Dmitry Shtykher – Big hard throwing RH starting pitcher looking for club for 2018 summer
In 2016, Russian talent Dmitry Shtykher was the youngest pitcher in the Pecos League at the age of 20, used as a starting pitcher for the Topeka Train Robbers. In 11 starts, Dmitry finished with a 6-4 record and a 5.47 era, not bad for a young, under-coached 20 year-old in a hitter friendly league. He continued to challenge himself by pitching in the Argentinian first division in 2017 for the Buenos Aires Shankees.
Standing at 6’3”, Dmitry throws a mid 80’s fastball which is complemented by change up, curveball, slider and a sinker.
Dmitry is a raw talent who is developing quickly as he continues to soak in the baseball knowledge of professional coaches during his overseas endeavours. After a stint in the Collegiate Baseball League Europe in 2014, Dmitry gained the confidence he needed to take his game to the U.S. for the first time after posting an era of 1.40. In 2015 he signed on with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the NorthWood League where he was used primarily as a reliever, finishing with an era of 3.37 over 29 innings of work.
Dmitry is looking once again to take his game outside of his motherland of Russia and any team who takes a chance on this young raw talent could benefit greatly now that he has had two years in the U.S. to hone his skills. He is open to any opportunities and is willing to finance his flights if a club can provide him with accommodations and a job.
Date of birth: 1996-01-10
Birthplace / Current Residence: Russia
Passports held: Russian
Height and weight: 190cm /80kg
Bats / Throws: Right/Right
Primary position(s): Starting pitcher
Secondary position(s): Relief pitcher / Closer, Center Field
Education: Sports College
Hobbies and Interests: Movies, computer games, walking
Post baseball career plans: To become a baseball coach
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2013: Youth of Moscow, Russian Championship
2014: La Rochelle Admirals, Collegiate Baseball League Europe
2015: Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, NorthWood League
2016: Topeka Train Robbers, Pecos League
2017: Buenos Aires Shankees, Argentinan first division
Jan Maarten Kops – Found of the Collegiate Baseball League Europe. Email: email@example.com
John Halama – Former Major League Baseball pitcher / Pitching Coach, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Dunn – Commissioner of the Pecos League. Email: email@example.com
“He was a great worker in the gym. He was the youngest player in the league. His velo went from 85-86 in beginning to 81 at the end of the season when I scouted him.”
If a club offered him a place to stay and a job, he would be willing to pay his flights. He is available at any time and has no future obligations to return home for.