Canadian Infielder with College Experience, Versatile Hitter seeking team in 2022
Name: Stephen Andreopoulos
DOB: July 25, 1996
Date Available: May 1, 2022Will Pay Flight
Positions: 2B, SS
Positions (alt): 3B, LF
College: Humber College
High IQ, understands the game well. Can pick up pitchers’ tendencies and patterns.
Fielding: soft and sure-handed, average arm, 3/4 slot, high 70’s across the diamond. Great hands and footwork around 2nd base for double plays.
Hitting: left-handed hitter. Excellent bat-to-ball skills, understands the strike zone, gap to gap hitter. Finds barrel consistently. Depending on the situation depends on the type of AB – need to get on base, sac fly, need to hit/run, move a guy from 2nd to third (college avg is low because I was used a ton in hit/runs, ground ball to 2nd to move the runner to 3rd). Avg/slugging % in summer ball is a lot higher when allowed to swing freely.
Speed: Low 7’s, 60 yard dash.
Can transition to 3rd base with relative ease as I am used to playing infield and grew up playing 3rd base before transitioning to short and 2nd in college. Can play left field and make the routine plays.
Have been voted Team Captain for 2 years in college, 2 years in high school and many years in summer ball. Leader by example, 100% effort when on the field, no plays off, always working on skills. Not the most vocal but remains up beat and positive, always encouraging, keeps things light. Able to connect with a wide range of people regardless of the background.
Recruited to join the Greek National Team, was in the process of getting my Greek citizenship but then Covid hit so the process was canceled by the embassy due to low priority.
- Captain of the varsity baseball team my junior and senior year.
- League All-Star Senior season.
- 2nd in the league in stolen bases in sophomore season.
- Highest fielding % by 2nd basemen in Sophomore and Senior seasons.
- Multiple time player of the game.
- Team won 2 OCAA’ silver and 1 bronze medals over 4 years.
Captain of East York Baseball AAA summers teams from age 15 – 20, never hit lower than .350.
I want one last season of competitive baseball before life gets in the way. I’m in good shape and really miss the competition (especially after not having a season). Was hired as a physical education and business teacher so won’t have the opportunity to do this once I get a permanent position.
Our 2021 season was cancelled because of Covid, played two tournaments in August, played slowpitch weekly instead. Continuing to go to the gym 3x a week and play hockey once a week. Plan to start hitting and the cage and taking ground balls in January 2022.
|2016-18||Skills Instructor||East York Baseball Teams||Youth||Worked with specific AAA East York baseball teams on fielding and hitting, ages 16- 18.|
|2013-16||Baseball Camp Counselor||Youth||Worked with beginners from ages 6 - 14.|
|2017||East York Bulldogs||27||91||35||34||11||0||0||27||17||10||0||0||.374||.496||.495|
|2018||East York Bulldogs||23||63||12||19||6||0||1||12||8||10||0||0||.302||.389||.444|
|2019||East York Bulldogs||8||26||4||9||4||0||0||5||6||7||1||0||.346||.455||.500|
Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro
Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom
Return home: Sept 1st 2022
Prior engagements: No.
Recent injuries/illnesses: No,
Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit
Educational background: Honours BaSc – Kinesiology, Post Grad Certificate Education Physical Education.