Left-Handed Hitting Utility Player from Florida Seeking Team Overseas in 2021; Willing to Pay Flights | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Left-Handed Hitting Utility Player from Florida Seeking Team Overseas in 2021; Willing to Pay Flights

Name: Jorge Suazo

Height: 190.5cm

Weight: 87kg

DOB: September 30, 1996

Date Available: June 1, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, OF, RF, CF, LF

Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 3B

College: Eastern Florida State College

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Personal

What specific skills do you bring to the ball field?

Left-handed power to all fields, running speed 

Summarize any career highs, achievements, recognitions, awards

Division 1 JUCO Baseball in Florida, Prospect Select All-Tournament Team

Describe yourself as a teammate

I’m a lead by example type player, the kind to live in the batting cages 24/7 and work with teammates at any time to talk and workout mechanics. I like to share knowledge and hang out with teammates outside on and off the field.

Explain your experience and abilities at your secondary positions

My true position is Center Field, I have played first base at the college level and have experience at third base in travel tournaments. 

Why do you want to take your career overseas?

I want to take my career overseas because I have nothing to lose. I have my master’s degree, and can still play and coach at a high level. I’ve been saving up for some time solely to play baseball overseas and make another run at the dream of playing professionally.

If you have not competed recently, explain what you have been doing to stay sharp and in shape

I’ve stayed in shape by training boxing, weight lifting, and multiple HIIT sessions a week. Also, taking batting practice, live at-bats, and fielding fly balls and grounders. 

In a paragraph or two, summarize what you bring to the table as a coach

As a coach, I bring deep knowledge in all things hitting, from the mental to the physical/mechanical. I work closely with hitters to develop power to the opposite field. Additionally, I provide nutritional guidance, weight lifting knowledge, and speed training abilities, having worked with Randy Smythe. He’s a renowned speed trainer living in South Florida, he trained NFL and MLB athletes. My style is for hitters to find their natural movements for their own body so their swing is fluid, emphasizing barrel control and lower half strength.

 

Articles/Recognitions:

 

Overseas goals:

  • Extend my baseball career
  • Use overseas as a stepping stone into a professional league in the U.S.
  • Experience new cultures and meet new people
  • Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-16 Eastern Florida State College NJCAA DI OF
Adult Leagues Starting CF and occasional 1B

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2010-14 Assistant Coach Miramar Optimist Youth Working with 8u teams throwing bp, hitting grounders and coaching third base
2020-21 Coach The Base High School Worked with high school players on hitting, fielding (outfield), throwing and base running

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011-12 Everglades 8 19 5 6 3 0 0 4 2 5 1 0 .316 .381 .473
2013-14 Everglades 5 10 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 .300 .364 .300

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Additional Info

Playing Preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc), Anywhere

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow, and a mat to sleep on, 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

 

Educational background: MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.; International Business Undergrad from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.