Five Tool Outfielder & Base Stealer Seeking Club For 2022 European Summer – .330/.417.524 D3 All-Conference OF 2021
Name: David LeBlanc
DOB: December 16, 1997
Date Available: March 1, 2022
Positions: OF, CF
Positions (alt): OF, RF, LF
College: Prairie Baseball Academy; Husson University
I’m an english and french speaking Canadian ballplayer searching for a European professional club to play for in the 2022. With one year experience playing semi-pro in the Canadian IBL for the Barrie Baycats.
On the field, I have been a part of some great teams. Winning the CCBC title in 2017 as a freshman, I was able to learn how to be a champion early. While playing NCAA, I helped lead the team to 2 conference titles. I lead by example on the field by playing a hard-gritty style of baseball. I also understand the mental highs and lows of the game and focus on controlling what is controllable.
Off-field I am a chatty and energized guy. Grew up on a beef and grain farm in central Alberta where I developed a love for the outdoors and farming! Eventually I want to begin my own regenerative farm back home but want to continue my ball career for as long as I can. I’ve worked a few jobs other than on the farm. I was a helper for a residential H-VAC worker, a residential plumber helper, and currently hold a position as a tool hand at an oil field company.
David is an elite lead-off hitter with the ability to hit for contact & power as well as steal bases, evidenced by his consistently high on-base percentages & career numbers at Husson University.
He has good speed and is an aggressive baserunner, always looking for steal opportunities and chances to take extra bases. In college, he had a 79-percent success rate at base-stealing.
David can play all three outfield positions, tracks the ball well, and has speed that helps him reach balls that others may not get to. The velocity on his throws ranges in the low-90s (mph).
He is a very coachable player with good communication skills who is a leader on and off the field. He describes himself as “outgoing and hard-working, they type that arrives early to practices and games” and helps in any way possible.
He has been working out and training regularly to stay in top condition and be ready to play when an opportunity arises.
2017 Canadian College Baseball Conference champions
2019 NAC champions – named Tournament MVP
Slash line of .299/.368/.429
2021 NAC champions – NCAA regional tournament appearance
Averaged .345 with .414 on-base percentage in his last two college seasons
Slugged .576 as a junior and .524 as a senior
30 RBI in 31 games in 2021
College team captain for three seasons
All-conference recognition in two seasons
Played in Canada’s Intercounty Baseball League in 2021 with batting average of .265 and OPB of .351
David wants to continue his playing career, while also traveling and experiencing new environments and cultures.
— Husson Baseball (@HussonBaseball) March 11, 2020
David LeBlanc Barrie Baycats 2021 pic.twitter.com/UjcJey94mY
— David Leblanc (@david_leblanc22) December 22, 2021
Throwback to NAC playoffs pic.twitter.com/0kWqC5vk6m
— David Leblanc (@david_leblanc22) December 22, 2021
|2018||Camp Instructor||Prairie Baseball Academy||Youth/High School||Helped run camps at PBA in Lethbridge.|
I personally can't put into words how much of an impact David LeBlanc has made on my coaching career, or the baseball program here at Husson. His leadership and love for the game of baseball will leave an impression on our program for years to come. David's love for the game of baseball and ability to raise the level of play for his teammates is something you can't measure. His stats speak for themselves; he is a mature hitter who has an advanced feel for the strike zone. David will flash power to all fields and is a very intelligent baserunner.
David's best skills are on the defensive side of the ball. I have coached over 30 players who have signed professional contracts and David is one of the best defensive players I have coached. With his attention to detail and quick first step, David won games for us simply through his ability to take hits away. He has an above average arm and the ability to play all three outfield positions.
You will often find David as the first one to the field and last one to leave. He's a tireless worker and someone who has that "blue collar" work ethic. Fans and the community will quickly grow to love him with his hard-nosed style. He will be a huge asset to your program from top to bottom and will make an impact on the local community and youth programs.
David was one of the hardest workers in our program for the 3 years he was with us. He is one of those players every team wants but hates to play against. A “dirt bag” type player who plays the game hard and the right way. David is a plus defender and finds a way to always get it done at the plate. His leadership qualities and vocalization will help any team push to be better. He is a player you want on your team.
Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France 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
Traveling with a companion: No
Educational background: Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Finance Certification