Two-Way Player with Experience in Independent baseball and coaching experience Looking to Jumpstart Overseas Career
Name: Austin Fraker
DOB: December 30, 1992
Date Available: November 1, 2019Pro
Positions: 3B, SS
Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, RP, CF
College: Irvine Valley College
Austin is a true utility player having played nearly every position in the field over the course of his professional career. Austin describes himself as hard working and diligent, having recieved training from multiple affiliated organizations. After attending Irvine Valley College in 2013, Austin played in the Texas Winter League, an instructional showcase for Independent Leagues. From there he earned a contract with Edinburg of United League Baseball where he played a number of positions and pitched. He had a short stint with Fort Worth the following year. After a brief hiatus, he returned to Independent baseball with Pittsburgh of the Pacific Association in 2017 and 2018. Throughout his tenure, he has played under and with big name players like Jose Canseco, Ozzie Canseco, Aaron Miles, Hal Linear and Julio Franco. He has an excellent field presence that makes his teammates better, and shows that he has fun playing baseball. Since 2018, Austin has spent his time away from independent baseball coaching kids, teens, and high schoolers helping improve their defensive skill set as well as proper throwing mechanics.
Strong, physical player with power at the plate and experience defensively at multiple positions. Would be a great addition to any team both on and off the field.
Abilities summary: Athletic, quick, strong, good range, Great Arm.
Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Use overseas as a stepping stone into professional ball in the U.S., Experience new cultures and meet new people, Stay active during the offseason in a winter league
Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter), South Africa (Winter)
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a host family
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: No
Recent injuries/illnesses: No
Traveling with a companion: No