Collegiate Shortstop/Utility, Team Captain and Contact Hitter with Coaching Experience available May 2024 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Collegiate Shortstop/Utility, Team Captain and Contact Hitter with Coaching Experience available May 2024

Name: Zac Legarretta

Height: 175cm

Weight: 77kg

DOB: September 7, 1999

Date Available: May 30, 2024

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 3B, SS, OF, RF, CF

Positions (alt): OF, RP

College: Cayuga Community College;

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Personal

Defensive specialist- I can play almost any position with ease. I have + velo from the outfield and infield.
Hitter- Mix of power and Contact. Has the ability to hit the ball out of the park. Tremendous barrel control with plus speed out of the box.

I have a plus velo arm where I can sit 90-92 when I am pitching every day. At the college level it is hard for me to pitch consistently at times since I am the anchor that plays shortstop majority of the time. I have always had aspirations of being a professional pitcher due to my skill. The time nor situation has ever come up for me to focus on that. As I grow older, I am more comfortable with the option of being a starting or relief pitcher.

I am willing to do anything for the game of baseball. When it comes to the game, I am an open book. The game has been great to me for years. It is a tremendous opportunity to continue playing and coaching. In the United States I have been involved with many communities. From California, Florida, South Carolina and New York it has been an amazing chance to develop my skills while keeping an open-minded preference about player development. I am looking to take my skills overseas to promote my skills. I have intentions of helping players in any way I can on and off the field. I am a very energetic person who is determined to get task done as well as help those that need it.

 

Career highlights 

Central California All Star game MVP 2017- Bakersfield, CA
Captain @ Cayuga community college for 3 years :2018-2021
Captain @ Wells college for a year 2023-2024
Offensive player of the Year – Wells College 2022-2023
United East Player of the week 3-21-22

 

Coaching

As a coach I have a certain love for hard work as it becomes the driving force for fostering great expectations and standards for a ball club. I use optimism as a motivational factor because it is necessary if you are wanting to instill confidence and resilience in human beings who are going to fail everyday.  As someone that works in law, I have the strength and ability to address uncomfortable issues and problem solve. With this it has given me the ability to understand the crazy issues or events that can arise in life. When we are on the baseball field as coaches we are supposed to build the bond of unity. I will try to cultivate an environment where the players can persevere through there issues as a team and understand that the daily task is to win the day.

 

Overseas Goals

I want to take my career overseas because I want to take my skill and playing style to a team that loves players who work hard and want to win for the organization. I love the game of baseball and want to gain a new perspective going to new places. I also want to gain a broader perspective and understanding of the international baseball system.

 

Articles/Recognitions

Zac Legarretta Returns to the Spartans

2023 United East Baseball Preview

Baseball Completes the Sweep Over the Bison

Wells College Fall 2023 Dean’s List

Wells College Fall 2022 Dean’s List

Williams, Legarretta Combine for One-Hitter in Cayuga Win

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019-21 Cayuga Community College NJCAA 2019: Captain, leadoff hitter, starting CF/P. 2020: Captain, leadoff, starting SS/CF. (Covid season) 2021: Captain, CF/P. (Injured mid-season)
2019, 2021 Syracuse Spartans New York Collegiate Baseball League Starting shortstop.
2022-24 Wells College NCAA Division III 2022: Starting shortstop, United East Player of the Week. 2023: Starting shortstop, Offensive Player of the Year (team award). 2024: Starting shortstop, team captain.

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 JV Pitching & Catching Coach Golden West High School High School Field prep, created practice plans, organized practices and ran drills. Fundamental instruction with classroom discussions. Created catcher progression programs for players. Created fundamental progression programs for all positions. Focus was on player development within the program.
2017-18, 2022-23 Camp Instructor US Baseball Academy Youth Hitting, pitching, fielding and base running instruction.

Stats

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Cayuga Community College 36 118 37 41 4 2 0 19 17 15 12 3 .347 .438 .415
2019 Syracuse Spartans 34 104 20 26 3 1 0 10 11 15 7 6 .250 .336 .298
2021 Cayuga Community College 13 34 7 7 0 0 0 4 6 8 0 0 .206 .325 .206
2021 Syracuse Spartans 8 21 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .143 .250 .238
2022 Wells College 28 103 16 29 5 4 3 19 7 26 2 2 .282 .336 .495
2023 Wells College 26 83 17 29 7 1 2 16 7 7 0 0 .349 .404 .530

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2019 Cayuga Community College 3.71 6 0 26.2 27 18 18 - 27 11 1 1 0 1.69
2022 Wells College 9.00 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 - 3 2 0 0 0 2.00

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Joe Horne

Wells College, Assistant Coach

Ryan Stevens

Wells College, Head Coach

Tyler Mattoon

Lansing High School, Head Coach

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)

 

Living preferences: Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Host Family

 

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

 

Prior engagements: No I do not

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: hairline fracture in my foot from a foul ball.

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Bachelors of Arts: Political Science – Wells College
Associates in Arts in Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science