*SIGNED in France 2024* All-American 2B/SS, Traditional leadoff hitter and College National Champion with overseas experience in the Czech | Baseball Jobs Overseas

*SIGNED in France 2024* All-American 2B/SS, Traditional leadoff hitter and College National Champion with overseas experience in the Czech

Name: Gehrig Octavio

Height: 170cm

Weight: 72kg

DOB: February 8, 1999

Date Available: November 1, 2023

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: 2B

Positions (alt): SS, OF, RF, CF, LF

College: Murray State College; North Greenville University

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Personal

I consider myself a traditional lead off hitter, capable of using the whole field. High percentage of QAB’s (Quality at bats), more walks than strikeouts, and very comfortable seeing pitches and going deep into counts. For the type of hitter I am, the most important stat for me is run scored. I focus on getting on base any way possible and scoring runs for my team.

Running a 6.5 sixty, I am quick and have the ability to steal bags. I also believe that I have a higher baseball IQ than most, which is critical while on the base paths.

As a second baseman I have great range and quick hands.

I have played many games in center field and right field throughout my college career, center field was my primary position from Freshman year of High School through my sophomore year of college. Later moving to second base for my junior year. I feel comfortable anywhere in the outfield.

I am a easy going teammate that enjoys playing the game hard, while have fun doing so. Being from Hawaii, it has been fun to build relationships with teammates from around the world.

As a teammate, I’m the type to run through walls for my guys. They will be able to count on me to show up everyday and play the game the right way. I enjoy bring emotion and passion to my game. With that being said I am definitely an energy guy on the field.

 

Career highlights 

2022 NCAA D2 National Champion (North Greenville University)
2022 NCAA D2 World Series All-Tournament team (Second Base)
2021 NCAA D2 All American – 3rd Team (Second Base)
2021 All-Region – First Team (Second Base)

2021 Confrence Carolina batting Champion (BA: .465)
2021 & 2019 Conference Gold Glove Award

 

Coaching

Growing up in a baseball family, I was exposed to the game from a very young age. My father, being a great baseball player himself, has taught be how to play the game the right way. Over my 20 plus years of playing the game, I have a great understand of all the little things that make players success in the sport. Playing five years of collegiate leave baseball with a former Major League player as a head coach, I believe I experienced some of the best coaching around. Everything I have picked up throughout the years are things that I would love to teach to the next generation baseball players.

 

Overseas Goals

Being named after Lou Gehrig, baseball has been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. After finishing my college career with a NCAA National Championship, I was not ready to hangup my cleats just yet. I love playing the game and if given the opportunity, would like to play it for as long as possible.

Another reason I have chosen to continue my career overseas is due to the fact that I was born and raised on the island of Hawaii, not many people from the island or given the opportunity to see the world. I am lucky enough to use the sport that I love as a way to see the world.

I am currently playing in Extraliga located in Czech, Republic. (March – July)

 

Articles/Recognitions

The Gehrig of North Greenville leads Crusaders into Division II baseball tournament

The journey has included sour spots, but it’s made sweet-hitting Waiakea alum Gehrig Octavio all the stronger

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Texarkana Twins Texas Collegiate League Startin CF and leadoff hitter.
2018-19 Murray State College NJCAA Starting CF and leadoff hitter. 1st team All Conference and Defensive Team.
2021 Spartanburg Spartan Burgers Coastal Plain League (Collegiate) Starting 2B and leadoff hitter.
2020-22 North Greenville University NCAA Division II Starting 2B and leadoff hitter. All-American, 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-Conference, Gold Glove, NCAA World Series All-Tournament Team (second base), National Champion.
2023 Prague Eagles Czech Extraliga SS/2B and leadoff.
2024 Valenciennes Vipers French Division 2

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014-17 Infield and hitting coach B-Pono Youth Practiced two times a week with youth players ages 6-10 on different aspects of the game including hitting, base running, defense, and gamesmanship.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2023 Prague Eagles 176 59 45 11 3 1 20 40 30 25 2 .256 .393 .369

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Murray State College 43 156 54 58 9 4 5 29 35 24 18 5 .372 .520 .577
2019 Murray State College 41 127 36 40 8 2 3 36 35 33 12 0 .315 .470 .441
2020 North Greenville University 22 73 23 27 3 2 0 11 13 11 7 4 .370 .478 .466
2021 North Greenville University 43 165 53 69 7 7 0 24 30 21 17 7 .418 .517 .546
2022 North Greenville University 61 225 78 76 13 2 1 35 53 39 21 6 .338 .472 .427

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Landon Powell

North Greenville University Head Coach
Landon.Powell@ngu.edu

Sam Bjorling

Murray State College Head Coach
sbjorling@mscok.edu

Gehrig is a hard nosed competitor that plays the game the right way. He is the guy that at the end of the day always has the dirtiest uniform. He has outstanding instincts and athleticism on defense and on the base paths. In the box he has an outstanding sense of the strike zone and puts quality swings on good pitches to hit, and fights like mad when he gets two strikes. I would take a whole team of guys like him, I wish we still had him. He has been a winner at every stop he's been at, he was a winner in high school, he won a conference championship here at Murray State and national championship at North Greenville. He is the kind of guy you would want in a foxhole with you.

Hunter Dillworth

North Greenville University Infield Coach
HunterDilworth@gmail.com

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, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, 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 degree of Criminal Justice