Seattle-born, Ethan Skuija, has always been a dominant pitcher. He dominated as a kid growing up in Canada, in junior college in California, and in division one baseball playing for CSU Bakersfield.
None of this changed since he decided to take his career overseas after missing the draft.
At the time of this interview, Ethan was a handful of weeks into a winter ball stint in Australia for the 2022-2023 season, his second season overseas that saw him go on to dominate. He was fresh off a dominant 2022 season in the Czech Republic where he posted a 0.62 ERA in 47.2 innings of work, with a whopping 90 strikeouts in what many regard as a strong hitting league.
Although Ethan was not a member of our website, he was a pitcher we could not ignore when recruiting for our Globetrotters team that would compete at Prague Baseball Week against the likes of the Spanish and Czech National teams.
In this interview, we talk about Ethan’s career in baseball, his mental approach to the game, the unmatched energy he brings to the dugout when not pitching, and of course, all the goodness about his experience playing baseball overseas thus far.
Since this interview, Ethan has gone on to pitch for the Savannah Party Animals in 2023 —a role he claims he was “born for”— and then finished his 2023 summer in the Atlantic League with the Staten Island FerryHawks. Ethan’s story is far from over and there will definitely be a part two to this interview. Listen to part one here:
Follow Ethan on Instagram: @ethanskuija