NCAA’s D2 Hardest to Strikeout & Utility Player Looking for Overseas Opportunity. You won’t be disappointed. | Baseball Jobs Overseas

NCAA’s D2 Hardest to Strikeout & Utility Player Looking for Overseas Opportunity. You won’t be disappointed.

Name: Donnie Gardner

Height: 190.5cm

Weight: 106.5kg

DOB: February 9, 1995

Date Available: November 1, 2019

Bats: S

Throws: R

Positions: Utl, 3B, C, SP

Positions (alt): Coach, Utl, OF, SP, RP

College: Academy of Art University

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Personal

Donnie is a 6’3” Utility player/pitcher that throws hard from multiple arm angles. In 2019, he was the NCAA hardest to strikeout award winner with 3 strikeouts in 95 at bats (6 in 187 at bats lifetime). 1.87 pop time behind the plate, as well as a .987 fielding percentage. He is a high quality player in any position you put him in. He is very coachable and learns fast, which help him adapt to any team environment. To top it off, Donnie is a pleasure to have in the dugout or locker room, he is easy going and plays with a joy not too many players have. He loves this game.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-2016 Butte College Junior College Pitcher
2016-2017 Napa Valley College Junior College Catcher, Pitcher
2017-2019 Academy of Art NCAA D2 Starting Catcher, Reliever/Closer.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-Current Volunteer Youth Coach Napa Kids Club N/A Instructor of the Fundamentals
2018-Current Assistant coach Napa Valley College Junior College Pitchers and catchers coach

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Academy of Art 27 52 9 18 6 0 0 9 1 3 0 0 .346 .364 .462
2019 Academy of Art 35 91 7 23 2 0 0 12 9 3 0 1 .253 .327 .375

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2018 Academy of Art 5.53 1 0 27.2 26 29 23 5 23 17 0 2 0 1.80
2019 Academy of Art 3.27 0 0 11.0 8 11 7 1 5 4 1 0 0 1.36

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Brian Thomas

Butte College, Associate Head Coach
thomasbr@butte.edu

Dan Parker

Napa Valley College, Head Coach
DParker@napavalley.edu

Dan McDermott

Academy of Art, Head Coach
dmcdermott@academyart.edu

Additional Info

Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Use overseas as a stepping stone into professional ball in the U.S., Experience new cultures and meet new people, Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally, Stay active during the offseason in a winter league, Show my talent to other parts of the world

Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter), South Africa (Winter)

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a 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