Pitcher with 88-91 MPH Fastball available for 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Pitcher with 88-91 MPH Fastball available for 2022

Name: Benjamin Meyer

Height: 190.5cm

Weight: 100kg

DOB: June 6, 1997

Date Available: July 14, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP

Positions (alt): Utl, RP

College: Claremont McKenna College

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Personal

I played D3 College baseball for Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles California. After college, I spent a year playing in the United States with the Los Angeles Legends (LABL) and the Los Angeles Raptors (PCBL). In 2021, I began my overseas career as a pitcher for UVV Utrecht in the Honkbal Overgangsklasse in the Netherlands.

In college my fastball was 83-85 MPH, but after graduating, I increased my velocity to 88-91 and added a curveball. Between the PCBL and LABL (including playoffs), I went 7-1 while posting a 1.08 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 12.6 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 over 45 innings with 70 strikeouts. I was named Championship CO-MVP of the PCBL and Championship MVP of the LABL. In 2021, I pitched for UVV Utrecht posting a 2.79 ERA over 38.2 innings as both a starting and relief pitcher.

I throw Fastball, Changeup, and Curveball. The fastball sits around 88-91 with movement. The changeup is my next best pitch with good control and movement. To see these pitches from the mound, here is a youtube playlist with 4 videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqDZugAOTkPLhbbUEM0UOwaNoxyToKKNi

Overseas Baseball Goals: 
I’m looking for a team where I can have a large impact on the mound. My goal is challenge myself and become the best player I can be. I would eventually like to compete in some of the top overseas leagues such as in Japan, Korea, or Australia.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
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
2021 Los Angeles Legends Los Angeles Baseball League Starting Pitcher
2021 UVV Utrecht Honkbal Overgangsklasse Starting Pitcher / Closer / DH

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 Freshmen Team Coach Oak Park High School Coastal Canyon League Ran freshmen team practices and coached the team during games

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2021 UVV Utrecht 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .333 .428 .333

Pro/Overseas Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2021 UVV Utrecht 2.79 2 0 38.2 20 36 29 2 15 12 4 0 0 1.32

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
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
2021 Los Angeles Legends 0.60 3 0 15.0 5 27 6 2 1 1 2 1 0 0.73

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Scott Tenen

Los Angeles Dodgers, Former Clubhouse Assistant
scottietenen@gmail.com

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
jesse.powerhouse@gmail.com

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
leavitt.adam@protonmail.com

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: Improve to become the best player that I can be. Compete with a team to win a championship. Travel to new countries and experience new cultures.

Playing Preferences: Asia (Summer), Europe (Summer), Australia (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: Dealt with back injuries my last two years of college, but am fully healthy now.

Traveling with a companion: No