Vaccinated NCAA Division I Middle Infielder, Team Leader, and Solid Hitter seeking Overseas Opportunities | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Vaccinated NCAA Division I Middle Infielder, Team Leader, and Solid Hitter seeking Overseas Opportunities

Name: Kevin Higgins

Height: 6'0"cm

Weight: 195LBSkg

DOB: July 21, 1997

Date Available: July 19, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, SS

Positions (alt): 3B, RF, CF, LF

College: St. Bonaventure University

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Personal

Kevin has good power at the plate, with average exit velocity from 105-107 mph, and he also has enough speed to take the extra base and be a base-stealing threat.  He has posted a best time of 6.68 seconds in the 60-yard dash.

He has good arm strength, as well, with average velocity on throws across the diamond ranging in the mid-90s (mph).

He has primarily been a shortstop, but he can play any infield position and also has enough athleticism to play the outfield when necessary.

Kevin describes himself as a “high-energy guy who loves to fly around the diamond.  Teammates gravitate toward me when struggling, and I enjoy helping others.”

Jacob Tobin, head coach of the Newark Pilots, says, “Kevin is a true shortstop with the ability to play all over the field. He is durable and loves the game. He hits for average and power, plays plus defense and runs well. Kevin hits well to all fields and steals bases.”

Steve Szatko, Newark Pilots’ Owner, says, “Kevin was instantly accepted as the team leader. Kevin has very good skills and great baseball instincts. Somehow, he gets to ground balls that appear to be going for hits and turns them into outs.  At the plate Kevin has good hands, stays back and is a very patient hitter. He has come through for us in clutch situations.”

Kevin continues to work out regularly, and he’s playing in an elite summer league to get live at bats every day.

 

Career Highlights

  • All-conference at Suffolk University

  • 3X college captain at NCAA Division 1 St. Bonaventure University

  • Starter for three seasons

  • First Team All-NYCBL with .356 average

  • Team won Western conference of the NYCBL

  • Experience in collegiate summer leagues

    • Team captain in 2020

Overseas Goals

Kevin wants to continue learning and playing at the highest level.  He also would enjoy the experience of playing in a new environment.

 

Articles/Recognitions

2020 St. Bonaventure Baseball Schedule Announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017 Wellsville Nitros New York Collegiate Baseball League Best batting average (.301), leadoff hitter
2018 Olean Oilers New York Collegiate Baseball League Team leader, 33RBI's and .303 avg
2019 Hornell Dodgers New York Collegiate Baseball League Leader, 2HR's, .356 avg and 27 RBI's
2020 White Team Newport Collegiate Baseball League Team captain
2021 Newark Pilots Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League In Progress
2017-21 Saint Bonaventure University NCAA Division I - Atlantic 10 Conference Team Captain, Middle of the order hitter.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Olean Oilers 45 175 30 53 12 3 2 33 15 31 2 0 .303 .391 .450
2019 Hornell Dodgers 39 135 29 48 9 0 3 27 14 21 2 1 .356 .416 .489
2019 St. Bonaventure University 43 159 20 42 6 2 2 27 8 48 1 0 .264 .299 .365
2020 St. Bonaventure University 7 26 2 7 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 .269 .310 .308
2021 St. Bonaventure University 26 81 7 14 3 0 0 6 8 29 0 0 .173 .247 .210

Video Highlights

Testimonials

These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Larry Sudbrook

Head Baseball Coach Saint Bonaventure University

Higgs is a strong athletic young man who gets along with everyone. He tried to play thru some broken ribs his last year at SBU and it affected his final numbers. His metrics are all on a pro level and he would have had an opportunity to play at that level with a healthy 2021. He is a class kid with off the chart work ethic.

Jacob Tobin

Newark Pilots, PGCBL Head Coach

Kevin is looking to continue his baseball career as a professional overseas. Kevin would have been drafted in Major League Baseballs' draft if it was still 40 rounds long. Kevin is a true SS with the ability to play all over the field. Kevin was a 3 Year Started at St. Bonaventure D1. Kevin is durable and loves the game. Kevin has flashed all the tools he hits for Average, Power, plays plus Defense, has a strong Arm, and runs well. Kevin hits well to all fields and steals bases. Kevin's friendly demeanor and electric style of play make him a fan favorite.

Steve Szatko

Newark Pilots, Owner

Kevin Higgins came to the Newark Pilots this summer and was instantly accepted as the team leader. Kevin has very good baseball skills both fielding as our full time shortstop and batting. He has great baseball instincts. Somehow Kevin gets to ground balls that appear to be going for hits and turns them into outs. He has very good range as a middle infielder. At the plate Kevin has good hands, stays back and is a very patient hitter. He has come through for us in clutch situations this summer, notably beating a rival team with a first inning grand slam. But most importantly, Kevin is a very polite, respectful young man who will represent his country admirably overseas. Kevin Higgins is a great baseball prospect for any team.

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), 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, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Host Family

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: None

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: None

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: Graduated with Bachelors degree in Sociology from Saint Bonaventure University