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Two-Way Player Seeking Opportunity Overseas in 2021; Willing to Pay Flights

Name: Francis Faiello

Height: 183cm

Weight: 86kg

DOB: December 24, 1997

Date Available: May 1, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

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

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

College: Allegheny College

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Personal

What specific skills do you bring to the ball field?

  • Outfield velo- 88mph
  • 60 yard dash- 6.96
  • Exit velo 92mph
  • 4seam Fastball 82-86mph
  • 2seam Fastball 80-86
  • Changeup 74-78mph
  • curveball 72-78mph
  • knucklecurve 65-75mph

Summarize any career highs, achievements, recognitions, awards

The greatest team accomplishment came last summer when our team struggled all season. We managed to make it into the playoffs and we fought and grinded every step of the way. We eventually won the league championship as the lowest-ranked team. This accomplishment reminds me that playing the game hard and the right way will lead to great things.

My most memorable individual accomplishment was my senior year of high school when I set school records in all major offensive categories. I led the state of Pennsylvania in extra-base hits and I also ranked 2nd in the state in RBI’s (38), 3rd in the state in slugging percentage (1.027), 13th in the state in home runs (4), 12th in the state in runs (32), 21st in the state in batting average (.514), 74th in the state in On Base Percentage (.588). (All stats found on Maxpreps)

Describe yourself as a teammate

The team always comes first. I will play whatever position/situation is deemed most beneficial for the team. I love baseball and bring my passion to the field every day. I believe in leaving my all out on the field every single day giving maximum effort and bringing a positive and winning attitude to the dugout. I am the guy who will take extra reps before and after practice. I love training with my teammates and growing together to become better ballplayers and men.

Explain your experience and abilities at your secondary positions

Growing up I was the shortstop on every team I played on. I am very comfortable at any position in the infield, especially second base. I am able to make the plays at all positions as well as throw the ball hard across the diamond. As a pitcher I was used mainly as a closer with spot starts scattered in. 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.

If you have not competed recently, explain what you have been doing to stay sharp and in shape

I have used the knowledge I have gained in college as a biology major and my passion for fitness to create an elite training program to get me ready for this upcoming season. This offseason I have taken my conditioning training to the next level. This consists of running, sprinting, hiking, rucking, swimming. Strength training has been difficult with the pandemic due to gym closures so I have been creating my own workouts lifting objects around my house, farmers-carries down my street, and squats with my little brothers on my shoulders. I will do anything to get the work in and get the job done.

 

Why do you want to take your career overseas?

I aspire to continue playing the game I love while traveling the world. I would like to spread the knowledge that I have about the game of baseball with people from all over the world while establishing connections that will last a lifetime.

Overseas goals:

  • Extend my baseball career
  • Use overseas as a stepping stone into a professional league 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
  • Gain coaching experience

 

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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

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
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

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 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

Video Highlights

Testimonials

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

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