SS/CF/Utility with speed and pop, 4 years overseas experience, former Austrian League MVP & Coach of the Year, seeking team for 2020. willing to pay flight
Name: David Brandt
DOB: September 20, 1990
Date Available: March 1, 2020
Positions: Coach, SS, CF
Positions (alt): Utl, 2B, 3B, RF, LF
College: Castleton University
Open to a player role or player-manager role.
David is a very athletic, dynamic player with exceptional speed on the base paths and the ability to hit another gear when going for extra bases. His years working at the Parisi Speed School has allowed him to maximize his best asset on the ball field, his ability to run. His speed and ability to get quick reads allow him to cover major league level ground in the outfield, and his range in the middle infield is equally impressive.
At the dish, David possesses all the tools to be a leadoff hitter in any league overseas while also packing middle-of-the-order power. As can be seen in his accolades and stats below, he is a highly versatile player who is capable of producing in just about all ways offensively.
As a coach, not only can David help a team take their running game to a whole new level, he is also very adept as a hitting coach, and in the defensive aspect of the game. David is also experienced and very capable of taking on the difficult challenge of player-manager. He is someone who enjoys the day in, day out process of helping a team and individual players progress. He is organized and possesses a strong passion for the game, which when combined with his dedication to the role, has proven thus far to be a productive formula.
Abilities summary: Athletic, fast, gap to gap hitter with power, well above average defender who can play multiple positions.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
– Elite Series leader in doubles, triples, and slugging %.
– Top 5 in batting average, hits, stolen bases, and home runs.
– 2017 Baseball League Austria Champions.
– Baseball League Austria leader in On Base %, slugging %, and runs scored. Second in batting average and stolen bases.
– Top 5 in triples and home runs.
– All-star Center Fielder.
– 2016 Baseball League Austria Champions.
– Baseball League Austria MVP.
– Gold Glove (Shortstop).
– League leader in batting average, doubles, slugging %, On Base %, and runs scored. Second in triples and stolen bases.
– Top 5 in home runs.
– Baseball League Austria Coach of the Year.
(Santa Fe, Pecos League)
2015 – Top 5 in stolen bases.
2014 – Pecos League Champions.
2010 – 2012 (College)
– 2010 & 2012 North Atlantic Conference Champions.
– Castleton State College record holder for stolen bases in a single season (47), and for career (109).
– 2012 North Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year (Center Field).
– 2010 & 2012 North Atlantic Conference First Team All-Conference selection.
– 2010 led the North Atlantic Conference in batting average (.429).
|2019||Player-Coach||Karlskoga Bats||Sweden Elite Series, 15u, 12u||Involved with three teams within the club. Organized and ran practices for the senior team.|
|2018-2020||Baseball, Softball, and Speed Instructor||Concord Sports Center||Youth to college ages||Clinic and Camps director. Private lessons. Speed Workouts.|
|2018||Assistant Coach||Glens Falls Dragons||Perfect Game Collegiate League||Coached 3rd and 1st base, hitting coach, weekly speed workouts.|
|2017-2018||Player-Coach||Golden Grove Dodgers||South Australian State League||Assisted coaching the first & second league teams. Whichever team I played on during the week, I took on a coaching role for the other.|
|2016 & 2017||Assistant Coach||Attnang-Puchheim Athletics Baseball Club||U12, U10||Ran practices twice a week.|
|2016||Player-Manager||Attnang-Puchheim Athletics||Baseball League Austria||Managed games, Organized and ran practices for the first team.|
|2013-2017||Baseball, Softball, and Speed Instructor||Parisi Speed School/Diamond Kings Baseball & Softball Academy||Youth to college ages||Taught the fundamentals of baseball, softball, and running mechanics in private, small group, large camp, and travel team settings.|
|2013||Assistant Coach||SUNY Adirondack||Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference||1st base coach, hitting coach, speed coach.|
|Winter 2017-18||Golden Grove Dodgers||2||7||1||2||1||-||-||-||-||2||0||1||.286||.286||.429|
|2017 (playoffs)||Attnang Athletics||10||37||12||13||3||1||3||10||6||8||5||0||.351||.457||.730|
|2017 (regular season)||Attnang Athletics||22||73||41||35||7||3||7||24||21||10||14||0||.479||.621||.945|
|2016 (playoffs)||Attnang Athletics||13||52||17||21||3||1||2||12||10||8||7||1||.404||.530||.615|
|2016 (regular season)||Attnang Athletics||20||72||35||35||12||2||4||10||15||10||20||2||.486||.585||.875|
|2015||Santa Fe Fuego||48||156||48||50||8||-||5||30||24||42||31||2||.321||.431||.468|
|2014||Santa Fe Fuego||41||101||25||29||1||-||1||17||8||22||12||2||.287||.368||.327|