Switch hitting shortstop with pop, coach, currently playing in Switzerland seeking team for 2019-20 winter
Name: Elias Macias
DOB: December 18, 1994
Date Available: September 18, 2019
Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, SS
Positions (alt): Utl, 1B, 2B, 3B, OF
College: Valdosta State University
Cuban born Elias Macias a SS who finished his senior year at Valdosta State University in 2018 which is in a top NCAA II conference (IBC rating of 8.5/10). Accumulated over 550 collegiate at bats totaling 33 doubles, 9 Homeruns and an .OBP of .375.
The switch hitting SS is extremely versatile. He has an arm capable of throwing in the high 80’s from across the infield and great athletic ability. This helped him appear on the field at every position in his college career except for on the mound.
Elias’ minor in international business combined with being fluent in both Spanish and English and his love to travel make overseas baseball a natural fit for him. Therefore he made the decision pursue overseas baseball instead of an indy pro career.
Following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather, Elias is a baseball player through-and-through and has always stayed active in the game as much as possible. His hitting Coach Frank Valdez is highly known and respected in the baseball world. Training big names such as Manny Machado, Albert Pujols, Nelson Cruz and countless others. He is now looking to take his passion for the game overseas and is open to all clubs who are interested in bringing him on board for the 2019-20 winter.
Testimonial from David Burns, BBJO founder:
“I met Elias at the Finkstonball tournament in Austria this summer (2019) and although I didn’t see him play much, I can that he possesses the attitude and character that clubs overseas seek in an import. Although I only got to see Elias play a little, I was impressed with what I saw after seeing him rope a double and make a nice play from deep in the 5-6 hole. Also, on a recent poll soliciting feedback from clubs in Europe on who is deserving of the “Ambassador of the Game” award, Elias received tremendous support from his current team (see below)”
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It is time to start gathering candidates for our 2019 “Ambassador of the Game” contest, specifically BBJO imports overseas who are most deserving of the title. We are giving away a Spark Bat by @hakusoh_bat, a custom glove from @loullerandi Gloves and a Baseball Jobs Overseas Jersey by @3n2sports . We are looking for an import who: – Embraces the role as coach or mentor to players of all ages within their club – Exhibits leadership qualities, motivating those around them to reach common and/or personal goals – Exemplifies the characteristics of a quality teammate and sportsman/woman – Conducts themselves in a professional manner, on and off the field – Is a contributing member of the club off the field – Shows up ready to play hard every game To nominate a candidate, comment with their name below. Take note, they MUST be a member of Baseball Jobs Overseas who is currently coaching or playing overseas for the 2019 season. Keep in mind, we will follow up with each club to make sure the most deserving are in the final 5.
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|2014||Assistant||FHSAA||High School||Assistant coach at Everglades High school during redshirt freshmen year.|
|2019||Manager||SBSF||NLB||Head Coach/Manager of the National League B team. Head of operations of the entire club overseeing the growth of our 4 teams.|
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