NCAA D3 Sidearm Pitcher – 3.48 ERA, 6BB in 20.2 Innings After Sidearm Transition. Looking for European club in 2020, holding a Polish passport | Baseball Jobs Overseas

NCAA D3 Sidearm Pitcher – 3.48 ERA, 6BB in 20.2 Innings After Sidearm Transition. Looking for European club in 2020, holding a Polish passport

Name: Matthew Rienzi

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 165 lbs.

DOB: May 8, 1997

Status Available

Date Available: May 15, 2020

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP, RP

Positions (alt): 2B

College: St. Joseph's College

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I am a very committed player, no matter what team I’m on and what my role is I believe I am one of the most “sold” athletes out there.  I’m very big not only supporting my teammates on the field but as well as off the field with constant support during practices and during the games.  On the mound I’m seen as a guy who can work in many different ways, especially after the transition to sidearm. The huge factor I can bring now is, I can shut the door in a jam being a ground ball pitcher, so I never fear whatever scenario I get put in.  Also being an opener, I am able to keep every person in the lineup off balanced with my stuff and can give a quality start when used as one. Velocity was never my selling point, that’s why I made the transition to the lower arm slot and committed to the role seeing very good effects in my college career post sidearm transition.  Continuing to build up velocity is a huge thing that I work on a lot, especially with the amount of arm care I have done over the past couple of years to maintain my arm. I work quick and never complain, I like being a funky pitcher, it’s helped me maintain my college career and getting the call back to Europe every year to play with the Polish National baseball team.  I am not afraid to throw strikes, I pitch to avoid walks and let the defense work, especially infield as a I tend to be a ground ball pitcher.

Abilities summary: Sidearmer with a lot of movement, stamina for a start, and control.

Playing Experience

2015-present Polish National Baseball Team Prague Baseball Week, European Baseball Championships B & C Pool Reliever
2016-20 St. Joseph's College Skyline Conference D3 Reliever/Opener
2019 Deby Osielsko Federations Cup Qualifier Reliever/Opener


College/Amateur Pitching

2017 St. Joseph's College 7.20 0 0 10.0 13 5 8 N/A 8 8 0 1 0 2.1
2018 St. Joseph's College 8.64 0 0 8.1 12 7 6 N/A 13 8 1 0 0 2.16
2019 St. Joseph's College 3.48 2 0 20.2 28 11 6 N/A 12 8 0 1 1 1.64


Peter Blumenauer

Head Coach, St. Joseph's College

John Mangieri

Pitching Coach/Recruiter

He is one of my favorite players of all time.The intangibles he brings to the table are endless.Great leadership qualities and tremendous work ethic.He is a fine young man who comes form a genuine family.I have had the great fortune of working and knowing Mathew and the entire Rienzi family since he was a Freshman at Xavier HS.Mathew is respected amongst his peers and I would vouch for him anytime.

Mike Renery

Coach with the Polish National Baseball Team

Additional Info

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom

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

Prior engagements: Using fifth year of eligibility for 2020 college season, ends early May.

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Traveling with a companion: teammate from college possibly looking to play overseas as well,  he is also a two way guy but a power hitter and hard thrower. Will make a profile soon