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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.


DEMOGRAPHICS

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


PERSONAL

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


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College

2014-2017: Wilkes University, NCAA III Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom (BIO)

 

Other baseball

2015: Waccamaw Waves, Myrtle Beach Collegiate Baseball League
2016: Bristol Blues, Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England

 

Accomplishments/Achievements

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

 

Coaching Experience

None but open to being an assistant coach of a youth team within the club that signs him


STATISTICS

COLLEGE HITTING STATS
Year Team AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2017 WIL 105 23 37 10 0 2 25 19 18 8 0.352 0.449 0.505
2016 WIL 109 23 32 7 1 0 13 10 21 8 0.294 0.366 0.376
2015 WIL 135 26 41 8 4 1 36 7 22 4 0.304 0.349 0.444
2014 WIL 85 14 23 4 0 1 9 17 23 4 0.271 0.404 0.353

 

SUMMER HITTINGS STATS
Year Team AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2016 BRI 56 3 9 1 0 0 3 6 15 1 0.161 0.266 0.179

REFERENCES

Greg Legg – Philadelphia Phillies Double A Manager. Email: daddylegg@aol.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: ronniechiavacci@gmail.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Financial arrangement: If a club offered him a place to stay and a job, James would be willing to pay his flights

Availability: ASAP!!!!

Living arrangement preferences: Open to all living arrangements including a dorm type setting with shared bedroom

Summer and winter playing preferences: Anywhere


CONTACT

Email: JBrown32195@gmail.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (570) 499-8143

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015895384197


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