Seeking Winter opportunity. DII All-American Pitcher, Elite Speed and Athleticism. Experienced Coach. (SIGNED IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA)) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Seeking Winter opportunity. DII All-American Pitcher, Elite Speed and Athleticism. Experienced Coach. (SIGNED IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA))

Name: Rusty Huber

Height: 193

Weight: 84

DOB: September 30, 1995

Date Available: August 23, 2019

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP

Positions (alt): Utl, SS, RP

College: Rogers State University

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Personal

I’m a student of the game with a lot left in the tank. I was a 2 time All-Conference & All-Region RP and a 2017 D2 All-American RP (link) in my two years in Oklahoma. I had legitimate hopes of getting drafted or signed with my sub 1.50 career college ERA after talking to scouts with the Cubs and Marlins. Neither of which happened so I coached my college team (Rogers State, OK) for the 2018 season and the 2018-2019 offseason. Mid-high 80s fastball with great sink and run consistently with great feel for a varying array of breaking balls. I have never had a serious injury or missed any time *knock on wood*. I would love to continue to use my baseball tools as a gateway for me to explore other countries and keep pitching. I am an upper echelon competitor. I can’t stand to do anything less than win in anything I do athletically.

As a player my strengths are my pitch sequencing, accuracy, movement, controlling the running game, and bulldog mentality. I am hungry, positive, and very poised. I’m extremely comfortable in the field at any position. I play SS in Belgium when I do not pitch. I am also the fastest runner on the team and have been scoring 2 runs/game.

I am aspiring pitching or head coach at the collegiate or professional level eventually, and love to learn as much as I can everywhere I end up. As a coach my strengths are seeing and communicating mechanical keys and cues in a pitcher’s mechanics that make them increase accuracy and movement. I have a great feel for the game. I have learned from some amazing coaches and have always led people whether it’s on the field, in the classroom, or in the workplace.

If possible, I would like to play with my friend, Sam Casinelli but that is not required.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2014, 2016-17 San Diego Waves Western Baseball Association Closer
2014-15 Palomar College California Junior College Relief Pitcher/Closer
2016-17 Rogers State University NCAA DII Closer
2019 Merchtem Cats Belgian First Division Starting pitcher, leadoff hitter, SS

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Coach Merchtem Cats (Belgium) Entire youth program Help throughout the week with practice plans and execution with 6 different baseball and softball teams. Lead initiations in local schools to introduce the game to Belgian kids.
2018 Student Assistant/Bullpen Coach Rogers State University NCAA DII Assistant Pitching Coach
2015-17 Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach West Coast Clippers

Stats

Pro Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 Merchtem Cats 28 98 53 61 14 9 4 39 25 1 32 .622 .683 1.071

Pro Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2019 Merchtem Cats 0.45 11 9 77 122 14 2 10 1 0.91

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2017 Rogers State 1.00 0 0 36 25 51 15 3 6 4 2 2 11 -
2016 Rogers State 1.50 0 0 36 18 43 14 5 9 6 2 1 12 -

Video Highlights

Testimonials

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Ben Adams

Palomar College, Assistant Coach & West Coast Clippers Head Coach
badams@palomar.edu

Chris Klimas

Rogers State University, Head Coach
cklimas@rsu.edu

Rusty is an outstanding young man and an even better pitcher! He may be the hardest working player that I have ever had play for me in my 18 years of coaching at the 4-year collegiate level. Great makeup and high-character guy that will not disappoint you. We had several scouts here to see him in his two years with us, and the consensus was that he would eat hitter up in the minor leagues, but the lack of velocity (over 92) for a bullpen arm was the sticking point. Rusty set just about every pitching record for our program and was the first player that we have ever had that has swept every post-season award that the NCAA offers during his entire career with us. If you can find a place for him, take him!

Mike Studer

San Diego Waves General Manager
ncwaves8@aol.com

Rusty would be a excellent addition to any team. His stuff is filthy. I honestly believe if given the chance he could make it to the major leagues because of how much he makes the ball move and the different arms slots he throws from. Even though he was our closer he pitched multiple innings anytime we needed him too. Great young man with a strong work ethic. I can not recommend a player more than I can recommend Rusty Huber.

Additional Info

Need to return home by: Do not have to return

Abilities: D2 All-American out of Rogers State University (OK)/Palomar College(CA). I was a closer throughout college. Have been starting since arriving in Belgium with no issues with my effectiveness or arm strength. At the beginning of my college career I was a strike thrower that pitched backwards effectively with a low 80s velocity (in video link) but I have gained velocity over the years. Physically I have always been skinny. Every year I have slowly gained weight and velocity with it. During my senior season in college I was 85-91mph from a low 3/4 arm slot on my fastball. I throw a variation of a cutter/slider with different breaks and speeds by design. It is my best pitch. I throw 3 different cutter/slider variations in any count along with my 2-seam that I can locate off the plate inside to a RHB at will. I show a change-up to LHBs as well. I am an overall athlete on the field. I field my position off the mound exceptionally well and can truly play any position on the field if needed defensively.

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a host family

Status: I am single

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Financial status: I have a small savings