Bobby Schuman – Utility player with power and speed out of Big West Conference
Bobby Schuman is a left-handed-hitting utility player who spent two college seasons in the first division of the NCAA in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2013 and the Big West Conference in 2016. In between he spent much of his time rehabbing from two separate injuries and playing summer baseball.
In high school Bobby was a quarterback for the football team in addition to playing outfield and pitcher for the baseball team. He was highly recruited as a baseball player and signed with La Salle University (Atl-10) on an 80% scholarship. As a freshman he did not receive much playing time and transferred out only to find himself starting his time at California State University – Northridge rehabbing with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, requiring him to sit out all of the 2014 season. Soon thereafter he felt a pain in his throwing elbow during the fall season of 2014 which required another surgery to remove some bone spurs, leaving him once again on the sidelines for the 2015 season.
After rehabbing, Bobby joined the Humboldt Crabs in the summer of 2015 in the West Coast League feeling stronger than ever. That summer Bobby had the best year of his baseball career putting up some big numbers highlighted by a team-leading 4 triples and 26 stolen bases backed by 19 doubles, 3 home runs and a .368 batting average.
In 2016 Bobby finally played his second season of college baseball but understandably was not thrown right into the starting line up over others who had been playing for CSUN. Bobby started a total of 22 games which made it challenging for him to get into a routine and find his groove, ending the season with numbers not representative of his talent level.
Bobby transferred to San Diego Christian College to focus on his studies and start preparing for dream of traveling and playing baseball. He played for CDCC while also continuing to play summer baseball, highlighted by a 2016 summer All-Star roster spot for his performance with the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plains League which saw Bobby smack 13 doubles, a triple and 2 home runs.
As a multi-sport athlete, Bobby has proven to be is a versatile athlete and is comfortable playing any position except for catcher. He has “not pitched for years” but believes he could be an arm out of the bullpen if given some time to work on it.
At the plate he hits for average with power with the ability to execute situational hitting, all complimented by speed on the base paths.
Bobby also enjoys coaching and is comfortable in a leadership role as exemplified by an organization he founded in 2015 while at CSUN called the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Over the course of the year he spent at the University the Fellowship grew to 80 members.
Bobby is now looking to take his baseball talent and knowledge overseas and is open to all offers.
Date of birth: 1994-07-05
Birthplace / Current Residence: San Diego CA USA
Passports held: USA
Height and weight: 6’3” / 225 LBS
Bats / Throws: Left/Right
Primary position(s): Outfield
Secondary position(s): Can play anywhere on the field but catcher
Hobbies and Interests: Lifting, Surfing, Investing
Post baseball career plans: Unknown
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses:
2013: Tearing the labrum in my non-throwing shoulder
2014: Bone spurs in throwing arm requiring surgery
No injuries since 2014
2013: La Salle University, Atlantic 10 (NCAA I)
2014 – 2016: California State University – Northridge, Big West Conference (NCAA I)
2017: San Diego Christian College, Golden State Athletic Conference (NAIA)
2013: Woodlands Strykers, Texas Collegiate League
2015: Humboldt Crabs, West Coast League
2016: Edenton Steamers, Coastal Plains League
2017: Asheboro Copperheads, Coastal Plains League.
2012: First Team All-Conference, Team MVP, Team Captain (La Jolla High School) Link
2011-2012: Top 5 Career in batting average, hits, doubles, stolen Bases (La Jolla High School)
2016: Coastal Plains League All-Star, Edenton Steamers Link
2013: Junior Varsity Assistant Coach, La Jolla High School
2011-Present: Private lessons, used local parks as well as indoor batting cages to help coach kids aged 5-17
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Financial arrangement: Bobby is seeking to have his flights paid with accommodations and a small cost of living salary provided
Availability: Immediately. Has no current obligations that would require him to return home
Living arrangement preferences: Open to all living arrangements including a dorm type setting with shared bedroom
Summer playing preferences: Anywhere
Winter playing preferences: Anywhere
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (858) 652-9017