**Signed in Australia 2022-23** ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Catcher/Utility, Overseas experience in Belgium, Experienced Coach of All Levels Seeking Summer 2023 Team | Baseball Jobs Overseas

**Signed in Australia 2022-23** ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Catcher/Utility, Overseas experience in Belgium, Experienced Coach of All Levels Seeking Summer 2023 Team

Name: Daniel Abiles

Height: 175cm

Weight: 90kg

DOB: March 30, 1998

Date Available: September 1, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 1B, 2B, 3B, RF, LF

College: Glendale Community College; Colorado State University - Pueblo

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Personal

Fastest recorded pop time 1.84, but it is usually mid 1.9’s offensive catcher who can receive, manage a staff, control the running game and hit for average and execute on offense. Late in my career the power started to come through with home runs. I am a very good baserunner and my 60 yd dash is usually around a 7.3. I also have been coaching in my first year out of college in the Arizona Junior College league at Glendale Community College. It is extremely competitive and I work with players in all aspects of the game, specializing as our catching coach and I work alot with hitters and baserunners as well as call the game for the pitcher and catcher. My catchers have increased their pop times from 2.2 to right around 2.0 since we began working together and also have much better body awareness. I also help organize/ plan practice and do some recruiting all in my first year coaching.

Growing up i played every position and as a catcher I have to know whats going on all over the field all the time. I have very good hands which helps in the infield. I am fairly athletic as a catcher and this helps me be able to throw sidearm from second base when necessary as well as third base. I can play shortstop if I had to but im sure there are other athletes on the field that are more athletic and faster than myself. My arm stands out on the field do to having to throw from behind the plate so much.

I am a very selfless teammate who will do whatever it takes to win. With that being said I like to push those around me to try and get the most out of them. I am very good at talking to pitchers and getting them to become as confident as possible. I have learned a-lot in my first year of coaching and as somebody who thought they were hanging up the cleats I now realize I am more than capable of playing and the knowledge gained throughout coaching will greatly impact me as a player who can help spread knowledge to those around him. As a player in college I made my living off of hard work and dedication. I devoted myself to learning as much about the swing as possible to try and get better. I trained very hard in every offseason on catching, my swing, and the weight room. I am not a giant on the field but my talent was all due to the hard work put in off the field. With that being said I was always happy to hit with others and help them with any questions they could have had on their swing. I value the process in everything I do in life.

 

Career highlights

Glendale Community College (2016-2018) – NJCAA D2:

-ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Award

-All Conference 1st Team

-All Region 1st Team

-Career .335 NJCAA Hitter

Colorado State University- Pueblo (2018-2021), NCAA Division 2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference:

-Starting Catcher

-Career .284 NCAA Hitter

Overseas:

-Belgian League Leaderboard 2022:

  • #1 in Batting Average (.449)
  • #1 in OBP (.541)
  • #3 in RBIs (36)
  • #4 in Slugging (.629)

-Struck out 0 times in the 2022 season

Coaching

-Private Catching/Hitting instructor

-Junior College Assistant Coach

-Youth/Adult Head/Assistant Coaching Experience while playing in Belgium

 

Overseas Goals

-Find a home in Europe

-Experience new cultures all across the globe

-Grow the game of baseball through playing and coaching in as many countries as possible

-Compete and play at a high level for as long as I possibly can

 

Articles/Recognitions

Belgian League Batting Leaders 2022

Pack recruit Abiles snags ABCA Rawlings National Gold Glove

Pack jump on Grizzlies early in 15-4 win

Bats get hot in 19-13 win at New Mexico Highlands

Pack Baseball returns home for an RMAC series against CCU

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2022 Mont Saint Guibert-Phoenix Belgium- 1st Division Starting Catcher, Secondary 3rd Base, OF, everyday 4 hole
2019-21 Colorado State University - Pueblo NCAA DII - Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Starting catcher, middle of the lineup guy, hit for average, lots of RBI's
2018 Liberal Bee Jays Jayhawk Collegiate League Catcher who split time with others that were Division 1 players, Player of the Game
2017-18 Glendale Community College NJCAA DII - Arizona Community College Athletic Association Starting catcher, 4 hole hitter, highest average, 2nd most home runs, 1st team all conference, 1st team all region, ABCA Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
Present Instructor Private Pro Private instruction to minor leaguers.
Present Assistant Coach Glendale Community College College Assistant Coach that works with infielders, outfielders and pitch calling, and specializes in catching, hitting, base running, and the mental side of pitching.
2021-Present Instructor, Owner Stoic Sports LLC Youth/High School Run a business that specializes in private baseball instruction; give lessons to players of all skill level, from tee ball to pro ball; infield, hitting, catching, pitching, mobility, mental talk, and pitch calling.
2020-Present Instructor Private Youth Giving private lessons from tee ball to professional baseball.
2017-Present Catching Instructor Ray Mota's Backyard Catching Clinics Youth Help assist the catchers that come to the camp with instruction on everything related to catching, both physical and mental.
2019-21 Club Coach, Facility Instructor, Mental Coach Pueblo Baseball Mill High School Run large groups for hitting and catching and assist with pitching.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2022 MSG Phoenix 27 89 29 40 11 1 1 36 18 0 5 3 .449 .541 .629

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 GCC 85 157 4 52 5 1 3 31 12 24 1 0 .331 .374 .433
2019 CSU Pueblo 35 102 17 33 7 0 1 21 8 15 0 0 .324 .389 .422
2020 CSU Pueblo 12 30 4 10 1 1 1 8 0 5 0 0 .333 .313 .533
2021 CSU Pueblo 25 71 12 14 2 0 2 8 8 6 4 2 .197 .278 .310

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Ray Mota

Perry High School Catching Coach; multiple Indy Ball World Series as a Player-Coach

I know Daniel since he was a Freshman in HS, he is one of the hardest-working players I know. He is very honest and cares so much about giving back to the community. He still volunteers his time to come help in the catching clinics that I run for the community.

Cory Voss

Owner of Pueblo Baseball Mill indoor facility in Colorado; former Division I college player with multiple MLB draft picks

Daniel is a baseball junkie! He was a massive part of our initial success here at the Pueblo Baseball Mill. His work ethic on and off the field is infectious and everyone around him is better because of it. Daniel will have a tremendous impact on this game for many years to come!


Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan)

 

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: No

 

Educational background: Bachelor’s Degree