Former AA All-Star catcher who can pitch (90+) seeking winter ball opportunity. Current team in Germany can pay flight to Australia but need to know ASAP
Name: Michael Blanke
Weight: 230 lbs
DOB: October 17, 1988
Date Available: September 1, 2019Pro
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B, RP
College: University of Tampa
10 years professional experience. Played for White Sox organization, Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Played American Association, Atlantic League and Can Am of Independent baseball. Have played Catcher, 1st base, 3rd base, and also pitched. Double A All Star 2013 starter.
3 MLB spring training camps 2011-2013. Atlantic League post season All-Star Long Island Ducks 2015. Currently playing in Germany 2019, looking for an opportunity for winter baseball.
Once converted to pitcher before converting back to catcher. Maxed out at 98mph on the mound, sat 93-95mph. Converted back to catching because of being so close as a catcher and also missed hitting.
|2019||Assistant Coach||Mainz Athletics||German Bundesliga 2||Helped coach younger up-and-coming players|
|2010-Current||Catching Instructor||Melbourne Central Catholic HS||High School||Provide Catcher lessons when home in Melbourne, Florida|
|Personal Instructor||Youth||Provide Hitting/Catching/Pitching Lessons|
|2010-2012||Catching Coach||University of Tampa||NCAA II|
+1 (951) 538-8032
+1 (407) 927-5957
Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter)
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a 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: Perhaps for a short term visit
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