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Matt Lopez: Two-way player-coach from top quality NCAA I program

Matt Lopez is an left-handed outfielder out of San Jose State University, which competes in one of the better conferences in NCAA I baseball, the Mountain West Conference (see IBC ranking). In his senior season Matt hit a very solid .289 and exhibited good power with 11 doubles, 2 triples and 2 homeruns.

After a break from baseball, Matt decided to revive his baseball career and focused on overseas. In 2017 he signed on with the Baldham Boars of the German 3rd division as player-coach, where he was also utilized as a two-way playerIn high school, Matt pitched as well played in the field however he had to make the decision to pursue one or the other in college and chose to play position. Post college Matt returned to the bump and took private pitching lessons. In fact these days Matt thinks of himself as a pitcher first despite still swinging the stick real well. Matt finished the season with a slashline of .409 /.550/.860 and an era of 0.00 with 32 strikeouts over 14 innings of work.

Matt throws a fastball in the mid 80’s which is complemented by a change-up and a sharped 12-6 curve.

Matt is passionate about coaching and is currently coaching high school baseball while back in the U.S. He is looking to continue his coaching career while playing overseas and is open to any coaching role a club would like him to undertake.  

Any club interested in a two-way player-coach is wise to reach out to Matt soon as he likely be in high demand.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: 1991-08-09

Birthplace / Current Residence: San Francisco, CA, USA

Passports held: USA

Height and weight: 5’11 / 200lbs

Bats / Throws: L/L

Primary position(s): Starting pitcher

Secondary position(s): Relief pitcher / Closer, Left field, Center Field, Right Field


PERSONAL

Education: Communications, San Jose State University

Hobbies and Interests: Travel, teaching, movies, karaoke

Post baseball career plans: Teaching and coaching

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College

2011-2014: San Jose State University, Mountain West Conference (NCAA I)

 

Other baseball

2017: Baldham Boars, Third Division Germany

 

Accomplishments/Achievements

2014: SJSU 2 X athlete of the month

2014: One of two SJSU players to play in all 57 games

2014: 2nd on the team with 26 runs and 3rd with 30 RBI.

2014: 16 multiple-hit games

2014: Had a 12-game hit streak

 

Coaching Experience

2017: Head Coach, Baldham Boars (Germany)
2017-Present: Assistant Coach, St. Ignatius College Prep (High School)


STATISTICS

HITTING STATS
Year AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2017 44 27 18 9 1 3 16 12 2 6 0.409 0.550 0.860
2014 211 26 61 11 2 2 30 21 33 0.289 0.366 0.389
2013 100 14 25 3 0 0 10 19 15 0.250 0.375 0.280
2012 115 19 37 9 1 0 18 23 13 0.322 0.464 0.417
2011 16 5 2 0 0 0 3 3 3 0.125 0.300 0.125

 

PITCHING
Year ERA W-L GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO BAVG WHIP
2017 0.00 3-0 1 2 14 7 5 0 3 32 0.137 0.710

REFERENCES

John Quintell – Personal hitting/pitching coach, Owner of Sweet Swing. Email: quin@sweetswingbaseball.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Matt would like his flights paid, accommodations provided, and a salary which can provide him with a comfortable standard of living. He is open to offers from any league overseas.


CONTACT

Email: Mattlopez2020@yahoo.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (415) 794-3827

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/mattlopez20?ref=bookmarks


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