Marlon Abea

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Marlon Abea

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 190 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Marlon Abea has been a member of the Nicaraguan national team on and off from 1990 through 2008. His son Marlon Abea Jr. played in the minors.

Abea debuted for Nicaragua in the 1990 Central American Games, when they won the Silver Medal. He was 1 for 2 in the 1990 Baseball World Cup as the backup catcher for the Silver Medalists. In the 1997 Intercontinental Cup, he was 3 for 6. During the 1998 Baseball World Cup, Marlon was 2 for 10 with a double and steal and threw out 2 of 4 attempted base-stealers; Nicaragua won Bronze. In the 1998 Haarlem Baseball Week, Abea went 5 for 10 with a homer, walk, 3 runs and 3 RBI. He was with Nicaragua for a Silver Medal in the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games.

In the 2005 Baseball World Cup, the veteran catcher did very well in regular duty, hitting .308/.325/.538 with 10 RBI in 10 games. He was back with Nicaragua for the 2008 Americas Baseball Cup, hitting .286/.286/.321 as their starting catcher.

In the Nicaraguan leagues, Abea has been a reliable performer. He hit .722 in the 1996 finals, setting the record. Through 2008, he is among the all-time leaders in homers (119, 16th place) and hits (1,262, 15th place). In the Nicaraguan Winter League, he led the 2004-2005 season in doubles (14) and RBI (33) and tied Luis Iglesias for the most homers (4).