Collegiate Starting Left-Handed Pitcher and Team Captain available 2024
Name: Jacob Liberta
DOB: December 19, 2000
Date Available: November 16, 2023
Positions: SP, RP
Positions (alt): OF, RF, CF, LF
College: University of Hawaii at Hilo
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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