IF/OF utility with speed with 5 years coaching experience (hitting and pitching). Hit .506 with 4 hr in Czech in 2018 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

IF/OF utility with speed with 5 years coaching experience (hitting and pitching). Hit .506 with 4 hr in Czech in 2018

Name: Quentin Herbster

Height: 6'0"cm

Weight: 215 lbskg

DOB: November 24, 1993

Date Available: May 1st, 2019

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, CF

Positions (alt): 2B, 3B, RF, LF

College: Grace College

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Personal

Since 2012 Quentin Herbster has been the hitting, pitching and assistant coach for 13U and 18U baseball teams within a youth baseball club in his home town of Goshen, Indiana. Most recently he has taken on the role as a high school softball strength and conditioning coach and as a personal instructor at an indoor training facility. Quentin is adept to coaching all ages and is comfortable taking on a role overseas as a player-coach.

Quentin was a standout in high school as an infielder and was converted to outfield in college because of his speed. In his first two years of college ball at Grace College (NAIA), Quentin received only 5 abs, taking a back seat to older outfielders who all hit over .300. He finally got his chance in his junior year (2015) and proved his worth with an offensive slashline of .321 /.409 /.432.  In his senior year Quentin decided to graduate college early and try his hand at professional baseball.

The past two seasons Quentin has been battling for a roster spot in the Pecos League and is now looking to play and coach overseas. In 2016 he was not selected out of the Pecos League spring season, but after a successful 2017 spring season where he hit .361, he was selected to the expansion Hollywood Stars roster by the Pecos commissioner. However after the Stars assigned coach brought in a slew of his own players, Quentin was released after only 7 pinch hit abs.

This season, Quentin has been playing in the Czech Republic for Hluboká. With Hluboká, he hit .618 in the 1st league and is currently hitting .458 in the extraliga super shuffle portion of the season.

Quentin is a gap-to-gap hitter who hits for average with above average speed on the base paths. The former middle infielder and third baseman has a velo from the outfield ranging in the mid to upper 80’s.

Any club seeking an infielder/outfielder with a solid coaching background and a top-of-the-order bat is encouraged to reach out to Quentin with any expressions of interest.

Accomplishments/Achievements

2011: All-Conference, LaVille High School
2012: All-Conference, LaVille High School
2017: Pecos Spring League Most Improved (Article)

LaVille, Grace graduate Herbster’s baseball odyssey takes him to Czech Republic

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2012-15 Grace College NAIA Primarily played centerfield and had the second highest BA on the team.
2016 Houston Apollos Pecos Spring League Primarily played left field for the team that won the league. After a rough 1st week, I finished the second half of the spring league hitting.330.
2017 Bisbee Sea Lions Pecos Spring League I primarily played left field, batted lead off, and was 5th in the league in hitting.
2017 Hollywood Stars Pecos League After being drafted by the commissioner of the league to an expansion team, the coach realeased me and other Pecos draftees to bring in his team. I was released after a 1 for 7 start.
2018 Hluboká Baseball Club Czech Republic D2 Primarily played left and center. I batted 3rd for the team and led the league in hitting.
2018 Hluboká Baseball Club Czech Republic Superstructure Play Batted 3rd

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2012-15 Hitting & Pitching Instructor Elkhart Titans 13u Travel Team I worked in small groups on player development.
2016 Offseason Hitting Coach Elkhart Titans 18u Travel Team I worked with players individually.
2017 Fall League Assistant Coach Elkhart Titans 18u Travel Team I was the assistant coach and responsible for overall player development.
2018 Personal Instructor South Bend Cubs Performance Center Baseball Academy I was a private hitting instructor.
2018 Instructor Hluboká 15U, 13U, 11U, and Individual Instructor Worked with teams of all ages in both baseball and softball for general individual development.

Stats

Pro Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Bisbee 9 25 6 9 0 1 0 2 2 4 3 0 .360 - -
2018 Hluboká 15 55 34 34 13 0 2 19 8 2 11 2 .618 .682
2018 Hluboká 6 24 6 11 0 0 2 7 6 2 4 0 .458

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 Grace 37 83 14 26 5 2 0 8 10 15 3 4 .313 .400 .422

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Wesley Gensch

Assistant Coach, Grace College
coolcorpproducts@gmail.com

“This is the guy that changes a team! Very rarely do you see a guy with this much talent work as hard as Quentin does. Most of the time you would expect a player of Quentin’s caliber to boast about his performance or playing ability but I’ve seen him more than once have the game-winning hit and the next day go back to the grind like nothing happened. I’ve known this kid for 6 years and never once have I seen him back away from the moment, lose his cool, or doing anything less than compete at the highest level. His mental strength and constant work ethic allow him to be among the most confident and consistent players I’ve seen, in a game where failure is inevitable. Off the field, I’ve seen Quentin look more for opportunities to help a teammate or get a lift in than I have him look for opportunities to take the credit. I think that’s the biggest testament to Quentin as a player and of his character, that his success comes from the work he puts in and not from his God-given ability to play baseball. As a coach, this is the guy you put in your outfield and you know day-in and day-out that you can’t ask for a more consistent star than Quentin Herbster.”

Martin Marik

Manager of Hluboká
martin.marek@cz.bosch.com

He is humble, calm and balanced. He joined the team without any problems. He communicates with teammates and helps everyone to pass on the experience of the higher league he has played in the US. He puts high demands on himself during the game and when he does not get well, he is not happy with himself. As a coach in an amateur league I can say that the level of our training and matches is low for him. Quality is one of the best players in the league. He belongs to the best players in the league due to his quality. In the base part he was rated as the best batsman with BA 0.618 and in the ongoing extra league superstructure, where we meet the jar with the USA, the Netherlands, Japan has BA 0.452. His game skills and human qualities are or should be the inspiration for many players. I would definitely recommend this player to the team with higher goals and ambitions.

Joe Rivera

Former Texas Ranger Affiliate And Teknika Pitcher

Got to see Quentin play a few games and was above the level of most of the other team from the Czech Extraliga. Speedy outfielder with a strong arm and solid range, but his hitting was most impressive, quick and explosive swing through the zone and consistently got solid contact for extra bases, including a deep home run to lead off the game against the opposing team ace. Hard worker and a solid piece to any team looking to contend.

Additional Info

Education: Double majored in Business Administration and Marketing/ Masters in Business Administration

Hobbies and Interests: Aside from baseball: church, coaching, strength and conditioning

Post baseball career plans: Athletic Director and baseball coach at the high school level

Recent injuries or illnesses: None

Financial arrangement: If a club offered him a place to stay and a job, Quentin would be willing to pay his flights.

Availability: Immediately and no future obligations to return home

Living arrangement preferences: Apartment, shared living space with own room, host family, dorm type setting with private bedroom

Summer and winter playing preferences: Anywhere