Power hitting shortstop/utility with speed. Can pitch if needed. Currently one of the offensive leaders in Western Australia (SIGNED IN THE U.S.)
Name: Collin Ridout
Weight: 190 lbs
DOB: April 18, 1996
Date Available: October 1, 2018Will Pay Flight
Positions: 3B, SS, OF, CF
Positions (alt): 2B, RP, RF, LF
College: Tennessee Wesleyan University
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I can play just about every position at the highest level. I’ve played with guys who are every day big leaguers and guys who have been drafted and still working their way up to the big leagues. I led the nation in triples (12), driving in 69 runs, stealing 18 bases and slugging .774 with 41 extra-base hits in 58 games, my sophomore year of college baseball. I have been recruited by D1 Universities both Cincinnati, my senior year of high school, and Southeastern Louisiana my sophomore year of college. Financial reasons among one of the biggest reasons, sent me a different direction. Not only have I played around the best but I’ve been coached by the best (Nate Metzger and Jared Koutnik are two of my biggest role models as far as getting me to where I’m at today).
Hit from the left side for power, can play 3rd, short, second, as well as anywhere in the outfield. Plus arm. Can be utilized on the mound as well. Plus runner. Low strikeout %.
Awards and Recognitions
2018: Second Team All-AAC (Article)
2017: 6/1/2017- Invited by the Boston Red Sox for a pre draft workout Pre Draft
2017: First Team All-AAC (Article)
2017: AAC Newcomer of the Year (Article)
2017: Honorable Mention NAIA All-American
2016: Verbal commitment to NCAA Division I Southeastern Louisiana. ( https://www.nwherald.com/2017/04/07/on-campus-johnsburg-grad-collin-ridout-finding-power-stroke-at-tennessee-wesleyan/aeejihl/
2016: NJCAA All Region Team
2016: NJCAA Second Team All-American (Article)
2016: NJCAA National Player of the Week on April 28, 2016
2014: Northwest Herald Male Athlete of the Year and Baseball Player of the Year (https://www.nwherald.com/2014/06/21/baseball-player-of-the-year-johnsburgs-collin-ridout/anpmz9l/) (https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/barrington/articles/2014/06/24/14086b4a6c2848168bdb3319eaec2100/index.xml)
2014: ALL State as a pitcher (11-0 with an era of 0.75 striking out 70 in 56 innings)
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This is Andy Peterson, coach with the Okotoks dawgs, wanted to get back in touch with you about Colin and Abdiel. Both of them have confirmed with me that playing overseas is something they would like to do, and both are excited about the possible opportunity. I have played with the Seattle Mariners as well as played and coached with Oregon state university, one of the best programs in college baseball and have had an abundant number of teammates and players drafted. Being a part of a winning program like that over the years has shown me what a true winner is. Both of these young men have the sought after attribute of what it means to be a winner and have been a pleasure to me to coach this year. The two were actually a shock to me that they did not get the opportunity to play professionally after there senior season. Colin played ball at Tennessee Wesleyan and was their star shortstop. He is a tall, athletic left handed hitter that has shown power to all parts of the field, as well as the ability to hit with two strikes, as he has been our leadoff hitter for most of the season. He has led the league in hits this season up here in Canada with countless clutch hits that keep winning us ball games. He is a plus runner as well. Was originally our shortstop this year in Okotoks but we put him in center field one day and he has made countless plays as well as impressively throwing multiple out at the plate. It has been hard for us to take him out of center field because of his play making ability. he still sees time at short and third and does a great job in there as well. The combination of his size, athleticism, leadership and flat out baseball skill should make it a no brainer as a guy that should keep playing at a high level.
I met Collin in Okotoks this past summer (2018) and the kid is a flat out stud and was very respectable. Okotoks is one of the premiere summer collegiate programs in modern day so the fact that Collin was their leadoff hitter speaks volumes in itself. Very athletic and versatile, Collin has pop in his bat with the ability to hit the home run. Although Collin could easily be slotted into the 3 or 4 hole overseas, he showed great plate discipline, small ball, and speed on the base paths, all factors in his spot at the top of the lineup. He was playing OF but when chatting he said SS is where he prefers to play. I have no doubt Collin would light it up in whatever state league club signs him in Australia and he would likely be a top prospect to be called up to the ABL if there was the opportunity to do so. In Europe, he would be an ideal fit for any A-Pool league, most likely Germany or the Czech Republic.
2017 - JUNIOR Selected 1st Team All AAC and AAC Newcomer of the Year...Selected as an Honorable Mention NAIA All American...Appeared in 61 games making 60 starts at third base...Hit .333 with 14 doubles, 1 triple, 18 homeruns, 59 runs batted in, and 5 stolen bases...Ranked 19th nationally in homeruns (18), 20th in total at bats (231), 31st in total bases (147)...Spent the summer of 2017 in the Northwoods League for the Fond Du Lac Dockspiders...Appeared in 49 games with a .238 average...6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homerun, and 18 runs batted in. HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE Spent two seasons at Heartland for Nate Metzger...Teammates with current Bulldogs Alex Balter and Max Gray...In 2015 as a freshman appeared in 52 games...Hit .347 with 8 doubles, 4 triples, 1 homerun, 36 runs batted in, and 17 stolen bases...As a sophomore in 2016 appeared in 58 games...Hit .385 with 15 doubles, 12 triples, 14 homeruns, 69 runs batted in, and 18 stolen bases...Named NJCAA National Player of the Week on April 28, 2016...Named 2nd Team NJCAA All American. Originally committed to attend Southeastern Louisiana University out of Heartland. HIGH SCHOOL Prepped at Johnsburg High School...Rated the 272nd best shortstop nationally, the 63rd best prospect in the state of Illinois, and the 8th best shortstop in the state of Illinois by Perfect Game.
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom
Status: Long term relationship
Prior engagements: None
Ever convicted of a felony? No
Recent injuries/illnesses: None