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Two-Way Player in Process of getting Italian Citizenship Seeking Opportunity Overseas for 2021-2022

Name: Francis Faiello

Height: 183cm

Weight: 86kg

DOB: December 24, 1997

Date Available: October 4, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, OF, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, Utl, 1B, 3B, SS, C, SP, RP

College: Allegheny College

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Personal

Francis is versatile – able to play second base, the outfield, and pitcher.  His exit velocity averages in the low 90s (mph), and he has been timed at 6.96 seconds in the 60-yard dash.  His throws from the outfield average in the high 80s (mph).

The average velocities on his pitches are low to mid-80s (4-seam fastball and 2-seam fastball), mid to high-70s (change-up), low to high-70s (curve) and mid-60s to mid-70s (knuckle curve).

Francis describes himself as one who “will play whatever position is deemed most beneficial for the team. I believe in giving maximum effort each day and bringing a positive and winning attitude to the dugout. I will take extra reps before and after practice. I love training with my teammates and growing together to become better players and men.”

He says he’s very comfortable at any infield position, especially second base. As a pitcher, he was used mainly as a closer with occasional spot starts. “I excel when the game is on the line and in high-stress situations by remaining calm and trusting my team to make the plays.”

Francis adds, “I have used my knowledge as a biology major and my passion for fitness to create an elite training program to get me ready. I have taken my conditioning to the next level – including running, sprinting, hiking, rucking (walking with extra weight), and swimming. I will do anything to get the work in and get the job done.”

Career Highlights

  • Batted .455, .349 and .514 during his three high-school seasons with corresponding slugging percentages of .636, .511 and 1.027

  • In senior high-school season, set school records in all major offensive categories.

    • Led the state of Pennsylvania in extra-base hits, ranked 2nd in the state in RBI, 3rd in slugging percentage, 13th in home runs and 21st in batting average

    • Also was a relief pitcher, posting a 1.94 earned-run average with 25 strikeouts in 21 innings

  • Batted .370 his final collegiate season with an .895 OPS

  • In 2019, batted .292 with a .751 OPS in a collegiate summer league

Overseas goals

“I aspire to continue playing while also traveling the world. I would like to spread the knowledge that I have about baseball with people from all over the world while establishing connections that will last a lifetime.  Ideally, I would also like to use an overseas experience to help me get into a pro league in the U.S.”

Awards/Articles:

Testimonial from Beziers Pirates Head Coach

Francis came to play for the Béziers pirates in the French second division. Upon his arrival he was pleasant, with good interpersonal skills, without being too expressive. He showed a lot of respect for the functioning of the club and the team. He is a respected player by his teammates for his attitude and his baseball level . He was mainly used as an outfielder, with excellent ball read, good runs, high quality dives and home plate relays. He also showed qualities on second base and was able to help the team in shortstop. Offensively, he is powerful and disciplined with an excellent knowledge of his strike zone. He produced important runs on several occasions until the last in the final, the day we won the title of champions of France. 

Francis works hard to achieve his goals: bodybuilding, running, stretching and a healthy lifestyle are part of his daily life.

His arm could allow him to become a good pitcher too if he gained some control.

Francis is also a very good coach with young people, he has a positive and motivating attitude, he participated in the training sessions and courses organized for our young people and was very voluntary.

I recommend Francis as a valuable asset to any team as a player and coach.

Lionel Texidor
Head Coach, Béziers Pirates
Champions Of France D2 2021

 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2012-16 The Kiski School Pennsylvania High School RHP, 2B, & OF
2017-19 Allegheny College NCAA DIII OF
2018 Navegantes de Aguadilla PRIBL
2019-20 Omaha Filthballers Cornbelt League Player/Coach
2021 Beziers Pirates France D2 Utility Player

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 Instructor/ Youth Coach Beziers Pirates Youth Created baseball specific drills and workout plans to develop elite athletes. Assisted in coaching the 9u,12u, and 15u teams. Lead the development camps.
2020-Present Baseball/Athletic Instructor 224 Performance Youth Assisted running camps for 224 performance in Fort Lauderdale Florida.
2020-Present Head Coach Beaver Valley Baseball Youth Head coach of the 10U White team. Created practice plans and strategies to develop players and win games.
2020 Assistant Coach Omaha Filthballers College Player Coach. Assisted in game and practice planning. Threw batting practice and developed training regiments.
2012-2019 Instructor Squirrel Hill Baseball Association Youth Helped lead youth baseball camps. Worked with players aged 6-13.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2021 Beziers 17 47 20 16 5 2 2 16 11 2 6 0 .340 .522 .660

Pro/Overseas Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2021 Beziers 12.60 1 0 5 5 6 7 1 10 7 0 1 0 2.40

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Kiski 7 11 3 5 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 .455 .538 .636
2014 Kiski 14 43 9 15 4 0 1 8 5 3 1 0 .349 .429 .511
2016 Kiski 24 72 32 37 17 4 4 38 9 5 9 0 .514 .558 1.027
2017 Allegheny 5 5 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - .600 .600 1.200
2019 Allegheny 17 27 2 10 1 1 0 5 0 6 2 - .370 .414 .481
2019 Filthballers 24 48 7 14 3 0 0 5 7 3 - - .292 .397 .354
2020 Filthballers 28 72 10 18 3 0 0 8 11 4 6 2 .305 .403 .356

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2014 Kiski 3.00 0 0 2.1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
2016 Kiski 1.94 0 0 21.2 12 25 9 1 11 6 2 0 0

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Testimonials

These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Johnston Hobbs

224 Performance-CEO, Head Coach Omaha Filthballers

Francis has played for me for three seasons, most notably as my CF for the Aguadilla Nevagantes (2018) in PR and for the past two seasons ('19-20) at CF for the Omaha Filthballers. Francis was easily the team MVP throughout the playoffs in 2020, batting .500 with ZERO errors. He hit the game winning RBI in the clinching game.

Francis is constantly learning and striving to get better. We worked tirelessly daily on fitness, his approach at the plate, and game strategy….he easily saw 100 pitches every day pregame. Francis improved daily and served as a strong leader for a team of young college athletes. He is not afraid to ask questions about the game and was willing to accept whatever role helped the team the best. Francis is a solid athlete and will not only hold down the OF for a team, he will eventually be a very good coach and mentor.

Joe Siwa

Strikezone Omaha, CEO

My name is Joe Siwa owner operator of the Strike Zone baseball/softball training academy in Omaha Nebraska. We have been training players of all skill levels the past 25 years in the Midwest. I am also the league director of the Corn Belt League, a summer collegiate development baseball program we designed. The league features over 75 colleges and universities represented every summer. I played my college baseball at Auburn University and was drafted and played 5 year in the Minnesota Twin organization.

I would like to recommend Francis Faiello as a great candidate to continue playing following his collegiate career. After watching him compete here in Omaha the past two summer both on and off the field, I know he has the professional make up it takes to continue his playing at that next level.

His strengths he will bring to any team are his leadership skills, competitiveness, and versatility. He is a hard worker and is willing to play whatever role that can help a team win games.

Steven "Sonny" Sunagel

PRIBL, Corn Belt League, Coach

I met Francis sight unseen in Aquada, Puerto Rico summer of 2018. I was hired to coach in the Puerto Rico Instructional baseball league. I would be introduced to our roster players following my arrival of which Francis was one of thirty-five.

Francis introduced himself with confidence, respect, and cordially which drew my attention for further observation. Through the season I witnessed Francis creating friendships on and off the field. I was quite impressed with Francis’s adaptation to a challenging living environment making the best of a less than standard situation.

Francis’s baseball skills were normal but his baseball IQ was elevated. I stated his skills as normal, on purpose, as his thirst for improving those skills was off the charts. There was not a day that passed where Francis the opportunity to improve his skills and improve he did.
So much so, that being hired for the 2019 CornBelt League as a coach, an invitation to play for our team was immediate.

I believe Francis will be a benefit to your organization, and for the above-stated qualities, recommend Francis Faiello to your organization.

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: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Economics.

                                                       National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. (NASM-CPT)