Sergio Ferrer Marrero
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 145 lb.
Sergio Ferrer played four seasons in the majors, first in 1974 and 1975 with the Minnesota Twins, and later in 1978 and 1979 with the New York Mets. As a hitter, his best year was his 1974 rookie year when he hit .281.
Ferrer, born in Puerto Rico, was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1970. The Dodgers put him at Daytona Beach in 1971, where his teammates included Jerry Royster, Rick Rhoden and Lance Rautzhan. He spent most of 1972 at Bakersfield, hitting .302 and stealing 28 bases. Rautzhan was a teammate there as well, and also played in 1973 with Ferrer at Waterbury.
After the 1973 season, the Minnesota Twins drafted him away from the Dodgers in the 1973 Rule V Draft, and he made his major league debut in early April 1974. He was in 24 games at the major league level that year, and also played in 82 games at Tacoma where he had an OBP of .388.
His batting average went down in 1975 at both the major and minor league levels. With the Twins, he appeared in 32 games, hitting .247. With Tacoma, he was 47 games hitting .214.
A trade brought him to the Philadelphia Phillies, and he spent 1976 at the Oklahoma City affiliate, hitting .265 in 89 games. In late March 1977 he was traded to the New York Yankees, and appeared in 67 games for Syracuse, hitting .281.
The Mets acquired him in December 1977, in return for 3B Roy Staiger, and he spent parts of 1978 to 1980 at Tidewater. In 1978 in 67 games with Tidewater, he hit .241, while at the major league level he was in 37 games (33 at-bats) with the Mets, hitting .212. In 1979 he was in 32 games with the Mets (only 7 at-bats), while at Tidewater he had 29 games, hitting .192.
The year 1980 found him playing in the minors the entire season, partly with Tidewater (.248) and partly with Indianapolis (.267 in 6 games). In 1981 he was again with Indianapolis.
In 1989, Ferrer played for the St. Petersburg Pelicans and St. Lucie Legends of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. Ferrer's combined batting average was .222 in 50 games; 36 games with St. Petersburg and 14 games with St. Lucie.
His nickname is "Cuchito".