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Rob Shaw: SS/C/SP with coaching experience seeking EU club for 2018

Rob Shaw was a corner infielder and pitcher at Mount St. Joseph University (NCAA III) who after graduating in 2014, tried his hand in professional baseball at the Ozark Professional Baseball League. Unfortunately the league folded and that is when Rob set his sights on overseas baseball after, a good showing at the Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League in the late winter of early 2016.

In 2016 Rob signed to play with the Feldkirch Cardinals of the Austrian second division where he was utilized in the four-hole, at shortstop, catcher and as a starting pitcher while also coaching within the youth program.

In his first season Rob hit a whopping .541 combined with and era of 2.81. Rob also took advantage of a short porch in the Cardinals left field as he led the league in home runs with 14. 

In 2017, the Cardinals were promoted to the Austrian first division and invited Rob back for a second season. He did not have as much success behind a team that went from first in the second division to last in the first division. On the mound, Rob did not have much support defensively with a team that committed 70 errors in 26 games. At the plate, Rob was the only import player in the line-up so after his big season in 2016, he did not get much to hit yet had the pressure to produce. That combined with the large numbers of import pitchers in the first division left Rob with a batting average that is not representative of his abilities.

Rob would be a great addition to any club looking for a utility player and coach who can play anywhere on the field an has a middle of the order bat.


DEMOGRAPHICS

D.O.B.: 08/20/1989

Height/Weight: 6’4″/225lbs

Current residency : Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A. 

Throws/Bats: R/R

Positions: Corner Infield

Secondary: Pitcher, Outfield, Catcher


PERSONAL INFO

College: College of Mount St. Joseph, NCAA III

Education: Sports Management

Hobbies & Interests:  Reading, drawing, working out, and traveling. 

Relationship Status: Single and free to travel the world


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Playing Experience

2017: Feldkirch Cardinals (Austrian DI)

2016: Feldkirch Cardinals (Austrian DII)

2016: Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League (PRIBL)

2015: Ozark Professional Baseball League

2011-2014: College of Mount St. Joseph

Coaching Experience

2016-2017: Youth coach, Feldkirch Cardinals

2008-2010: Riverbats Baseball, West Chester, Ohio 


STATISTICS

Batting

Year Club AB AVG R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB SB OBP SLG
2017 Cardinals 77 0.234 16 18 0 0 6 15 28 22 2-3 0.454 0.468
2016 Cardinals 61 0.541 47 33 7 1 14 36 7 22 15-16 0.702 1.377
2016 PRIBL 22 0.318 0 7 1 0 0 7 6 6 1-1 0.464 0.364
2014 Mt. St. Joseph 124 0.266 16 33 8 0 1 19 40 15 2-3 0.405 0.355
2013 Mt. St. Joseph 44 0.341 5 15 4 0 0 8 12 5 0-0 0.434 0.432
2012 Mt. St. Joseph 43 0.279 8 12 3 0 1 6 12 5 0-0 0.367 0.419

Pitching

Year ERA W-L GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO BAVG
2017 8.19 0-3 3 0 0 0 29.2 38 34 27 32 35 0.288
2016 2.81 6-2 6 6 0 0 48 42 23 15 16 60 0.233
2014 3.38 0-1 0 0 0 0 8 12 8 3 1 7 0.308
2012 7.36 1-2 2 0 0 0 25.2 23 26 21 25 9 0.252

REFERENCES

Jim Hayes – Founder, Puerto Rico Instructional Baseball League. hazer5715@gmail.com

“Robert is a fine citzen and will represent his and the country he is playing for extremely well.  He hits with power and i gunned him today at 87, 77 curve, 74 change.  Good solid person and will be an asset to who ever he plays for.”


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Rob is looking for a club in Europe for the 2018 season who is willing to pay his flights and provide accommodations and either a salary or job.  


 

CONTACT INFO

Email: Rjshaw21@gmail.com

Phone: +1 (513) 768-2148


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