Buddy Traxler: Hard-Nosed Catcher with Three Years of Prossional Independent Experience
Buddy Traxler is a defensive-minded catcher out of Chino Hills, California. After graduating from high school, Buddy attended Concordia University where they won the 2011 NAIA National Championship. He red-shirted his freshman season at Concordia and decided to transfer to Northern State University the following year. Buddy became the team captain his sophomore year and went on to lead the Wolves to their most successful seasons in school history.
Now that Buddy has graduated from college, he has bounced around independent leagues chasing his dream of playing baseball at the highest level. He is now looking to extend his career overseas where he can travel and play the game he loves. He is passionate about coaching and would like the opportunity to be an ambassador of the game worldwide. Any team who is looking for their next catcher should consider Buddy Traxler. He has a consistent pop time around 1.9, occasionally dropping to the low 1.8’s, has experience playing 3rd and 1st base at the professional level, is a gap to gap hitter with pull-side power, and can even hop on the bump late in the game to eat up an inning or two.
Date of birth: October 10, 1991
Birthplace / Current Residence: Chino Hills, California, USA
Passports held: USA
Dual Citizenship: N/A
Height and weight: 6’1″/218 lbs
Bats / Throws: R/R
Primary position(s): Catcher
Secondary position(s): 3rd base, Shortstop, 1st base, Relief pitcher / Closer
Education: Bachelors in Business Administration
Hobbies and Interests: Weightlifting, yoga, and business design
Post baseball career plans: Opening a landscaping business with his father
Relationship status: Has a spouse who supports his overseas baseball career ambitions
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2011 Concordia University, NAIA National Champions (Bio)
2012-2015 Northern State University, NCAA Division II (Bio)
2013 So Cal Outlaws; California Collegiate League
2016 Coachella Valley Snowbirds, California Winter League
2017 Palm Springs Chill, California Winter League
2017 Arizona Winter League
2015: Skagit Valley Lumberjack; Mt. Rainier Professional Baseball League
2015: Las Cruces Vaqueros; Pecos League
2016: Vallejo Admirals; Pacific Association
2016: Sonoma Stompers; Pacific Association
2016: Yuma Maple Leafs; Desert League of Professional Baseball
2016: Yuma Hammerheads; Desert League of Professional Baseball
2017: Vallejo Admirals; Pacific Association
2017: High Desert Yardbirds; Pecos League
2011 NAIA National Champion
Three year starter at Northern State University
First sophomore captain in school history
Number 3 in school history for games played
Senior year started 53 of 54 games
2014 led the Wolves to most wins in school history
2014/2015 led the Wolves to back to back conference tournament appearances for the first time in school history
2016-Present Manager at California Academy of Baseball ages 7-16
Charlie Breseno (Owner Operator California Academy of Baseball): email@example.com
Dean Berry (Head Coach at Northern University): Dean.Berry@northern.edu
Buddy was a 3 ½ year starter for me at the catching position. He was a huge part of program turning the corner. In his last 2 years we qualified for the playoffs.
He was exceptional behind the plate with a tremendous arm. He does not run very well. He was an average hitter for us. I believe he was a .290 hitter for us during this career.
He is a very confident young man who has a tremendous passion for the game.
I really like him as a person. He was a great teammate and a joy to have in the program.
He definitely grew as a person in the 4 years at NSU.
I believe he would be the perfect fit for some team over seas. You are going to get a great kid as well as a great player.
Buddy is looking for a team in Europe or Australia who is willing to cover flights, accommodations, and a salary/job to cover living expenses. He is available as soon as necessary and has no obligation to return home in the foreseeable future. He is open to hearing all offers.
Facebook: Buddy Traxler