Power Hitting Canadian Catcher / IF Seeking Club For 2022 European Summer – .386/.500/.656 at Graceland University 2021 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Power Hitting Canadian Catcher / IF Seeking Club For 2022 European Summer – .386/.500/.656 at Graceland University 2021

Name: Matthew Reyes

Height: 190cm

Weight: 98kg

DOB: March 1, 1998

Date Available: March 5, 2022

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SS, C

Positions (alt): 1B, 2B, 3B

College: Graceland University; Douglas College

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Personal

Matt is a competitor at the plate with power from the right side, and he consistently posts a high on-base percentage. During his senior collegiate season, his exit velocity ranged as high as 108 (mph).

He is primarily a catcher and third-baseman but his versatility allowed for coaches to move him around the infield throughout his college career.  His versatility would be a bonus for any club he plays for.

Matt describes himself as “a player that has always been willing to do anything to benefit the team.” As a collegian, Matt became very comfortable in his role as a utility player and team leader, and he quickly became a player that the coaching staff had confidence in when a game was on the line.

Since his season ended, he has been working out weekly to stay in top condition, as well as working at baseball clinics where he is able to work alongside youths to sharpen his own baseball skills.

 

Career Highlights

  • All-conference DH at Graceland University

    • Led team in all offensive categories in 2021

    • Batted .366 with 8 HR & 1.156 OPS

    • 30 walks with only 24 strikeouts

    • Voted second-team All-Conference Heart of America

    • Team captain

  • Played at Douglas College – a Junior College in the Northwest Athletic Conference (USA)

    • Batted .286 with a .432 OBP in 2018

    • 24 walks with only 12 strikeouts

    • Team captain

    • Graduated with Honors 2021 (3.75 GPA)

 

Overseas Goals

Matt’s goal is to continue to play baseball overseas at a competitive level while taking the opportunity to grow as a person and as an athlete. In addition, he believes that playing overseas could open doors to coaching or networking for other baseball operation opportunities.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Paez And Reyes Tabbed As Heart Baseball All-Conference Selection

Prospects Wow Fans With A 24-10 Victory In Spruce Grove Debut

Sunday Sweep Leads To Series Win For Yellowjackets Over Presentation College

 

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Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 Edmonton Prospects Western Canadian Baseball League Starting 3rd Base, Mentor to younger players
2019-21 Graceland University NAIA Starting DH, Heart of the Order, Team Captain, Second Team All-Conference
2017-19 Douglas College Northwest Athletic Conference (Canada) Starting Catcher, 3rd Base & 2nd Base, 2-hole hitter

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019-21 Instructor/Contractor Travail Baseball Youth, High School Group & private lesson instructor, ages 9-16
2017-19 Instructor/Contractor Inside Performance Youth, High School Group & private lesson instructor, ages 7-14

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Douglas College 28 91 13 26 2 3 0 20 24 12 6 0 .286 .432 .374
2020 Graceland University 23 72 11 23 5 0 4 22 7 20 2 1 .319 .383 .556
2021 Graceland University 44 131 32 48 13 2 7 36 30 24 2 1 .366 .500 .656

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Brady McKillip

Head Coach at Graceland University

Matt is a baseball player in every sense. He is committed to the craft of hitting, spends countless hours in the cage working at it. He was the center piece to our lineup everyday last year. Uses the whole field offensively with power. Defensively, he is a plus catcher with the ability to play the corner infield positions as well. Was even versatile enough to play 2B for us when our regular guy was down with an injury. For as good as he is at baseball, he is a better person. Matt took it upon himself as a senior to set up mentoring times during the week for freshmen that we had that were struggling to deal with college life. He would talk with them, help them organize their days or just tutor them in their classes. Matt is a first-class individual and baseball player. I wish I could bring him back here on a contract.

Brad Payne

Assistant Coach at Graceland University

Matt Reyes is an extremely hard worker. He would help his teammates out on/off the field. He also would ask questions when he would be working on hitting and fielding. He is very respectful of his teammates and coaches. His teammates also looked up to him as a leader. I would gladly coach Matt again.

Tyson Gillis

Co-Founder at Travail Baseball Training

It has been such a pleasure having Mathew Reyes work with us.

The kids training in our facility love him, and he displays such great character well past his youth.

Matthew is easily one of the harder working players we have training and would be contagious in a locker room.

A really stand up guy that’s loved by all!

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), New Zealand 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 of Sociology. Cum Laude Graduate