Phil Acosta – Switch-hitting utility player with three seasons experience overseas. Holds American and Aussie Passports (SIGNED FOR 2018 SUMMER)
SIGNED TO PLAY IN POLAND
Phil Acosta is a switch-hitting utility player currently playing in his second season with the Henley & Grange Rams of the South Australian Baseball League. In between his two winters in Australia Phil spent the 2017 summer in Germany playing for the Ulm Falcons of the German Bundesliga 2.
Phil can play anywhere on the field accept catcher. He is a speedy player who gets on base and can be slotted at the top of the lineup. As a pitcher, he throws a 4-seam, 2-seam, curveball, changeup, and forkball.
Phil grew up in California where he played college ball at Los Medanos JC before transferring to Whittier College (NCAA III). After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Biology, Phil took some time off. He regrouped and headed to play in the Pacific Coast Baseball League for the Royals. After having a good season with the Royals batting .381 with an impressive .490 OBP, he signed with Henley and Grange.
While overseas Phil has also built up his coaching resume, coaching youth baseball for the Falcons and women’s baseball for the Rams.
Any club in search of an experienced overseas import brings multiple assets to a club is encouraged to reach out to Phil with any expressions of interest.
Date of birth: October 6, 1989
Birthplace / Current Residence: California, U.S.
Passports held: American/Australian
Dual Citizenship: Grandparents are from Croatia
Height and weight: 5’10″/175 lbs (178 cm/79 kg)
Bats / Throws: Switch/Right
Primary position(s): INF
Secondary position(s): Relief Pitcher/Closer or OF
Education: B.A. Biology, Science Research with Habitat Authority Organization
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, photography, charity/community, and coaching
Post baseball career plans: Private baseball instruction
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2008-2010: Los Medanos College (JUCO)
2011-2013: Whittier College , Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA III)
2015: LA Royals , Pacific Coast Baseball League
2016-2017: Henley & Grange Rams , South Australian Baseball League
2017: Ulm Falcons, German Bundesliga 2
2017-2018: Henley & Grange Rams, South Australian Baseball League
2016-2017: Henley & Grange Rams women’s baseball team
2017: Ulm Falcons, youth baseball and softball coach
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Mike Rizzo (Head Coach at Whittier College): firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil was a very intense, competitive player with a solid skill set. He is a very team oriented individual who demands the best from himself and his teammates. He demonstrates great leadership on the field and has an engine that always runs at 100%.
Russell Hart (Head Coach at Henley and Grange): email@example.com
Phil is looking for a team overseas who can cover his accommodations and offer a small salary to cover living expenses. He would be willing to pay for his flights if the situation is right. He is open to hearing all offers.
Facebook: Phil Acosta