Available 2023: Division I All-Conference Corner Infielder/Utility and Power Hitter | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Available 2023: Division I All-Conference Corner Infielder/Utility and Power Hitter

Name: Oscar Ponce

Height: 183cm

Weight: 98kg

DOB: September 10, 1997

Date Available: March 15, 2023

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, 3B

Positions (alt): 2B, RF, CF, LF

College: Texas Southern University; University of Texas at Arlington

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At the plate, Oscar has a good combination of power and the ability to make consistent contact and reach base at a high rate.  A high percentage of hits are for extra bases, and he also has enough speed to take the extra base when the opportunity presents itself.  The exit velocity on his hits averages around 100 (mph).

Defensively, he has primarily been a first baseman and third baseman, but he can also slot in at second base and the outfield when necessary.  In 2021, he was named the best utility player among players in Division I colleges in Texas, so he is a versatile player.  His throws from infield positions range in the mid-80s (mph).

Oscar brings a lot of energy and excitement to a club. He says, “I’m the kind of guy who loves going to the ball park every day to get myself and teammates better.”  He is a lead-by-example type who has fun playing the game and works to keep his teammates loose in tight situations. He is a hard worker – always one to arrive early and leave late.  “You can always get better,” he said.  “Repetition and consistency are key.”

Through the off-season, Oscar continues to work hard – working in the batting cage every day and combining that with a running and weight-training program.


Career Highlights

  • Five years of college baseball at the NCAA Division 1 level in the U.S.

  • Twice all-conference as a first baseman (2020, 2021)

    • Slash lines of .370/.427/.480 and .342/.394/.544

    • Led team in RBIs

  • Named to the conference all-star game as a junior

  • Named the best utility player in the state of Texas at the college Division 1 level (2021)

  • Played in the MLB draft league, which consists of top college players and undrafted pros, 2022

    • Slash line of .252/.300/.351

  • Two seasons in the Prospect League, a top collegiate summer league

    • Slash lines of .277/.312/.416 and .277/.348/.374


Overseas Goals

Oscar wants to continue his playing career while experiencing other countries and cultures.  He would also like to use an overseas opportunity as a steppingstone to a pro career in the U.S. He says “It’s important for me to be exposed to other leagues in order to grow as a player and a person. Getting out of my comfort zone will help me get through any challenges that are thrown at me in life.”



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Playing Experience

2020-21 Texas Southern University NCAA Division I Starting 1st baseman, First Team All-SWAC x2
2021 Lafayette Aviators Prospect League (Collegiate) Starting 3rd baseman
2022 University of Texas at Arlington NCAA Division I Starting 1st baseman
2022 Mahoning Valley Scrappers MLB Draft League (Collegiate) Starting 3rd baseman
2022 Burlington Bees Prospect League (Collegiate) Starting 3rd baseman


College/Amateur Batting

2019 Texas Southern University 46 158 25 44 4 2 4 27 8 14 0 1 .279 .345 .405
2020 Texas Southern University 19 73 15 27 5 0 1 24 5 8 0 0 .370 .427 .480
2021 Texas Southern University 47 184 30 63 16 0 7 40 14 30 2 1 .342 .394 .544
2021 Lafayette Aviators 35 101 10 28 4 2 2 16 4 10 0 0 .277 .312 .416
2022 University of Texas-Arlington 45 163 24 44 8 0 2 30 8 26 1 0 .270 .328 .356
2022 Mahoning Valley Scrappers 33 131 14 33 7 0 2 10 6 22 0 0 .252 .300 351
2022 Burlington Bees 21 83 13 23 2 0 2 15 8 12 1 0 .277 .348 .374

Video Highlights


Michael Robertson

TSU Head Coach

Darin Thomas

UTA Head Coach

Homer Bush

MV Scrappers Head Coach

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), 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, 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


Educational background: Bachelors in health sciences