Ex-MiLB LHP with 2 MiLB Championships, 1 German Bundesliga Championship seeking new team in 2022
Name: Ross Vance
Weight: 180 lbs. kg
DOB: December 7, 1991
Date Available: March 1, 2022Affiliated AA experience
Positions: SP, RP
Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, OF
College: West Virginia University
Ross throws from sidearm to low 3/4 slot and has very good movement on his pitches. He mixes his pitches well, gets a lot of ground balls and has a high spin rate on his slider. He also is good at holding runners on base.
He is versatile – able to start and also fill the various relief roles.
As a teammate, he says he likes “to help share whatever I can bring to the table, whether that be baseball knowledge, life knowledge, mental tips, anything. I play the game loose and I like to have fun whenever I’m on the field… it is a game after all. I hold being a team player above all else. I work hard, not just to further my own career but to help others achieve their dreams, as well.”
Derek Matlock, Head Coach, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley says that Ross is a “great kid [and an] outstanding competitor. He will be a huge asset to an organization.”
Ross also has coaching experience that he can led to a club. He has had several coaching stints with players ranging in age from 10 years old to 18, including for the 12-under team of Heidenheim Heideköpfe.
He works out and trains on a regular basis to stay in top condition.
Experience at several levels – affiliated U.S. minor leagues, U.S. independent pro leagues, high-level collegiate summer leagues, overseas
Reached Class AA level in St. Louis Cardinals’ system
Set school’s single-season strikeout record at NCAA Division I university
Played on championship teams in affiliated U.S. minor leagues in 2016 and 2017
Won championship with Heidenheim Heideköpfe in 2021
Ross wants to extend his playing career while also traveling and experiencing new cultures and environments.
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|2008-09||Coach||Pro Player Academy||Youth||Various youth camps, worked with players ages 10-12 on all aspects of baseball.|
|2018||Head Coach||Surfers Paradise Baseball Club||12U||Coached 12u team for a full season with the other import.|
|2018||Pitching Coach||Surfers Paradise||Aged 11-18||Improved young players pitching mechanics and knowledge of how to pitch with the stuff they have.|
|2021||Coach||Heidenheim Heideköpfe||12U||Worked practices and camps for youth players. Was head coach for a couple games during their season.|
|2014||West Virginia University||3.41||7||0||58||52||51||19||8||25||22||3||4||0||1.22|
|2015||West Virginia University||3.26||15||0||96.2||91||81||33||14||48||35||7||5||0||1.28|
|2016||West Virginia University||4.91||13||0||91.2||89||91||29||18||55||50||7||2||0||1.29|