Big Canadian bat who can pitch seeking late pick up by European club. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. Led his Australian state league team this winter in most offensive categories | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Big Canadian bat who can pitch seeking late pick up by European club. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. Led his Australian state league team this winter in most offensive categories

Name: Chandler McLaren

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 220 lbs

DOB: October 2, 1991

Status Available

Date Available: December 4, 2019

Pro

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: OF, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): SP, RP

College: Bellevue University

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Personal

Chandler McLaren is an outfielder with a strong arm out of Ontario, Canada who just finished up his first season overseas in 2018 in France D2 where he led the league in most offensive categories including a .580 batting average while ranking in the top five as a pitcher.

He was drafted out of high school in 2009 by the Milwaukee Brewers but turned down the offer in order to play college baseball and get an education. In 2010, Chandler received an offer to play college ball in America for Volunteer State Community College, one of the top-ranked junior college programs in the country. After one season at VSCC, Chandler transferred to Douglas College in British Columbia before finishing off his collegiate career with NAIA’s Bellevue University.

In 2014, Chandler received an opportunity to play professionally in the Intercounty Baseball League around the Greater Toronto Area. Between 2014 and 2016, Chandler played for the Guelph Royals where he saw 329 professional AB’s and batted .334 with 9 homeruns. He is a consistent hitter who can spray to all fields, drive the ball in the gap, and occasionally hit the ball over the fence. With an arm in the low 90’s, he is willing to hop on the mound to relief if necessary. Chandler is looking the opportunity to travel to Europe this summer and find a team for the 2018 season. He would like a team to cover his flights, accommodations, and offer a small salary to cover living expenses.

 

Chandler’s Story:

“I love this sport, I have sweat late into nights and early mornings. Luckily I am still able to compete and play the sport I have spent my life doing. I would love to explore the world and meet new people. See the competition abroad. See the way they compete and prepare themselves for the game. Maybe I can help young careers over there or learn something myself. Being able to travel and see the world through something I have worked so hard on feels surreal. So I’m ready to help win a championship anywhere I go and start living in a new culture.\

 

ARTICLES/ACHIEVEMENTS:

2009: Drafted Milwaukee Brewers – Article

2010-11: NWAC All-Conference Selection

2014: IBL Rookie of the Year Award – Article

2015-16: IBL All-Star

 

VIDEOS

 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2008-09 Ontario Terriers PBLO
2009-10 Volunteer State College NJCAA Division I
2010 Deland Suns Florida Collegiate Summer League
2010-11 Douglas College CCAA
2011 Okotoks Dawgs Western Major Baseball League
2012-13 Bellevue University NAIA
2014-16 Guelph Royals Intercounty Baseball League
2018 Clermont Arvernes France D2 Clean up, OF, Starting pitcher
2018-18 Ipswich Musketeers Greater Brisbane State League Hit middle of the order all season. Made it to the championship.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 VSCC 19 39 9 9 1 9 1 6 5 N/A 2 0 .231 .333 .333
2010 DeLand 31 94 15 24 4 0 0 12 12 17 1 3 .255 .343 .298
2011 Okotoks 7 25 5 8 1 0 1 5 7 5 0 0 .320 .357 .480
2013 Bellevue 14 44 10 12 3 2 1 7 7 17 0 0 .273 .373 .500
2014-16 Guelph Royals 87 329 51 110 24 2 9 60 43 84 5 1 .334 .413 .502
2018 Clermont 21 88 35 51 11 8 3 43 16 2 11 0 .580 .631 .989
2018-19 Ipswich 41 154 42 52 10 2 7 34 21 24 9 0 .338 .440 .565

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2016 Guelph 6.00 0 0 3 5 1 2 0 6 2 0 0 0 2.33
2018 Clermont 2.84 6 5 (7 in) 44.1 35 52 10 3 16 14 6 0 0 -

Testimonials

These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Steven Scagnetti

Manager of the Kitchener Panthers, Intercounty Baseball League
spscagnetti@gmail.com

Chandler is an exceptionally talented, 5 tool ball player. He can hit for power and average and has great range in the outfield as well as a cannon for an arm. He has demonstrated the ability to throw some effective relief innings as well. Chandler is a leader both on and off the field in action and communication. He has a very cool demeanor and maintains control in any pressure situation typically resulting in a positive outcome for his team. It was a pleasure and an honor to coach Chandler and call him a teammate and to get to watch him perform at a top level in one of the best leagues in Canada.

Marc Sgrignoli

Teammate/Coach on the Guelph Royals
marcsgrignoli@msn.com

Chandler McLaren is one of the finest individuals I know. He is a former Brewers draft pick, and has an intimate knowledge of all aspects of the game. I had the pleasure of playing with him - and later managing him - on the Guelph Royals of the Inter-County Baseball League from 2013 - 2015, and was always impressed with his ability and demeanour. From the moment he gets to the park, he leads by example - pulling tarps, setting up cages, and doing fieldwork. His work ethic during battle practice was second to none. He is intrinsically motivated and a lifelong learner. The first time I saw his stretching, fielding and batting routine, I knew he would be one of the best players on the team. Chandler will make a terrific coach. He is patient with his teammates, and has the ability to guide without scolding, and inspire without speaking - although he does the later well too. On many occasions, I witnessed him break down a players mechanics, and give fruitful advice that lead to real in game improvements. He is equally well versed in baseball theory/strategy development. I expect high level performers at the professional amateur, and professional baseball level to to be technically and strategically skillful. What Chandler possesses, that many others do not, is the ability to guide a team. he leads by example, and perhaps most importantly, he has the wherewithal to handle a tough loss. Unfortunately, I see too many coaches with an "I hate loosing mentality," try to motivate players with fear and punishment. Chandler is the opposite of this. He wants to win every game he plays, but knows that you have to look for and capitalize on the opportunities that such teachable moments present. I have every confidence that Chandler will add tremendous value to any team lucky enough to have him. He is the kind of person who leaves everything better than when he found it. I am proud to associate with him, and know that he will be a positive influence on the lives of many. If you, or anyone interested in hiring Chandler McLaren should have any questions, or wish to speak about his resume in more detail, please feel free to contact me at anytime. Marc Sgrignoli, OCT


Additional Info

Financial arrangement: Chandler would like his flights paid, accommodations, and a small salary to cover living expenses

Preferred level: Average college to high college level

Availability: Chandler is available currently. Would have to return home in September for his best friend’s wedding and his cousin’s wedding

Living arrangement preferences: Apartment to himself, shared living space with own room, or host family

Summer playing preferences: A-Pool Europe, Semi-pro (Czech, Germany, France, Spain), Professional Europe (Italy, Netherlands)

Winter playing preferences: Semi-pro Australia (State leagues in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra), Australian Baseball League (PRO)