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LHP who can also swing it seeking late pick up for 2021

Name: Jacob Conklin

Height: 152.4cm

Weight: 108kg

DOB: May 22, 1997

Date Available: July 5, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: L

Positions: SP, RP

Positions (alt): RF

College: Northern State University

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Personal

Jacob’s fast ball usually sits in the mid-80s (mph) and tops out in the high 80s.  His repertoire includes a two-seamer, four-seamer, change-up and a slurve.

Jacob was strictly a pitcher in college, but he was twice an all-state player in high school and had a .400+ batting average.  He has spent a lot of time in the batting cage to keep his hitting skills sharp, as well as undergoing a consistent throwing program.

He says, “I spend as much time as possible learning about the game and spending time with teammates. Baseball is my life. I have a bachelor’s degree in coaching. I’m a big team guy and love to see my teammates succeed.”

Career Highlights

  • 2019 Bryce Anglin award at Northern State University (USA) (team player award)
  • Voted 2019 NSU comeback player of the year
  • Finished four-year high school career with a 3.46 ERA and .423 batting average
  • 2015 Nevada State 1A player of the year and Northern Division player of the year
  • Voted first-team all-state in 2014 and 2015
  • Voted honorable-mention all-conference in 2013

Coaching

Jacob has been head coach of a 13-and-under team and an assistant coach at the high-school level.  As a coach, Jacob brings knowledge of the game and a passion to win. “I don’t except mediocre baseball when I coach,” he says.  “I have won a championship as a coach. I love the game and will do anything for my players. I bring energy and focus.”

Overseas Goals

Jacob wants to extend his career and learn about the professional game.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-2017 Lassen Community College Juco Reliever
2019 Aberdeen Hotshots Frontier Summer League Starter/reliever
2017-2020 Northern State University NCAA DII Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (7.5/10) Spot starter/reliever

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019-2020 Head Coach Smittys Baseball Organization 13U Worked on all aspects of the game
2021 Assistant Coach Smittys Junior Legion High School Oversaw all aspect of baseball, mostly pitching

Stats

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2020 NSU 0.00 0 0 5 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.8000
2019 NSU 8.34 5 0 22.2 32 22 14 5 25 21 0 2 0 2.0721
2017 Lassen 2.70 0 0 23.1 18 20 18 1 13 7 1 2 2 1.5584
2016 Lassen 4.55 0 0 29.2 30 23 14 - 26 21 1 0 0 1.5068

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Bret Pagni

Owner of Muckdogs Baseball

Jacob Conklin is one of our former players who pitched for us all the way through the 19U Level of our organization. During my time coaching Jacob I was able to observe him as a player, as well as get to know him as a person.

Jacob comes from a great family, full of hard working people. After starting at a junior college, he went on to play at the NCAA Division Two level where he earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees.

He is someone we plan on hiring once his playing career is done, as we feel he understands the game at a high level and also relates well to the players.

As a player Jacob throws a ton of strikes, mixing in a combination of good off-speed pitches. He fields his position well and demonstrates excellent mound presence. He also has the best left-handed pickoff move of any player to ever play for us.

I'm hopeful that he will be able to find an opportunity overseas that will help him gain valuable baseball experience.

William Loza

Presentation College, Head Coach

Dean Berry

Northern State University, Head Coach

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, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), 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: 

Recent injuries/illnesses: Diagnosed bipolar last year

Traveling with a companion: No

Educational background: Bachelors in Social Science,Education,and Wellness