Highly skilled defensive catcher out of Harvard University (NCAA I) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Highly skilled defensive catcher out of Harvard University (NCAA I)

Name: Jonathan Smart

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 215 lbs

DOB: December 2, 1989

Status Available

Date Available: March 15, 2019

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): 1B, RF, LF

College: Harvard University

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Personal

As a Division I baseball player at Harvard, I competed against some of the premier teams in American college baseball; highlights include multi-hit games against #7 ranked University of Arizona and #19 ranked Stetson University.  As the starting catcher my senior year, I helped get three of our starting pitchers drafted, including current Major League Baseball players Brent Suter (Milwaukee Brewers) and Tanner Anderson (Oakland Athletics).

I am primarily a catcher, and defense is my specialty. I take great pride in excelling at receiving, blocking, throwing, calling games, and handling pitching staffs.

Abilities summary: Catcher with strong defensive skills (receiving, blocking, throwing)

Preferred Communication Tool: Email

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2009-2012 Harvard University NCAA Division I Starting catcher as a Senior
2010 Waimea Waves Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League Starting catcher

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Volunteer Assistant Belmont (MA) High School Varsity Baseball Team Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Divsion II Work with high school varsity catchers on receiving, blocking, throwing, calling games, and handling a pitching staff
2005-2008 Catching Instructor The Catching Camp For-Profit Instructional Summer Camp Work with catchers ages 5-18 on on receiving, blocking, throwing, calling games, and handling a pitching staff

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009-12 Harvard 51 90 5 14 1 2 0 7 6 21 0 0 .156 .220 .211

Testimonials

Morgan Brown

Assistant baseball coach, Harvard University
harvardbaseball@fas.harvard.edu

One of the finest and talented young men I have ever coached!

Jim Brown

Head Coach, Belmont (MA) High School
Jmbrown@belmont.k12.ma.us

Player testimonial: Jon was one of the best players I have coached at Belmont High School. His work ethic was second to none and he is the best defensive catcher I have seen. He started every game for all four years, not many freshman play varsity baseball in High School, especially at the catchers position. Jon was a physical presence on the field and quickly shut down a run game of the opponents. Simply put, no one tried to steal on us as he had a cannon of an arm. He possessed an extremely high baseball IQ and controlled the game behind the dish as our field general. He was an outstanding hitter who always worked the count to his advantage and was a top hitter in the league. A captain, 2 time All League Player, 3 time Defensive player of the year who played his college baseball at Division 1 Harvard. He was the back bone for us in winning the Division 2 North Championship his junior year. Character testimonial: Jon Smart is one of the highest quality young men you will ever encounter! Jon was a leader and role model on and off the field. He was an outstanding student who was passionate about baseball and compassionate for others. He was always encouraging his teammates and the younger players in the program to take care of business in the classroom and work their hardest. He was the ultimate team player and self-second kind of person. He spearheaded our baseball clinics every year where he taught the fundamentals and sportsmanship of the game to elementary aged kids and did so with a smile on his face. Jon is a kind, caring and engaging young man who had a major impact on the success of our program. I have three teen age boys now who Jon was so good to when they were younger, they still ask “How is Smarty doing dad”? I am delighted we have remained friends over the years.

Jay Weaver

The Catching Camp, Co-Founder
hello@catchingcamp.com

Additional Info

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a host family

Status: Single

Prior engagements: I would be unavailable July 15-17 (Monday to Wednesday)

Ever convicted of a felony? No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Traveling with a companion: No