34 Year Old Player-Coach, Corner INF/Catcher Seeking Opportunity Overseas in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

34 Year Old Player-Coach, Corner INF/Catcher Seeking Opportunity Overseas in 2022

Name: Billy Manley

Height: 187cm

Weight: 118kg

DOB: August 20, 1987

Date Available: June 1, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, 1B

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 3B, C, LF

College: Castleton University

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Personal

As a player, Billy can hit both with power and for high average/high OBP. He has above average speed for his size and rates himself as a Plus-Plus first baseman, defensively.

Billy says that catcher was his best position, but he played others after incurring a knee injury, which has since completely healed.  He has played first base and some at third base and the outfield, and he is comfortable in all those spots.

Career Highlights

  • College baseball team captain.

  • College baseball Division III College World Series regional tournament.

  • Led team in home runs and doubles and was runner-up for player of the year as a junior

  • Batted .324, .284 and .354 his last three years in college, with corresponding OPS figures of .951, .816 and .942

  • After college, played on a team in Florida – played in one pro game against the Class A Phillies, and he was 2-3 with a double, single, RBI and stolen base

Coaching

Billy has coaching experience that would make him an asset to any club.  He has worked as the catching coordinator at a baseball training facility, a role in which he has worked with middle-school and high-school players.  He is also an assistant coach at Dean College, an NCAA Division III school in the U.S.

Billy describes himself as one who brings “an old-school attitude with new-school philosophies. I think that there are some ways and unwritten rules that should never change, but I also believe that as players evolve, the game evolves, which makes coaching fun and exciting. Coaches need to be open to change and be able to adjust certain coaching tactics, drills, approaches, and philosophies.

“As a coach, I respect the baseball ‘book’, but I also think that there is room for change and expansion of the ‘book’. I don’t believe there is ever only one way to do something.  I don’t like to see a coach ‘over-coach’ because that ends up hurting a player. Coaching gives us a chance to help an athlete grow athletically and as a person.  I am a leader and motivator.”

Overseas Goals

Billy says he’s looking for a chance to continue his baseball career – “I love the game of baseball and will gladly play anywhere I’m given then the chance.”

Staying in Shape

In addition to coaching at the college level, Billy works at a baseball facility where he continues training and learning about the mental aspects of the game – “I’m throwing and hitting four or more times a week to keep my swing fresh and fast and my arm conditioned. I also work part-time as a personal trainer, so I stay physically fit.”

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
200 Worcester State NCAA Left Field/Catcher. Batted lead off and clean up. Rookie of the year.
2009-10 Castleton University NCAA DIII 1st base/ 3rd base/LF. Batted 3 and 4. Team captain. All-Conference. Player of the year runner up (Jr. year)

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
Catching Coordinator The Farm Baseball Performance Institute Youth Work with kids from middle school to high school. Focus on the fundamentals of catching, learning the position and strengthening skills
Assistant Coach Dean College NCAA Supervise weight room workouts and make fitness programs for players. Worked closely with hitters and infielders. Coach first base and help with line up preparation and player evaluation. Recruiting experience

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Worcester 39 111 21 36 7 0 3 22 17 10 2 1 .324 .483 .468
2007 Worcester 29 81 24 23 3 0 3 16 11 17 5 1 .284 .384 .432
2010 Castleton 48 175 45 62 10 0 5 41 21 19 27 3 .354 .445 .497

Video Highlights

Testimonials

David Brandt

Overseas Baseball Player

A leader, and a presence in the middle of the batting order. His bat and defensive versatility speak to his athletic ability and is a teammate you can trust both on and off the field. Earns the respect of those around him by how he competes and goes about his business in a professional manner. Possesses sound knowledge of the game where combined with his skills as a player make him a desirable asset on the baseball field. I played with Billy on a championship team at Castleton where he was a key member, and then for a season afterward. We work out, hit, and throw together on a regular basis and he can still produce. He would be a positive addition overseas.

Justin Hallock

College Teammate

Mike Friere

Owner of The Farm BPI

Additional Info

Playing Preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), 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, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family

 

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

 

Prior engagements: 

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: 

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Physical education