German Catcher with pop and leadership qualities seeking Australian or NZ club for 2021-22 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

German Catcher with pop and leadership qualities seeking Australian or NZ club for 2021-22

Name: Andreas Lastinger

Height: 178cm

Weight: 90kg

DOB: October 24, 1991

Date Available: August 30, 2019

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): 2B, OF


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Athletic catcher with power to all fields, can get on base and takes a lot of pride into his defense. Hard nosed baseball player that loves to be on a baseball field and cares about helping people and other ballclubs. See video of Andy at a youth clinic in Germany. 

Abilities summary: Consistent, athletic catcher with 10+ years of playing experience in 3 different top division leagues in Europe (Germany, Belgium, Austria). Good at handling a pitching staff and helping his pitchers to get the opposing hitters out. Smooth hands behind the dish and able to control the running game (2.0 glove to 2nd base).  Mentally always trying to be two steps ahead of the opposition. Powerful hitter that grinds out at-bats and also gets on base at a consistent and high rate. Comfortable at leading a team and helping his teammates and the club to get the most out of them.

The video below is from July 20th. Andreas was catcher for game one and left field for game two. He hit in the 3-hole in game 1 and clean up game 2.

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The @hakusoh_bat 'Batter of the Week' goes to BBJO members Andreas Lastinger and Billy Germaine. Lasty hit for the cycle in game one of the two-game series, and in the second game hit a clutch, game-tying home run in the bottom of the 9th sparking a come from behind walk-off victory for his Attnang Athletics in Baseball League Austria action. Lasty was 6 for 10 on the set, with 2 home runs, a triple, double, 5 rbi and 3 runs scored. Billy gets the nod for the second week in a row after smacking three home runs and going 7 for 9 in a two-game set in German Bundesliga action. Billy also hit three doubles and finished with 5 rbi and 6 runs scored. ⚾️??⚾️?? Spark Bat is the baseball bat of Hakusoh Bat, a wood bat manufacturer out of Japan who has been producing bats in Japan for over 70 years. They are now in the European market and present a variety of wood options including Maple, Birch, Ash, Bamboo, Tamo as well as a maple/bamboo composite. DM them directly for a quote. . . . #baseballjobsoverseas #baseball #baseballlife #baseballlifestyle #baseballislife #baseballplayer #baseballplays #baseballplayers #baseballforlife #baseballlove #baseballfam #baseballisbetter #homerun #baseballfamily #baseballbat #woodbats

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Playing Experience

2009-13 Mainz Athletics DI Germany Came up through their farm system and secured a starting spot as a catcher and part time corner outfielder by 2011;selected to the allstar game in 2012
2012 Namur Angels DI Belgium Import player (after the german season) for a playoff run for 2 month; starting catcher; middle of the order bat.
2014-16 Vienna Wanderers DI Austria Import player; splitting time between catcher and outfield; 3 and 4 hitter; Co- teamcaptain; won a championship in 2015
2017-18 Stockerau Cubs DI Austria Import player; splitting time between catcher and outfield; 2,3 and 4 hitter; team captain
2019 Attnang Athletics DI Austria Splitting time between catcher and the outfield. 3,4,5 hitter. Hit for the cycle and a game tying, 9th inning HR on July 27, 2019
2020 Attnang Athletics DI Austria I assumed the player-coach role for 2020. Season will start July 4th. I will split time between catcher and the outfield and hit in the 3 or 4 spot.

Coaching Experience

2009-now Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Coordinator several private or club based camps and clinics Youth
2010-13 Assistant Coach Mainz Athletics Youth - U12
2010-12 Assistant Coach Southwest Regional State Youth - U15
2012-13 Assistant Coach Baseball Academy Mainz High School Boarding school
2014-16 Assistant/Head Coach Vienna Wanderers DI Austria Assistant at DI level. Head Coach at DII level
2020 Head Coach / Manager Attnang Athletics DI Austria Took over as head coach in November of 2019. Responsible for off-season conditioning and preparation, spring training and regular season practices & development, game day management.


Pro/Overseas Batting

2012 Namur Angels 5 16 3 6 2 1 0 2 3 3 1 0 .375 .500 .625
2011-13 Mainz Athletics (RS+PS) 74 302 44 73 19 0 1 48 21 60 7 N/A .278 .391 .368
2014-16 Vienna Wanderers (RS+PS) 64 235 53 71 20 1 5 47 38 39 19 3 .302 .432 .425
2017-18 Stockerau Cubs (RS+PS) 50 191 56 72 13 2 8 46 21 22 13 2 .377 .479 .592
2019-2020 Attnang Athletics (RS+PS) 39 133 52 57 9 2 12 43 23 16 7 1 .429 .565 .797

Video Highlights


These Testimonials Have Been Verified

David Burns

Opposing coach & player

I have been playing against Lasty for a number of years now and can say with confidence that he would be a great pick up for a team in Australia which is in need of a solid defensive catcher with a middle-of-the-order bat.
He recently joined our team, the Attnang Athletics in Austria for the 2019 season, and it is apparent that he works hard on his game and is in great shape.
Lasty is also a great team guy who has stepped up vocally as a leader this season, which is impressive as the new guy coming in. While playing against him over the years he would frequently engage in conversation with me during the games, showing that he is a friendly guy and has good character. In 2019, he has already made a major impact on team moral as well as on the scoreboard.

Chris Dassy

Former Head Coach, Namur Angels

I coached Andy in 2012 with my former ball club, the Namur Angels at the time when the club was at its peak.

Behind the plate, he performed extremely well for our team.
Offensively, he hit for high average with regular extra base hits. I remember him as being very aggressive on the base paths.

On top of his baseball skills, I have to say that Andy brings a lot of energy to the ballpark and displayed leadership.
Also, and he bonded very quickly with the team, which was a good thing.

I believe he is someone who is comfortable adjusting to a lot of different situations.

I highly recommend him. In fact, I would love to have him back on my current team if that was possible.

Hiro Sakanashi

Head Coach, Vienna Wanderers

Played with Lasti for three years and also being assisted by him running the team.
With our young talented 2nd team, he ran the team very well and also brought the team to the regional league championship as a head coach.
As a player, He has a very good experience behind the plate, calling the game very good no matter what kind of pitchers are on the bump. He also has some pop on the bat. Knowing what pitch to look for and has a good hand eye coordination.
In the end, he is a very nice guy and fun to be around. He is very dedicated to the team he plays for. He will give a lot of efforts to help out the organization.

Additional Info

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a host family, Willing to work on the side if club can help to set something up.

Status: Married/Engaged

Prior engagements: No

Ever convicted of a felony? No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Traveling with a companion: No