NCAA Centerfielder, Pitcher, and Power hitter seeking overseas opportunity | Baseball Jobs Overseas

NCAA Centerfielder, Pitcher, and Power hitter seeking overseas opportunity

Name: Armani Henderson

Height: 180cm

Weight: 82kg

DOB: August 14, 1997

Date Available: February 1, 2023

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, OF, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 1B, 2B, RP

College: Johnson & Wales University

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Personal

Career Highlights

  • 2020/2021 Season:
    – Nominated Team Captain
    – Slashed .356/.478/.534
    – First Team All-Conference
    – All-Defensive Team
    – 2021 GNAC Tournament All-Conference Team
    – First Conference Championship, NCAA regional appearance, and NCAA regional victory in school history
    – Finished as a Top 40 Division III Baseball team in the Country
    – In NCAA Regional slashed .400/.538/1.200
  • 2019/2020 Season:
    – Nominated Team Captain
    – .393/.469/.714
  • 2018/2019 Season:
    – Third-Team All-Conference
  • 2016/2017 Season:
    — Top 5 in Conference for XBH
    – Ranked second in the league for doubles

Armani is a line-drive, gap to gap power hitter with the ability to drive the ball out of the park.  He has primarily been a 3- or 4-hole hitter during his career but has also had experience hitting leading off and hitting in the 2-hole.

He has above average speed and runs a 6.7-60-yard dash which translates well into baserunning and is a smart baserunner that knows when to take the extra base or steal a base in a key situation. This also translates to the amount of ground he covers in the field defensively.

He is an all-defensive team caliber player in the outfield.  He has mainly played centerfield and positions himself well so that he can consistently cover from gap to gap.  His arm strength from the outfield consistently ranges from the high 80s to 90 (mph).

Though he has usually been a position player, he has experience on the mound, which means he can provide a team some additional versatility.

Armani was team captain for two seasons in college and has his Master’s degree in Sports Leadership from his University. He also has college coaching experience working directly with the Outfielders and hitters at Johnson & Wales University, all attesting to his leadership skills.

Over the past year he has continued to train and work out, playing in local leagues and traveling to train in the U.S, he also coached the outfield and hitters this past season (2021-2022) at Johnson & Wales University who won their second consecutive conference championship and had their second consecutive NCAA Regional appearance. Armani also has experience coaching college, high school, and youth hitters.

He continues to train and work out this off-season, where he plans on spending the winter in Dominican Republic training and preparing for the upcoming spring season Overseas.

He describes himself as one who will “fire a dugout up, and loves to keep up the energy whether I am playing, at practice or even just hanging out.” He is passionate about “being an impact person both on and off the field” and brings knowledge of the game and a high baseball IQ to an organization.

Coaching

Armani would also be looking to help run camps, assist as a player-coach, or be a specialized outfield or hitting coach. His previous coaching experience has been with ballplayers aged 12-24. During the 20/21 season, he led the outfield training program as a player, and continued to do so for the 21/22 season. 

Overseas Goals

Armani wants to play baseball overseas to see how far he can take his career and “have an impact on a team, the organization and the community”. Ultimately, he would like to work his way up to an elite league overseas or a top-tier professional league in the United States. In school, he has completed a Master’s degree in Sports Leadership and believes he has much to offer from a player perspective, coaching perspective, and business perspective.

Articles/Recognitions

BASEBALL: AMCATS’ Drosidis Wins Player of Year Honors as GNAC Unveils All-Conference Teams

On To The Next One! Baseball Wins GNAC!

McAllister Goes Deep, Wildcats Top Judges 8-7

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Summer George Donnelly Sunset League Amateur Summer Baseball League Starting Center Fielder, 2nd hitter
2019 Johnson & Wales University NCAA Division III Starting Centerfielder, 5th hitter, 3rd Team-All Conference
2019 Summer George Donnelly Sunset League Amateur Summer Baseball League Starting Center Fielder, 2nd hitter, League All-start selection
2020 Johnson & Wales University NCAA Division III Starting Centerfielder, 4th hitter, Team Captain; Shortened Season due to Covid Pandemic
2021 Johnson & Wales University NCAA Division III Starting Centerfielder, 3rd hitter, 1st Team-All Conference 1st Team-All Defense

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-18 Hitting Instructor Independent Youth Independent Contractor for lessons on basic fundamentals of hitting
2012-20 Volunteer Assistant Coach Warwick North Little League Youth Assist Head Coach and League President with baseball operations; Hit ground balls, conduct defensive drills for team practices; Work on hitting fundamentals; Work on throwing mechanics; Coach first/third base; Work on pitching mechanics; Work on base running
2017-Present Hitting Instructor Independent High School, College Freelance hitting coach for ages 12-24
2021-2022 Volunteer Assistant Coach Johnson & Wales University College Lead the Outfield and assisted with coaching the hitters

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Johnson & Wales University 41 129 24 38 13 1 1 26 6 26 8 1 .295 .369 .434
2019 Johnson & Wales University 40 139 23 38 11 2 1 27 17 17 9 1 .273 .370 .403
2020 Johnson & Wales University 6 28 5 11 3 0 2 10 2 6 1 1 .393 .469 .714
2021 Johnson & Wales University 22 73 15 26 6 2 1 10 4 10 8 3 .356 .478 .534
Total 109 369 67 113 33 5 5 73 29 59 26 6 .306 .400 .463

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Kevin Casey

Johnson & Wales University Baseball, Head Coach
Kevin.Casey@jwu.edu

John Casey

American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee
John.Casey@jwu.edu

Mel Graf

Johnson & Wales University, Associate Dean of Student Development
mgraf@jwu.edu

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc), I’d be open to anywhere that would allow me to play but I prefer Europe, New Zeland, Canada, Asia, and Latin America

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

Educational background:  Master Degree In Sports Leadership – 2021;  Bachelor’s Degree in Sport, Event, Entertainment Management -2020