Independent Pro Outfielder and Relief Pitcher Available 2023
Name: Jacob Peterson
DOB: November 10, 2000
Date Available: April 1, 2023Indy Pro experience Will Pay Flight
Positions: OF, RF, CF, LF
Positions (alt): RP
College: Masters University
Jacob is a gap-to-gap hitter who gives quality at bats and doesn’t strike out a lot. His exit velocity off live pitching ranges in the high 90s (mph) and the mid-90s off the tee.
Defensively, he has good speed and good instincts at all three outfield positions. He gets good reads and good jumps on the ball. His arm strength is good, as the velocity on his throws is consistently in the low 90s.
Jacob also served as a starting pitcher and reliever in both high school and college. He features a fast ball, slider and cutter. The velocity on his fast ball ranges from the high 90s to low 90s, and his off-speed pitches are in the 70s with good spin rate on the slider.
He is a very energetic, supportive teammate with a positive outlook who gets along well with others and works hard to build strong relationships.
Jacob continues to train on a regular basis to be ready for opportunities. He participates in live scrimmages each week. “I also take live at bats against other minor and major league players at the gym, and have been focusing a lot on my cardio.”
Experience at NAIA collegiate level and independent professional league in the U.S.
Starting right fielder at NAIA level
Averaged .333 with .385 on-base percentage in independent professional league
As a pitcher, averaged 2.5 strikeouts per inning
Varsity starter four years
Jacob sees an overseas opportunity as a chance to both continue his career and experience other countries. “I believe it is a once in a lifetime experience. I love experiencing new cultures, and being able to play in a foreign country would be amazing.”
|2020-23||Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator||Niners Baseball Club||10u, 13u, 14u, 15u|
|2023||Instructor||Private, Various||Ages 8-16||Hitting and Outfield|
Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, 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: None.
Traveling with a companion: No
Educational background: High school Graduate, Some University (4 semesters left)