NCAA D2 Power Hitting Catcher – 2018: 24 HR, 86 RBI, .371 BA
Name: Michael Gangwish
Weight: 210 lbs.
DOB: January 20, 1997
Date Available: September 1, 2019
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B
College: Colorado School of Mines
Preferred Communication Tool: Email, Text
As a baseball player I have always taken pride in how I approach, play and treat the game of baseball. I live by the first guy in, last guy out motto and throughout college career this has paid off. After my junior season I attended a New York Yankees Pre-Draft workout but did not have any luck in the draft. My senior season I had 6 or so teams interested in me, but once again I had no luck. Baseball is my one true passion and I would love to continue to play this game at a high level, whether in America or overseas.
I broke out during my junior year of college with a slash line of .373/.443/.825 and hitting 24 home runs, 20 doubles, and 84 RBI’s. I was awarded ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-America Catcher, D2CCA First-Team All-America Catcher, and NCBWA First-Team All-America Catcher, as well as Second-Team Academic All-American Catcher. During my senior senior I was again awarded with Second-Team Academic All-American honors.
My senior year I recorded a .385/.486/.721 slash line improving my strikeout to walk ratio from 38:17 to 32:28. I hit 15 home runs, 5 of which came during the divisional tournament, demonstrating my ability to perform in high pressure situations. I threw out 59% of would be base stealers during my college career (55% as a junior and senior). As a senior I developed zone awareness, leading to teams pitching around me and increased walks. Though not extremely fast, I am a smart baseball player and stole 8 bases on 9 attempts during senior year after never taking more than 2 bases in any previous collegiate seasons. Scouts have described me as an excellent defensive catcher with plus power potential.
Abilities summary: Pop time- average around 1.9-2.0
Defensive catcher who handles pitchers well
Difficult to strike out
|2016-19||Summer Coach||Hays Larks, Alaska Glacier Pilots||Summer Camp||Hitting/Catching instructor|
|2016||Colorado School of Mines||22||48||5||11||1||0||0||6||3||11||0||N/A||.229||.269||.250|
|2017||Colorado School of Mines||47||151||37||50||9||0||7||39||9||32||2||N/A||.331||.371||.530|
|2018||Colorado School of Mines||55||212||69||79||20||2||24||86||17||38||2||N/A||.373||.443||.825|
|2019||Colorado School of Mines||50||179||42||69||15||0||15||55||28||32||8||N/A||.385||.486||.721|