Japanese 2B/UTL and Power Hitter with US College Experience and Collegiate Coaching Experience available 2023 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Japanese 2B/UTL and Power Hitter with US College Experience and Collegiate Coaching Experience available 2023

Name: Shota Usuda

Height: 178cm

Weight: 86kg

DOB: June 23, 1997

Date Available: March 1, 2023

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, LF

Positions (alt): 1B, 3B, RF, CF

College: Citrus College; Georgetown College

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Personal

Shota is excellent at getting on base, regularly posting high on-base percentages and showing the ability to work pitchers for walks.  He also has some power, with half his hits during his last two years in college going for extra bases.  In the Japanese Winter League in 2022, his exit velocity ranged as high as 105 (mph).

Defensively, he is versatile.  While his primary positions are second base and left field, he can also slot in at first base, third base and right field.  He played all the infield positions while in junior college and played outfield in high school.

As a coach, Shota has assisted at Georgetown College, and he would be interested in helping a club’s coaching staff.  “My style of coaching is to communicate well with players. That is the key to developing players.

 

Career Highlights

  • Experience at junior college and NAIA levels in the U.S., and in the Japanese Winter League

  • League player of the week while at NAIA college (2019)

  • Starting infielder, Japanese Winter League (2022)

  • Slash line of .278/.378/.512 (2019)

  • Slash line of .307/.418/.572 (2021)

    • School record 18 doubles

  • 84 RBIs in 101 games (2019, 2021)

  • 51 percent of hits for extra bases (2019, 2021)

  • On-base percentage of .408 (2022)

 

Overseas Goals

Shota wants to continue his playing career, play at a high level and help further the game.

 

Articles/Recognition

Japan to California, all for the love of baseball

GEORGETOWN SWEEPS MSC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017-18 Citrus College Junior College - CCCAA
2019-21 Georgetown College NAIA Starting 2B/DH, batted 2nd. Player of the Week in 2019.
2022 Japan Winter League Starting 2B/3B, batted 6th.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2022 Assistant Coach Georgetown College College Helped develop players' defensive and hitting skills.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Citrus College 29 77 18 20 3 1 4 14 18 19 2 0 .260 .398 .481
2019 Georgetown College 53 162 33 45 12 4 6 45 25 39 5 2 .278 .378 .512
2021 Georgetown College 48 166 31 51 18 1 8 39 22 34 7 2 .307 .418 .572
2022 Japan Winter League 14 49 8 9 0 1 0 13 11 6 2 0 .243 .408 .297

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Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom

 

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

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: Undergrad degree