Oreste Vilato Marrero Vázquez, a native of Puerto Rico,is a former American Major League Baseball player.
Marrero is currently running professional high-quality baseball clinics as well as private, semi-private and group lessons for all ages on Long Island, NY and the five boroughs. Addressing the individual needs of any ballplayer regardless of ability level, he helps athletes of all ages with the fundamentals and mechanics of baseball to the highest levels of instruction in fielding and hitting. He also is very active with the young baseball community, lending his time and experiences in coaching various teams and participating in various clinics, camps and experiences, including the NJBL, the Knox School and the Parade Ground League, earning the prestigious National Junior Baseball League’s Eric ReistetterManager of the Year Award.
He was a first baseman for the Montreal Expos in 1993, managed by Felipe Alou with teammates such as Moises Alou, World Series Champion Marquis Grissom, Larry Walker, Perfect Game pitcher Dennis Martinez and World Series Champion closer John Wetteland.
He played with the Los Angeles Dodgers in1996, managed by Tommy Lasorda with teammates such as Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo and Knuckelballer Tom Candiotti.
Marrero attended Agustin Stahl High School in Bayamón, Puerto Rico and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers as an amateur free agent in 1986 at the age of 16. He made his debut against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 12, 1993. During his time with the minor league, Marrero played for the Harrisburg Senators, which is one of the Top 100 Greatest Minor League Baseball Teams of all time.
Marrero played 18 seasons of professional baseball finishing with the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish in 2005.
Marrero played with the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League which is the top professional baseball league in Puerto Rico. It is a winter league that consists of six teams with the league's champion participating in the Serie del Caribe. Marrero led the league in home runs along with other players such as Negro League great and Hall of Famer Josh Gibson, Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, Roy Campanella and baseball legends Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson.
Marrero is an active member of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association where he continues to participate in promoting the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players and members.
Marrero is also a regular participant in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Classic at The Cooperstown Hall of Fame and Museum where he plays charity baseball games at the historic Double Day Field with other former professional baseball players such as Ozzie Smith, Goose Gossage, Ricky Henderson and Phil Niekro. These charity games are co-organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
Marrero, along with several other former major league players is also an active member and affiliate of the Cal Ripkin Sr. Foundation where former pros bring the game of baseball to today’s youth through local programs and organizations such as Badges for Baseball and the RBI Program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).
Marrero, with several other former major league players regularly participates in the Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic at FunLimon in Nicaragua where over 300 boys and girls from 15 different communities learn how to bat and field from former pros.
In 1996 Oreste shoot to the top of RBIs in the Pacific Coast League playing for Albuquerque Dukes (AAA) classification. He was at 7th place leaving behind more than 400 hundred players.
Oreste was among the leaders in the Texas League and he was an All-Star with San Antonio Missions (AA) classification, which is affiliated with Los Angeles Dodgers.
Orestes does a great job of communicating with children on their level. He encourages them to find the right technique while not being rigid or demanding. My son always looks forward to their sessions. And from my perspective, the results were very apparent, not only from a technical level but from a confidence level. I HIGHLY recommend Coach Orestes.
I have trained and played for him since I was 13 years old- Oreste is the best coach and trainer I have ever trained with and played for. I was treated with respect and learned a lot. Now I am playing at the next level in college and enjoying the journey.
A coach/trainer that gives his full attention , respect, and skills to each player so that the full potential as a player can be reached. Everything Oreste says and does is for the love of the game - he shares the passion for every aspect of the game as his student player has. His knowledge, skills, and positive critique makes a difference that I see on and off the field. From a parent’s point of view - Oreste is the best coach/trainer and you will not regret having him be a part of your son’s training- no one better!
"when can we see Coach Oreste again" was the first thing my son said when we left the training. We did a private lesson with him for an hour, Oreste Marrero can see every movement whether it be a flaw or a positive in the hitters swing. He's a human slow motion camera and swing analyst. He very quickly corrected numerous things from fine tuning foot position, rotation, power delivery and enforce numerous others using great examples and techniques kids can understand using few words and instead teaching my son to feel a great swing. The same goes for his fielding and throwing techniques, the fastest and smoothest technique I've seen.
I start with all the basic positioning of a typical baseball stance in both hitting and fielding. As the student shows progress I will continue to step it up the level to reach full potential.
The education and training has come with 18 years of professional baseball experience as a player and 15 years since I retired from the Pro’s as a little league, high school and college coach. My professional career started with the Milwaukee Brewers to Los Angeles Dodgers and Montreal Expos. I worked with Del Crandall (Brewers), Jim Tracy (Dodgers), John Shelby, Duffy Dyer (Brewers), (Dodgers), Willie Upshaw (Bluefish), Pat Kelly (winter ball PR).
My passion for the game and the pleasure watching my students stepping up and gradually improving gives me the ultimate satisfaction. Seeing the smiles on their faces as the learn and improve is a special feeling to experience.
i work with ages 7 through 21. Work with softball players as well as experienced players. The vast majority of my work has been at the little league level and worked with high school and college players as well.
There are numerous clinics I have worked with for several years. The Major League Baseball Players Alumni (MLBPA) holds several clinics throughout the calendar year. It is far the cream of the crop when it comes to baseball clinics.
Look for someone with experience and with that comes the knowledge of getting the best lessons and the best effort out of the student. Hard work and dedication will be a major contributor and reaching your maximum potential. That is one of the major goals here.
How can I improve on a daily basis? What are my strengths and weaknesses.