Canadian Catcher/OF looking for First Overseas Opportunity Starting in the New Year
Name: Jake MacDonald
DOB: April 1, 1997
Date Available: January 1, 2020Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): RF, CF, LF
College: Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Hard-working student of the game with a passion for baseball and travelling. Played at Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2019 and looking to take the next step into pro ball. All-conference outfielder and team captain at Douglas College (NWAC) in New Westminster, BC and middle of the order run-producer at A&M Texarkana. I am passionate about coaching & leading kids and spreading my knowledge throughout the community I play in. As a natural leader and baseball nut. I will do everything in my power to make myself and those around me better.
|2017-Current||Baseball Winter Program Instructor||White Rock Baseball||Little League Canada||Instructor of indoor baseball camps for ages 6-13|
|2019-Current||Fitness Instructor||Game Ready Fitness||Fitness Instruction||Team-based fitness programs for baseball, football & volleyball teams ages 8-15|
|2018-Current||Assistant Coach||Whalley Chiefs||British Columbia Premier Baseball League (HS)||Assist w/ Bantam, 16u & 18u teams|
|2019-Current||Grad Assistant||Douglas College||Northwest Athletic Conference (JUCO)||Bench & hitting coach for former college program|
|2019-Current||Program Leader||Washington Kids Foundation||Surrey School District||Physical literacy & baseball workshop leader, kids ages 6-12|
|2019||Texas A&M - Texarkana||44||97||17||25||9||0||2||28||15||22||2||1||.258||.412||.412|
It would be my pleasure to share some more info on Jake Macdonald. I'm the former head coach of Douglas College here in Vancouver, BC, Canada (the past ten years). We play in the highly competitive NWAC (US based JUCO league). Jake played for me for two years here and came in as an average player with average tools. Due only to his dedication to the weight room and training schedule, he became an NWAC 2nd team allstar and the captain of our team in his sophomore year. He transferred to Texas A&M – Texarcana for his junior year but has returned to Canada as school was too expensive and he wanted a better education. He can catch and play in the OF (best suited in LF). He is a true leader and a player that I would recommend to any organization due to his loyalty and work ethic alone. He hit cleanup for us and led the team in 2Bs and RBIs for the season. Our team came just one game away from going to the NWAC Championships in 2018. He also helped coach all our offseason clinics with the local little league and other organizations around the lower mainland. His intention is to become a coach after playing and is working through his developmental levels to become the best coach he can be. Jake is one of those players that would represent himself, his former coaches, and your organization well. He is one of the most upstanding players/persons that I’ve come across in my 20+ years coaching at the college level.
Jake is a versatile player who can play OF/C and 1B. Jake brings leadership qualities to a team and mature approach to preparation. Jake was a leader for our baseball club last summer and provided a level of trust for our coaching staff with his even keeled demeanour. Jake is a future coach in the making. Jake understands in-game situations as well as carrying an attitude that lends itself to winning environments. Jake was a pleasure to have on our roster.
I have known Jake for several years, starting with him as a younger teenager playing in White Rock. Jake is very athletic, works harder than the next guy at keeping his body in shape and is a terrific catcher / Out Fielder. He played several seasons in White Rock and at Douglas College and Texas A&M Texarkana. Real character guy, highly motivated and can still play. He is a paid coaching instructor with my 3 Chiefs teams. The kids love him as do my full time coaches.He demands respect and insists the kids work hard. He demonstrates his skills to the boys , whether they're 13 or 18 years old in such a clear way. Character , work ethic and knowledge of the game...that's Jake.
Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Experience new cultures and meet new people
Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), South Africa (Winter)
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a 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: No