Two-Way Player with Independent Ball experience and Coaching Ability available 2022/23 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Two-Way Player with Independent Ball experience and Coaching Ability available 2022/23

Name: Christian Kuzemka

Height: 192cm

Weight: 102kg

DOB: April 15, 1996

Date Available: September 12, 2022

High-Level Indy Pro experience

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, 3B, RF, LF

Positions (alt): OF, RP

College: Elgin Community College; Nova Southeastern University; Chicago State University; Augustana University

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Personal

Offensive details:

  • Hits for power and average
  • Consistent barreled balls
  • Regular over 100 mph exit velo

Relief Pitching:

  • Can throw mid to upper 80s mph with four pitch mix
  • Struck out 11 hitters in 5 IP in California Winter League

Servant Leader, Leads by Example, Shares extensive baseball knowledge.

 

Career highlights

  • Played for two programs that have recently won national championships. 
  • Played professionally in Frontier League in 2021 with a .308 batting average
  • .330 with seven home runs and 45 RBI for recent National Champion college program
  • Conference player of the week, Conference all-tournament team
  • 2022 California Winter League Batting Champion (.480)
  • 11 K’s in 5 IP in CWL

 

Coaching

As a coach, I can pass on new age hitting philosophies to players looking to constantly improve. My head coach and mentor at Nova Southeastern was Greg Brown, who is now the  big league hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs, and is considered one of the top hitting minds in the game. I am able to teach similar philosophies to enable hitters to unlock their power.

 

 

Overseas Goals

I want to play overseas to continue playing the game I love. I hope to do well and help my team win a championship, with that hopefully leading to an opportunity stateside.

 

 

Articles/Recognitions

 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015 Lewis and Clark Collegiate League All-Star Team selection
2016 Elgin Community College NJCAA Division II Key contributor, 1B and DH
2016 Chicago Angels MSBL Set organization record for RBIs in a season
2017 Gaithersburg Giants Cal Ripken Collegiate League
2017 Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Northwoods League (Collegiate)
2017-19 Nova Southeastern University NCAA Division II Key role player with two medical red shirts
2020 Chicago State University NCAA Division I Starting RF and 1B
2021 Augustana University NCAA Division II Conference Player of the Week, Conference All-Tournament Team
2021 Schaumburg Boomers Frontier League
2022 Oregon Lumberjacks California Winter League Won batting title with a .480 average

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2020 Head Coach Top Tier 15u High School Coached with MLB Pitcher Jake Cousins. Oversaw practices, game management, line ups, hitting instruction, and threw batting practice.
2021 Camp Instructor Augustana University Youth/High School

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2021 Schaumburg Boomers 6 13 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .385

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Nova Southeastern 4 8 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .750
2017 Gaithersburg 16 49 8 9 2 0 0 5 4 15 0 1 .184 .273 .225
2017 Wisconsin Rapids 8 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2018 Nova Southeastern 8 15 1 3 0 0 1 6 0 4 0 0 .200 .200 .400
2019 Nova Southeastern 18 42 6 10 3 0 2 9 1 8 0 0 .238 .298 .452
2020 Chicago State 15 53 1 9 2 0 0 3 4 10 0 0 .170 .228 .208
2021 Augustana University 47 167 32 56 10 1 7 45 11 22 5 1 .335 .378 .533
2022 Oregon Lumberjacks 38 97 13 27 4 0 0 10 4 21 0 0 .278 .480 .520

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2022 Oregon Lumberjacks 7.00 0 0 5.0 5 11 2 1 5 5 1 0 0 1.400

Video Highlights

Testimonials

JJ Lally

Chicago White Sox Midwest Area Scout

I would be happy to promote Christian. He’s a dedicated baseball player who’s worked really hard at his craft. He has a chiseled physic.

Talent wise, he has plus raw power with strong instincts to hit. Capable of playing 1B and corner OF at the next level. What has hurt Christian is that he is a bit older. I would love to see him get a chance to keep playing because he certainly deserves it. I hope you can help him.

Greg Brown

Chicago Cubs MLB Hitting Coach

Tim Huber

Augustana University Head Coach

Christian is an extremely unique guy in many ways. For one, he is baseball crazy...in a good way! We were his final stop in a college career hindered by injuries, dropped programs and unusual circumstances. Through it all, Christian maintained his interest and passion for the great game of baseball. For us he transferred in at the semester break for his 6th and final year of college. It is hard enough to join a team mid semester, let alone a good team and coming off the Covid year. Christian ended up being a key contributor in our line-up and helped us reach another regional. On the field he is a physical presence, capable of playing a couple positions (best at 1B) and being an offensive threat. He has a bit of an unorthodox swing but consistently competes in the box and has a knack for finding the barrel. Even though Christian was only with us for 6 months in our program, he has come back to watch us play and hang out with our guys. That says a lot about him and his care factor. I have a feeling Christian will keep playing baseball until someone tells him he can't do it any longer. He would be a great addition overseas and will be one of the hardest workers on the team from day one, no questions asked.

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family

 

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

 

Educational background: Bachelor’s Degree