL seeking to continue overseas career in 2018
Matthew Marksberry is a former MLB left handed pitcher (Atlanta Braves) who is currently pitching for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League (see current stats here). Matt threw 26.2 innings in The Show over two seasons (2015-2016), holding down a 5.06 era. He spent a total of four seasons in the minors with an era of 3.98 over 237.1 innings while striking out 222.
In 2016 Matt’s velo was 92 to 96 before suffering and inflamed left rotator cuff while pitching in the MLB. He chose not to have surgery and rebuild his arm naturally. He is now fully recovered and continuing to build his arm strength and velo back up. Matt is currently sitting 88 – 90 mph and is consistently making gains toward his old form.
He is now looking to continue his career using the overseas route as an ambassador of the game, in a role as relief pitcher and possibly in a player-coach role.
Any club seeking a professional pitcher with MLB experience to bolster their bullpen and possibly fill a coaching need is encouraged to reach out to Matthew with any expressions of interest.
Date of birth: 1990-08-25
Birthplace / Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio / Melbourne, Australia
Passports held: United States
Height and weight: 6’1” / 185lbs
Bats / Throws: Left/Left
Primary position(s): Relief pitcher / Closer
Secondary position(s): Does not play any other positions
Education: Criminal justice/ homeland security
Hobbies and Interests: Lifting. Being outdoors. Active. Meeting people.
Post baseball career plans: Go back to school. Hopefully a long time away
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: Inflamed left rotator cuff in 2016, fully recovered
2009-2013: Campbell University, NCAA I
2017: Melbourne Aces, Australian Baseball League
2017: Quebec Capitals, CanAm
2013-2016: Atlanta Braves (Rk; MLB)
Financial arrangement: Matt would like his flights paid, accommodations provided, and a salary which can provide for a comfortable standard of living.
Availability: When ABL season is over, late February / early March
Living arrangement preferences: All living arrangements which offer a private bedroom.
Summer playing preferences: A-Pool Europe, B-Pool Europe, Professional Europe, Independent Pro Japan
Winter playing preferences: Open to all offers
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (513) 673-4870