2021 French 2nd Division Champion and MVP Two-Way. Four Seasons of Overseas Experience. Available in 2022. | Baseball Jobs Overseas

2021 French 2nd Division Champion and MVP Two-Way. Four Seasons of Overseas Experience. Available in 2022.

Name: Zeke Howie

Height: 188cm

Weight: 97.5kg

DOB: May 19, 1996

Date Available: February 20, 2022

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, SP, RP, RF, LF

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

College: Marian University

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Personal

Zeke Howie is a durable pitcher from Indiana who is known for throwing complete games and rarely walking batters. In 129.1 innings of work in is last two years of college ball, Zeke only walked a total of 33 batters and threw 12, seven-inning complete games in his 19 starts. At Marian, there was not much in terms of pitching depth so Zeke was relied upon to go deep into the game whether it was his day to start or not and in 2017 he matched up with the opposing team’s #1 the majority of the time.

During his overseas career, Zeke has both pitched and hit well wherever he played. A career .393 batting average and 3.21 ERA highlight the ability to compete at a very high level on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game. Also, with the exception of his time in Australia, Zeke has been responsible for youth coaching multiple times per week.

He has not been on the radar gun since early 2016 but at the time Zeke says his fastball was 84-85 mph topping out at 87mph (see PG 2014 velo). His primary fastball is a sinking 2-seam and throws both a slider and a curveball but his slider is his K pitch. Zeke’s curveball is usually in the low 70’s with the slider sitting mid-to-high 70’s. He can also throw a changeup consistently.  

As a hitter Zeke describes himself as rarely striking out, using all parts of the field and hitting for power, mostly line drives. He has been hitting the past few summers and in his junior year of college Zeke’s is said to have hit .396 with only K while hitting clean up. He always considered himself a better hitter than he is pitcher but as he threw harder he was pushed more and more towards pitching.

Zeke can play the corner infield, outfield and was a catcher in high school. He is open to all offers but would love a challenge in facing high level competition in 2022. Zeke is also open to a furthered coaching role in 2022. 


 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Career Overseas Stats To Date:

  • 259:104 Strikeout to walk
  • 3.21 ERA in 269 innings, 17 complete games in 4 overseas seasons.
  • .393 batting average with 90 RBIs, 3 home runs, 32 doubles, 4 triples
  • 2021 French 2nd Division Champion with Beziers Pirates
  • Awarded MVP of French 2nd Division 2021

 

2017: Pitcher of the week (3/6) Three-hit shutout, 8k without issuing a walk in 7 inn (article)

2016: Tossed a complete game (7in) two-hitter. Need only 73 pitches (article)

Zeke was listed as our #11 two-way player on our 2019 list of top two-way players, as well as an honorable mention on both our top hitters and top pitchers list. He is hoping to contribute to his next club in a big way on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2020-21 Béziers Pirates France D2 Started as a pitcher every weekend and played left and right field primarily when not pitching. Hit 3rd in order.
2019-20 Mulgrave Rebels VIC State League, Australia Primarily played corner outfield and pitched.
2019 Hard Bulls Baseball League Austria Starting pitcher, cleanup hitter and played first base and outfield primarily
2018 Metz Comets France Division 2 Starting pitcher the whole season and batted in the 3 or 4 hole almost every game, including when I pitched. Threw a 9-inning complete game in 8 out of my 12 starts.
2016-2017 Marian University NAIA
2015-2017 Indiana Merchants Indiana Prospect League

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2018 Instructor Metz Comets Youth Responsible for coaching 12u and 15u youth teams every Wednesday and Saturday morning throughout my stay. This was a great experience, and my first coaching experience. The 12u ended up winning the Championship of France for their age bracket. Also helped run animations for younger kids in the town and for schools in the area.
2019 Assistant Coach Hard Bulls U12, U14 3 x per week, often ran practices alone.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2018 Metz 21 83 10 41 13 3 0 29 7 6 0 0 .494 .511 .723
2019 Hard 24 95 16 35 8 1 3 27 6 8 11 2 .368 .563 .576
2019-20 Mulgrave Rebels 22 87 12 26 5 1 0 14 6 11 0 1 .299 .351 .379
2021 Béziers Pirates 16 43 16 19 6 0 0 20 15 4 1 - .442 .587 .581

Pro/Overseas Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2018 Metz 2.43 12 8 96.1 88 109 23 6 65 26 6 5 0 1.16
2019 Hard 3.08 12 6 90.2 83 79 37 11 55 31 3 6 0 1.33
2019-20 Mulgrave Rebels 5.89 - - 44.1 44 32 27 12 42 29 1 4 0 1.61
2021 Béziers Pirates 2.39 9 4 37.2 35 39 17 6 29 10 4 3 0 1.40

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Marion 20 20 1 6 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .300 .364 .300

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2016 Marian 4.16 9 6 62.2 63 44 18 8 40 29 4 6 0 -
2017 Marian 6.08 10 6 66.2 94 48 15 7 54 45 3 5 0 -

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Steve Spolyar

Pitching Coach, Indiana Merchants
stephenspolyar@gmail.com

Bernie Doyle

High School Hitting Coach
doyleb@centergrove.k12.in.us


Additional Info

PERSONAL

Education: Communications, have not finished degree

Hobbies and Interests: Absolute bowhunting enthusiast, love the outdoors

Post baseball career plans: Currently exploring options. Finish his degree at some point

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


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