Pitcher / Utility with 85-87 MPH Fastball & hits for power (SIGNED IN SWITZERLAND FOR 2020, Seeking team for 2021) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Pitcher / Utility with 85-87 MPH Fastball & hits for power (SIGNED IN SWITZERLAND FOR 2020, Seeking team for 2021)

Name: Benjamin Meyer

Height: 190.5cm

Weight: 95.3kg

DOB: June 6, 1997

Date Available: May 18, 2020

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP

Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, 3B, C, RP, RF, CF, LF

College: Claremont McKenna College

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Ben is a recent graduate of Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles, California where he continued his career with the Los Angeles Raptors (PCBL) and the Los Angeles Legends (LABL) post-grad. He did not appear much his final two years at Claremont due to back injuries but has returned to pitching this fall.

Between the PCBL and LABL this fall (including playoffs), he went 5-0 while posting a 1.29 ERA over 35 innings with 43 strikeouts. He also batted .500 / .565 / .900 over 20 At Bats with 1 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 3 SB, 8 R, and 10 RBI. He was named Championship CO-MVP of the PCBL and Championship MVP of the LABL.

His arsenal includes a Fastball, Changeup, Curveball and Cutter and says he sits 85-87mph. He has filled in at 3B, 2B, 1B, C, and 0F this fall and is confident he can play any of these positions in the field for a club overseas.

Playing Experience

2016-2019 Claremont McKenna College NCAA D3 Relief pitcher
2019 Los Angeles Raptors Pacific Coast Baseball League Starting Pitcher / Closer / Utility
2019 Los Angeles Legends Los Angeles Baseball League Starting Pitcher / Closer / Utility

Coaching Experience

2015 Assistant Coach Conejo Royals Travel Team run practices and help teach young players proper form
2016-2018 Assistant Coach Oak Park High School Coastal Canyon League Help run practices and work with players on form


College/Amateur Pitching

2016-2019 CMS 7.88 0 0 16.0 23 14 9 - 18 14 0 0 1 2.00
2019 Los Angeles Raptors 1.35 2 0 20.0 17 26 11 0 8 3 3 0 0 1.40
2019 Los Angeles Legends 1.20 2 1 15.0 7 17 3 0 3 2 2 0 0 0.80

Video Highlights


Scott Tenen

Los Angeles Dodgers, Former Clubhouse Assistant

Character wise, one of the hardest working players I have ever met. Really smart kid and has a real passion for baseball! He is the kid who turned himself into a ball player from not much at all. Definitely an over achiever.

Jesse Davis

Los Angeles Raptors, Manager

Ben Meyer is a specimen of an athlete. Physically, his presence is powerful and dominating. His force on the mound as well as his precision to locate pitches provide a cause for concern for the opposing team. Mix in his affable character and drive to always be better, he's a teammate and leader that every team and organization deserves.

Adam Leavitt

California Lutheran College, Assistant Coach

I've known Ben since he was 12. An incredible work ethic, and a very smart young man who comes from good morals. Big, strong athletic kid.

Additional Info

Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Experience new cultures and meet new people, Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally, Stay active during the offseason in a winter league

Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer)

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: Dealt with back injuries my last two years of college, but am fully healthy now.

Traveling with a companion: No