*SIGNED in American Association* Power Hitting NCAA DIII C/1B/RF – 31 HR’s in last 4 Seasons, Conference Player of the Year Seeking Team in AUS/NZ for 2022/23 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

*SIGNED in American Association* Power Hitting NCAA DIII C/1B/RF – 31 HR’s in last 4 Seasons, Conference Player of the Year Seeking Team in AUS/NZ for 2022/23

Name: Jacob Bockelie

Height: 188 cmcm

Weight: 95 kgkg

DOB: October 13, 1995

Date Available: September 1, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 1B, OF

College: Pacific Lutheran University

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Jacob has power to all fields.  In addition, he is a patient hitter, making the pitchers work by not chasing pitches outside the strike zone.

Jacob is an excellent teammate with a very positive attitude.

He has some versatility defensively, as well.  He is primarily a catcher but has also played both first base and corner outfield.

In addition, he can assist the coaching staff, as he did during his stint with the Lucerne club.  There, he helped with the first- and second-division baseball teams, as well as the fast-pitch softball team.

Career Highlights

  • Former Conference player of the year and All-Region outfielder while playing for Pacific Lutheran University (USA), an NCAA Division III school

  • Voted team captain senior year and won Career Achievement Award from the university

  • Batted .321, .333, .389 and .331 in his four collegiate seasons

  • Lowest on-base percentage in college was an outstanding .410

  • His OPS figures during his four were .750, .906, 1.124 and 1.118

  • His power increased each season – his home-run totals were 0 his freshman season, 3 his sophomore year, 8 as a junior, and 10 in his final campaign.

  • In his final two collegiate seasons, he slugged .605 and .621

  • As a junior, his ratio of walks to plate appearances was 19.5, and he improved that to 22.0 as a senior

  • With the Lucerne Eagles of the Swiss National League A in 2019, he played just a half-season (10 games), but still hit nine home runs, drove in 29 runs, and slashed .514/.622/1.371

  • Played for the Baseball Brilliance in 2020 in the Yinzer Baseball Confederacy based out of the Washington Wild Things (Frontier League) stadium and slashed .276/.416/.621 in 17 games with 6 HR’s and 21 RBI’s (https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=bockel000jac)


Coaching Experience:

  • Served as Youth Academy Coach for Baseball and Softball since 2016 for multiple organizations, showing high character and willingness to teach.
    • 2016-2018: Rijo Athletics Baseball and Softball
    • 2019: Lucerne Eagles NLA/NLB/NLA Softball
    • 2020-2021: Driveline Baseball Academy

Driveline – Foundations of Hitting Certified

Playing Experience

2015-19 Pacific Lutheran University NCAA DIII Starting 1B, Rotated between 3-4 hitter every game
2019 Lucerne Eagles NLA Middle of the Order Hitter and everyday catcher
2020 Baseball Brilliance Yinzer Baseball Confederacy(Frontier League) 3-4 Hitter and rotated regularly between catching/1b/DH
2021 Sioux City Explorers American Association
2021 Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks American Association

Coaching Experience

2015-2017 Coach/Intern Rijo Athletics Worked as a coach for athletes with wide range of skills from youth to high level high school and college athletes. Intern duties included customer service, social media marketing, and other jobs.
2019 Coach Lucerne Eagles NLA/NLB/NLA Fastpitch Worked and served as an assistant coach for all 3 levels listed with Baseball and Softball. Managed games at NLB level baseball and NLA level Softball.
2020-2021 Coach Driveline Baseball Academy Youth Academy Worked as a coach for athletes with wide range of skills from youth to high level high school, focused specifically on working with hitters/defensive Driveline philosophies


Pro/Overseas Batting

2019 Lucerne Eagles 14 47 19 21 3 1 10 31 13 6 0 0 .446 .580 1.191

College/Amateur Batting

2015 Pacific Lutheran University 21 53 11 17 1 0 0 5 6 4 0 1 .321 .410 .340
2017 Pacific Lutheran University 37 123 20 41 8 0 3 19 18 12 1 0 .333 .434 .472
2018 Pacific Lutheran University 41 157 39 61 8 1 8 49 38 18 5 0 .389 .519 .605
2019 Pacific Lutheran University 42 145 40 48 12 0 10 42 41 32 6 1 .331 .497 .621
2020 Brilliance 17 58 13 16 2 0 6 21 16 13 0 0 .276 .416 .621
2021 Sioux City 3 9 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .444
2021 Fargo-Moorhead 4 13 5 5 1 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 .385 .556 .923

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These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Nolan Soete

Manager, Pacific Lutheran University

Jacob is a great ball player, but more importantly he is a great person. He is one of the hardest working individuals that I have coached in 14 years at the college level. He experienced a great deal of success during his time at Pacific Lutheran University on and off the field and I believe that success was a direct result of his work ethic. Jacob was a team captain for his junior and senior years. On the field he earned player of the year honors for the Northwest Conference during the 2018 season and All West Region honors as well in the outfield. This year he earned first team all conference honors at first base. Obviously we will miss his production in the lineup, but more importantly we will miss his leadership on the field, in the clubhouse and throughout our campus community. Jacob is a great teammate and was a pleasure to coach.

Sean Taunt

Associate Head Coach, Pacific Lutheran University

Jacob is a very high character kid. He was a leader in the clubhouse and on the field for us for the last couple of years. He was voted caption by his teammates this year, and was instrumental in helping us groom young players. Jake was a model player to coach. Never got in any trouble off the field, and you could always count on him to be where was supposed to be, when he was supposed to be there, and to give 100% at all times. On the field, his accolades speak for themselves. He was the conference player of the year as a junior, and was one of the most prolific power hitters in the history of our program.

Jacob will be an asset to any organization you are able to find him a spot with!

Landon Packard

Assistant Coach, Pacific Lutheran University

I had the opportunity to play with Jacob for two years as well as coach him for two years at Pacific Lutheran University. I saw so many things in him that told me that he would be a great coach whenever his playing days come to an end. He still, in my opinion, can play this game at a high level.

He relates to young players because he knows what it takes to get to the top. Yet, he can help and teach older guys because he is a well spoken young man who gets along with everyone. He works extremely hard in everything he does, and does it with high levels of integrity and character. Over the years, I have seen him control his emotions and frustrations better than a lot of guys would. He understands that baseball is just a small game in a much bigger game of life. I believe that the guys who handle failure the best, are the guys who make the best players as well as the best coaches. I have nothing but great things to say about Jacob. I would be thrilled to coach on the same staff as him, just as thrilled as I was to hit in the same lineup as him. He’s a great person, player, and communicator. There is no doubt that I would want Jacob a part of my organization.

Additional Info

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

Relationship status: N/A

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

Prior engagements: N/A

Recent injuries/illnesses: Recent Back issues but can play through it.

Traveling with a companion: No