Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

Players to Watch: Baseball’s Kai Marcos ’18

Kai Marcos ’18 grew up in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan and was raised in a baseball culture, and now lives in Beverly, Massachusetts. Marcos brings his range in the left field, speed, and dedication to the team this season.

Marcos credits his love and passion for the sport to his father.

“My dad likes watching baseball. I was in Japan when I started playing, and all my friends played. It was either soccer or baseball, and I ended up liking baseball more,” said Marcos.

This will be Marcos’s second season on the team, and he will play an influential role on the team, according to Head Coach Kevin Graber. Both his teammates and coaches are excited to see his work in the offseason and in the spring break trip pay off.

Varsity returner and teammate Anthony Redfern ’18 said, “Kai is one of the fastest players I have ever played with, and when I am pitching and a ball is hit in his general direction in the outfield, I start walking off the mound with the confidence he will catch it before the ball has reached him.”

“The Boys’ Baseball team is looking forward to another consecutive strong season and seems to hold a backbone of strong Upper talent. Marcos will be a dominant force this season from both behind the plate and while snagging balls out in left field. [Kai] has been a varsity starter since he walked onto campus and has found nothing but success,” said Coach Graber in an email to The Phillipian.

Regarding the upcoming season and his future, Marcos said, “I’ve always been and will continue to be thoroughly invested in playing baseball.”

Mar 24, 2017