German Corner Infielder Seeking Opportunity in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

German Corner Infielder Seeking Opportunity in 2022

Name: Paul Simon

Height: 190cm

Weight: 95kg

DOB: September 28, 1991

Date Available: December 1, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: L

Throws: R

Positions: 1B

Positions (alt): 3B, RF

College:

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Personal

First… I know statistics are important. However, in my case, the stats of 18 and 19 do not reflect what I can do by now.

I’m trying to make the best of my current illness situation and didn’t want to make the chance to go overseas dependent on it.

Despite my injury, I am involved with baseball on a daily basis. Winning games is important! For me, it’s even more important to have a good time together and to get the best out of yourself… on and off the field. In addition, to have the will to learn something new every day and to constantly improve myself.

Even if I’m not 100% fit or can’t play, I stand behind my team with full commitment and help where I can.

I always help my teammates with words and deeds and try to support everyone where I can, also on and off the field.

 

Career highlights

  • Playing in the second-highest division in Germany

 

Coaching

I’m currently coaching my Baseball Team in Karlsruhe (Germany) although I have only been playing baseball for 4 years.

 

Overseas Goals

After experiencing 4 years of baseball in Germany, I would like to take the chance to try my hand overseas.

In the offseason, I do my prep work. I do the basic simple things at home to stay in shape.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018-19 Karlsruhe Cougars German Bundesliga 2 Corner INF

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2020 Basecoach Karlsruhe Cougars German Verbandsliga (3. League)
2021 Head Coach Karlsruhe Cougars German Verbandsliga (3. League)

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Karlsruhe 5 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 1 0 .000 .313 .000
2019 Karlsruhe 17 47 1 6 0 0 0 2 4 13 0 0 .128 .212 .128

Video Highlights

Testimonials

These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Gordon Niemann

Teammate in Karlsruhe

I have known him now for roughly 2 years.
During that time, he has emerged within the clubhouse as a complete leader.
His attitude towards the game and his teammates is simply exemplary.
While Baseball in Germany always struggles with support, Paul stepped up by taking over the First Men´s team as a coach this year.
His love for the game and his desire to learn more about it with every passing day is undeniable.
He studies strategies and practice set-ups rigorously and cares a great deal.
While I am aware that he would be missed in Karlsruhe if the opportunity arises for him to learn more about the game overseas, I wish him only the best in his future endeavor.
He will be truly missed here.

Florian Funk

Teammate in Karlsruhe

I met Paul in 2018 when I joined the Team (Karlsruhe Cougars) in which Paul was playing. At this time there were 2 Teams (Men´s Team 1 and 2). We both played in the second team. I believe Paul just started playing Baseball at this time with a lot of knowledge already. Since he is athletic it was no problem for him to adapt the game and plays quickly. He was working a lot on his throwing and hitting motion, it was important to him to learn it correctly.

At this time the first team didn´t have a lot of players which is why they needed players from the second team to help them out. For two seasons Paul helped them out every game. Not only did he had games for the the second team but also for the first. The first team played double header which means Paul had three games every weekend.

After that Paul and I started playing for the first team but then Corona came and cancelled the whole season, just like the season this year. After the last season our coach left because he got her firstborn. So we were looking for a new one, without success. So Paul agreed on being the coach for this season, also because he got injured and had to take a step back and rest for a while which was not easy for him.
Paul is not just training us he is also maintaining the field.
Enough storytelling, to sum it up: Paul is an athetic player, knows his game and learns quickly. He is very ambitious and competetive. He gets serious on the field and laughs with me when practice is over. Such a great personality and knows how to communicate with people. I wish him the very best for his overseas career and cannot wait to find out where it draws him.

Peter Schumann

Teammate in Karlsruhe since my first Day

I know Paul since 4 years and since that time he was one of my closest teammates at the 1st Team of the Karlsruhe Cougars.
He is a great teammate, a nice and smart guy who developed his baseball knowledge continuously in the past years.
This year he is also the first time a coach for the 1st team and from my perspective he does his job really good.
If you looking for a great teammate, a baseball player who gives 100% for the team and a person you count on…… he‘s the one.

I hope he get a change to prove that.

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.)

 

Living preferences: Shared living arrangement, own 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

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: I had a thrombose in my throwing arm (sep. 2019). In dez 2020 i got a surgery where my first neck rib was removed. It’s hard to say how long it will take, but it is important for me to do sports so that my veins can widen again. (short version)

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Secondary school leaving certificate 2008, Education as a media designer