(SIGNED WITH SD PADRES) All-Conference Catcher Utility and RBI Switch Hitter with Collegiate Division I experience available in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

(SIGNED WITH SD PADRES) All-Conference Catcher Utility and RBI Switch Hitter with Collegiate Division I experience available in 2022

Name: Thomas Greely

Height: 180cm

Weight: 93kg

DOB: February 9, 1998

Date Available: February 20, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: S

Throws: R

Positions: 3B, C

Positions (alt): 2B, SS, RP

College: Long Beach State University; San Joaquin Delta College

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Personal

As a catcher, Thomas has an average pop time to second base of between 1.90 and 2.00 seconds.  The velocity on his throws ranges in the low 80s (mph).  He had no experience as a catcher until he entered junior college, but he learned rapidly and received offers from multiple NCAA Division I schools.

He has also played third base, and the velocity on his throws from there ranges into the mid-80s (mph).

At the plate, he has good bat control and is a good situational hitter.  He has often his in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and sometimes at the eighth or ninth slot.  He is a switch-hitter who hits to all fields from either side of the plate.

Thomas describes himself as a very verbal teammate who is very positive. “I bring very high energy” to the game.  He is a hard worker and always looking for ways to make him and his teammates better.

He also has multiple of years of youth coaching experience that he would be able to lend to a club.  In addition, he helped younger players on his Division I team – “’We did not have a catching coach, so I and a teammate stepped up to help our younger teammates understand what high-level catchers need to be.”

Thomas trains and works out regularly to keep his baseball skills sharp and remain in top condition.

 

Career Highlights

  • Experience at junior-college, collegiate summer league and NCAA Division I levels in the U.S.

  • 2018 CCCAA State Champions (San Joaquin Delta Junior College)

  • 2018 second-team all-conference

    • Slash line of .333./.432/.405

  • 2019 first-team all-conference

    • Batted .294 with .428 on-base percentage

  • 2018-2019 Led Big 8 Conference in RCS%

  • Batted .333 with .423 on-based percentage at NCAA Division I level in 2020

 

Overseas Goals

Thomas wants to extend his playing career, help grow the game in other parts of the world, and experience new environments and cultures.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Post game interview with Thomas Greely

No. 25 Dirtbags Stay Hot With 10-3 Win Over San Diego

Dirtbags Complete Emphatic Sweep of No. 17 Wake Forest With 6-0 Shutout

Ramirez Fans 12, Dirtbags Rally For Series-Clinching Win Over No. 17 Wake Forest

Ruiz Dominates as Dirtbags Cruise to 4-0 Win vs. Cal

Dirtbags Add Two Players to 2019 Signing Class

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2017 Sacramento Heat GSCBL (collegiate) C/IF/RHP, Top half of the order
2018 Rochester Honkers Northwoods League (collegiate) C/IF/RHP, hit in top and bottom of order, rarely middle
2016-19 San Joaquin Delta College CCCAA (Junior College) Starting Catcher, Leadoff/9 hole hitter, 2-time All-Conference Selection
2019-20 Lincoln Potters California Collegiate League C/IF/RHP, limited pitching, top and bottom of order, rarely middle
2020-21 Long Beach State University NCAA Division I Split time as catcher, 8-9 hole hitter
2022 Senart Templiers French Division 1

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018-21 Player Development Hungry 4 Success Athletics Youth Practice Coach, worked with players 10-18 years old on catching, infield, hitting and strength and mobilty. Individual lessons and team sessions.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2022 (In progress) Senart

Pro/Overseas Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2022 Senart (Challenge de France) 3.00 1 0 6.0 6 6 5 1 2 2 0 1 0 1.833

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 San Joaquin Delta College 44 111 31 37 1 2 1 25 17 16 4 1 .333 .432 .405
2019 San Joaquin Delta College 41 109 32 32 2 0 0 23 22 22 6 2 .294 .428 .312
2020 Long Beach State 15 21 4 7 0 0 0 2 1 7 1 0 .333 .423 .333

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Michael Curran

Ohlone College Baseball Coach

Thomas is an outstanding young man who is dependable, hard working, and team oriented. Talent wise, he’s one of the best defensive catchers I’ve seen in over the past 10 years here in California. He has tremendous arm strength, he receives well, and possesses tremendous leadership abilities behind the plate. Offensively, Thomas has pop in the bat. He can run balls into the gap and has always been a clutch hitter. I’d be extremely excited to have Thomas Greely behind that plate for me and in the lineup.

Chris Rodriquez

Head Coach University of the Pacific

I would love to recommend Thomas Greely. Thomas is a gritty player that is a proven leader. Thomas was a pivotal member of the San Joaquin Delta College championship team in 2018, which finished ranked 2nd in the Nation. What I would say about Thomas is that he is a baseball player. He absolutely loves the game and will make players around him better!

Brian Whatley

Catching Coordinator San Diego Padres

I would like to highly recommend Thomas Greely for any organization. I have known and worked with Thomas for over 5 years and his knowledge of the game is one of the best I’ve coached. His ability to understand situational catching and apply it in order to game manage the desired outcome is a strength most catchers don’t have. One of the best receivers I have worked with and has the ability to shut down a run game. Thomas has always been able to show the toughness, grit and attitude it takes to lead from behind the dish and make his team better. Never had issues and his make-up is exceptional.

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc), Anywhere there is baseball and enough money to feed myself

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family

 

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

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: tested positive for COVID-19 in July of 2020. Have since been vaccinated and have been healthy.

 

Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit

 

Educational background: High School Diploma (2016)
Associate in Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences from San Joaquin Delta College (2019)
Certificate of Mediation from California State University Long Beach (2020)

In Progress (expected January of 2022)
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies from California State University Long Beach