LH Hitting 2B/SS/RHP with One Season of Professional Indy Ball Experience; Seeking Team for 2019 Summer
Name: Drake Yoshioka
Weight: 165 lbs
December 2, 1994
September 3, 2018
Positions: 2B, SS
Positions (alt): SP, RP
College: Cabrillo College (Juco)/Mayville State University (NAIA)
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Finished 2018 Summer season as a Rookie with the Napa Silverados in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball. Available and looking for Summer team in 2019.
Drake Yoshioka is a starting 2B and leadoff hitter out of nationally ranked Mayville State University (NAIA). In his 2017 senior season Drake led his team in runs scored (60), stolen bases (26), hit-by-pitch (17) and walks (31). In his senior year he had a batting average of .311 with an OBP of .446 while playing 56 of 58 games. These numbers were no fluke as his junior year was very similar and in fact in many ways more successful with a .357 batting average while showing more power with 3 home runs.
His 6.7 60 yard dash combined with hitting from the left side make Drake a threat to get on base every time he is up to bat. Drake has a proven history of utilizing multiple ways to get on base and advancing.
In high school Drake was a successful pitcher and was named Pitcher of the Year in his senior year. In junior college he was told to focus on playing middle infield because of lack of depth within the team.
Drake studied sports management in college and has plans to coach baseball once his playing career is over. Therefore he is open to coaching in addition to playing while abroad.
Any club interested in a middle infielder and leadoff hitter to jump start their offense and pressure the opponent’s defense is encouraged to reach out to Drake with any questions or expressions of interest.
2018: California Winter League Breakfast Club Gold Glove Winner
2018: California Winter League Champions, Washington Blue Sox
2017: North Star Athletic Association Champions, Mayville State University
2017: First Team All Conference 2nd Base (Article)
2017: Mid Atlantic Collegiate League Champions, Titustown Titans
2016: First Team All Conference 2nd Base (Article)
2014: Coast Pacific Conference Champions, Cabrillo Seahawks
2013: Coast Pacific Conference Champions, Cabrillo Seahawks
2013: Second Team Coast Pacific All Conference Infield (Article)
2012: Oahu Interscholastic Association White Player of the Year (Article)
||Waipahu Marauders (High School Summer Ball)
||American Legion (Waipahu, HI)
||2nd Base, Shortstop, RHP
||Cabrillo College (Juco)
||Coast Pacific Conference
||2nd Base, Shortstop
Batting: Leadoff, 2, 8, 9
||Mayville Red Caps
||Amateur Summer Ball League
||Amateur Summer Ball League
||Mayville State University (NAIA)
||North Star Athletic Association
Batting: Leadoff & 2
||Mid Atlantic Collegiate League
||2nd Base, Shortstop, 3rd Base
Batting: Leadoff, 2, 9
||Washington Blue Sox
||California Winter League
||2nd Base, Shortstop, 3rd Base
Batting: 2, 6, 7, 8 & 9
||2nd Base, Shortstop, OF
Batting: 2, 7, 8, 9
||Athletic Edge Spokane
||Baseball instructor in Spokane, Washington
These Testimonials Have Been Verified
I had the pleasure of coaching Drake when he attended Cabrillo College. Drake stood out right away not because of his size but because of his skill set. As a player he is very disciplined in his routine and how he plays the game. He will play the game harder than anyone on the field and any given time. As his coach, I felt like he would “jump off a cliff” for me.
I can’t speak any higher of Drake’s character. He is a phenomenal person and teammate. He is extremely respectful and always said “yes coach” or “yes sir.” He will practice harder than some guys play in a game and as a coach I had the utmost confidence that he would get the job done in any situation.
Drake is a type of player that every organization needs because he provides so much value to the game of baseball and to any team that he is on. The team that is able to get Drake is going to be lucky and the rest of the teams that had a chance to get him and don’t will truly regret it.
Chase Glaum, MS, CES, PES
Southern Nazarene University Assistant Baseball Coach
When Drake Yoshioka arrived at Mayville State, we knew a few things:
He could play second base at a high level
His stats in junior college did not show what he was truly capable of
His grades were so bad that I don’t know how/if we will ever get to see him on the field – it was a miracle that he even got in
Drake had to redshirt his first year for academic reasons, he was short credits and his gpa was too low. He had dug himself a big whole in junior college and it was going to take a lot of work to get himself out of it.
After his redshirt year was completed – Drake decided to stay in North Dakota for the summer, play summer ball up here, workout in our summer workout program to make sure he was ready for his junior year and most importantly, take some more classes.
Drake went on to have a fantastic two years with us batting in the leadoff spot, a two time all conference player, posting a .334 batting average, a .451 on base percentage, reaching 85 times on walks/hit by pitches and stealing 41 bags. The kid is a gamer. What he lacks in size, speed, arm strength, etc. he makes up with pure grit. He has the ability to lead the team, not with his words, but by the way he carries himself on a daily basis on the baseball diamond.
Drake finished out those two years here as a very successful baseball player, but more importantly, he got his degree. The kid that NOBODY, not even himself, thought had a chance to graduate from college did it. The determination he showed in the classroom was second to none. I have not seen a kid in a bigger whole than Drake and he had to work so hard to accomplish this goal, but it was important to him and his family and in his mind, it wasn’t an option to fail.
If you are looking for a true team guy, someone that will play with a ton of passion and grit, with leadership capabilities that can truly light up a team and just a flat out gamer – this is your guy.
Assistant Baseball Coach / Recruiting Coordinator
Mayville State University
I’ve known Drake since he was a freshmen at Waipahu High school. He came in as a very quiet but confident young man. He was given much responsibility as a starting freshman on the Varsity team. I believe he could handle the situation and he handled it as if he was a veteran. No game or situation was too big for Drake. He handled pressure well from a very young age. He blossomed into a leader and made his teammates accountable. Stats don’t lie as Drake had a successful four years at Waipahu High School. I was glad he got an opportunity to play at the next level because I knew whoever got him would be lucky. His work ethic is second to none and he is always looking to get better. His infectious smile and willingness to work rubbed off on his teammates. If you need a leader, great teammate, and hard worker Drake is that one player.
Education: Sports Management
Hobbies and Interests: Beach, fishing, diving, hiking, going on adventures
Post baseball career plans: Coach baseball professionally
Relationship status: Drake is single and willing to travel
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
Drake would like his flights paid, accommodations provided, and enough of a salary to cover his living expenses while abroad. He is available immediately and has not future commitments that would require him to return home.
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