SS/Utility Player Who Batted .339/.415/.597 with 8 HR’s in 2021. Seeking winter 2022-23 team. (SIGNED IN SWEDEN FOR 2022) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

SS/Utility Player Who Batted .339/.415/.597 with 8 HR’s in 2021. Seeking winter 2022-23 team. (SIGNED IN SWEDEN FOR 2022)

Name: Hunter Reed

Height: 183cm

Weight: kg

DOB: October 8, 1996

Date Available: May 16, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 3B, SS

Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, OF, RF, LF

College: Avila University

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Personal

Hunter is a well-rounded player, with good skills offensively and defensively.

At the plate, he hits for average and power, can hit to all fields, and handles off-speed pitches well.

Defensively, he is quick and has a good first step to the ball, which helps him get into proper position to make plays.  He’s grown up playing shortstop but has played the other infield positions at one time or another.

“Playing the demanding position of shortstop for so long gives me an advantage when playing the other spots,” he says.  “I feel like I can fit into any type of baseball atmosphere.  I work as hard as possible, interact well with my teammates, and display a good sense of humor. I do whatever I can to help others and create solid team chemistry.”

Hunter also has some coaching experience that he can lend to a club.  He has been assistant coach for a 15-under team and head coach of an 18-under club.  He says, “I have played at all types of levels.  My high school team was ranked #9 in the nation, and I’ve played in very competitive situations in junior college and college. I can pass along my knowledge and experience to other players and also give them good life lessons.”

 

Career Highlights

  • Attended and played for the #9 ranked High School team in the nation
  • Experience at the junior college and NAIA collegiate level in the U.S.

  • Batted .345 as a college junior with a .463 on-base percentage and .655 slugging percentage

  • Voted to all-conference team as a junior

  • As a senior, is currently averaging over .330 with a .420 on-base percentage and a .599 slugging percentage

  • Has 61 hits in 55 games the last two seasons, with 43 RBI

  • 41 percent of his hits the last two seasons went for extra bases

  • In junior college, batted .287 with a .786 OPS during the 2016-17 season

Overseas Goals

Hunter wants to extend his playing career, while traveling and learn about new environments.  He says, “I have always wanted to play overseas, and travel experience new things, places, and situations. I have had multiple friends that have played overseas and have told me it was the best experience of their lives.”

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-21 Avila University NAIA Starting SS and 3B
2022 Karlskoga Bats Swedish Elitserien

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Assistant Coach Kansas City Eagles 15U
2019 Head Coach Kansas City Eagles 18U

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Avila 31 81 6 15 4 0 2 11 9 14 4 1 .185 .280 .309
2020 Avila 18 55 10 19 6 1 3 14 10 11 0 0 .345 .463 .655
2021 Avila 37 124 25 42 6 1 8 29 16 21 2 1 .339 .415 .597

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Chris Begg

Graduate Coach

Drew Lutzke

Hitting Coach, Avila University

Hunter Reed is an infielder that has the range and arm strength to play SS/3B efficiently at the professional level. His footwork and glove hand technique are textbook, and Hunter gets quality reads off the bat to determine which angle to attack the baseball. Hunter also throws efficiently from multiple arm angles across the infield with a quick release. He has average base running speed (6.7-6.9 60 YD).

At the professional level, Hunter will be a gap-to-gap hitter that hits for average and flashes some power to all fields. At Avila University, Hunter hit .339/.415/.597 with 8 home runs in his senior season. Hunter is a smart hitter that has a quality understanding of the strike zone and recognizes pitches well. He has a very simple swing that is directional, with no wasted energy into contact, and utilizes the ground well in his lower half.

Hunter treats his game like a professional: always in the cages, weight room, and eats right. Hunter will be an excellent addition to any professional club.


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), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan) Canada

 

Living preferences: Shared living arrangement, own bedroom

 

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: High School Graduate & Accounting Degree