Strong defensive catcher from Hawaii comfortable playing IF seeking EU team for 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Strong defensive catcher from Hawaii comfortable playing IF seeking EU team for 2022

Name: Evyn Yamaguchi

Height: 175cm

Weight: 80kg

DOB: July 30, 1996

Date Available: May 20, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, RF, LF

College: Mayville State University

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Personal

Evyn is a very versatile player.  Though his primary position has been catcher, he can also play any of the infield positions as well as the corner outfield spots.  He once participated as a second baseman for the International Stars in the Prague Baseball Week.

As a catcher, he blocks and receives well and has an average pop time of 1.9 seconds.  At the plate, he is a gap-to-gap hitter with some power.  He makes consistent contact and doesn’t strike out a lot.

Evyn is a very supportive teammate who integrates well with other team members.  He is a hard worker who does what is necessary to help the team win.

He also has coaching experience at the youth and high school levels, and he would be open to helping a club’s coaching staff.

 

Career Highlights

  • NSAA All-Conference Honorable Mention Catcher (2019)

    • Career batting average of .265 with .363 on-base percentage

  • Hawaii All-State Catcher (2014)

  • BIIF All-Conference Catcher (2012-2014)

  • Experience in German second league

    • Led team in OPS and slugging percentage

    • Slash line of .282/.549/.393 in 2019

 

Overseas Goals

Evyn wants to extend his playing career, help grow the game around the world, and experience new environments.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014-2015 Eastern Arizona College Community College Game 2 Starting catcher
2015-2016 Ventura College Community College Intermixed between LF and C
2018 Mayville Redcaps Amateur Ball Starting Catcher, 2 hole hitter
2016-2019 Mayville State University NAIA Starting Catcher, 2 Hole Hitter
2019 & 21 Wesseling Vermins German Bundesliga 2 Starting Catcher, led team with OPS and Slugging
2022 Waiakea Pirates American Japanese Association Starting 3B, MVP of the AJA baseball league

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-2018 Assistant Coach Hawaii Little league Youth Worked with catchers and hitters
2019 Assistant Coach Konawaena High School High School Worked with catchers and hitters
2014-Present Private Coach Unaffiliated Youth Work with youth hitters in my batting cage

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 71 9 20 4 1 0 13 19 9 1 1 .282 .549 .3.93

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Mayville State University 37 94 8 27 10 0 3 15 8 9 1 0 .287 .358 .489
2018 (Injured) Mayville State University - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2019 Mayville State University 34 91 2 22 5 0 0 10 15 7 1 0 .242 .375 .297

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Billy Tomblin

Mayville State University, Assistant Coach
william.tomblin@mayvillestate.edu

There will never be a question of effort when you watch Evyn Yamaguchi play the game, he is a workhorse. Evyn’s passion for the game and drive to be the best baseball player he can be is unmatched. He will bring a very good skill set behind the plate with the ability to keep hitters off balance with his pitch calling. Evyn is a patient hitter that controls the bat and can contribute in multiple ways offensively and will show some gap to gap power. He would be a fantastic addition to any team.

Scott Berry

Mayville State University, Head Coach
scott.berry.2@mayvillestate.edu

Evyn Yamaguchi is an outstanding young man and player. He has worked extremely hard to become a top flight catcher and he'll give you tremendous effort behind the plate. He is a patient hitter with occasional pop. His catching skills, his effort, and his integrity inspires a pitching staff. He is a terrific teammate who is well respected among his teammates and the competition. Evyn would be a terrific addition to any team.

Steven Hardesty

Moorpark College Softball, Assistant Coach
Shardesty6@gmail.com

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), 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: Bachelors degree