NCAA Division I Corner IF/OF/2B and High Contact Extra-Base Hitter Seeking AUS/NZ Team for 2022/23 Season | Baseball Jobs Overseas

NCAA Division I Corner IF/OF/2B and High Contact Extra-Base Hitter Seeking AUS/NZ Team for 2022/23 Season

Name: Luke Turner

Height: 188cm

Weight: 95kg

DOB: November 20, 1998

Date Available: June 9, 2022

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, 3B

Positions (alt): 2B, C, RF, LF

College: Long Island University; York College of PA

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Personal

Luke is a high-average, high on-base-percentage hitter with the ability to drive in runs and a smart approach at the plate.  His exit velocity ranges as high at 104 (mph).

Defensively, he primarily played first base and third base in college, but he can also play either of the corner outfield positions.  His velocity on throws across the diamond ranges in the mid-80s (mph), and he has very good speed, having posted a time of 6.9 seconds in the 60-yard dash.

Luke says he “leads by example by the way I go about my business each day. However, I speak up and am a vocal leader when necessary. I believe great teams are built by selfless individuals who strive to make their teammates better. This is how I try to live my life every day.”

Luke also has coaching experience that he can offer a club, having been head coach of a 15-under team.

 

Career Highlights 

  • Experience at NCAA Division I and Division III levels

  • Captain of college team that won its first conference title in 20 years this past season

    • Led college team in batting in 2020

    • Ranked among the top 5 in conference in average (.400) and extra base hits

    • Hit .571 in the regional tournament in 2021

    • Slash lines of .313/.411/.427, .400/.500/.471 and .333/.433/.457 last three years in college

  • Captain of the Jamestown Tarp Skunks in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League

    • Led the team in extra base hits

    • Tied for 2nd in stolen bases

    • Led the Skunks to a division championship in its inaugural season

  • Played for Mohawk Valley of PGCBL in 2019 and had slash line of .3l11/.373/.422

  • High School Career

    • First-team all-league selection

    • Team captain for baseball and ice hockey teams

    • Four-time academic honor roll student

    • Three-time service and leadership award recipient

 

Overseas Goals

Luke wants to continue his playing career while getting the opportunity to travel and experience other environments.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Tarp Skunks Lead West Division With 24 Games Remaining: “Individually, Jamestown third baseman Luke Turner is fourth in the PGCBL in batting with a .373 average that includes five doubles, a triple and two home runs. Turner has driven in 16 runs and stolen eight bases.”

The Spartans Capture MAC Commonwealth Title with Sweep of LVC

Spartans Blast Their Way Past Eastern, Advance to Next Weekend’s Title Series 

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League -Starting 3B/2B/1B/Corner Outfield -Top 3 on team for avg (.311)
2018-21 York College of Pennsylvania NCAA Division III -Starting 3B, 1B, DH -Batted 3rd or 4th in lineup every year -Team Captain -Conference Champion
2021 Jamestown Tarp Skunks Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League -Starting 3B/1B/ Corner Outfield -Led team in extra base hits and RBIs -Tied for 2nd in stolen bases
2022 Long Island University NCAA Division I -Starting 1B -Expecting to be in the middle of the lineup

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Head Coach Philadelphia Whiz Kids 15U Organized weekly practices. Head coach for tournaments every weekend during the summer of 2019
2018-2020 Hitting Coach Baseball PDS Youth, High School and College Hitting instructor at Baseball PDS (training facility) out of Philadelphia PA.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 York College of PA 38 131 20 41 9 0 2 24 21 21 3 2 .313 .411 .427
2019 Mohawk Valley 15 45 7 14 0 1 1 13 5 15 3 0 .311 .373 .422
2020 York College of PA 10 35 12 14 3 0 1 7 4 5 0 0 .400 .500 .571
2021 Jamestown 42 134 22 39 9 1 2 23 21 38 12 3 .291 .400 .418
2021 York College of PA 34 105 21 35 10 0 1 23 14 20 0 0 .333 .433 .457
2022 Long Island University 34 114 16 40 7 0 1 18 12 26 3 0 .351 .436 .439

Video Highlights

Testimonials

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Jordan Basile

Jamestown Tarp Skunks, Head Coach

There isn't a bad thing to say about Luke. His character on and off the field is of a professional. Luke would be the first one to the lockerroom and the last one to leave. Following a win or a loss you could find Luke vacuuming the lockerroom and cleaning up the trash. Luke didn't do this to receive playing time, Luke was our #3 hitter on the field and leading the team in many categories. Over my 12 years of coaching, Luke is "hands down" one of the best that there is & whoever decides to take a chance on him won't be disappointed.

Dan Hennigan

Brain and Barrel, Hitting Instructor

Strong frame with long levers paired with good coordination. Very coachable, focused, and respectful of the game and those who have come before him. Grasped technical theories quickly and then implemented them in game situations immediately. Late bloomer with serious upside. Those willing to give him a legitimate opportunity will look brilliant!

Dan Pirillo

Long Island University, Head Coach

Luke is an outstanding young man who has forged his collegiate baseball career with hard work and persistence. Luke thrives on competition and has made positive impacts on his teammates as well as our program from the moment he stepped on campus. He will be a great addition and immediate impact to any team.

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)

 

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: No

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Bachelors in Finance (York College of PA); Masters in Data Analytics (Long Island University)