At the end of every season overseas we like to recognize our members who were playing around the globe for their performance on the field.  For this top pitchers ranking, we take a look at the 2019 summer season where most BBJO members were in Europe.

In order to measure the performance of each pitcher as fairly as possible given the different levels of play across leagues, we used the following algorithm for the ranking:

(League Rank x (League rank – ERA) + (SO/BB)

Other qualifying criteria:

  • Must have been a member of Baseball Jobs Overseas who signed overseas using the website as a tool, directly or indirectly resulting in their 2019 signing.
  • Must have pitched > 45 innings

Congratulations to all of our members for a great season overseas and for doing a great job at growing the game internationally.


Top 20 BBJO Pitchers: 2019 Winter Season

*This ranking is based on regular-season stats only. 

Honorable Mentions

ERA W-L, S IP SO BB
Mason Felt – Skokani Olomouc, Czech Republic 3.91 2-5 43.2 41 27
Gen Utamura – Paris UC, France 3.20 6-9, 1 118 66 19
David Flattery – Paris UC, France * 3.56 4-2 43 33 18
Jeff Barto – Nada Split, Croatia 2.88 4-2, 1 50 72 8
Sam Murphy – Feldkirch Cardinals, Austria 3.14 3-6 83 96 30
Zeke Howie – Hard Bulls, Austria 3.08 3-6 90.2 79 37
AJ Verastegui – Wr. Neustadt Diving Ducks, Austria 3.36 6-3 69.2 107 32

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Travel the world using baseball or softball as your ticket

Our baseball and softball members get paid to play or coach overseas year-round, mostly in Europe and Australia.

There are a variety of levels overseas which present opportunities for both the college grad and the established professional.