NCAA Division 3 All-American, .409 Batting Average in the Pecos League, Top Hitter for Surfers Paradise, +Power, Very Low Strikeouts | Baseball Jobs Overseas

NCAA Division 3 All-American, .409 Batting Average in the Pecos League, Top Hitter for Surfers Paradise, +Power, Very Low Strikeouts

Name: Ryan Arena

Height: 175cm

Weight: 84kg

DOB: October 28, 1996

Date Available: March 1, 2020

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: Utl, 2B, OF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, 1B, 3B, SS

College: Babson College

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I spent 4 years playing NCAA Division 3 baseball at Babson College from 2014-2018. I finished my junior year at Babson with a slash line of .331/.427/.682 and hit 13 home runs which set a program record. My senior year I hit .366/.422/.618 with 11 home runs. During my time at Babson, I was named All-NEWMAC First Team and All-New England First Team in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, I was also named NEWMAC Player of the Year and a Third Team All-American.

After I graduated from Babson College in 2018, I went on to play professionally in the Pecos League with the Santa Fe Fuego. That season, I hit .409/.514/.739 with 6 homers in 33 games with Santa Fe.

Following my time in the Pecos League, I spent the 2018-2019 season playing for Surfers Paradise Baseball Club on the Gold Coast of Australia. I led the team in hitting with an average of .322, led the league in doubles with 15, and received the Surfers Paradise team batting award. I also was an assistant coach for the Surfers Paradise 13U baseball team. My time in Australia was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. There is truly nothing better than traveling the world playing baseball.

When I returned from Australia at the beginning of April 2019, I signed a contract to play for the Utica Uticorns of the United Shore Professional Baseball League. However, I was released and spent the rest of the season coaching and searching for an opportunity to play overseas again. For the 2020 season, I signed to play in Sweden but never made it out there due to the Coronavirus.

I love the game of baseball and I have loved it for as long as I can remember. Baseball has introduced me to all of my best friends in life and has provided me with experiences unlike anything else. My goal is to play for as long as I can and travel and experience new cultures as much as I possibly can. I know I have the ability to help any club both on and off the field. All I need is to be given that opportunity.

Playing Experience

2014-2018 Babson College NCAA D3 starting 2B/LF/RF/DH
2017 Pittsfield Suns Futures Collegiate Baseball League starting 2B/LF/RF/DH
2018 Santa Fe Fuego Pecos League starting 2B/LF/RF
2018-2019 Surfers Paradise Baseball Club Greater Brisbane League starting 2B/LF/RF

Coaching Experience

2018-2019 Assistant Coach Surfers Paradise Baseball Club Youth coached a 13U team with a Surfers Paradise teammate and also worked various clinics
2018-2019 Assistant Coach Robina State High School High School assisted with running practice and working with hitters and fielders
2019 Assistant Coach Taconic Rangers Youth helped coach a 14U travel baseball team and traveled throughout the Northeast playing top teams
2019-2020 Assistant Coach New York Silverbacks Youth responsible for coaching players from ages 8-16 and preparing them for the upcoming season


Pro/Overseas Batting

2018 Santa Fe Fuego 33 88 36 36 7 2 6 22 18 8 2 2 .409 .514 .739
2018-19 Surfers Paradise 40 149 23 48 15 1 1 27 13 13 4 0 .322 .391 .456

College/Amateur Batting

2014-2018 Babson College 111 384 93 130 31 1 24 89 43 35 15 4 .339 .413 .612
2017 Pittsfield Suns 28 105 12 30 8 0 5 21 12 13 5 1 .286 .358 .505

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These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Conor Kortmann

Babson College, Assistant Coach

Ryan can flat out hit. His bat is an absolute game changer, and he is the guy that opposing teams have to game plan for and worry about each time his spot comes up in the lineup. He broke all sorts of school records during his college career, hitting for power, average, with a very high on base percentage. He has a short and compact swing, has no trouble handling velocity, and is a tremendously patient hitter who can beat opposing pitchers in more ways than one. On the bases Ryan has tremendous instincts and is able to take extra bases, and I believe his offensive skillset is plus plus at virtually any level of baseball. Defensively, Ryan has the ability to play multiple positions and be a valuable utility man, playing middle infield or in the outfield. His athleticism and work ethic have helped him improve tremendously, and he can play most anywhere in the field. Most importantly, Ryan carries himself with class, he is a leader in the clubhouse and drives his teammates to be the best they can be. His work ethic is terrific, and he truly loves to play the game.

TJ Zarewicz

Santa Fe Fuego, Head Coach

Ryan played for me during the summer of 2018, with the Santa Fe Fuego of
the Pecos League. An advanced hitter with a line drive type swing, Ryan
played everyday with a fiery passion for the game and is the type of
player not afraid to get his uniform dirty. Off the field Ryan worked
hard to make an impact in the local community, as an instructor at our
little league camps, as well as volunteering at local elementary school
summer camp programs. I think Ryan would be a great addition to any team.

Kevin Fenn

Surfers Paradise Baseball Club, Head Coach

Ryan enjoys being at the ballpark and his enthusiasm for baseball transitions well onto the field. A pull power threat with some gap to gap juice he attacks the baseball. Capable at the corners in the OF or at 2B or 3B. Loves to show up at the field and get what he needs to get done. Great Junior Coach who understands younger players and teaches them a love for the game.

Additional Info

Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Experience new cultures and meet new people, Use my knowledge and experience to help grow the game globally, Stay active during the offseason in a winter league, Gain coaching experience

Playing Preferences Europe (Summer), Canada (Summer), Asia (Summer), Australia (Winter), New Zealand (Winter), Latin America (Winter), South Africa (Winter)

Living preferences: Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared 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: No

Traveling with a companion: No