Relief Pitcher, Two-Way/2B/1B/OF with Coaching Experience available Post-Graduation 2023 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Relief Pitcher, Two-Way/2B/1B/OF with Coaching Experience available Post-Graduation 2023

Name: Matthew Rones

Height: 180cm

Weight: 80kg

DOB: February 20, 2000

Date Available: June 14, 2023

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: RP

Positions (alt): Coach, 1B, 2B, OF

College: Macalester College; Augsburg University

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Personal

Right-handed relief pitcher that throws submarine. I pitch to contact and generate a lot of weak ground balls and pop-ups I can pitch in back-to-back games and both games of a double header. PITCHES — Sinker: 79-82mph 16-24″ horizontal movement and -3″ vertical movement, Slider: 73-76mph -6-9″ horizontal movement and 4-8″ vertical movement, Change up: 67-73mph 20-24″ horizontal movement and -8-12″ vertical movement

I play 2nd, 1st and OF secondarily for my amateur summer team. I played 10 defensive innings and got 3 at-bats including 1 hit. I coach infield defensive work for a youth club baseball team.

I consider myself everybody’s favorite player-coach. Off of the field I want to hangout and connect with my teammates. The best way to build trust in a team is by getting to know your teammates off of the field. Around the clubhouse and facilities, I am the first one in and the last one out. I am always willing to help my teammates get in extra reps and talk through mechanics, approach and any other part of the game. I lead by mixing example and vocal leadership. A good leader needs to be able to follow his own standard.

 

Career highlights

 Conference scholar athlete for 2020 and 2021 seasons, unofficial team captain. Collegiate career FIP: 1.64

 

Coaching

While I am a young pitching coach, I bring a lot of knowledge and experience to the table. My philosophy is that everybody’s body moves best specific to itself. My role is to assist pitchers with feeling out their body. Additionally I have a well of knowledge when it comes to pitch grips and different ways to spin the ball. Experientially, I have thrown from many arm slots and many different pitch types over the course of my career. My roles at Complete Athlete and Augsburg University involve using data to evaluate and redesign pitches.

 

Overseas Goals

I played with an American-based team at Prague Baseball Week in 2022. I loved my experience and fell in-love with the idea of living the European lifestyle.

I will be playing my last year of NCAA DIII Baseball this spring 2023.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 All-City Astros New York City Metro Baseball League (Amateur) Starting pitcher
2019 Macalester College NCAA Division III Relief pitcher, recovering from surgery most of the year.
2022 Shakopee Indians Minnesota Amateur Men's Town Ball League Relief pitcher
2020-23 Augsburg University NCAA Division III Relief Pitcher, team captain 2022-23, All-conference Academic Honors 2020 & 2021

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2022-Present Pitching & Defensive Coach Complete Athlete Youth
2022-Present Assistant Coach Minnesota Club League Youth 16U national travel team.
2022-Present Pitching Instructor Private Youth Small pitching group lesson instructor for players 9-17 years old.
2022-23 Volunteer Assistant Pitching Coach Augsburg University College Assist the pitching coach with running practice and giving instructions to NCAA DIII pitchers.

Stats

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2019 Macalester College 5.40 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 1.667
2021 Augsburg University 5.59 0 0 9.2 12 9 6 1 10 6 0 0 0 1.957
2022 Augsburg University 8.10 0 0 6.2 6 7 9 1 6 6 1 1 0 2.419

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Testimonials

Keith Bateman

Augsburg University, Head Coach

Michael Jensen

Augsburg University, Pitching Coach

Sam Knight

Complete Athlete, 16U Head Coach

He provides a high baseball IQ in the way he teaches and talks about the game. He’s adaptable to whatever environment he’s in and makes the most of the opportunities he earns. Matty relates really well to the players, and communicates exceptionally well with the coaching staff with what we are trying to accomplish that day.

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, Iseae

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Host Family

 

Return home: None

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: None

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: I should be completing my BA in Communication Studies in May 2023