IF/OF, D2 Sonoma State, Coaching Exp in China, With 2+Years Professional Exp. in Pecos League & Pacific Association. | Baseball Jobs Overseas

IF/OF, D2 Sonoma State, Coaching Exp in China, With 2+Years Professional Exp. in Pecos League & Pacific Association.

Name: Rupert Watson

Height: 178cm

Weight: 190kg

DOB: May 3, 1993

Date Available: February 7, 2020

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SS

Positions (alt): 2B, 3B, SS, OF

College: Sonoma State University

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Personal

Rupert Watson is a middle infielder out of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, his sophomore season at Napa Valley Community College, Rupert won First-Team All-Conference honors as a second baseman and received a scholarship to attend Sonoma State University the following year. Sonoma State plays in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the most successful athletic conference in the nation. Unfortunately Rupert only saw limited playing time at Sonoma State. He graduated in 2016 with a degree in Sociology. Then this past summer, Rupert received an offer to play a season of independent baseball with the Bakersfield Train Robbers in the Pecos League. In his first professional season, Rupert saw nearly 200 at-bats and batted .381 with a very impressive on-base percentage of .534. He fully recovered from a labrum tear and played the following two years in the Pacific Association for Napa and Salina. Rupert can fill in across the infield as well as the outfield.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014-2016 Sonoma State University NCAA D2 Best division 2 conference in the nation.
2017 Bakersfield Trainrobbers Pecos League Leadoff batter. Lead the team in hits and batting avaerage. First time team made playoffs and lead to a long playoff run
2018 Napa Silverados Pacific Association Instantly became the face of the team. Had billboard photos of me all over the stadium. Due to an injury i was not able to complete my season.
2019 Salina Stockade Pacific Association Come back year. Started my first AB of the year with a towering HR. Then Tore my labrum in left shoulder. didnt return until end of sesaon but rushed to get back on the field and it was the wrong move.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Instructor Blue Sox Academy High School Coaching Children in Shenzhen, China. Diffferent from the states, but the game remains the same.

Stats

Pro Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Bakersfield 51 197 33 75 15 0 1 31 34 38 14 2 .381 .477 .472
2018 Napa 5 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .143 .143 .286
2019 Salina 10 42 3 7 0 0 1 4 5 10 0 1 .219 .350 .313

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 Sonoma State 5 12 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .083 .083 .083
2016 Sonoma State 10 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 .300 .500 .300

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Testimonials

These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Tito Fuentes


tito@titofuentesbaseball.com

Ruoert Watson is a good Baseball player as well as a good person. He is a very good teammate. He could play on our team and be apart of us anytime.

Bill Moore

Bakersfield Train Robbers Manager
bill.moore@pecosleague.com

Norm Thompson

Manager of the Fairfield Indians
nrm_thompson@yahoo.com

I am pleased to provide a testimonial for Rupert Watson whom I regard as one of the best young men I have coached in my 44 years of coaching and managing young men in baseball. Rupert came to my collegiate team 4 years ago while attending a local Jr. college and requested to tryout for the summer collegiate Indians. From the time he joined us in 2012, I could see he had something special baseball talent wise and possessed the desire and drive to accomplish those goals and other life achievements. He won the Rookie of the year that year and the following 3 seasons he was one of the most highest achievers and well respected players and leaders on the team. He set a good example for the younger players coming to us from high school and college regarding how to play the game and what it means to make a commitment. He always played hard giving 100% on the field. He learned a lot those years by listening and taking advise from the coaches we had and those he had at Sonoma State University where he played his last 2 years of college ball and earned his bachelors degree. When he joined us I considered him a 3 tool player. Although he had decent speed, fielding was ok as was his hitting he needed to improve. However, in his last 2 years with us he seemed to develop into a good 5 tool player. He learned how to use his speed on the bases more effectively, defense improved significantly at the 2 positions, 2nd base and shortstop, his hitting was more consistent and he began hitting for power at times. He is always wanting to gain more knowledge of the game to improve himself. I am prove to have contributed to the accomplishments he has made thus far. Off the field he is a very goal oriented and focused person who has definite ideas as to what he wants to accomplish in his life personally and professionally. He possesses good leadership qualities, which would make him an asset to any organization he is involved with. He also is assertive in a positive, constructive manner and possesses good morals and values. Rupert has demonstrated that he is a very responsible person who takes his responsibilities very seriously. One thing that impressed me is that while attending college, working part time and playing baseball he was the primary caretaker for his elderly grandmother until her passing last year. I have observed him in several venues and noticed that he is compassionate, caring and always takes others feelings into consideration. In closing I would like to say that Rup, as we call him, would be an asset on the field for his team, his teammates and the community.

Additional Info

Overseas goals: Use overseas as a stepping stone into professional ball in the U.S., Experience new cultures and meet new people

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, Living with a host family

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: Torn labrum fully recovered

Traveling with a companion: No