RHP/UTL Looking for a Club for the 2020-21 Winter (SIGNED IN GERMANY FOR 2020) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

RHP/UTL Looking for a Club for the 2020-21 Winter (SIGNED IN GERMANY FOR 2020)

Name: Jackson Longhofer

Height: 193cm

Weight: 97.5kg

DOB: February 8, 1997

Date Available: October 1, 2020

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP, RP

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 1B, RF, LF

College: Park University

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Personal

I am excited about my future as a professional baseball player and feel the best is yet to come. Having primarily been a pitcher for only 5 years, I am now in a time in my career where I am confident to throw any pitch on any count. My fastball ranges from 88-92 mph (not-confirmed), curveball 68-75 mph, slider 76-82 mph and sinker 79-82 mph. A link to one of my bullpens is here.
I have been recognized for my accomplishments during both the summer and spring. I was selected to the Ban Johnson Collegiate Summer Baseball League All-Star team for 3 years. In 2018, I was chosen as the starting pitcher for the All-Star game as well as a finalist for League Pitcher of the Year. In 2019, I led the league in strikeouts throwing 65 in 46 innings.  My best year for Park University was 2017. I led the team in wins (5), strikeouts (53) and ERA (3.91) in 50.2 innings while allowing only 2 extra base hits and holding the opposition to a .222 batting average.
In high school, I primarily played right field, 1st base and designated hitter. My senior year I was selected to the All-Eastern Kansas League as a utility player.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2016 Brown Mackie College Junior College Relief and Starting Pitcher
2017-2020 Park University NAIA Starting and Relief Pitcher
2015-2019 Ban Johnson Collegiate Summer League Starting and Relief Pitcher

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2013-2015 Camp Helper InsideSports Assisted youth baseball camps for 3 summers
2020 Pitching Coach Adidas 3 Stripe Prospects Blue Valley / 12U Develop and manage pitching staff for a 12U baseball team.

Stats

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2017 Park University 3.91 8 0 50.2 41 53 28 10 28 22 5 1 0 1.36
2018 Park University 4.85 4 0 26.0 25 16 16 5 19 14 1 1 0 1.57
2019 Park University 7.79 9 1 49.2 73 49 32 10 53 43 3 5 2 2.11
2015 BJ-Seaboard 3.11 2 0 18 16 22 16 6 10 8 1 0 0 1.78
2016 BJ-Blaze 4.80 0 0 11.2 11 20 10 2 10 8 1 1 0 1.8
2018 BJ-E&T 2.49 4 0 25.1 16 42 16 3 12 8 2 3 0 1.26
2019 BJ-Legends 2.57 9 0 46.1 43 65 35 5 26 17 5 3 1 1.68

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Jeff Andra

Former Professional Pitcher
jeff.andra@edwardjones.com

I first met Jackson Longhofer when I started giving Jackson's select 9 year old team pitching lessons. Jackson was talented but that team was very strong so Jackson's chances to pitch were limited in those days. He was also a very good athlete and played centerfield most of the time for that team. As the team got older, I continued to help out with the pitchers so I had regular interaction with Jackson until about age 15. Even though he still wasn't getting a lot of innings on the mound he still worked incredibly hard at his pitching showing me great desire on his part and dedication to something that most kids at that age wouldn't have put the time in on if they weren't getting regular game action. As he went into high school at St. Thomas Aquinas, he once again had strong upperclassmen that he was battling with for mound time. He never gave up though continuing to hone his craft. He also hit a growth spurt and became much taller and his velocity really picked up. It was enough to earn him a chance to pitch at Emporia State University even though he didn't pitch a lot in high school. This is where he worked extremely hard in the weight room to add muscle to his taller frame and started resembling a college level pitcher. After some time at Emporia State he found an opportunity at Park University closer to his home town and that's where he really hit his stride. He was pitching often and at a high level. He continued his success in the offseasons in the collegiate Ban Johnson summer league. Earning multiple all-star designations in that league. As you write to me, I am not surprised to hear that he would like to continue his baseball journey overseas. His love for the game has shown through the last 14 years of work he has put in. Things didn't always come easily to Jackson on the mound but he never gave up. The adversity he faced at times would have driven others to look into something else. In fact, when I think back to his ultra talented 9-year old baseball team, as of last year he was only 1 of 3 young men still playing baseball at any level. I think this is where Jackson's greatest benefit to you will be. His ability to keep pointing forward and focused on his goals no matter what success or hard times he faces will be an inspiration to those who play with him and surely impress those who coach him. If his role is more on the coaching side, he will be able to help guide players to keep focused on the prize no matter what this difficult game sends their way. Finally, he has been exposed to some high quality coaches at his various stops so he will be able to draw on the knowledge they have given him for the last 14 years. I think he will be a big asset to your organization.

Cary Lundy

Park University, Head Coach
clundy@park.edu

Clint Culbertson

Park University, Pitching Coach
clint.culbertson@park.edu

Additional Info

Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Experience new cultures and meet new people, Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally

Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), South Africa (Winter)

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a host family

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: Yes, Quad Tendonitis March 2018

Traveling with a companion: No

I have taken 3 years of high school and 10 college hours of German language classes.