Canadian Catcher/OF with Italian Citizenship in Process (SIGNED IN GERMANY) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Canadian Catcher/OF with Italian Citizenship in Process (SIGNED IN GERMANY)

Name: Jake MacDonald

Height: 185cm

Weight: 86kg

DOB: April 1, 1997

Date Available: March 1, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: C, RF, LF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, CF

College: Texas A&M University-Texarkana

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Personal

Hard-working student of the game with a passion for baseball and travelling. Graduated from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and played in Switzerland & Germany in 2020. 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 a passionate teammate & coach and enjoy leading kids and spreading my knowledge throughout the community I play in. As a natural leader and baseball freak, I will do everything in my power to make myself and those around me better.

I am also the social media manager for Baseball Jobs Overseas with videography & photography experience. Part of my commitment to your club will not only be as a player & coach, but I will also help assist your club in building your social media, providing content such as drone aerial footage, interviews, professional quality photos, vlogs, among other things.

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Spieler der Woche: Jake Rogers MacDonald (Solingen Alligators)

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-18 Douglas College Junior College C & LF, Clean-up hitter
2019 Texas A&M University-Texarkana NAIA RF & C
2018-19 Edmonton Prospects Western Canadian Baseball League Split time C & LF/RF
2020 Lucerne Eagles Swiss NLA (Switzerland) Catcher, 3-hole hitter
2020 Solingen Alligators German Bundesliga 1 Catcher & OF, 2-hole hitter

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Fitness Instructor Game Ready Fitness Fitness Instruction Team-based fitness programs for baseball, football & volleyball teams ages 8-15
2019 Grad Assistant Douglas College Northwest Athletic Conference (JUCO) Bench & hitting coach for former college program
2019 Program Leader Washington Kids Foundation Surrey School District Physical literacy & baseball workshop leader, kids ages 6-12
2017-2021 Baseball Winter Program Instructor White Rock Baseball Little League Canada Instructor of indoor baseball camps for ages 6-13
2021-Current Head Coach White Rock Bantam AA Baseball British Columbia Head Coach for 15U Bantam AA White Rock Baseball

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2020 Solingen Alligators 10 30 12 9 2 0 3 15 4 6 4 0 .300 .361 .667

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Douglas College 24 75 9 18 0 0 0 2 7 10 2 1 .240 .321 .240
2018 Douglas College 34 120 25 38 8 1 1 17 15 16 3 2 .317 .403 .425
2019 Texas A&M - Texarkana 44 97 17 25 9 0 2 28 15 22 2 1 .258 .412 .412
2019 Edmonton Prospects 32 97 12 24 2 1 3 14 12 21 2 0 .247 .321 .384

Video Highlights

Testimonials

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Cavanagh Whitely

Douglas College, Asst. coach (Former Head coach)
cwhitely8@gmail.com

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.

Jordan Blundell

Edmonton Prospects, Head coach
jordan@edmontonprospects.com

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.

Wayne Ough

Solingen Alligators, Head Coach
wo78@hotmail.com

We picked up Jake just midway during the season and it seemed like we have had Jake on our team for years. One of the most motivated players I’ve had as a manager with a professional work ethic .

Jake had a plan on what he wanted to work on during the week with our practices. Many times I would arrive early to see Jake already at the field doing conditioning or doing drills off the tee. As we had Jake splitting time catching and playing outfield he would prepare for both roles during the week and always have a willingness to learn each practice and get better .

On the field he hit .310 (a hard .310) was unlucky not to hit .340-.350. With a few games lining out to fielders or guys just making great plays to rob him.

I would say Jake is a gap to gap guy with some pop. As he hit 3hrs during a shortened season of just 10 games with 15 RBI’s.
In the field he had No errors and only 3 SBA against him as a catcher .

I would highly recommend Jake to any team, a true team guy and big game player . Off the field he was staying with a host family that absolutely loved him staying there . They always had great things to say about Jake and I never had a problem off the field with him .

A true class act and if we can’t retain Jake for next year then the next team to pick him up will be very lucky.

Additional Info

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