Catcher/INF from Southern California Seeking Team in 2019
Name: Brendan Campbell
Weight: 165 lbs
DOB: April 8, 1994
Date Available: February 3, 2019Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B
College: University of La Verne (Bachelors of Science in Business Administration)
In high school I was a four year varsity starter. I was a First Team all league selection my sophomore and junior year. I was All CIF Division 2, 1st Team All Area Pasadena Star News, and selected to play in the SGV All Star Game. At Citrus College I was a All Western State Conference honorable mention catcher. At the University of La Verne I made a position change and became the starting third baseman my junior year of college.
As a baseball player, what I personally can bring to the table is my dedication, commitment to the team and the organization, passion, leadership, knowledge, and 100% of my best effort everyday that I put on a uniform and step out onto the field. I am a coachable player and I will do whatever it takes to help them team succeed. I am a catcher and third baseman, but I do not mind playing another position if the coaching staff believes that it will help the team win. I was unfortunately not eligible to play my last year of college due to an NCAA semester eligibility rule. The administration at the University of La Verne, the athletic department, and myself, was not notified until October of last year that I was already in my final semester as a student athlete, which did not allow me to participate in the spring. However, I was still allowed to be a part of the team and I was given the role of being a student manager/coach. I would throw batting practice, hit ground balls, fly balls, and help them with their fundamentals, as well as mental approaches when hitting. Our team went on to win the SCIAC Championship in 2018.
I believe that I can add a lot of value to any organization that is willing to give me a chance to not only play, but to help coach and teach, as well as impact others in a positive way. As I stated earlier, I was not allowed to play my last year of collegiate baseball, however, what this experience has given me as well as taught me, is that I love the game of baseball. I love playing it, I love being around the field, my teammates, and seeing others succeed after all of the hard work they put in. If I am given another chance to play, you will get my absolute best effort, commitment, dedication, focus, concentration, and desire to succeed.
Abilities summary: As a hitter I have the ability to hit for a high average, good executor (hit and runs, scoring fly balls, sac and drag bunts), tough to strike out, good contact hitter, and have a good on base percentage.
As a catcher my pop time varies from a 1.97-2.10. I am an intelligent catcher who knows how to handle a pitching staff. My first two years in junior college I called the pitches during games for our team because I earned that trust from our head coach. I receive and block well as well as do a good job of controlling the running game.
|2013-15||Assistant Coach and Catching Coach||Pasadena American||Little League||I helped throw batting practice to the kids, coached the catchers, and coached first base as well. 2014 11-12u City Champions. I also coached the 9-10 year old All Star team in 2014.|
|2017-18||Student Manager||University of La Verne||NCAA DIII||I assisted in throwing batting practice during practices and games. I would come to practice early to throw or hit extra ground balls and fly balls to my teammates. I also assisted with coaching the catchers as well.|
|2018||Catching Coach||Marshall High School||High School||I would do drills with the catchers during practices, such as receiving, blocking, transfers, throwing, and footwork. Hit ground balls and fly balls to infielders and outfielders as well.|