Two-Way Player/UTL Outfielder with Catching Ability and Coaching Experience available April 2023 *Willing to Pay Flights* | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Two-Way Player/UTL Outfielder with Catching Ability and Coaching Experience available April 2023 *Willing to Pay Flights*

Name: Nick Dawson

Height: 181cm

Weight: 89kg

DOB: September 27, 1996

Date Available: April 1, 2023

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, Youth Coach

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, OF, C, RP, RF, LF

College:

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Personal

Nick is a lead-off type hitter who has a good eye for the strike zone, good plate coverage, and makes consistent contact.  He is a line-drive hitter with good power to the gaps and doesn’t strike out a lot.

 

He can either play the outfield, slot in as a catcher or pitch.  He played mostly at catcher in 2021 and 2022, and he is a good pitch-caller and blocker.  In the outfield, he has a strong arm and good instincts for the ball.  As a pitcher, he is a strike-thrower who pitches to contact and keeps hitters off balance by changing speeds.  He features a fast ball that ranges in the low 80s (mph), change-up, curve and slider.

 

As a teammate, Nick likes to stay loose and help keep his teammates that way, but he takes the game very seriously and consistently puts in extra work.  He communicates well with others on the team and is a vocal leader when necessary.  He is very amenable to helping teammates put in extra work, as well.

 

He has a lot of coaching experience, and he would be excited about helping a club’s coaching staff.  He has been a youth instructor, an assistant coach (running practices and working with individual players) at the high-school level, and manager of an adult men’s league team.

 

Nick continues to work hard during the off-season to stay in top condition.  He says, “I have been committed to lifting weights to increase my velocity and power production and have recorded personal bests in various exercises.”

 

Career Highlights

  • 2011 – Provincial Champion, Bronze at Nationals

  • 2012 – Provincial Champion, Team MVP, CG win in provincial quarter-final

  • 2014 – Team MVP, Player-of-the-Game in provincial elimination game (CG win)

  • 2015 – Coaches award for best teammate

  • 2015 – scholarship to Salt Lake Community College, no earned runs allowed in fall exhibition games

  • 2017 – Undefeated record in Mavericks men’s league

  • 2018 – Mavericks league all star, CG win in provincial quarter finals

  • 2019 – Mavericks league all star

  • 2021/2022 – Mavericks league all star, manager in the league

  • 2022 – Mavericks league: 367/.551/.408, 3 Stolen Bases, 15 walks, only 2 strikeouts

 

Overseas Goals

Nick wants to extend his playing career as long as possible “and impart my knowledge of the game to others. I also love coaching and managing” and enjoys helping players further develop their skills and play at higher levels.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019-22 Mavericks Giants Amateur Mens Mavericks League Leadoff Hitter, Starting Catcher/Center fielder, Led team in runs, hits, batting average, OBP, walks, stolen bases and average with runners in scoring position.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2012-15 Camp Instructor Various Youth Helped run camps for local little league teams across the city of Victoria.
2015 Assistant Coach Victoria Eagles AAA High School Ran practices, helped develop players in every aspect of the game; pitchers with gaining velocity, command and teaching new pitches. Worked alot with catchers on defensive work like blocking, catching and throwing. Helped optimize hitters mechanics and taught how to have a good approach and situational hitting.
2019-22 Team Manager/Head Coach Mavericks Giants Adult

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2022 Mavericks Giants 20 49 14 18 2 0 0 5 15 2 3 1 .367 .551 .408

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2022 Mavericks Giants 18.00 - - 2.33 6 3 3 1 6 6 0 0 0 3.86

Testimonials

Scott Smith

Victoria Eagles, Assistant Coach

Tanner Hess

Vancouver Island University, Assistant Coach

I grew up playing with Nick and went to the same college as him for a year as well. His baseball IQ is what stands out the most for him as a player. He always worked hard and along with his high IQ he turned into a great pitcher at the college level. He was one of my best teammates and I’m sure he’s still the same way. He would be an asset as a player or a coach to any team.

Anthony Pluta

Canadian Women's National Team, Pitching Coach

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: Lambrick Park Secondary Grad 2014