6’6”, 205lbs. NCAA D1 University Starter IF/OF/UTIL/RP Seeking Team for 2021 Season | Baseball Jobs Overseas

6’6”, 205lbs. NCAA D1 University Starter IF/OF/UTIL/RP Seeking Team for 2021 Season

Name: Isac Franklin

Height: 6’6”/198cm

Weight: 225 lbs/102kg

DOB: June 11, 1992

Date Available: March 16, 2021

Foreign Pro experience Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: SS

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, 1B, 2B, 3B, OF, RP, RF, CF, LF

College: West Virginia University/Urbana University

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Personal

“A 6’6”, 205lbs. athlete who happens to have chosen baseball instead of basketball or football to pursue in college. Started right away as a freshman for West Virginia University at multiple positions, main one being second base. Having played numerous college career games and seasons he has played very good competition and at a very high level. Recently, due to some very tragic and unfortunate circumstances regarding his family matters this early Spring through Summer of 2019 Isac wasn’t able to accept any of the multiple invitations to play professionally overseas for the Spring/Summer. As well as an opportunity at a Spring Training minor league roster spot for the Houston Astros. Although still in everyday playing shape right now he is a very fine-tuned, polished professional with all 5 skill sets. Plays SS but also used as a utility at any position on the field other than catcher. Started at all 4 infield positions throughout playing career as well as CF. Has tremendous base-stealing instincts with above-average speed, above-average power, and arm strength. With the right situation, this kid could be something really special. Currently desperate to get a shot in the ABL this winter, all this kid needs is to be seen. A special “all-natural” talent. We have numerous references and referrals from baseball minds all over the world. One former scout in particular who he trains excessively with on a day to day basis from MLB’s the Texas Rangers organization. Isac is truly a professional in and out who has an incredible story to tell. He’s a well-rounded leader and role model for younger kids playing. One who leads by example especially off of the field. With a year of working youth baseball academies around the world and youth coaching experience in the US for many years. This is a man of character and respect who could help expand youth baseball for any country for years to come. He is very open and looking for the opportunity for a multiple year contract by not only playing and helping you win but also by developing your youth baseball for as long as he’s needed!”

-JJ

 

(For any inquiries feel free to contact me directly and I will forward you to my trainer who is a former MLB scout for the Texas Rangers to give you any insight as to what we’ve been working on or working towards from an outside perspective! -Isac)

 

Abilities summary: All-around athlete, 5 tool player with the ability to hit to all fields and steal bases. Leadoff hitter but can hit anywhere in a lineup. Running a 6.58 sec. 60yrd dash. Throws 90+ across the diamond and above-average power and slugging. A natural talent 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Kranjski Lisjaki (Slovenia) Euro Interleague Joined the club for the National Playoffs. Led the playoffs in home runs 2018 season
2017 Urbana University NCAA Mountain East Conference starting shortstop, leadoff hitter, captain
2011 West Virginia University NCAA I Big East starting second baseman as a freshman, 6 hole hitter in lineup
2012 Northwoods League Starting SS
2006-2010 Pickerington Central High Scool OCC 3 year varsity starter at third base sophomore year, second base junior year, shortstop senior year
2008-2011 American Legion Post 283 Ohio American legion Starting SS every year, league MVP, multiple tournaments MVP
2019-2020 Northern Districts Baseball Club South Australian Baseball League Starting SS and 3 hole hitter

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Assistant Coach Aguiluchos De Tenerife Youth baseball academy Head Assistant Coach helping run the youth baseball academy in Spain. Also helping to teach the programs kids English
2018 Site director/head of operations Pastime tournaments Youth baseball organization Hosting and running youth baseball tournaments across the country from ages 14-18
2017 Player/coach Urbana University NCAA II worked with infielders and hitters
2012 Assistant baseball coach Watkins Memorial High school High school worked with hitters and infielders

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019-20 Northern Districts 12 38 11 12 2 0 1 8 9 2 3 0 .316 .469 .447
2018 4 18 8 9 3 1 2 12 4 1 5 0 .500 .722 1.429
2017 Urbana 47 176 37 58 6 2 1 28 28 12 13 2 .330 .420 .403
2011 West Virginia 26 65 7 17 2 0 0 10 3 2 1 1 .262 .294 .292

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Mike Goldsmitch

Retired Head Coach at Urbana University
mike.goldschmidt@urbana.edu

Isac is a highly competitive individual with excellent skill sets in all areas of the game. He can play multiple positions, has above average speed and can hit for average and power. When I first met Isac, what stood out to me was he is well spoken, intelligence, thoughtful, has very good leadership abilities, strong work ethic, and perseverance. He has a dream to keep playing this great game for as long as he can and he's overcame some obstacles and bad decisions but he's learned from them, matured, and would be a great asset for any organization.

Jake Oester

Current Head Coach at Urbana University
jacob.oester@urbana.edu

Isac is one of the purest athletes that I have ever coached. Everything he does on the baseball field is smooth and looks like it comes natural to him. He has many different tools, but his glove and arm are two that stand out to me. Isac is the type of player that you build a program around. He is the first to the field, and the last to leave day in and day out.


Additional Info

Need to return home by: Looking for a multiple year deal

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with a host family

Status: Single

Prior engagements: No

Ever convicted of a felony? No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No