Middle Infielder with College Experience, Extra base hitter with speed available in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Middle Infielder with College Experience, Extra base hitter with speed available in 2022

Name: CJ Gillmer

Height: 181cm

Weight: 82kg

DOB: June 16, 1999

Date Available: May 24, 2022

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SS

Positions (alt): Utl, 2B, 3B

College: Washington College

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Personal

CJ is a good hitter for average and has consistently high on-base percentages.  He has posted a time of 7.0 seconds in the 60-yard dash.

Defensively, he was a second baseman in high school and during his freshman year of college, but he trained rigorously to gain strength and was able to move to shortstop for the remainder of his collegiate career.  The velocity on his throws across the diamond range in the mid-80s.

CJ is a natural leader.  He was voted team captain as just a college sophomore, and he is the only four-year captain in his school’s history.

He says, “I came into my size and strength later than most, and I have continued to develop into a better player.”

Washington College Head Coach Cory Beddick has said that Gillmer was “the heart and soul of the team and never takes a day off in practice, conditioning or on gameday. He simply wants to win a championship more than anyone else on the squad.”

 

Career Highlights

  • First 4-year captain in school history

  • .975 fielding percentage in 2021 season

  • Gold Glove Award runner-up

  • Honorable-mention all-Centennial Conference shortstop in 2021

  • Batted .314 with .384 on-base percentage over collegiate career

  • In 2021 summer league, batted .385, with .530 OBP, .615 SLG, and 1.146 OPS

 

Overseas Goals

CJ wants to continue his playing career and take it to the highest level possible.  In addition, he is interested in exploring new environments.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Washington College Athletics Holds 2020-2021 Senior Awards Ceremony

Three Shoremen Earn 2021 Centennial All-Conference Baseball Honors

Baseball Sweeps Gettysburg In Centennial Conference Opening Weekend; Gillmer Collects 100th Career Hit & Drives In Four Runs

Baseball Squad Selects Four Captains for 2021 Season

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018-22 Washington College NCAA Division III Starting SS, 4 time team captain, All conference honorable mention 2021. Gold Glove Runner up 2021.
2021 Nor-Gwyn Packers Perkiomen Valley Twilight League Starting SS and/or 2B, 2 hitter. 2nd team all league. team best SlG and OPS.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Camp Counselor Five-Tool Baseball Camp Youth Worked with youth players aged 6-16 on an assortment of baseball skills including throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running.
2019 Individual instructor Bigbies Shore Performance Youth Individually coached youth players aged 10-14 on infield defense and proper mechanics.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Washington College 32 98 22 33 1 1 0 15 11 17 8 1 .337 .420 .367
2019 Washington College 40 146 39 45 8 1 1 31 19 30 7 8 .308 .400 .397
2020 Washington College 15 49 10 14 3 0 0 11 5 11 1 0 .286 .368 .347
2021 Washington College 25 96 15 30 2 1 0 12 10 13 5 1 .313 .376 .354
2021 Nor-Gwyn Packers 22 65 24 25 7 1 2 14 14 16 6 0 .385 .530 .615

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Cory Beddick

Washington College Baseball, Head Coach

I have been lucky enough to coach CJ Gillmer for the past 5 years. He is a great leader, talented defender, extremely hard worker, reliable, consistent, and an excellent communicator. He is, by most accounts, the best defensive shortstop in the Centennial Conference, which is the most prestigious at the NCAA Division III level. He is athletic enough to play all over the field, but is the best defensive shortstop I have ever coached. Offensively, he has a high contact approach that allows him to hit the ball to all fields; excellent bunter, base runner, etc. His commitment to his teammates led him to be a four year team captain. He is loyal, trustworthy, and would be an asset to any organization. I cannot recommend him more highly.

Dylan Nepert

Washington College Baseball, Assistant Coach

CJ is a respected leader who sets the standard for work ethic, passion, and character for our program. His attention to detail is unmatched. These qualities have allowed CJ to have a lot of success on the field against all levels of talent. Defensively he is fundamentally sound, smooth, and consistent. He is the backbone of our defense at Washington College. At the plate he battles every pitch, consistently finds the barrel, and puts pressure on the defense. CJ has gotten considerably better every year and constantly works to improve his skill set. CJ is a guy you want in your program.

Justyn Carter

Tri State Arsenal, Hitting/Fielding Coach

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, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, 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: Yes, companion will do volunteer work as requested by team. Companion can also assist with softball coaching. Played competitive travel softball for 10 years. Won the Softball Little League World Series (Senior League) in 2017 playing for District 3. Did volunteer coaching for youth softball for three years from 2016-2018.

 

Educational background: College graduate