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The International Baseball Community has verified the information within these profiles to be truthful and belonging to the athlete. The International Baseball Community does not guarantee a certain level of performance of the athletes and in most cases has not witnessed the athlete perform first hand. It is recommended that baseball clubs interested in acquiring the services of any athlete listed on this website to do their own due diligence or use our scouting service to help evaluate and determine if candidates are the right fit for their club. For more information about our scouting service please visit http://www.baseballjobsoverseas.com/internationalbaseballcommunity/features/baseball-club-need-import-coach-player/.

Steven Johnson – 2016, 2017 League MVP, Starting RHP who can also hit for average with home run power

Steven Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Avila University (NAIA) out of Kansas City Missouri. During the 2015 summer season, in his first year as a professional player, Steve and his 5:1 SO/BB ratio played an important part in the Alpine Cowboys winning their division in the Pecos League. From there Steve decided to take his career overseas for the winter…

Hector Acuña – Power hitting corner infielder/outfielder with 9 years pro experience

Hector Andres Acuña Vergara is a contact and power hitter from Colombia who signed with the Chicago White Sox as an international free agent, playing for them in the Dominican Summer League from 2007 to 2011. In 2009 was the best season of his young professional career when he hit .308/.534/.474 with 20 runs and…

Roldan Ochoa: 83-86mph RHP with International Experience Seeking Team Overseas

Roldan signed to play in the Czech Republic for the 2016 summer.    Venezuelan and Northeastern State University grad Roldan Ochoa made his first EU appearance in 2014 as a member of the Wr. Neustadt Diving Ducks, a team competing in Austria’s first division, the Austrian Baseball League. Despite pitching for a team with a…

Thomas DiBenedetto – 8yr Pro, former SS/INF with MILB Red Sox/Orioles, 4 seasons Europe ,w/ Italian Passport

Thomas DiBenedetto has been playing professional baseball since 2008 when he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 37th round. He played three seasons in the minors between Boston and the Baltimore Orioles and has since been somewhat of a pro baseball journeyman with stops in Indy ball, Italian Baseball League, German Bundesliga and most recently in the Spanish Division de Honor…

Mikal Hill: Switch Hitting All-American middle infielder (Top D1 Conference) with Frontier League Experience

Mikal Hill is an athletic middle infielder who has played highly competitive baseball throughout his career. He was an All-American and one of the top-ranked infielders in the nation in high school. He was recruited by highly prestigious baseball colleges around the country but elected to go the junior college route and signed with Miami Dade Junior College in…

RJ Hively – Former AAA pitcher out of Ole Miss sitting 92-95 mph seeking overseas career. Open to A-Pool Europe

RJ Hively is a professional pitcher out of the University of Mississippi (NCAA I Southeastern Conference) who in his senior year of college posted a 3.02 ERA through 83.1 innings of work while striking out 98 and only walking only 20. He held his opponents to a measly .222 batting average against. His performance earned…

Bryan Kloppe – Experienced pitcher-manager at the professional level seeking EU club. Mother born in Germany

Since 2014 Bryan Kloppe has been the player-manager for the Roswell Invaders of Pecos League of Professional Baseball. His focus has been primarily managing the Invaders in the summer and playing for the Cheltenham Rustlers of the Victorian State League in Australia during the winters. With the Rustlers he has also held down numerous coaching…

Frank Gailey: Veteran AA professional pitcher seeking change to overseas baseball

Frank Gailey is a left-handed starting pitcher who was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 23rd round of the 2007 MLB draft after posting a 2.25 era with 65 strikeouts over 64 innings for West Chester University (NCAA II) in his junior year. Frank spent 8 years in the minors most of which…

Ben Runyon: 6’7″ RHP with 5+ Years of Professional Experience Seeking Club Overseas

Having played with Ben Runyon in the summer of 2013, I can speak firsthand of his abilities. Ben is a tall and strong right-handed pitcher who can be used as a starter or a reliever. He has a good fastball which is in the upper 80’s and low 90’s, and mixes in a changeup and curveball…

Kyle Adie – Pro OF who can pitch and has youth coaching experience seeking late pick up for Australia (also summer 2018)

Kyle Adie is an outfielder with a big bat out of UMass Amherst, which competes in one of the top NCAA I conferences in the U.S. In his senior year he was received team MVP honors after posting a .322 batting average and .387 OBP. After graduating in 2015, Kyle signed on to play pro…

Tim Brown – “One of the best pitchers in Independent Professional Baseball History” seeking opportunity at Europe’s highest level

Tim Brown is a veteran professional pitcher and travel enthusiast who has been playing professional baseball for 8 years and has established himself as one of the best pitchers in independent professional baseball history as stated in this June 2015 post. Although Tim is still dealing in pro ball in the U.S. for the Wichita Wingnuts,…

Trevor Caughey – Former Minor League LHP and Overseas Veteran Player-Coach

Trevor Caughey is former 9th round draft pick who spent 5 years within the Baltimore Orioles organization and 3 years in independent baseball before taking his career overseas where he has spent the past 7 years, including a championship in 2013 with the Perth Heat. Now in his 15th year of professional baseball and having…

Jimmy Jensen: (RHP/Utility) 2013 All-American, 2014 League MVP, 2015 Best Pitcher, 2016 League MVP with Five Seasons of International Experience

  Written by David Burns (CEO & Founder of IBC) As an All-American and team captain in his senior season at Menlo college (2013), Jimmy held an era of 2.35 over 84.2 innings of work and was ranked in the Top 10 in the conference in many pitching categories. After college he had a brief stint in the Pecos league and…

Rupert Watson: Middle Infielder with One Year of Independent Experience Seeking Opportunity Overseas

Rupert Watson is a middle infielder out of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, his sophomore season at Napa Valley Community College, Rupert won First-Team All-Conference honors as a second baseman and received a scholarship to attend Sonoma State University the following year. Sonoma State plays in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the most…

Tyler Thompson: Pro pitcher out of American Association with three arm slots seeking overseas change

Russell “Tyler” Thompson is a professional right handed pitcher who has spent the last three seasons playing independent professional baseball in the American Association and the Frontier League, accumulating 98 strikeouts over 113.2 innings (mostly relief) while holding down an era of 4.12. Tyler was a standout starting pitcher at West Virginia State University (NCAA…

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