Canadian Outfield-Utility, Power/RBI Hitter with IBL & NCAA experience available 2022/23
Name: Jakob Newton
DOB: May 22, 1998
Date Available: October 1, 2022
Positions: OF, CF
Positions (alt): Utl, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, RF, LF
College: Florida Institute of Technology
Consistently bats leadoff, 2nd, or 3rd. Base stealer, 6.5 second 60-yard dash. Home to first 3.9 sec. 93 MPH outfield velocity. Homerun power to all fields. Very knowledgeable of the game. Utility defender.
Elite defender in the outfield. Very comfortable playing short, second, and third.
I am the first person at the field and the last to leave every day. I always lead by example and am vocal when necessary. I enjoy sharing my baseball knowledge and hearing new perspectives on the game that will help me grow mine. I maintain a serious and loose atmosphere. I love playing the game and love winning.
Currently batting leadoff and hitting .392 (2nd in the league) with the London Majors of the IBL summer league in Ontario, Canada. 9 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs, 32 RBI, 8 SB.
Started all 5 years at Florida Tech, over 200 games. In my senior season, I hit .304 and finished top 5 in the NCAA SSC conference in at-bats (1st), hits (2nd), doubles (4th), triples (4th), RBI (2nd), and SF (4th). Recorded a 20-game hit streak and 31-game on-base streak.
2021 summer with Willmar in the Northwoods League I hit .318 over 192 AB while recording 12 doubles and 27 RBI. The previous summer with Thunder Bay in the Northwoods League I set a franchise record 41 consecutive games on base and stole 29 bags.
I have had 580 plate appearances in the past 12 months across 3 leagues hitting .324
Knowledgeable about the game and willing to share enthusiastically.
I want to play baseball for as long as possible. Playing overseas is an opportunity I would love to pursue. I am very comfortable traveling and being on the road, would jump at the opportunity to play overseas.
|Camp Instructor||Various||Youth||Worked at kids camps for youth programs and autism outreach events.|
|Coach/Manager||Local||High School||Created roster, cut players, managed pen and lineup. Complete managerial role. Led to an undefeated season.|