NCAA D2 Power Hitting Catcher – 2018: 24 HR, 86 RBI, .371 BA | Baseball Jobs Overseas

NCAA D2 Power Hitting Catcher – 2018: 24 HR, 86 RBI, .371 BA

Name: Michael Gangwish

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 210 lbs.

DOB: January 20, 1997

Status Available

Date Available: September 1, 2019

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: C

Positions (alt): 1B, 3B

College: Colorado School of Mines

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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
Power hitting
Difficult to strike out
Zone awareness

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2016-19 Colorado School of Mines NCAA D2 Starting catcher, 3/4 hole hitter
2019 Hays Larks KCLB Starting catcher, 4/5 hitter
2018 Anchorage Glacier Pilots Alaska Baseball League Starting catcher
2016-17 Hays Larks Jayhawk League Starting catcher

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2016-19 Summer Coach Hays Larks, Alaska Glacier Pilots Summer Camp Hitting/Catching instructor

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
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

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Testimonials

Jerod Goodale

Head Coach, Colorado School of Mines
jmgoodale@fhsu.edu

I had the opportunity to recruit and then coach Michael his first three years in college. I knew early on how special of a player he would be and he didn’t disappoint. I was a catcher my entire life and have had the opportunity to coach some very good catchers, including the Division 1 national gold glove winner (2008) and multiple catchers that have been drafted but Michael is the best defensive catcher I have ever coached. Offensively he worked his tail off and developed into one of the best hitters at the Division 2 level the past two seasons which his stats can attest to. He can flat out swing it from the left side and continues to make improvements to his game offensively with his best days still ahead of him. I could go on and on about his skills both offensively and defensively but what truly sets him apart are his intangibles. He absolutely loves the game, loves to compete and his leadership and work ethic is second to none. Bottom line is he is an incredible ballplayer that will make an immediate impact on any team that is lucky enough to get him.

Andy Campbell

4 Corners Area Scout, New York Yankees
acampbell@yankees.com

Robbie Bales

Head Coach, Colorado School of Mines (2018-present)
rbales@mines.edu

Additional Info

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: Right Shoulder Labrum Tear, does not effect play.

Traveling with a companion: No