Ryan Saunders – C/P/3B with two years experience coaching youth
SIGNED TO PLAY OVERSEAS FOR THE 2017-2018 WINTER.
Ryan “Boomer” Saunders is a catcher / corner infielder / relief pitcher who chose to forgo college baseball and put his academics first after being accepted to Fairfield University, known for it’s quality academics. When deciding to go to Fairfield, Ryan knew that the school also had a competitive club baseball team as an alternative option for talented baseball players at the school who were not recruited to play on their NCAA I team. Ryan made the club team his freshman year and played all four years as a starter. In his junior year he was named the New England Club Baseball Association batting MVP.
He describes himself as a hard nosed, durable player who brings intensity and always gives 100%. Ryan has no problem catching a double header and coming in to pitch the last few innings on the day.
Defensively he is a solid catcher with a live arm and a 2.0 pop time who can also play the corner infield. Offensively he is a contact hitter who works the count and gets on base.
Ryan enjoys coaching and is open to a coaching role in addition to playing. The past two years he has been coaching youth as both a head coach and an assistant coach.
Any club interested in a catcher/utility player with a solid bat and experience coaching youth is encouraged to reach out to Ryan with any questions.
Date of birth: 1993-10-01
Birthplace / Current Residence: Ventura, California / Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Passports held: United States
Height and weight: 5’11”, 225 Lbs
Bats / Throws: R/R
Primary position(s): Catcher
Secondary position(s): 3rd base, 1st base, Relief pitcher / Closer
Education: Psychology and Health Studies
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Hiking
Post baseball career plans: Continue his education, work towards Medical School
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2012-2016: Fairfield University Club Baseball, New England Club Baseball Association (NECBA)
2015-2017: New Jersey Bulldogs, NJABL
2015: NECBA Batting MVP (Article)
2017: NJABL Allstar
2016: Assistant Coach, 12u Zoned Red Hawks (NJ)
2017: Assistant Freshman Coach, Pitching Coach, Hitting Coach, Ridge High School (NJ)
2017: Co-Head Coach, 13u Go The Distance Bulldogs (NJ)
Timothy Richie – Head Coach/Manager, NJ Bulldogs and Co-founder of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Murphy – Head Coach, Fairfield Club Baseball. Email is Murphychris555@gmail.com
“First off, I know him as Boomer Saunders! Boomer is an awesome guy to have in the clubhouse. Positive, focused and passionate about the game of baseball. He’s always locked into the game. Be careful, off the diamond he will talk your ear off about baseball, too.As for a hitter, Boomer can get the barrel of the bat on the baseball. I was with him for 4 years and every year he was an anchor for us, even being league MVP. He’ll find any open spot on the field from left to right including over the fence.Boomer’s passion for baseball is reflected in his knowledge of the game behind the plate as a catcher. Every count, on-base situation and pitch, he anticipates and knows where the ball should be going given he has a chance to make a play at it. Not to mention, he lives for getting low and stone-walling a pitch in the dirt.In my experience with Boomer, he’s irreplaceable both in the dugout and the lineup and was a pleasure to work with!”
Chris Eikhorst – Former St Louis Cardinal and long term personal catching and hitting coach. Email: email@example.com
If a club offered him a place to stay and a job, Ryan would be willing to pay his flights. He is open to all living arrangements.
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (908) 334-5030