Durable starting pitcher who can hit with two seasons of European experience (SIGNED FOR THE 2019-20 WINTER) | Baseball Jobs Overseas

Durable starting pitcher who can hit with two seasons of European experience (SIGNED FOR THE 2019-20 WINTER)

Name: Zeke Howie

Height: 6'2”

Weight: 195 pounds

DOB: May 19, 1996

Date Available: September 22, 2019

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, SP

Positions (alt): 3B, LF

College: Marian University

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Personal

Zeke Howie is a durable pitcher from Indiana who at Marion University is known for throwing complete games and rarely walking batters. In his 129.1 innings of work the past two years Zeke only walked a total of 33 batters and threw 12, seven-inning complete games in his 19 starts. At Marion, 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.

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 I 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.


 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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)

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019 Hard Bulls Baseball League Austria Starting pitcher, clean up, 1b
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.

Stats

Pro Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 (In progress) Hard
2018 Metz 21 83 10 41 13 3 0 29 7 6 0 0 .494 .511 .723

Pro Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2019 (In progress) Hard
2018 Metz 2.43 12 8 96.1 88 109 23 6 65 26 6 5 0 -

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
2017 Marian 6.08 10 6 66.2 94 48 15 7 54 45 3 5 0 -
2016 Marian 4.16 9 6 62.2 63 44 18 8 40 29 4 6 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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