RHP with 1.69 ERA in 2019/20 Australian Season Seeking Opportunity in 2021 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

RHP with 1.69 ERA in 2019/20 Australian Season Seeking Opportunity in 2021

Name: Michael Warnick

Height: 6'5"-195.5 cmcm

Weight: 225 lbskg

DOB: July 13, 1997

Date Available: August 1, 2019

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP

Positions (alt): RP

College: University of Puget Sound

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I’m passionate about baseball, reliable, and dependable. I’m a team player and have a strong work ethic. 

During my college baseball career, I ended my freshman season as the closer at the University of Puget Sound with a 0.00 ERA. After the season, I played summer ball for the Bend Elks in the West Coast League, working hard to constantly improve my game. I secured the closing role once again in my sophomore season.  The next summer I was recruited to play summer ball once again in the West Coast League with the Bellingham Bells. I became the game one starting pitcher my junior season. Most Winning pitcher in the northwest conference and earned second-team all-conference. In my senior season, I was the game one starting pitcher. 

I graduated with a major in Business and a minor in Economics from the University of Puget Sound in May of 2019, and now working on various projects with a real estate management and development company (SUHRCO).  Currently a starting pitcher in semi-professional baseball with the Seattle Cheney Studs in the Pacific International League.

I would like to bring my talents, experiences, and work ethic overseas, taking my baseball career to a new level.


Abilities summary:

  • Began my college career as a closer during my freshman and sophomore years.
  • Became the number one starter in my junior and senior seasons.
  • Over the top arm slot with a down angle
  • four-seam and two-seam fastball (90-92)
  • hard slider
  • Splitter
  • good command of both sides of the plate
  • quick recovery time
  • good ability to hold runners and be quick to the plate



Playing Experience

2015-19 University of Puget Sound NCAA DIII Starting Pitcher
2016 Bend Elks West Coast League Relief Pitcher
2017 Bellingham Bells West Coast League Relief Pitcher
2019 Seattle Cheney Studs Pacific International League Starting Pitcher
2019-20 Redlands Rays Greater Brisbane Baseball League (Australia) Starting Pitcher


Pro/Overseas Pitching

2019-20 Redlands 1.69 9 1 42.2 24 61 19 1 16 8 4 2 0 1.01

College/Amateur Pitching

2016 Puget Sound 0.00 0 0 11.2 11 10 4 - 5 0 0 0 0 1.29
2017 Puget Sound 3.71 0 0 17 21 11 4 - 10 7 1 0 7 1.47
2018 Puget Sound 3.81 9 0 52 52 43 27 - 29 22 6 2 0 1.52
2019 Puget Sound 4.44 10 0 52.2 64 42 22 - 42 26 1 5 0 1.63
2019 Seattle 2.01 3 0 22.1 15 20 7 - 5 5 3 0 0 0.99


Jeff Halstead

University of Puget Sound, Head Coach

I’m very excited that Michael may have an opportunity to play overseas.

Michael is an incredible talent for our level. He is a 6’6 RHP with very good velocity and outstanding split finger pitch. We needed to use him as a starter out of necessity his last two years at Puget Sound but I believe he is best suited as a Closer. When he can just come in and throw hard for 1 or 2 innings he is truly dominant. He set our saves record at the University in his first 2 years at Puget Sound before we moved him into the starting rotation. He is a perfectly capable starter if that is what is needed- but again in my opinion his ceiling is as a closer.

Michael is a very hard worker and very driven as well. If a team takes a chance on him I think they will be very happy with the person and player they get. He is very good with kids during all of our youth programs here at Puget Sound so I think he would fit in well in any type of camp / community service situation that is asked of him.

Craig Bennett

University of Puget Sound, Director of Sports Medicine

During his time here at Puget Sound, Michael developed an appreciation for the value of how to make the most of his time in between pitching outings. Michael became meticulous with his approach to arm care and recovery by using different methods including conditioning, strength training and maintenance, interval throwing, joint mobility and stability regimens, manual therapy and various modalities. Michael’s commitment to his preparation has had a direct effect on the success he has had on the mound and has also allowed him to be more durable when fatigue might otherwise become a factor. It is great to see Michael have success with all of the work he puts in to his craft and he will certainly continue this trend in the future as a result.

Bob Walz

University of Puget Sound, Assistant Baseball Coach

Additional Info

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared 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: No