Collegiate Starting Left-Handed Pitcher and Team Captain available 2024 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Collegiate Starting Left-Handed Pitcher and Team Captain available 2024

Name: Jacob Liberta

Height: 183cm

Weight: 88.5kg

DOB: December 19, 2000

Date Available: November 16, 2023

Bats: L

Throws: L

Positions: SP, RP

Positions (alt): OF, RF, CF, LF

College: University of Hawaii at Hilo

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Personal

I throw a 2 seam fastball at 90-92 miles per hour, with a slider and a change up.  I can also throw curveball.  I played for many years in the outfield (mostly centerfield), and ran a 6.6 sec 60 in high school.

I was a starting outfielder in high school on the varsity team for 4 years and  was named as  an all state outfielder.  I played outfield in the fall of my freshman year.  I also hit early in the batting order with about a  340 batting average.  Became a PO in college.

I would say that I lead by example as well as being a positive vocal leader.  I am an all out energy guy who loves the game of baseball and everything about pitching, both mental and physical.  I spend a lot of time outside of practice working on my skills and strength.  I have mentored new players to our team and will throw with any teammate/friend at the drop of a hat.  My teammates and I have a mutual respect for each other.  The coach looks to me to set a tone of hard work and perseverance while still having fun.

 

Rapsodo Data (October 6th, 2023)

Career highlights

My most recent accomplishment is winning the Northwoods League championship, as well as being team captain for the last 2 years for my college team and posting 9 saves in the spring of 2022 year.  I am also proud of being on the PacWest scholar-athlete list for the last 4 years.

 

Overseas Goals

I want to play baseball at the next level, as well as get to explore new opportunities and new places.
I have loved every minute of living in Hawaii and playing baseball.  Learning about the culture and people have accentuated my college experience.  My dream is to play at the next level, and continue to grow as a pitcher and player!

I have continuously competed and am playing my last year of college baseball this year.  I have played in college as well as summer leagues every summer.

 

 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 Sharks California Prospect League Pitcher, league champions.
2022 Medford Rogues Great West League (Collegiate) Pitcher
2020-23 University of Hawaii at Hilo NCAA Division I - PacWest Conference Pitcher.
2023 Green Bay Rockers Northwoods League (Collegiate) League champions.

Stats

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2020 Hawaii-Hilo 7.20 2 0 10.0 15 8 4 0 10 8 0 2 0 1.900
2021 Hawaii-Hilo 7.84 3 0 10.1 19 10 4 0 14 9 0 2 0 2.226
2022 Hawaii-Hilo 3.45 0 0 15.2 11 23 10 0 6 6 3 0 0 1.340
2023 Hawaii-Hilo 4.50 0 0 18.0 15 22 15 2 11 9 2 3 8 1.667
2023 Green Bay Rockers 6.87 1 0 36.2 35 21 33 6 31 28 1 0 0 1.855

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Testimonials

Kallen Miyataki

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Head Coach
kmiyatak@hawaii.edu

Phil Leftwich

Pitching Coach, former professional baseball player
Pleftwich@cox.net

Jake is a very interesting young man and player. I have known him and coached him as a private instructor since he was around 9-10 years old. He has always been a really athletic, strong kid that played with 100% effort and energy. Sometimes those high energy players don’t translate perfectly to the mound but Jake uses that aggressive makeup really well and has made himself into a quality pitcher. Watching him work I also see that he hasn’t reached his peak. His best days are still ahead. He has above average stuff now with length and movement. His stuff will make him valuable, but his aggressiveness and bulldog mentality will make him irreplaceable. You’re getting a quality young man and an ultra competitive player that’s still trending upwards.

I'm excited to see what Jake can do.

Damon Gilliland

Valley Christian High School, Coach
Dfgilliland@yahoo.com

Jake Liberta is second to none. I had the great opportunity to coach and watch him develop as a outstanding HS prep player at Valley Christian High in Chandler, AZ. Jake has a passion for the game that measures up to his competitiveness. He is extremely athletic which made him our centerfielder, pitcher, and leadoff hitter. There was not a day that went by that Jake was not pushing himself to get better which in turn earned him Arizona All-State Honors. But what I appreciate about Jake was his great character on and off the field. He was and still is admired by so many at VCHS. He does not carry himself as one who is arrogant, but one with a humble confidence who knows he can get the job done that is admired by many. Even at the college level he signs every future baseball player’s ball.

Whoever picks up Jake on their roster will not be disappointed. They will get someone sold out to the game but also sold out to the community in which he wears the uniform.

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, Host Family

 

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: possibly current girlfriend of 3 years she has Eu citizenship

 

Educational background: completing degree spring semester 2024