All-Conference Outfielder and Relief Pitcher, Team Captain and Power Hitter with Coaching Experience available 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

All-Conference Outfielder and Relief Pitcher, Team Captain and Power Hitter with Coaching Experience available 2022

Name: Ben Gravel

Height: 180cm

Weight: 88kg

DOB: December 30, 1997

Date Available: May 20, 2022

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: OF, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, OF, RP

College: St. Joseph's College of Maine

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Personal

I’m a right handed hitting outfielder that can hit for average and power. My top exit velos are in the mid-100s MPH. I have above average speed and get good reads in the outfield and take efficient routes to balls. I run the bases aggressively and can steal bases.

2022 was my first season as a pitcher. I have a low 3/4 arm slot and feature a 2 seam, change up, curveball, and slider. FB velo is 80-83 MPH with a changeup that is 69-71. This past season I came out of left field during games to relieve in late innings in a set up/closer role. I pitched 10 innings and got lots of ground balls and weak contact.

I’m a super competitive and hard working player. I like to lead by example and always try to get my teammates to tag along for extra work. I’m very personable and able to connect with all different kinds of teammates. I have a pretty even keeled demeanor on the field but I play aggressively and to win.

 

Career highlights

1st team all conference in 2021 & 2022. 3x team captain from 2020-2022. Team MVP in 2021.

 

Overseas Goals

I want to start a career in professional baseball and I want to travel and see different parts of the world

 

Articles/Recognitions

Nine SJC Baseball Players Earn GNAC Postseason Accolades

Nine Baseball Players Receive GNAC All-Conference Honors

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-20 Great Northeast Collegiate League Starting LF, 3-4 hitter, 3x league all star
2021-2022 Northeast Tides North Shore Baseball League Starting LF, 3-4 hitter
2017-22 St. Joseph's College of Maine NCAA Division III Starting LF from 2018-2022, 3-4 hitter in lineup, team captain 2020-2022, 1st team all conference 2021 & 2022

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 Assistant Hitting Director/Youth Programs Director NEB New Hampshire; Powerhouse Sports Youth Created and ran a 12-week youth summer baseball camp (players aged 7-12) that was focused on skill development and game knowledge. Ran a 6-week fall hitting program for players aged 13-15.
2021 Head Coach NEB New Hampshire High School 15u travel team coach.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 St. Joseph's College of Maine 17 29 9 12 2 0 1 11 4 5 1 0 .414 .500 .586
2018 St. Joseph's College of Maine 39 127 23 38 10 0 2 24 10 19 4 2 .299 .352 .425
2019 St. Joseph's College of Maine 8 19 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 1 .211 .238 .211
2020 St. Joseph's College of Maine 9 30 3 6 0 1 0 3 0 7 0 0 .200 .194 .267
2021 St. Joseph's College of Maine 27 96 13 35 7 2 2 19 11 22 5 1 .365 .441 .542
2022 St. Joseph's College of Maine 45 147 29 44 8 2 4 36 21 28 11 1 .299 .385 .463

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2022 St. Joseph's College of Maine 4.50 0 - 10.0 12 9 7 2 6 5 2 0 2 1.900

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Will Sanborn

St. Joseph's College, Head Baseball Coach

Nic Lops

Southern Maine Community College/Sanford Mainers, Head Baseball Coach

Ben Gravel is a great baseball player and an even better human being. Ben has a tremendous work ethic, and I have first-hand seen him develop his baseball skills the last few years.
Ben was one of the best hitters that I had the fortune to coach when I was the hitting coach at Saint Joseph's College in Maine. Gravel is a true leader and mentor; he served as team captain of his college ball club the last two seasons.
Ben has a mature approach. He hits for average, but also puts up great power numbers as well. He handles all types of pitchers, LH and RH throwers. His swing features athletic actions which allow him to be on time for high velocity fastballs and adjust to softer and crafty arms. His defense has come tremendously far the last few seasons. He has turned himself from a slightly above average defender to an elite one. Ben gets good reads off the bat and takes great routes to the baseball. He has above average and accurate arm strength. Given his leadership abilities, work ethic, and ability to execute, Ben would be a great addition to any team or organization.

Lincoln Sanborn

St. Joseph's College, Pitching Coach

Ben Gravel is a super great young man who is very serious about his baseball. He shows up everyday to work hard and improve his game, whether it's in the batters box or on the mound. As a hitter he always puts on good at-bats, and has the ability to drive the baseball in the gaps. Defensively he'll make all the plays, takes great routes on balls and gets the baseball in to second as quick as anyone. His work ethic is second to none and this year I was able to work with him as a pitcher and he showed a lot of drive to improve but also showed the ability to coach himself, work on his weaknesses and get the most out of his strengths which is rare for a college kid. On the mound he has a lot of movement and showed the ability to work the ball in and out on batters while changing speeds. As a young man I couldn't recommend him more, one of the most mature kids I've coached, who brings leadership but also knows how to enjoy himself and bring positive energy to his teammates.

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.)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Host Family

 

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

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Traveling with a companion: No