The winter showcase is scheduled for Jan. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Gatrell enters his third year serving the baseball program as Director of Operations. He will continue to work closely with Coach Waggoner in the business aspects of the Marshall University baseball program.
In 2010, Gatrell signed with the Kansas City Royals after finishing his senior season with the Thundering Herd. He played professionally for the Royal's farm team, the AZL Royals. During his time with the Royals, he was the only reliever in the league to make the Arizona League All-Star team after finishing as the league leader in saves (12) and strikeouts per 9 innings (+17).
While with the Herd, Gatrell was a member of the record-setting 30-win team in 2008. He is ranked second all-time in career games pitched and in games pitched in a single season. He collected the Baseball Team Leadership Award in 2008 and was a Cam Henderson Scholarship Award winner and MU Scholar Athlete of the Year Award Finalist in 2009.
Gatrell graduated cum laude from Marshall with a Bachelor's in Accounting and Legal Enviroment in December of 2010. He will be pursuing a master's in accounting in the fall and hopes to take up a professional career in public accounting.