All-Conference Division I Power Hitter, Versatile Outfielder with 80+ Stolen Bases (School Record) available post-graduation in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

All-Conference Division I Power Hitter, Versatile Outfielder with 80+ Stolen Bases (School Record) available post-graduation in 2022

Name: Destini Brown

Height: 173cm

Weight: 75kg

DOB: May 12, 1999

Date Available: August 1, 2022

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: OF, CF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, SS, OF, RF, LF

College: The University of Southern Mississippi

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Personal

Destini has good power at the plate but is also a very good contact hitter, consistently posting high on-base percentages and striking out at a low rate.

She has excellent speed, has successfully stolen a base in 84 of 89 career attempts, and is a good baserunner.  Her speed is a big asset in the outfield, where she is able to run down balls others often cannot.  She has primarily been a centerfielder but has played all three outfield positions, as well as shortstop, so she brings versatility to a club’s roster.

Destini describes herself as a “team-first” player. “I put my team before my own needs and put my teammates’ accomplishments above my own. I lead not only by example but vocally when it is needed. I strive to challenge my teammates to be the absolute best they can be.”

She has youth coaching experience and would be interested in assisting a club’s coaching staff.

 

Career Highlights

  • Experience at NCAA Division I level

    • +.300 career batting average

    • Yearly on-base percentages range from .417 – .500

    • 40 percent of hits have been for extra bases

    • 110 walks versus just 68 strikeouts in 152 games

    • 94-percent success rate at base-stealing

    • Named to conference all-freshman team (2018)

    • First-team all-conference in 2019 and 2021

    • First player in at school to steal more than 100 bases in a career

  • High School:

    • Helped lead team to state championship in 2015

    • First-team all-conference (2014-2017)

    • Voted conference player of the year in 2017

 

Overseas Goals

Destini wants to extend her playing career, continue to learn, and help grow the game globally.  She also is excited about experiencing new environments and cultures.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Davis and Brown Named to Preseason All-C-USA Team

Brown Breaks Stolen Base Record as Southern Miss Claims Two Wins

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-22 The University of Southern Mississippi NCAA Division I (starting center fielder, leader, lead-off hitter) and C-USA all Freshman Team (2018), First Team All-Conference (2019 and 2021).

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 Coach Southern Renegade 14u
2017-22 Camp Instructor Southern Mississippi Softball High School
2016-Present Hitting and Fielding Instructor Private Ages 6-12

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 Southern Mississippi 51 137 50 48 7 1 8 25 39 20 22 4 .350 .500 .591
2020 Southern Mississippi 22 56 14 13 2 0 2 12 14 12 7 0 .232 .419 .375
2021 Southern Mississippi 49 139 43 38 6 3 6 16 33 24 35 1 .273 .417 .489
2022 (In Progress) Southern Mississippi 30 89 32 30 4 3 7 17 24 12 20 0 .337 .478 .685

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Brian Levin

The University of Southern Mississippi, Head Coach and Former Akron Racer Head Coach

I have coached softball at the collegiate level for 12 years and professionally in the NPF for a few years, and I can say that I have not seen or coached a more gifted player than Destini Brown. We are always looking for a true 5 tool player. Destini is as close to that as a coach can get. The more impressive aspect beside her playing ability is her character. You will not find a better all-around person. If I was drafting a team, Destini would be at the top of the list.

Mark Mulvany

The University of Southern Mississippi, Assistant Coach

Destini Brown may be the top defensive centerfielder in college softball. She is pure excitement on the softball field and represents our organization to our fan base with class and humility. She is the Ken Griffey Jr. of college softball. Having experience as a Major League Baseball scout, I can say that Destini Brown is the equivalent of a 1st round draft pick in baseball.

Wendy Hogue

The University of Southern Mississippi, Former Head Coach

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, 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

 

Prior engagements: None

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: None

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: Undergraduate Degree in Liberal Studies minor in Psychology (expected graduation May 2022)