Power hitting shortstop/utility with speed. Can pitch if needed. Currently one of the offensive leaders in Western Australia (SIGNED IN THE U.S.) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

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

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 190 lbs

DOB: April 18, 1996

Status Available

Date Available: October 1, 2018

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

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). 

Abilities summary

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)

Playing Experience

2018-19 Morley Eagles (WA State League, Australia) Starting SS
2018 2018 Okotoks Dawgs Western Major Baseball League Utility, lead off hitter, .350 batting average WMBL's Player of the week. The only player on my team to be named WMBL's player of the week. Made All Star team
2016-2018 Tennessee Wesleyan University (2018 NAIA national rank: 17) NAIA junior year,69 hits, including 11 doubles and 18 homeruns. I had 58 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. everyday third baseman. Senior year had 6 home runs while hitting .335 as the every day short stop.
2017 Fon Du Lac Dock Spiders Northwoods league Utility, middle of the line up guy.
2014-2016 Heartland Community College Junior College hit .385 with 15 homers as a sophomore, earning NJCAA Division II All-American second-team honors. 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.
2016 Phipps Park Barracudas South Florida Collegiate Baseball League Made the all star team.


College/Amateur Batting

2018-19 (as of Feb 10, 2019) Eagles 14 55 12 22 3 0 0 17 8 3 6 0 .400 .485 .455
2018 Okotoks (PO) 4 19 6 7 0 2 0 1 1 2 2 - .368 .400 .579
2018 Okotoks (RS) 46 201 38 70 9 1 3 27 12 18 9 - .348 .390 .448
2018 TWU 44 174 41 56 11 3 5 27 18 14 4 - .322 .394 .506
2017 TWU 60 231 59 77 14 1 18 59 24 40 5 - .333 .408 .636
2017 FDLD 49 164 26 39 6 1 1 18 18 28 3 - .238 - -
2016 Heartland CC 58 208 66 80 16 11 14 69 23 46 18 5 .385 .448 .769
2016 Phipps Park Barracudas 17 59 14 21 5 0 3 17 7 16 5 - .356
2015 Heartland 51 173 42 60 9 4 1 36 24 20 17 3 .347 .424 .462

College/Amateur Pitching

2016 Phipps Park Barracudas 0.00 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 1
2015 Heartland 0.00 0 0 5.2 6 6 2 - 1 0 1 1 1

Video Highlights


Andy Peterson

Head Coach Ototoks Dawgs, Canada

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.

David Burns

Baseball Jobs Overseas Founder

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.

Tennessee Wesleyan Baseball

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.

Additional Info

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

Contact Information:

Cell# 815-378-5493

Email- cjridout@yahoo.com