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Strong defensive catcher/utility player currently in Australia seeking team for 2021 summer

Name: Bryce Aldridge

Height: 6'4"/193cm

Weight: 220lbs/99 KG'skg

DOB: February 21, 1996

Date Available: April 6, 2020

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): 1B, 3B, RF, LF

College: Wabash University

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Personal

Started my collegiate career at University of Indianapolis where I spent two years and helped the team win the GLVC conference championship at the D2 level. My role there was a backup catcher and a DH/pinch hitter under the head coach Gary Vaught. I moved to Crawfordsville Indiana to Wabash College which is a D3 school in the NCAC conference where I played my last two collegiate years. I started every game in both seasons splitting time at OF, 1st, and Catcher for my first season and for my last season I split time at the same spots however I started behind the dish every conference game, post season game, and a high majority of the regular season games. I’ve played in a couple of the top collegiate summer ball leagues in the U.S. from my freshman through junior year which were the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL), Mountain West College Baseball League (MWCBL), and the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). During my time I have been fortunate to be: Mountain West league All-Star, Mountain West league HR Derby Participant, NECBL All-star Showcase Participant, 2nd team all-conference (Wabash 2018) 3rd team all-region (Wabash 2018), 2018 MVP, and a Team Captain for Wabash college.

I possess a heavy grit and fight style attitude playing hard at all times. I am highly coachable, have strong lead-by-example style leadership, and pride myself on my extreme work ethic. I am willing to learn and can play multiple positions, however I believe I am best behind the dish calling my own pitches and running the game is one of my strongest assets. It’s no coincidence that the year I was the full-time catcher at Wabash was the best season they’ve ever had. Going 32-17, winning our post season conference championship (Only the 2nd in history) and where I was named MVP of the Tournament and lead the team to its first Regional Championship game appearance. I play the game hard, I play it right, and I find a way to win.

Abilities summary: Solid defensive catcher with a strong arm and calls own game, consistently pop 1.8-1.9, hit for power along with a good average. Runs well, plays OF

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015 Glens Falls Dragons Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League catcher/utility back 7-9 hitter
2015-16 University of Indianapolis NCAA DII Catcher and DH/pinch hitter
2016 Steamboat Storm Mountain West Collegiate Baseball League starting catcher, 3-4 hole
2017 Vermont Mountaineers New England Collegiate Baseball League catcher and 1b 5-6 hitter
2017-18 Wabash College NCAA DIII Starting Catcher/OF/1B, 4 hole
2019-20, 2020-21 Sunshine Eagles Victoria Summer League (Melbourne, Australia) Starting catcher with some GP at 3B. 4 hole

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-18 Coach Demand Command/Diamond Dynamics Ages 12-14 Provided Catching and Hitting Lessons
2017-18 Coach Demand Command/Diamond Dynamics High School Provided Catching and Hitting Lessons
2019 Volunteer Asst. Coach Wabash College DIII NCAA Assistant Hitting and Catching Coach.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019-20 Sunshine Eagles 25 82 9 25 4 0 1 17 12 15 6 3 .305 .414 .390
2020-21 (In progress) Sunshine Eagles

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 UIndy 18 25 5 7 0 0 1 6 4 7 0 0 .280 .379 .500
2016 UIndy 19 36 2 5 1 0 0 4 4 9 1 0 .139 .279 .167
2016 Steamboat Storm 33 106 25 39 8 3 4 26 11 13 1 0 .368 .433 .613
2017 Wabash 38 140 17 38 7 1 0 18 13 19 2 0 .271 .348 .336
2017 Vermont 23 63 6 13 3 1 0 9 5 19 1 0 .206 .275 .286
2018 Wabash 49 183 44 68 14 3 3 47 32 22 9 0 .372 .480 .530

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Testimonials

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Jake Martin

Wabash College, Head Coach
martinj@wabash.edu

Bryce is a big, athletic catcher who can also play 1B and corner OF. He handles a pitching staff well and does a great job with pitch calling and game management. He receives/blocks well, and has a strong arm which makes him very effective at controlling the running game. Offensively Bryce has extra base pop and can handle velocity. He has an advanced approach at the plate and is aggressive but disciplined drawing 33 walks in 49 games last season. He was an All-Conference and All-Region player for us last season as well as our team MVP and a team captain. His leadership off the field was equally as important to our program as his production on the field. He is a leader in the weight room and pushed his teammates to get better. We are coming off the best season in school history and Bryce was a huge piece in changing the culture of this program.

Bob Morgan

Indiana University, Head Coach
rgmorgan@indiana.edu

My name is Bob Morgan and I was a head coach in College for 30 years. 6 years at the College of Wooster, 2 at Kent State University and 22 at Indiana University with over 1,000 wins. I have tutored and watched Bryce Aldridge play for the past 10 years. Their are guys that play baseball and their are baseball players. Bryce is a baseball player! He is a great receiver and is very good defensively. Blocks and throws very well with a good arm. Above average hitter that uses the whole field really well. Tremendous work ethic and a great passion for the game he loves. Excellent leader who is a great teammate that plays with intensity and enthusiasm. Understands the game and called all the pitches for his college team. He is a true winner that respects and plays the game the way it is supposed to be played. He would be a asset to any team he played for regardless of the level. You should take Bryce as he won’t disappoint.

Cesar Barrientos

Round Tripper/ Wabash College, Coach
Cesar.catch@yahoo.com

Additional Info

Need to return home by: do not have to return home

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

Status: Single

Prior engagements: no

Ever convicted of a felony? No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

 

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