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Sam Siddall: Experienced overseas player-coach and two-way player (SIGNED FOR THE 2018 SUMMER)

SIGNED TO PLAY IN SWEDEN

Sam Siddall is a highly motivated player-coach who at the age of 25 already has almost three years experience playing and coaching baseball overseas year-round between Australia and Europe.

In Australia, he has spent the past three winters with the Northern District Baseball Club as the head coach for their under 19, under 17, and under 15 youth teams while also pitching for the second division team and hitting for their first division team. The past two summers he again kept his plate full as player-coach for the Budapest Reds who compete in the Euro Interleague while also coaching their entire youth baseball program and women’s fastpitch team. In addition, he took on a roll as assistant coach of the Hungarian U21 National Team in 2015 and in 2016 became the head coach of the Hungarian National Team.

Siddall CoachSam has found numerous successes along the way as a coach. In his first year in Australia, Sam turned a lack-luster youth program around by leading both his youth teams to the finals. This success translated into the U17 team being promoted to the top division and many of the players making the state team. In Hungary Sam led both his senior mens team and his U10 team to the Hungarian championship in 2015.

Sam is a product of Midland University (NAIA) and after receiving no professional offers upon graduation, he turned his focus to coaching and overseas baseball. He has continued to also work on his own game and is able to play any position on the field although his primary position is pitching. In his first year in Australia, Sam was the best hitter on the mens second division team after hitting .365, earning him the club’s Player of the Year honors. In his second year in Australia, Sam won the MVP award for the South Australian State League second division.

In 2016 Sam had a big year in the Euro Interleague for the Budapest Reds hitting .425 while leading the league in strikeouts with 75. Sam decided to take the 2016-2017 winter off to work and save money to travel overseas again. He continued to stay active in the game as player-coach in a competitive mens league in his hometown of Edmonton, Canada during the summer of 2017. He also coached a coached a peewee AAA team in the summer and during the winter worked at 5Tool baseball in Vancouver.

Any club seeking a solid two-way player who is also an experienced player-coach is encourage to reach out to Sam with any expressions of interest for the 2018 season.


 

DEMOGRAPHICS

D.O.B.: 11/06/1991

Height/Weight: 190 cm / 90 kg

Nationality: Canadian

Throws/Bats: R/R

Positions: P / Utility


 

BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Playing Experience

2017: Edmonton Cubs. Edmonton, Canada

2016: Head Coach, Hungarian National Team.

2015, 2016: Budapest Reds/Sleepwalkers. Budapest, Hungary

2013-2016: Northern District Baseball Club. Adelaide, South Australia

2013, 2014: Edmonton Cubs. Edmonton, Canada

2011-2013: Midland University (NAIA)

2010: Dana College

Coaching Experience

2017: Edmonton, Canada

  • Edmonton Cubs, Player-Coach
  • SJP Jays AAA Peewee Coach

2016-2017: 5Tool Baseball Vancouver, Canada

  • Coached 2 camps
  • Pitching and hitting instruction
  • Evaluations for try outs for mosquito, peewee, and bantam ages

2015, 2016: Hungarian National Teams

  • 2016 Head Coach Hungarian National Team
  • 2015 Assistant Coach Hungarian U21 National Team 2

2015, 2016: Budapest Reds/Sleepwalkers. Budapest, Hungary

  • Head Coach 1st and 2nd Division Mens Teams
  • U16, U12, U10 Head Coach
  • Head Coach Womens Fastpitch Team

2013-2016: Northern District Baseball Club. Adelaide, South Australia

  • Head Coach Under 19, Under 17,Under 15
  • Assistant Coach 1st an 2nd Division Senior Mens Teams

2013, 2014: Assistant Coach, Edmonton Cubs Senior Mens Baseball. Edmonton, Canada.

2014: Head Coach Little League Pewee & Bantam Confederation Cubs. Edmonton, Canada.

 


 

STATISTICS

Hitting

Year Club AB AVG R 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB SB OBP SLG
2016 Summer Budapest Reds 73 0.425 13 6 2 3 22 5 12 9-11 0.511 0.685
2015-2016 Northern Districts 47 0.319 4 3 1 0 5 11 5 0 N/A N/A

Pitching

Year Club ERA W-L GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO XBH B/AVG
2016 Summer Budapest Reds 4.35 4-4 5 2 2 64.2 60 51 31 20 75 16 0.224

 

REFERENCES

Balázs Halmos – Senior Team Manager, Budapest Reds

e-mail: redsbaseballse@gmail.com

Samuel Roy Siddall has been the head coach of the Budapest Reds organization for two seasons now. He is responsible for all teams of the club: seniors, Little League majors (U12), juniors (U15) andsoftball. Sam has shown excellent working ethics on the field, he is well prepared for practices and has a vision of what he is doing on a longer term as well. He led the club to a championship title with the seniors and helped us qualify for Division A in the Interleague of Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and Slovakia. He won a medal with each team he was coaching in the 2015 season. We did not hesitate to invite him for another year and are glad he accepted our offer. As a player Sam can be regarded as utility. He has been the leader of our senior team as a reliable starting pitcher and shortstop, but he is also a good outfielder, great hitter and quick baserunner. On the mound he is able to pitch a complete game maintaining a constant level. He is among the best hitters of the Interleague with an outstanding slugging average. Despite his young age Sam can provide leadership in a team with a lot of players much older than him. He also gets on well with kids, so he will be ready to help your players of all age groups improve in any aspect of the game. He is an excellent teammate on and off the field and will for sure be a great benefit for your organization. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me.

Darren Michael Peacock – Operations Manager, Northern Districts Baseball Club email: numbers03.ndbc@gmail.com


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Sam is looking to have his flights covered, accommodations provided and either a salary or job to cover his living expenses.


 

CONTACT SAM

Email: Siddallsr01@midlandu.edu

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (780) 906-7854

 


 

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The International Baseball Community has verified the background and statistics of this athlete as well as contacted the listed references. Through numerous correspondence, it is our belief that this athlete is genuine about his abilities and would be a good candidate for a league of which he is qualified. The International Baseball Community does not guarantee a certain level of performance of this athlete and has not witnessed the athlete compete first hand. It is recommended that baseball clubs interested in acquiring the services of this athlete do their own due diligence in determining his abilities, character and work ethic.

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