Switch Hitting NCAA DIII 3B/ Super UTIL. – 1st Team All-Conference (SIGNED IN GERMANY)
Name: Bryan Ruby
Weight: 210 lbs.
DOB: October 5, 1995
Date Available: May 29, 2019Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): OF
College: Vassar College
My name is Bryan Ruby and I am a 6’2’’, 210lb. Switch-hitting third baseman, outfielder, and super-utility player. I graduated in 2019 from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where I served as team captain for two years. In college, I hit over .300 with power from both sides of the plate, garnering a 1st Team All-Conference selection in 2019, as well as being a finalist for my school’s Outstanding Athletic Career award. I consistently hit in the middle of the order and played a pivotal role on our team, including hitting .435 with a .514 on-base percentage % in-conference last season.
Defensively, I am extremely versatile. In 2019, I set a conference record as the first and only player to play all nine positions in one game. I primarily play third base and right field, relying on my arm strength and quick instincts in the outfield to consistently throw runners out. Although I am not a primary pitcher, I also pitched in the closer role in college, amassing 41 strikeouts in 43 innings of work.
In college, while I contributed significantly in back-to-back conference tournament appearances, I also took pride in being a leader in the community. Off the field, I mentored local high school ballplayers who aspired to play in college. I also spent time coaching younger players locally. In college, I represented over 500 athletes in Student Government, and I was one of only two athletes from my school to be selected to attend the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. In 2018, I won an award for high character on the field, and in 2019 I won my school’s award for Leadership, Dedication, and Competitiveness. I believe I have a unique skill set as a switch-hitting slugger, versatile defender, and team leader, and it is my dream to continue to play baseball overseas. I will travel to any destination to make this happen! Please see my highlight tape on Youtube by searching ‘Bryan Ruby Baseball’. Thank you!
Abilities summary: A switch-hitting true super-utility with plus arm strength and power to all fields. 2-year captain of Vassar College baseball team, First Team All-Conference. 2018-19 collegiate stats: 220 AB / .318 Avg. / 16 2B / 2 3B / 2 HR / 7 SB
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These Testimonials Have Been Verified
Bryan is a hard worker and will do whatever it takes to win a game, even if it were to his detriment. In fact, Bryan played every single position for our team this year because of injuries and actually did a pretty good job! In his time here at Vassar, Bryan was a two year captain and all two time all conference player. He was revered by faculty and administrators as he often found ways to connect others from all other areas around campus. Bryan had a way of making others feel welcomed and always included them even if they were a little different than your typical athlete. We have been fortunate to have Bryan on our team and could see him doing the same types of things for any other program. He will also outwork any other player to accomplish his goals!
I was Bryan's performance coach this past off season. Bryan is a very driven individual who possesses a strong work ethic. He has a lot of intrinsic motivation and doesn't need to be constantly pushed to work hard. It's actually quite the contrary that I have experienced with him; he is always trying to do more and get extra work in. A few times during the off season I had to pull the reigns on him a little because I was judging he was doing too much and it was affecting his recovery. Athletes don't always respond well to such recommendation because those athletes who work very hard tend to be brought up with the mentality that more is always better, which may have been the case with Bryan. But he trusted me enough to listen and apply my recommendation. He is very diligent and willing to listen when people have his best interest in mind. It ended paying huge dividends for him, as he started to perform better and got rid of nagging pains by doing a better job at controlling his training volume. I would also describe him as a perfectionist, as he always tries to do things better and is humble enough to ask for feedback when he thinks he needs it. Overall Bryan is a great individual and I strongly believe he would do all he can to contribute to any team he would be on.
I have know Bryan since he was in elementary school and was his Varsity high school coach for three seasons before I moved on to coach at the college level. I have remained in contact with Bryan since that point as a resource for baseball. Bryan is without a doubt one of the top individuals I have ever coached in terms of character, integrity and responsibility. Bryan has always been mature in his approach to baseball and academics. He is socially conscience and cares deeply about the people around him. To me, he was always an extension of the coaching staff as he led by example and was an appropriate vocal leader. I applaud Bryan for the way he handled a difficult situation on the baseball team at Emory University out of high school. Many players in his situation simply quit playing or accept not being an active participant. Bryan used his resourcefulness to find a better baseball situation at Vassar College and was able to have the type of collegiate baseball experience he dreamed of. I cannot bestow enough praise on the high quality person Bryan has always been. He is a young man I would want on my coaching staff if given the opportunity to hire him.
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
Relationship status: N/A
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: No
Recent injuries/illnesses: No
Traveling with a companion: No