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Ben Andrews: British Infielder from the U.S. Currently Playing in Australia; .338 AVG w/ 20 HR’s through 792 AB’s in College and Australia

Ben Andrews is a utility player with dual citizenship (U.S. and EU) looking for a team in 2018. He can hit for both power and average which he has proven throughout his baseball career. At Linfield College, Ben holds the record for career doubles with 53 and is among the record holders for many other offensive categories: games played(149), games started (139), AB’s (554), runs (112), hits (192), RBI’s (123), total bases (295), walks (65), and the list goes on. He won all-conference and all-regional honors as both a 3rd baseman and a 1st baseman, but feels comfortable playing anywhere on the field aside from catcher. He is even willing to hop on the mound in relief if needed with a mid-80’s fastball, a curveball, and a developing changeup.

Aside from playing he is also passionate about coaching. He is currently playing/coaching in Australia and would be open to coaching in Europe as well. He is looking for a team who can provide flights, a place to live, and a small salary to cover living expenses. He has always wanted to travel the world, so he wants to use this opportunity to fulfill his dream of traveling and playing the game he loves. If possible, he would like to play with his college teammate Scott Hilpert.


 

 

 

Ben’s Story:

Going into my senior year I talked to a couple scouts. I knew I had a shot of getting drafted if I performed well by building off of what had been a strong junior year for me personally. I put hours on hours into the gym and in the cages but I didn’t have quite the senior season I needed to get a shot. I wasn’t ready to give up baseball yet so I had to decide to go indyball or overseas. Either decision I went with, I knew the money wasn’t the reason for playing so I decided to check of “travel the world” from the bucket list while also playing the sport I have dedicated so much time to. I also knew that overseas would give me the opportunity to coach and learn how to communicate my baseball knowledge onto people who are eager to hear it.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: August 11th, 1995

Birthplace / Current Residence: London, England / Brisbane, Australia

Passports held: United States & Great Britain

Dual Citizenship: Father, uncles, grandmother all born in London

Height and weight: 6’3″/210 lbs

Bats / Throws: R/R

Primary position(s): 3rd base, Shortstop

Secondary position(s): 2nd base, 1st base, Relief pitcher / Closer, Left field, Center Field, Right Field


PERSONAL

Education: Economics and Business finance

Hobbies and Interests: Fishing, basketball, soccer, hiking, boating, and reading

Post baseball career plans: Coach at the collegiate level, get a masters in exercise science, kinesiology or a related human movement field and open his own gym

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College:

2014-17: Linfield College, NCAA Division III

 

Other Baseball:

2014-16: North Sound Emeralds, Northwest Collegiate League

2017-18: Redland Rays Greater Brisbane League

 

Articles/Achievements:

2017: Unanimous 1st Team All-Conference Selection (Article)

2017: 2nd Team All-West Region (Article)

2016: 1st Team All-Conference (Article)

2016: 2nd Team All-West Region (Article)

2015: West regional runner-up

2014: West regional winner

2017: NWC Champions (Article)

Ben Andrews: Hit Machine (Article)

Linfield College Record Holder for career doubles – 53 (Article)

 

Coaching Experience:

2018: Redland Rays, 15U Head Coach, 13-15


STATISTICS

YEAR TEAM AB HITS 2B 3B HR R RBI SO BB HBP SB SF AVG. OBP. SLG.
2014 Linfield 26 9 2 0 0 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 0.346 0.414 0.423
2015 Linfield 195 59 13 0 1 29 42 23 15 1 2 2 0.303 0.352 0.385
2015 Emeralds 34 8 2 0 0 4 4 4 3 0 0 2 0.235 0.282 0.294
2015 Pioneers 72 26 3 1 2 12 13 10 10 1 4 0 0.361 0.446 0.514
2016 Linfield 158 61 18 3 7 43 39 11 15 6 8 2 0.386 0.453 0.671
2016 Emeralds 71 23 4 0 2 11 16 10 14 6 3 4 0.324 0.453 0.465
2017 Linfield 175 63 20 1 6 36 40 25 32 10 8 1 0.360 0.482 0.589
2018 Redlands 61 19 4 0 2 13 13 14 13 3 3 2 0.311 0.443 0.475
Total 792 268 66 5 20 152 169 99 105 27 28 13 0.338 0.427 0.510

 


REFERENCES

Stan Manley
Linfield College Head Coach
Email: smanley@linfield.edu

 

Dudley Johnson
Redland Rays Head Coach
Email: dudleyjohnson13@yahoo.com.au


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Financial arrangement: Ben would like a team to arrange his flights, accommodations, and a small salary to cover living expenses

Preferred level: Average college to high college level

Availability: March 15, 2018 (flexible date)

Living arrangement preferences: Apartment to himself, shared living space with own room, dorm-type setting with private bedroom, or a dorm-type setting with shared bedroom

Summer playing preferences: A-Pool Europe, Semi-pro (Czech, Germany, France, Spain), B-Pool Europe, Semi-pro (Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Croatia, Slovakia, UK), Professional Europe (Italy, Netherlands)

Winter playing preferences: Semi-pro other (Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand)


CONTACT INFO

Email: ben.andrews0170@gmail.com

Phone/WhatsApp: +61 484 299 111

Facebook: Ben Andrews


VIDEO

Ben’s AB’s – 19:49, 55:30, 1:35:00

https://portal.stretchinternet.com/linfield/portal.htm?eventId=363634&streamType=video

 

 

 


FILE UPLOADS

 

IMG_0317 – Ben Andrews.JPG, IMG_0320 – Ben Andrews.JPG

 

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