Outfielder who hit for average and power in Australia, looking to sign in Europe
Name: Brady Chant
Weight: 195 lbs
DOB: August 9, 1996
Date Available: July 28, 2018
Positions (alt): RF, LF
College: Suffolk University
I just wrapped up my first season playing in Australia with the Canterbury Vikings. We won the first championship for the club in over a decade and finished with a record of 25-5-1. I generally lead off for the club and finished in the top 5 in the league in hits, doubles, total bases, and runs. I couldn’t had asked for more from my first experience over seas and would love to continue the success I have had in either Europe or New Zealand.
I am an all-around athlete who has the ability the change the game in both the field and in the batters box. Offensively I have the ability to hit for average and power with slugging percentages of .564 and .618 over my last two seasons. I consider myself a great defensive center fielder with plus range and ability to track fly balls. On top of this I believe I am still developing as a player and have a very high ceiling.
At Suffolk I put together one of the best careers in the history of the program as I broke school records for total bases(362) and triples(25), as well as accumulated the second most hits in school history(233). Along the way I was named a D3baseball.com All-American Honorable Mention, a three time NEIBA First Team All Region selection, a Rawlings National Gold Glove winner, the 2018 GNAC Conference Player of the Year, the 2016 GNAC Tournament MVP, and a Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District.
The last thing I would like to include is that while my statistics are the primary thing I can offer here, I think it is important to include that I consider myself both a competitor and a winner. Before I attended Suffolk they had lost five straight conference championships and in my four years year there I won a GNAC title in every season, each time being named to the all tournament team. Winning is my goal every time I step on the field and I see my competitive nature as an important intangible asset I can bring to any club.
|2016||Assistant Coach||Senerchia Post 74||Rhode Island American Legion||Coach and Advise High School Baseball players throughout the summer|
|2018||Camp Counselor||Green and Gold Baseball Camp||Bishop Hendricken High School||Organize and run specific drills for kids ages 9-14 while creating a competitive and entertaining atmosphere|
Brady is a 2018 graduate of Suffolk University and is a proven winner. He has led us to four straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships, four straight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and also won back-to-back Rhode Island state championships in high school at Bishop Hendricken. Brady is a centerfielder with good speed, a 6.7 60 time and is a plus defender with great range in the outfield. He was named a first team All-Region selection by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) three times, was the 2018 GNAC Player of the Year, the 2016 GNAC Tournament MVP and led all NCAA Division III players in triples (12) as a junior. He is second all-time in program history in hits (233), stolen bases (68) and holds the career mark in total bases (362). He is a complete all-around player with good tools and also very strong character and leadership abilities.
I appreciate what you are doing for Brady and I can confidently say that he will not disappoint. For the past 3-4 years I have seen Brady grow from a quiet underclassmen to the exemplary senior every coach desires. As a player Brady’s numbers speak for themselves, but what the numbers do not show is his leadership on the field. Brady was always the one to lead captain practices, whether it was early batting practice on game days or weekend hitting in the off season, he is always looking for opportunities to make him and his team better. As you might already know his best tools are his glove, speed, and bat. He was a first team All New England region OF and Rawlings Gold Glove winner. Coming into his senior season, he was a pre season All-American (only one in our conference), making him the player that every team pitch around. But despite that he led the team with a .349 batting average, 22 stolen bases, 34 RBIs, and 6 HRs, earning him the Player of The Year award, all from the lead off spot. In his four years at Suffolk he lead his team to four consecutive conference titles. As a person off the field his passion for helping others led him to hold a food drive for the homeless. Throughout the season he was able to collect a van full of donations for the homeless shelters in Boston. I can without a doubt put my name behind Brady with any future endeavor he is pursuing. If there is anything else I can do to help him continue his career, I would love to help.
Need to return home by: no specific time frame
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
Prior engagements: no
Ever convicted of a felony? No
Recent injuries/illnesses: no