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Jonathan Grishman: Infielder with International Experience in Puerto Rico Seeking Club for 2018 Season

Jonathan Grishman is an infielder out of Slidell, Louisiana. He played college ball at Lincoln University where he hit .318 throughout his college career and was nationally ranked as the “Toughest to Strikeout” for all of NCAA Division II Baseball. After graduating in 2013, Jonathan played a season in the California Winter League in Palm Springs with the Canada A’s in 2014. Following the CWL season, Jonathan got picked up by the White Sands Pupfish in the Pecos League for his first professional experience.

After one season in the Pecos League, Jonathan went on to play in the Texas Winter League with the Laredo Apaches. For the Apaches, Jonathan hit .333 and was one of his team’s top hitters. He did well enough to get picked up by the Watertown Bucks in the East Coast League, but unfortunately the league folded soon after. In 2016, Jonathan played in Puerto Rico with the PRIBL Turistas where he batted .308.

Now that Jonathan has gotten to experience baseball overseas, he is looking to continue his travels and get an opportunity to play in Europe for the coming season. He has experience coaching youth players up to college players and would be willing to coach youth alongside of playing.


DEMOGRAPHICS

D.O.B.: June 27, 1990

Height/Weight: 6’2″/215 lbs (188 cm/98 kg)

Birthplace: Slidell, Louisiana

Current Residency: Dallas, Texas

Throws/Bats: Right/Right

Positions: 3B (Primary)/1B/RHP


PERSONAL INFO

Education: Lincoln University (Broadcasting/Journalism Major)

Hobbies & Interests: Coaching, sports training, and sports writing (was an intern with the Dallas Mavericks as a beat writer for Dallasbasketball.com)

Relationship Status: Single and free to travel the world

Injuries: None


 

BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Playing Experience

2016: PRIBL Turistas (Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League)

2015: Watertown Bucks (East Coast League – Folded)

2015: Laredo Apaches (Texas Winter League)

2014: White Sands Pupfish (The Pecos League)

2014: Canada A’s (California Winter League)

2010-13: Lincoln University (NCAA Division II)

 

Achievements

2015: Top Ten League Leaders in Batting Average (Texas Winter League)

2013: Nationally Ranked Toughest to Strikeout (NCAA DII)

 

Articles

Success Story of Jonathan Grishman

 

Coaching Experience

Four years of coaching experience:

  • Coaching 12 year old youth teams
  • Doing camps and instruction for 10 year olds up to college kids.

STATISTICS

College 

YEAR TEAM AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI SO BB HBP SB SF AVG. OBP. SLG.
2011 Lincoln 24 10 1 0 0 5 2 4 1 1 0 0 0.417 0.462 0.458
2012 Lincoln 99 28 4 0 1 6 9 22 4 0 1 0 0.283 0.311 0.354
2013 Lincoln 100 33 9 1 2 16 19 13 7 0 1 1 0.330 0.370 0.500
Total 223 71 14 1 3 27 30 39 12 1 2 1 0.318 0.354 0.430

 

Professional

YEAR TEAM AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI SO BB HBP SB SF AVG. OBP. SLG.
2014 Pupfish 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.333 0.500 0.333
2015 Apaches 39 13 2 0 0 5 8 6 2 1 1 0 0.333 0.381 0.385
2016 Turistas 26 8 0 0 0 0 6 3 8 1 2 3 0.308 0.447 0.308
Total 68 22 2 0 0 5 15 10 11 2 3 3 0.324 0.417 0.353

 


 

REFERENCES

Paul Noce: Head Coach of the PRIBL Turistas – pdnoce@gmail.com 
 “Jon is a very dedicated worker who takes pride in how he plays. What I have noticed about Jonathan is that he is very disciplined in his work habits and strives to improve. Have not had any attitude or off the field issues at all. Gives you a good days work no matter what. Run through a wall for you type player. Obviously his parents raised him right.”

 

James Hayes: Pitching Coach for the PRIBL Turistas – hazer5715@gmail.com

“Jon is a good player as he works extra hard at his skills by taking BP and grounders after practice along with his teammates.  Under my watchful eye, he has been throwing extra bull pens as well for his pitching skills.  He has coached the past three years as well and and would be good for any countries youth program in their developement of players.  Jon would represent any team he plays for well”



SIGNING PREFERENCES

Jonathan is looking for a club overseas who is willing to offer flights, accommodations, and a small salary or job to cover living expenses.


 

CONTACT INFO

Email: JGrish27@gmail.com

Phone: 985-774-8018

Facebook: Jonathan Grishman



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The International Baseball Community has verified the background and statistics of this athlete as well as contacted the listed references to confirm character and abilities. Therefore all information within the profile has been verified by a source who knows the athlete. The International Baseball Community does not guarantee a certain level of performance of this athlete and in most cases has not witnessed the athlete compete first hand. It is recommended that baseball clubs interested in acquiring the services of this athlete do their own due diligence in determining if this athlete is the right fit.

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