Japanese Catcher/1B with pop. Played professionally in Japan in 2019. Had very successful college career in the US as well.
Name: Yodai Nakamura
DOB: January 8, 1997
Date Available: July 3, 2020
Positions: Coach, Youth Coach, C
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B, RF, LF
College: Kansas Wesleyan University
I most recently played professionally in Japan in the Baseball Challenge League for the Musashi Heat Bears in 2019, where I led the team in OBP with a .556 OBP. I had a very successful college career in the US, where I was a 3x All-Conference selection, 1x All-District selection, cleanup hitter my last two years and team captain my final year. As a catcher I pride myself in my exceptional framing, blocking and game management skills to go along with my 1.9 pop. My ability to manage a pitching staff and unify a team has always put me in leadership roles. My bilingual abilities in Japanese and English as well as years of learning Spanish helped me become personal catchers for Japanese pitchers during my time in America and Latin/American pitchers in Japan. As a hitter I have always been a high average gap-to-gap hitter, hitting over .300 3 out of 4 years in college and being a staple in the line up at 3-6 holes. I pride myself in my high on base percentage, low strike out rates and high average.
|2015||Assistant/Catching Coach||Las Vegas Thunder Baseball Club||Youth||Instructed the catchers and also served as third base coach.|
|2018||Catching/Hitting Instructor, Assistant Conditioning Coordinator||Elite Training Academy||Youth/High School||Gave private lessons to catchers as well as hitters, ranging between the ages of 8-18. Helped lead group conditioning sessions and also helped construct personalized training programs.|
|2018||NCSF Certified Personal Trainer||Self Employed||All Ages||Became NCSF certified in 2018 and have been working hands on as a personal trainer with clients ranging from amateur athletes to elders in retirement homes.|
|2020||NCSF Certified Strength Coach||Self Employed||All Ages||Became NCSF certified in 2020. To go along with the personal trainer license, I can now work with large groups and prescribe training programs that are much more sport-specific.|
|2019||Musashi Heat Bears||7||6||3||2||1||0||0||1||4||2||0||0||.333||.556||.500|
|2017||Fresno City College||24||24||4||5||2||0||0||6||9||5||0||0||.208||.417||.292|