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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.


DEMOGRAPHICS

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


PERSONAL

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


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College

2009-2013: Campbell University, NCAA I

 

Professional Experience

2017: Melbourne Aces, Australian Baseball League

2017: Quebec Capitals, CanAm

2013-2016: Atlanta Braves (Rk; MLB)

 

Coaching Experience

None


STATISTICS

 


REFERENCES

Jon Deeble – Head Coach, Melbourne Aces. Email: jondeeble@msn.com
Billy Best – Braves Scout. Email: Billy.best@braves.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

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


CONTACT

Email: Mattmarksberry0825@gmail.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (513) 673-4870

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmarksberry


VIDEO

Sorry about the L screen behind me its f'd up haha

A post shared by Matt Marksberry (@mattmarksberry) on

 

 

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