IF Currently Hitting .455 in the Greater Brisbane League, Excellent Bat to Ball Skills
Name: Nick Grimes
DOB: February 8, 1996
Date Available: May 1, 2020
Positions: 2B, 3B, CF
Positions (alt): SS, RP, RF, LF
College: Concordia University
All State 2 years (CA) at Orange Coast College. There won the JUCO CA State Championship. Hit .305 as a freshman in arguably the best Junior College in the States. Hit .327 in Summer ball in the West Coast league in 2017 with 150 at bats, voted the third best summer ball league in the US. Finished second in MVP votes for that league. Finished my college career hitting .320 in over 150 at bats in 2019. Currently hitting over .400 in the Greater Brisbane League with the Ipswich Musketeers. Still hold the record for most hit for the Portland Pickles in one game with 5 and 14 hits in a week (5 Games).
I can’t say enough good things about Nick, both as a person and a baseball player. I coached Nick for two years in high school and have continued to work with him as he played college baseball. Nicks baseball knowledge is top notch, so much so that I was trying to get him to come coach with me at the high school I’m coaching at currently if he hadn’t gone overseas. He’s a cage rat, always working on his swing or at the field taking ground balls....genuinely loves the game. He’s an unbelievable teammate, always putting the team and other players above his personal successes. Always a popular teammate.
Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Experience new cultures and meet new people, Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally
Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter), South Africa (Winter)
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom
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