Collegiate Power Hitting SS with Great Speed – 15 HR’s In 3 Years, 13 HR’s in First Year of Professional Experience. Seeking club for 2019-20 season | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Collegiate Power Hitting SS with Great Speed – 15 HR’s In 3 Years, 13 HR’s in First Year of Professional Experience. Seeking club for 2019-20 season

Name: James Estes

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 180 lbs.

DOB: March 18, 1996

Date Available: April 3, 2019

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SS

Positions (alt): Utl

College: West Liberty University

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Three year starter at West Liberty University. Mountain East Conference 1st Team All- Conference Shortstop in 2018 as a senior (article). Defensive team leader in the middle infield and helped lead team offensively by hitting for power while hitting for a high average. Gap to gap power a primarily a doubles hitter that can consistently hit the longball. At professional and college level, hit consistent homeruns to pull side as well as opposite field. 15 home runs in 3 collegiate seasons. 13 home runs in independent rookie season. I have continued to grow as a player each year and have consistently bettered myself each season. Have always been a consistent and versatile defender. And have always hit for high average, but each year have improved on power stats while continuing to raise my average. I pride myself on being a versatile athlete by playing all infield spots in college, and all infield and corner outfield spots professionally.

Abilities summary: Primary middle infielder. Versatile defensively. Also made consistent starts at corner outfield and third base at professional level.

Playing Experience

2015-18 West Liberty University NCAA DII Sophomore starting second baseman, junior and senior starting shortstop. Batted in 1-3 spots in the lineup.
2018 Santa Fe Fuego Pecos Independent League All-star game selection as a rookie. Primarily started at shortstop. Also made starts at 2B, 3B, LF, and RF.

Coaching Experience

2019 Student Assistant West Liberty University NCAA DII Infielders coach, assistant hitting coach, first base coach


Pro Batting

2018 Sante Fe Fuego 50 167 54 66 11 0 13 47 37 33 1 1 .395 .505 .695

College/Amateur Batting

2016 West Liberty University 52 171 29 53 8 1 2 69 17 14 5 4 .310 .393 .404
2017 West Liberty University 48 173 45 55 11 1 7 34 33 21 8 3 .318 .433 .514
2018 West Liberty University 47 151 41 50 13 1 6 34 26 25 10 2 .331 .439 .550

Video Highlights


Eric Burkle

Head Coach, West Liberty University

Ethan has developed into quite the player over the last few years. He has done his work both on and off the field to improve his game. Very versatile infielder that can play in the middle or at a corner. He has developed into a power hitter with great gap to gap power, and is still gaining strength with his weight room dedication. Also possesses excellent baserunning instincts as he was one of our leading base stealers with his ability to read pitchers.

Yvonne Encinias

GM, Santa Fe Fuego

Coby Eckstein

Teammate, West Liberty University, All-Region Outfielder

Ethan Estes was a year above me in school and I got the privilege of playing with him for 3 years and playing under him for my senior season. On the field, Ethan was the guy people looked to for answers and direction. He was also the guy that you wanted at the plate when the games on the line. When Ethan would cross those lines he became focused, driven and ready to perform. He was a true leader when others would slack off he would let them know. When others would make mistakes he did not point fingers, he motivated and helped them to make the next play. Once you spend a couple of minutes talking to him about baseball you can tell he has been around the game for a while because he is very knowledgeable in every aspect of the game. He is the type of guy that you get closer to when he is talking as you might catch something new to make yourself better. He was the player that would be in the dugout picking up trash after the game when everyone else left whether he went 0-4 or 4-4. His ability on the field is a true reflection of his hard work off of the field. Ethan could be found spending countless hours working on his game, whether it be taking ground balls, hitting BP or training his body it was always something. He also wasn't afraid to share some of his free time to make teammates better. During the winter times in Blatnik, he would feed my tee, throw me BP and pitch live to me whenever I would ask and any chance we got to be outdoors he would hit me fly balls. This year as a volunteer coach, Ethan showed a lot of patience and adversity as he had to deal with a struggling team full of bad attitudes, but he still showed up every day with positivity and the willingness to share his knowledge for the game. Not because he had to but because he wanted to, seeing the team struggle hurt him just as much as it hurt us. Ethan Estes is also a great person outside of baseball, he is the type of guy that would give you the shirt off of his back. If you need a favor you could count on him to show up, no matter what the circumstances. The guy is an incredible mentor if you had to talk to him about your schoolwork, your family problems or your girlfriend issues he was always of help.

Additional Info

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

Status: Single

Prior engagements: No

Ever convicted of a felony? No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Traveling with a companion: No