James Brown – Catcher/Utility who hit .306/.390/.424 over his college career
James J. Brown Jr. is a catcher/utility who spent his entire college career at Wilkes University (NCAA III) where he hit .306 and smacked 29 doubles, 5 triples and 4 home runs over the course of his career.
James only caught 4 games in his senior year at Wilkes but over the 2017 summer (semi-pro senior league) caught a lot of innings and played the middle infield. James mostly played right field while at Wilkes, because as a utility player, it was the best thing for the team. During past summer seasons James logged a lot of innings behind the dish, especially in the Futures League in 2016 as it was a chance for him to showcase himself as a true utility player, appearing mostly at C, CF, RF, and some SS.
James describes his skills and abilities as a velo of 86-91 mph from the outfield, with a pop time around 1.95. He hits for average with pop, draws a lot of walks for a high OBP and will steal bags (24 stolen bases in college career).
When asked why he wants to take his career overseas James responded:
“I would love nothing more than to show a club that I can really play at a high and competitive level to help them win a championship and to see a different part of the world at the same time!!!”
Any club seeking a utility player who can catch is encouraged to reach out to James with any expressions of interest.
Date of birth: 1995-01-21
Birthplace / Current Residence: Covington Township, Pa.
Passports held: United States of America
Dual Citizenship: Great Grandfather was born in Rome, Italy. Great Grandmother was born in Austria. Great Grandmother was born in Lithuania
Height and weight: 5’7″ / 170 lbs.
Bats / Throws: R/R
Primary position(s): Catcher, Left field, Center Field, Right Field
Secondary position(s): 2nd base
Education: Double major in Marketing and Management
Hobbies and Interests: Drummer, currently learning how to DJ. Started his own entertainment business with his brother and sister putting on shows with live music, dancing, and singing
Post baseball career plans: To continue to grow the business he has created with his siblings and look for a job within sales
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2014-2017: Wilkes University, NCAA III Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom (BIO)
2015: Waccamaw Waves, Myrtle Beach Collegiate Baseball League
2016: Bristol Blues, Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England
2017: All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom (Article)
2017: NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year (Article)
2017: Middle Atlantic Conferences Honor Roll (Article)
2015: Sportsmanship Award (Article)
2015: Honorable Mention All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom
None but open to being an assistant coach of a youth team within the club that signs him
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Greg Legg – Philadelphia Phillies Double A Manager. Email: email@example.com
“I’ve known James since was 10 or 11 years old . He is a quality young with a great work ethic . He will be a asset to your team and your community. Let me add he is a pretty good ball player as well.”
Ron Chiavacci 12 seasons in minors (AAA). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial arrangement: If a club offered him a place to stay and a job, James would be willing to pay his flights
Living arrangement preferences: Open to all living arrangements including a dorm type setting with shared bedroom
Summer and winter playing preferences: Anywhere
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (570) 499-8143