Juan Martin: Veteran catcher with extensive coaching background seeking to study abroad while playing
Juan Martin has a vast amount of experience playing and coaching internationally, and has been a key member of the Mannheim Tornados of the German Bundesliga 1 South since 2014. In his four years with the Tornados, Juan has amassed 26 doubles, 4 triples and 9 home runs in 417 at-bats, while hitting .343.
Born in Argentina, his experience representing his country on the Argentinian National Team speaks volumes of the level of baseball he plays at and amount of baseball knowledge he brings to the table.
After a couple years playing for the Dominican Summer League for the Tampa Bay Rays, Juan first brought is game overseas to Europe to play in Italy in 2011, taking advantage of his Italian dual citizenship with the country. Juan is returning to Italy in 2018 to play for T&A San Marino of the Italian Baseball League.
He has since played winter baseball overseas twice, once in Australia in 2014/15 where he won the league batting title and most recently for the 2016/2017 winter to play in South Africa.
Juan’s coaching resume is as impressive as his playing resume as it dates back to 2008 and includes coaching at all levels and as player-coach for the Tornados in 2016.
Juan is now looking to study abroad while playing baseball and is open to all offers. He will be available at the end of the 2018 summer season which will conclude in the early fall. Juan is wants to finish his studies in sports science.
Height / Weight: 6`2″ / 220 lbs
Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Current Residency: Mannheim, Germany
Passports held: Argentinian & Italian.
Positions: Catcher (Primary) / 1B, LF, P (Secondary)
Pop Time: 1.74 (Best), 1.85 (avg.).
Arm speed: 85+
Education: Physical therapy and life coaching
Hobbies & Interests: Loves to read and watch movies.
Post baseball ambitions: To never be away from baseball. Finish his studies in literature, coaching and neurolinguistics.
Relationship Status: Has a girlfriend who he wants to bring
Recent Injuries: None
2018: T&A San Marino, Italian Baseball League
2014- 2017: Mannheim Tornados, Bundesliga, Germany. Article
2017: Old Orchard Beach Surge, Empire League (U.S.A.)
2017: Puerto Rican Instructional League
2016/2017: Maitland Giants, South Africa
2008-Present: Argentinian National Team
2014/2015: Peel Mariners, Western Australian AA Grade
2011: I.C.M Ponte di Piave. Serie A. Italy
2010: Tampa Bay Rays, DSL. Dominican Republic.
2009: Tampa Bay Rays, DSL. Dominican Republic.
2008: I.C.M Ponte di Piave. Serie A, Italy
2015-Present: Catching Instructor, German Baseball Academy.
2007-Present: Little league coach in Argentina
2016: Player/Coach of the Mannheim Tornados Bundesliga team. Article
2015: Head Coach Second division adult team. Mannheim Tornados, Germany
2014, 2015: Head Coach U-12 & U-15. Mannheim Tornados, Germany
2014,2015: Head Coach U-15 Peel Mariners & Coastal Bay Sharks, Australia.
2014-Present: Catching Instructor, all youth national teams in Argentina
2012: Head Coach U-18 Argentinian National Team.
2008 & 2011: Head Coach Ponte di Piave. Serie C, Italy
Awards and Accolades
2014/15: Batting Champion, Western Australian AA Grade (Article)
Alex Szalay – Former Head Coach, Mannheim Tornados. Email: email@example.com
Georg Bull – German Baseball Academy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan is looking to study sports science abroad while playing baseball after the 2018 season in Italy is over in the early fall.