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Jeremy Young: Professional Australian Pitcher/Utility Seeking Club for the 2018 Summer

Jeremy Young is a talented young utility player out of Melbourne, Australia. He has experience pitching professionally in the Australian Baseball League with the Melbourne Aces for the past three seasons, but has played the field and hit at the state league level in Victoria. On the mound, Jeremy throws four different pitches including a fastball, curveball, slider, and changeup. His fastball velocity is clocked around 85-88 mph (unverified) and he can chew up innings on the mound as a starter or reliever. When he’s not pitching, he feels comfortable in the infield but can play the outfield if necessary.

Jeremy’s main goal is to travel the world with baseball and see how far it can take him. He’s reached the highest level available in Australia, but is looking to continue his baseball career overseas. He wants to experience new cultures, meet new people, and become an ambassador of the game around the world. He is passionate about coaching and has recently won the Australian National Championship with the Victorian Woman’s Team in Melbourne. He is available to travel overseas after his season in Australia ends in April 2018. He would like to find a team who can cover his flights, accommodations, and offer a small salary to cover his living expenses. He would be a great pickup for any team. According to his coach on the Melbourne Aces after a game in 2015, “He’s been outstanding. He’s a young guy, he attacks, he throws strikes, and he doesn’t look like he’s 19 years old when he’s pitching. I love what I see in him and I’m glad he’s getting an opportunity. He’s going to get more opportunities. He’s done a nice job.”


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: May 10, 1995

Birthplace / Current Residence: Melbourne, Australia

Passports held: Australian Passport

Dual Citizenship: No

Height and weight: 178cm/70kg (5’10″/154 lbs)

Bats / Throws: Right/Right

Primary position(s): Starting pitcher, Relief pitcher / Closer

Secondary position(s): INF or OF


PERSONAL

Education: Bachelor of Sport Science (Physical Education) (Secondary)

Hobbies and Interests: Surfing, Snowboarding, Music, and Having Fun

Post baseball career plans: Unsure

Relationship status: I have a spouse who supports my overseas baseball career ambitions

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Baseball Experience:

2008-13: Victorian State Team, Australian Junior National Championships

2013-2015: U25 Victorian State Team, Australian National Championships

2013-15: Newport Rams, Victorian Summer League Division 1

2014-17: Melbourne Aces, Australian Baseball League

2014-17: North Balwyn Stingers, Melbourne Winter Baseball League

2015-17: Waverley Wildcats, Victorian Summer League Division 1

2016: U23 World Cup, Team Australia (silver medalist)

 

Professional Experience:

2014-17: Melbourne Aces, Australian Baseball League

2016: U23 World Cup, Team Australia (silver medalist)

 

Achievements:

2016: U23 World Cup, Team Australia (silver medalist)

2013-14: Victorian Summer League Pitcher of the Year (0.84 era)

2016-17: Waverley Wildcats Club Champion

 

Articles:

Development player Young a highlight for the Aces

North Balwyn pitching shackles Heathmont batting to win Melbourne Winter Baseball League second semi-final

 

Coaching Experience:

2014- U14 Victoria State Team Assistant Coach (silver medalist)

2014- Open Womens Victoria State Team Pitching coach (silver medalist)

2015- U16 Victoria State Team Assistant Coach (national champions)

2015/16- U18 Waverley Wildcats Head Coach (state champions)

2017- Open Womens Victoria State Team Pitching Coach (national champions)


STATISTICS

Pitching Stats

YEAR TEAM ERA INN H K BB HBP R ER WINS LOSSES SV WHIP
2014-15 Aces 5.74 15.67 21 11 3 3 11 10 0 0 1 1.53
2015-16 Aces 6.05 22.33 28 15 8 4 15 15 0 0 0 1.61
2015-16 Waverly 3.60 15 19 12 5 0 6 6 1 0 4 1.60
2016-17 Aces 5.23 10.33 16 13 5 0 7 6 0 0 0 2.03
2016-17 Waverly 1.22 37 27 37 8 0 6 5 3 1 4 0.95
2017  Stingers 1.86 49 52 52 13 2 19 13 3 0 0 1.33
Total 3.31 149.33 163 140 42 9 64 55 7 1 9 1.37

 

Hitting Stats

YEAR TEAM AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI SO BB HBP SB SF AVG. OBP. SLG.
2015-16 Waverly 45 11 1 0 0 2 6 6 5 0 2 0 0.244 0.320 0.267
2016-17 Waverly 64 17 2 0 0 6 3 6 3 0 3 0 0.266 0.299 0.297
2017 Stingers 51 17 1 0 0 7 6 5 7 0 n/a 0 0.333 0.414 0.353
Total 160 45 4 0 0 15 15 17 15 0 5 0 0.281 0.343 0.306

 


REFERENCES

Virgil Vasquez (Former major leaguer and current pitching coach of the Melbourne Aces): itsmevirg@gmail.com

Peter Moylan (Kansas City Royal and Pitching Coach for the Melbourne Aces): pete@petermoylan.com

Joe Vavra (Minnesota Twins Bench Coach and former Melbourne Aces Coach): jlvavra@charter.net

I would be happy to recommend Jeremy to travel abroad to extend his playing career. He pitched for me in Melbourne in the 2016 ABL season. Extraordinary calm but competitive temperament and demeanor. Needless to stay, a great teammate and tireless worker. A young control pitcher that accepts any role given. Jeremy loves baseball and it is reflected in his never ending desire to learn and improve. He worked the grounds by day, played through nine plus innings and put the field to bed at night. Although he was used on our ball club as a pitcher, he has played multiple positions in the field. He would be an asset to any team.


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Jeremy is looking for a European club for the 2018 season. He would like the team to cover his flights, accommodations, and offer a salary to cover living expenses.


CONTACT

Email: jezza@ozemail.com.au

Phone/WhatsApp: 0434672769

Facebook: Jeremy Young


VIDEO

Melbourne Aces vs Perth Heat (go to 1.26:26 time stamp)

 

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