Canadian Middle Infielder/Utility and Contact Hitter with Coaching Experience available in 2022 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Canadian Middle Infielder/Utility and Contact Hitter with Coaching Experience available in 2022

Name: Wyatt Lynds

Height: 179cm

Weight: 71kg

DOB: November 11, 1998

Date Available: April 30, 2022

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, SS

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, 3B, OF, C, RF, CF, LF

College: University of Alberta

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Personal

Wyatt is a contact hitter with an exit velocity off the tee that averages in the mid-80s (mph).   He has very good speed – as quick as 6.85 seconds in the 60-yard dash – which is a big asset on the base paths and in the field.

Defensively, he has very good range as a middle infielder, and the velocity on his throws across the diamond range in the mid-80s (mph). However, it should be noted that this velocity has been rising recently and should continue to increase before the summer.

Although he has mostly played second base and shortstop, he also has experience in the outfield and at third base and catcher, so he offers a club quite a lot of versatility. Wyatt is a definition of utility player – you could put him anywhere on the field and he will succeed.

Wyatt says he brings “a quiet, calming presence to the field. I lead by example and inspire teammates through my high level of competitiveness and desire to win. I am always willing to put my body on the line to make the play. Overall, I am the type of teammate guys can count on both on and off the field.”

Unfortunately, the Canadian College Baseball Conference cancelled the past two baseball seasons due to COVID-19, thus the lack of game stats for Wyatt.  Despite that, Wyatt has remained focused and dedicated to his craft, working out and training regularly to stay in top condition and keep his baseball skills sharp. More specifically, Wyatt is lifting 5 days a week and hitting 3-4 days a week with a personal trainer. This trainer happens to be Todd Betts, who played 19 years of professional ball in the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Indians organizations, along with a few stints overseas.

Wyatt also has several years of coaching experience at the youth and high school levels, so he can assist a team’s coaching staff. This coaching experience ranges from ages 8-18 for both hitting and fielding. Past players have gone on to play college ball.

 

Career Highlights

  • 5-year collegiate player

  • Hit .400 as a college freshman

  • Hit .440 as a high-school senior

  • Hit a walk-off single to win division championship in high school

  • Earned a starting spot as sophomore in high school

 

Overseas Goals

Wyatt wants to keep playing and be able to travel at the same time.  He says, “The ability to experience a new culture combined with the possibility of extending my career is extremely attractive to me. My love of the game is unwavering and I want to bring my passion and skillset to a strong club overseas. Additionally, as a young guy just about to finish university, I feel quite confident that the time is now to bring my talents overseas.”

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021 Sherwood Park Athletics Sunburst Baseball (Senior AAA Men's League) Starting 2B/SS in my first year in the program. This league is the top mens league in Alberta, Canada.
2017-21 University of Alberta (Edmonton Riverhawks) Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference The Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference is one of the top college leagues in Canada. 2020 and 2021 seasons were cancelled. Continued working on skills and strength 6 days a week throughout
2019 NorthEast Padres Junior AAA Starting 2B/Catcher. The Junior AAA league is summer league primarily for University players aged 19-21.
2014-2016 South Jasper Place Midget AA Starting 2B for both my junior and senior year of high school. Batted second in the lineup. The Midget AA league can be comparable to any high school team.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2021-22 Coach Edmonton Padres Youth/High School Youth Camps for kids ages 8-18.
2021 Infield Coach Sherwood Park Summer Travel Team Junior School (Youth) Worked primarily with infielders. Players were ages 13-15.
2019 Infield Coach South Jasper Place Summer Travel Team High School Worked primarily with infielders for the duration of the summer (4 months). Past players went on to play college baseball. Players were ages 15-18.
2018 Infield Coach South Jasper Place Summer Travel Team High School Worked primarily with infielders for the duration of the summer (4 months). Past players went on to play college baseball. Players were ages 15-18.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 Edmonton 6 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .400 .500 .800
2021 Sherwood Park 14 42 6 9 0 0 0 5 5 18 1 0 .214 .340 .214

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Todd Betts

Personal Hitting Instructor

I fully recommend him as a player/coach and as an asset for any team overseas. I’ve been working with Wyatt for the last two years and trained him myself. He is highly skilled defensively and a scrappy player on the field. He is such a hard worker at his craft and I believe teams will value what he can bring to the table as a player and also as a person. Again, a total asset for any team to pick him up to play!

Dwayne Pankiw

Former Summer Coach

Wyatt has played for me with Edmonton Padres at the Junior AAA level 21U. He was a catcher, middle infielder and outfielder the season he played. Wyatt plays with a lot of heart and determination, and with a competitive desire for success. He is a great teammate and is respectful in all aspects of the game.

Wyatt has also coached as an instructor with our offseason High Performance Program. He mainly instructed at the 13U level, but also on occasion worked with our 15 and 18U players.

Wyatt is a fine young man, and is always a pleasure to be around.

Tate Clifford

College and Summer Teammate

I had the pleasure of playing with Wyatt for 3 years in our college and summer leagues. Being a fellow middle infielder, I got to spend a lot of time with Wyatt and greatly benefited from playing alongside him. Wyatt is an exceptionally hard working and driven player who brings energy to practice as well as games. Wyatt's dedication to the sport and his team make him a great teammate and an asset on and off the field.

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), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc), Anywhere

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

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

Traveling with a companion: No

Educational background: Finance Undergraduate Degree and Relevant Work Experience