Ruben Jose Marrero Cruz was born in Bayamon Puerto Rico. He moved to Kissimmee Florida when he was 15 years old. There he played high school baseball for 3 years at Osceola high school. We won district every year when he played there. His senior year he batted .497 with 28 RBI's and 5 home runs. Unfortunately Ruben blew out his....... his senior year but was fortunate enough to still sign with Cowley County, where he went through intensive physical therapy.
After he recovered from his injury, he had the opportunity to play in the Junior College World Series. Cowley finished the season ranked 7th in the nation! His second season, they finished 45-12 and at one point were ranked #1 in the nation. That year Ruben was named second team all conference catcher in the Junior College Jayhawk conference. He then signed with Newman University, a NCAA division II school in Kansas.
His first year at Newman he hit .346, was named first team all conference and helped lead the school to its first NCAA postseason tournament appearance. During Ruben's senior year, he dealt with a lot of knee and low back issues so they moved him to first base. He adapted quickly and ended up winning a gold glove award. Ruben received several impressive baseball awards but was most proud of his athlete honor roll awards..
After college, Ruben went on to play 1 year of professional baseball at the Double A level in Puerto Rico. His back injury continued to worsen so he decided to stop playing and focus on teaching the game to the younger generation. That’s why Ruben now owns a baseball academy in Florida called the Future of Baseball Training facility. At his facility he does everything including private lessons, conditioning classes, and teaches the mental aspect of the game as well.
Ruben will be helping design the workouts for catchers and will be handling all of the online catching instruction for Future Phenoms Baseball Training.