Left-Handed Outfielder & Pitcher Hits for Power and Average | .453 AVG / 1.270 OPS | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Left-Handed Outfielder & Pitcher Hits for Power and Average | .453 AVG / 1.270 OPS

Name: Austin Ruffner

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 190 lbs / 86.2 KG

DOB: April 13, 1996

Date Available: August 1, 2019

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: L

Positions: OF, SP, RP, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): 1B

College: Simpson University

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Personal

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpBMe1TjfzQHenbWQTbmPg

Preferred Communication Tool: Email, Text

“Winning is a Habit. Success is a Choice.” I am an inspirational winner on and off the field. I am an Outfielder / Pitcher / 1st Baseman who throws and bats left-handed.As a starting Center Fielder I have + speed, + arm and I excel in RF as well as LF. In 2019 he had a .333 BA and .667 Slugging % in Cal-Pac Baseball League as well as 1 HR every 20 AB’s. I am also a left-handed pitcher with 89-91 mph 4-seam FB and a 4-pitch arsenal that includes 2-seam FB with good movement, vulcan change, cutter and slider. I am a strong base stealer and can bunt to get on base or sacrifice. I can also play 1st base with excellent hands. I bring the attributes of being an excellent team players, big time work ethic, grit and an infectious, positive attitude. I am ready to take the next steps in my career and looking for an opportunity to help an overseas team win.

Summer of 2019 I played in prestigious Arizona Collegiate Baseball League (wood bat) which is full of D1 and MLB drafted players. There were 14 teams playing in league. As starting Centerfielder and relief pitcher I finished season batting .453, SLG .755 and OPS 1.279. I led league (players over 60 PA’s) in batting average, SLG, OPS, doubles and second in HR and stolen bases. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpBMe1TjfzQHenbWQTbmPg 

An added bonus is I am a baseball coach / trainer and enjoy working with players to help them reach their potential (www.southpaw-baseball.com).

Abilities summary: Starting Outfielder / Left-Handed Relief Pitcher who has power to bat 3rd in lineup and speed/BA to bat leadoff in lineup. Can also play 1st base and has coaching experience. 89-91 mph LHP pitcher with good movement and 5 pitch arsenal.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014-19 Simpson University NAIA Outfield, Pitcher and 1st Base; Lead Off and Clean Up Batting Order.
2019 Arizona Collegiate Baseball League College Wood Bat Starting centerfielder, relief pitcher and played RF, LF and 1st. #3 in batting order.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2012 - Current Coach / Trainer / Pitching, Hitting, Mental Southpaw Baseball Youth / Little League / 6A High School I have coached numerous camps with players of all ages and skills including little league and 6A High School players. www.southpaw-baseball.com

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Simpson 28 48 9 11 2 0 0 4 7 16 4 0 .229 .339 .271
2019 Simpson 13 19 3 5 0 1 1 5 1 5 0 0 .263 .300 .526
2019 (Conference) Simpson 10 15 3 5 0 1 1 4 1 4 0 0 .333 .375 .667
2019 Arizona Collegiate Baseball League 24 53 9 24 10 0 2 14 9 9 13 0 .453 .524 .755

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Paul Barrington

Simpson University, Coach
pbarrington@simpsonu.edu

Austin grew as a player and a person his last 2 years at Simpson. His work ethic was exemplary. He wore out the weight room. He had a 2B and game winning hit to beat the 17th ranked team in the nation. His Home Run against Marymount was a 400’ bomb. His speed allowed him to cover RF well. It will be interesting to see how he does in the next few years.



Additional Info

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: N/A

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: N/A

 

Traveling with a companion: No