Starting/Relief Pitcher, Collegiate Team Captain with experience in the Czech and Coaching Ability(SIGNED in AUSTRALIA FOR 2022/23 WINTER)
Name: Anthony "AJ" Fell
DOB: October 11, 1997
Date Available: September 1, 2022
Positions: SP, RP
Positions (alt): Youth Coach, SP, RP
College: Spring Hill College
Everything I throw moves and I command all 3 pitches for strikes regardless of the count. My fastball is in the low to mid 80’s and has constant two-seam/sinker movement. My changeup looks identical but falls off the table right at the end. Then my curveball breaks rapidly and late to the other direction. I also provide next level fungo skills as well as excellent communication skills with teammates, coaches, people affiliated with the program, and even fans.
Throughout my entire career I have came out ot the bullpen and been a starter. In the beginning of college, I started out of the bullpen and continued to execute each opportunity I was given until they let me start in the middle of my second year. I continued to start for us as a junior, senior, and my grad year but still had a few relief appearances. Although I was starting in the spring for my college team, I would hop in between relieving and starting for my summer ball teams. Furthermore as I ended my college career and came overseas, i was instantly starting every weekend for Blesk Jablonec in the Czech Extraliga. Then this year with Tempo Praha, our pitching staff was stacked and I was out of the bullpen all year. I am comfortable with either or, just prefer starting so I know exactly when to be ready physically.
My entire life I have always been told I am an “older soul”. I have had incredible patience and have the ability to stay calm even when things are at their worst. This has been very beneficial both on and off the field as baseball is an emotionally challenging sport, so being able to play with emotions but keep those emotions in check is key, but also with teammates, some guys can’t help but bring their emotional baggage to the field with outside stuff going on, and I am able to help them through that and prepare themselves to focus on what’s at hand. Furthermore, in college I was more of a lead by example kind of leader, but after two season overseas I realized the lack of energy that some teams have and I’ve gotten more verbal and energetic to keep the game alive. As a side note, I also helped coach youth programs of all ages on my off days, which the patience was key for, but I would also show up for any of our guys as well that needed someone to throw with, feed them hitting, or even hit grounders and fly balls. Finally, I am just a personal guy, I can get along with just about anybody and blend into whatever team I’m on very quickly.
Team Accomplishments: winning our conference in college the first and only year we were eligible to play in it during my career. Also, this past Prague Baseball Week I helped lead the Globetrotters to gold, dominating all opponents.
Individual Accomplishments: I was named Pitcher of the Conference Tournament in the one year we were allowed to play in it. Also, I walked on as a freshman when I showed up at my school. Earned a spot on the roster after the first few weeks then grinded like crazy to earn a scholarship by my junior year that I kept for junior, senior, and my grad school year. I was also named team captain as a senior as well as a grad student. I received all-conference academic accolades 4 of my 5 seasons. Also, I was named reliever of the year for my team in summer ball of 2019 for the Pierre Trappers.
As a coach I am able to get along with the kids I am coaching, but also hold a professional manner to where they respect me and listen to what I have to say. Also, I am patient which comes in handy with the younger teams. My coach I learned the most from was my travel ball coach Mark Holzemer. I try and coach in a similar way as him where there is a time to joke around and have fun, but there is also a time to focus up and grind.
I have been playing overseas the past two season to continue my career, continue learning about different cultures, and to spread the knowledge I was blessed with growing up in the US all over the world.
I just finished a full Czech Extraliga season.
|2021||Volunteer Assistant Coach||Blesk Jablonec||Youth, High School||Helped our program's youth coaches organize and run the practices for our U15 team. Hit fungo and worked with the pitchers to develop a throwing routine, proper mechanics, proper recovery, and different pitch types.|
|2021||Head Coach||Mobile Knights Travel Ball||High School||Helped organize practice plans and worked with the pitchers for all 3 of our U14 teams to develop control, proper mechanics, proper recovery, and off-speed pitches.|
|2022||Instructor||Tempo Praha||Youth, High School||Helped the U13 and U15 teams with their practices, specifically working with pitchers to properly warm up/recover and with bullpens.|
|2017||Spring Hill College||6.35||0||0||5.2||7||2||6||1||8||4||0||0||1||2.500|
|2018||Spring Hill College||7.12||3||1||30.1||42||19||15||6||27||24||3||1||1||1.894|
|2019||Spring Hill College||4.76||6||0||39.2||51||27||11||4||24||21||3||1||0||1.582|
|2020||Spring Hill College||2.48||6||2||32.2||19||27||7||1||9||9||3||1||0||0.807|
|2021||Spring Hill College||7.16||6||0||27.2||41||30||9||6||26||22||0||3||1||1.838|