Starting/Relief Pitcher with College Experience available in 2022
Name: Justin Evers
DOB: October 29, 1997
Date Available: February 1, 2022
Positions (alt): RP
College: Southwestern Illinois College; University of Missouri–St. Louis
Justin has good velocity on his pitches, having hit as high as 93 (mph) on the radar gun. Normally, his fast ball ranges from the high 80s to low 90s (mph). He also features a change-up and a slurve.
He is versatile in the sense that he can both start and relieve.
Justin also has coaching experience, having served as an instructor at a youth camp since 2018. He says, “I provide insight to any kid that needs help upping his game, whether that be a small adjustment or to fix something large. I answer any question to the best of my ability, and if I don’t know the answer, I do research to figure out the answer.”
He describes himself as “easy to get along with” and one who believes “we can learn a lot from our teammates, I am big on discussing mechanics and learning from each other. I lead by example and make sure that no one will outwork me. I am big on staying focused on the goal of winning.”
Since his season ended, Justin has been lifting weights, long-tossing, and working on his pitches to stay in top condition and continue enhancing his skills.
Team-best 2.25 ERA as a college sophomore
Made all-conference academic team three years
Struck out 61 batters in 76 innings as a collegian
Had a 10-strikeout game
Voted one of the captains of his college team
Justin wants to extend his playing career for as long as possible while experiencing new environments.
Bullpen & Practice Videos
|2018-21||Instructor||Youth Baseball Camp||Youth||Focused on all aspects of the game Private pitching coach.|
Justin has been working summer camps for me for the past several years and he has shown nothing but first class since day one. We worked with ages 5 -13 years old. Justin has shown that he has very good patience and love for the game. He worked hard to give back to these kids and teach everything they could possibly know about pitching, throwing and being a good teammate.
Justin always showed up extra early to get prepared for that day with his station and would start working with kids who may have shown up early. I always received good feed back from parents about how Justin was able to connect with their son(s) and help them work through some mechanical flaws they may have had.
I am excited to see where Justin ends up in the near future. He has a good head on his shoulders and means well by people as he puts others first before himself. He truly deserves this opportunity to go play the game he loves in other parts of the world as I was able to. It brought great memories and new opportunity and connections that helped me get to where I am at today.
I have known Justin for a few years now. Justin is the hardest worker that I have ever coached; for an example, Justin came up to me at the end of his first year and wanted me to create a summer workout and throwing program for him. His goal was to gain velocity. Everyday over that summer, I saw Justin going to the weight room from my office. He never missed a day the entire summer. When he returned for the fall for the upcoming year, Justin had put on around 15 pounds of muscle and had gained around 5 mph in velocity. Justin understood that he would be much more difficult to hit if he could gain that velocity from his size and the stuff that he has.
Justin is a quiet guy. He is polite, always saying yes sir/no sir, yes ma’am/no ma’am. In the 3 years that I coached Justin, there were never any off the field issues and was always a great student. Justin was always the player that pushed the other guys to do better on the field and in the classroom.
Justin would be the type of player that you would want to sign and have represent you and the organization that he gets paired with. He is a tireless worker and a great human being.
Justin has always been willing to do whatever it took to take his game to the next level. Despite whatever obstacles may have been in front of him, he’s always found a way to navigate them and keep his career going.
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, Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)
Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Host Family
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: NO
Recent injuries/illnesses: torn ligament in right middle finger; fully recovered
Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit
Educational background: Graduated with a degree in Sports Management with Minors in Communications and Marketing;
currently earning an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing.