Independent Pro Australian Catcher/CF/Utility and Power Hitter with experience in the Pecos League, the ABL and Germany available 2023 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Independent Pro Australian Catcher/CF/Utility and Power Hitter with experience in the Pecos League, the ABL and Germany available 2023

Name: Ben Tsui

Height: 180cm

Weight: 85kg

DOB: June 8, 1998

Date Available: April 15, 2023

Indy Pro experience

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: OF, C, CF

Positions (alt): Utl, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, RF, LF

College: Seward County Community College; Missouri Western State University

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Personal

Ben hits for average and has power to the gaps.  He also has good ability to get on base, as shown by his continually high on-base percentages, and he is a good situational hitter.

He is a versatile player, having caught, played first base and spent time in the outfield as a pro.  He has a best pop time of 1.98 as a catcher, and he also has good speed, which enables him to steal bases, take extra bases when necessary, and cover ground in the outfield.  He is good fundamentally.

Ben is a hard-working player and a supportive teammate with a very positive outlook.  “I love to play with a relaxed dugout and a good group of guys. I like a bit of banter and hanging out with teammates outside of the field setting.  But I’m a hard worker in the cage and on the field, and I love to help out the guys, technically or just throwing BP/flips etc.”

He also has coaching experience and would be excited about lending it to a club’s staff.  He has been a Little League coach, a private instructor, and youth player development coach for the Ulm Falcons of the first German Bundesliga.  He has focused on structuring of practice plans, correct fundamentals, and mentoring.  “Learning takes place when the kids are engaged and know what they are trying to accomplish,” he says.  “Therefore, structure and communication are two big ‘musts’ for me as a coach.”

Career Highlights

  • Junior-college and NCAA Division II experience in the U.S.

  • Experience in German Bundesliga

  • Under-18 national champions (Australia)

  • Australian Academy member (Golden Bat recipient)

  • Represented Australia at Under-18 World Cup (Japan)

  • Multiple All Star selections in Sydney State League

  • Team MVP California Bees (Golden State League)

  • Top 10 in all offensive categories championship season with San Rafael Pacifics (2021)

(independent pro team in the U.S.)

  • Slash line of .372/.483/.545

  • 36 RBI in 37 games

  • German Bundesliga player of the week and highly ranked in all offensive categories

  • ABL with Canberra Cavalry and Sydney Blue Sox

 

Overseas Goals

Ben says he “loves playing overseas and experiencing new countries and cultures while spreading the game of baseball.”

 

Articles/Recognitions

AUSTRALIA ADVANCE TO SUPER ROUND OF U18 WORLD CUP

SPIELER DER WOCHE: BENJAMIN TSUI (IT SURE FALCONS ULM)

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015 Team Australia WBSC U18 World Cup, Osaka, Japan.
2018-19 Seward County Community College NJCAA Starting RF, batted 4-6th.
2019 California Bees Golden State Collegiate League Starting catcher, batted 3rd, selected MVP.
2020-21 Missouri Western State University NCAA Division II Starting CF and rotated catching, batted leadoff/4th.
2021 San Rafael Pacifics Pecos League (Independent)
2022 Ulm Falcons German Bundesliga Starting catcher, batted 3/4th, selected Player of the Week.
2022-23 Sydney Blue Sox Australian Baseball League

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014-17 Little League Coach Ryde Hawks, Cronulla Sharks Youth
2014-Present Coach, Private Instructor Sydney Diamond Sports Youth Camps and individual lessons.
2014-Present Player Development Coach Ulm Falcons Youth Ages 7-15, duties include planning and coaching practice. Fundamentals, fun coordinator.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2021 San Rafael Pacifics 37 145 42 54 12 2 3 36 19 28 5 2 .372 .483 .545

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Seward County 29 89 18 23 3 1 2 18 8 27 3 0 .258 .356 .382
2019 California Bees 39 129 27 45 13 1 5 23 15 21 2 2 .349 .459 .581
2019 Seward County 33 98 15 28 4 2 2 18 11 27 7 1 .286 .391 .429
2020 Missouri Western State 18 39 12 11 1 0 4 13 7 12 2 0 .282 .462 .615
2021 Missouri Western State 36 110 20 26 9 0 2 20 13 33 2 1 .236 .356 .373

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Matt O’Neil

Sydney Diamond Sports, Founder

Andrea Girasole

Ulm Falcons, Recruiting

Ben is a great player, he can play multiple positions and he is an outstanding hitter with lots of power and discipline. If you are looking to boost your lineup with a talented player and a fantastic teammate, Ben is definitely the right choice.

Glen Williams

CEO of Baseball Australia

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa 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

 

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

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Bachelors of science Missouri Western State