Canadian coach or player-coach with experience in Europe. 3B, C and former Dodgers prospect who can play anywhere on the field | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Canadian coach or player-coach with experience in Europe. 3B, C and former Dodgers prospect who can play anywhere on the field

Name: Jeff Hunt

Height: 6'3" cm

Weight: 205lbskg

DOB: February 13, 1991

Date Available: May 1st, 2019


Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, 1B, 2B, 3B

Positions (alt): SS, C, RP, RF

College: Wilfrid Laurier University

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Jeff Hunt is looking for coaching or player-coaching opportunities overseas and is especially interested if an offer came with the opportunity to work in addition to playing and coaching. As a Candian, he does qualify for the working-holiday visa in most countries in Europe and around the globe.

Jeff is a 6’3” left handed hitting utility player who has experience playing everywhere on the field. In fact in Germany in 2017 and in Austria in 2018 he was utilized mostly at third base and catcher but also spent time playing shortstop, second base and even pitched 2 innings allowing no runs or walks and while striking out 5. 

In 2009 at the age of 18, Jeff was drafted by the LA Dodgers where he spent four years with the organization before being released. In 2013 he enrolled at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario where he also continued to play baseball while studying. During the summers Jeff played in the highly competitive Intercounty Baseball League based in Ontario, a semi-pro league which features some of Canada’s top talent along with a number import professional players.

In 2017 Jeff took his career overseas for the first time to play with the Mainz Athletics, the 2016 champions of the German Bundesliga.

Throughout his career Jeff has shown the ability to hit for average with pop complimented by above average speed on the base paths. A versatile player who can “play any position to some extent”, Jeff prides himself on knowing the game and always trying to outthink his opponents. He is not a pitcher by trade but can “certainly throw a few innings if called upon”.

Here is a video from 2018 on the road with his team in Austria.


Playing Experience

2018 Traiskirchen Grasshoppers Baseball League Austria
2013-2017 Wilfrid Laurier University Ontario University Athletics (Canada)
2013-2016 Brantford Red Sox ntercounty Baseball League (Canada)
2017 Mainz Athletics Bundesliga, Germany
2009-2013 LA Dodgers Rk, A

Coaching Experience

2017 Assisting with the youth program Mainz Athletics All youth ages
2013-2017 Private Instructor Peak Performance Athletics ages 5-21


Pro Batting

2009-2012 LA Dodgers

College/Amateur Batting

2018 Traiskirchen 25 85 26 32 6 0 6 21 23 18 6 0 .376 .513 .659
2014-2018 Laurier 54 195 67 65 17 2 3 31 29 24 27 1 .333 .427 .487
2017 PO Mainz Athletics 16 63 12 15 5 0 0 8 7 11 4 1 .238 .329 .317
2017 RS Mainz Athletics 25 91 17 29 8 1 2 34 13 18 6 0 .319 .411 .495
2013-2016 Brantford 152 559 99 164 22 3 10 82 70 127 35 - .293 - -


Scott Ballantyne

Head Coach, Wilfrid Laurier University

"Jeff has matured into one of the most versatile players I have ever had in our program.  He gained some valuable experience as a young player in the Dodgers system and he has brought that experience to us at Laurier.  He has played a number of different positions for us over the years depending on what our needs were from year to year.  He is athletic and his athleticism allows him to comfortably move around the diamond.  He provides a calming influence to the infield when he is on the field.  I have been impressed with Jeff's maturity level as he has really made the most of the opportunity to attend post secondary education following his professional baseball career.  He is a great instructor with young players and I've had him work with my son's minor baseball team a number of times.  Jeff understands what it's like to be part of a baseball program and will do whatever it takes to help a team succeed both on and off the field".

Dan Creechan

Hitting Coach, Wilfrid Laurier University

"I met Jeff Hunt when he returned home after his release by the Dodgers who drafted him out of high school and the Team Canada program. At the time I was coaching with Hamilton Cardinals in the IBL and Jeff signed to play in Brantford. After winning the IBL Championship, he joined the Laurier OUA program where I coached. I have been very impressed with his work ethic, considering especially he was formally a pro player, his willingness to play multiple positions and more importantly the sharing of his experiences with the younger players. It has been a bonus to the program to have someone like Jeff available to answer any questions and concerns and he has taken on special tasks with certain teammates to enhance their games. I consider him to be a character person, strong on family and a pleasure to know both on and off the field."

Additional Info


2013: IBL Championship
2013: OUA Championship
2016: OUA All-Star


Education: Global Studies, concentration in International Development in combination with a major in Spanish

Hobbies and Interests: Working out, pick-up basketball or hockey. Coaching baseball, reading novels and the news.

Post baseball career plans: Player development with a professional team. To someday be a GM. Work for the federal government in Canada or be a foreign ambassador, or work for an NGO body.

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None

Signing Preferences

If a club pays his flights and provides accommodations, Jeff would be willing to work if the club help arrange work.