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Scott Hillier (INF/OF): Australian Professional Player with Overseas Experience in U.S. and Europe Seeking Team for 2018

Scott Hillier is an experienced utility player out of the Gold Coast in Australia. In the past 5 years, Scott has won 3 MVP Awards, 3 Batting Titles, 2 Player’s Player Awards, and was named Club Player of the Year. As a left-handed hitter, he’s proven himself to be quite consistent at the plate batting .306 through nearly 1,000 at-bats. He has grown up playing for his home club in Surfers Paradise, but has been able to use the game of baseball to travel the world. Now he is looking to continue his journey and find a team in another part of the world for the 2018 season.

In 2012, Scott received the opportunity to play college baseball in the U.S. with Dodge City CC. Then in 2014, he played professionally in Czech with Technika Brno. After returning to Australia in 2014, Scott was picked up by one of Australia’s professional teams, the Canberra Cavalry. After playing one season in the ABL, Scott began working in the ABL’s Head Office doing Baseball Operations. While this was a great career move, his new position made him ineligible to play in the ABL. He returned to play for Surfers Paradise where he would continue to work on his game. In the past two seasons, Scott has batted .369 through 195 at-bats with 20 doubles and 7 homeruns, all while getting on base 45% of the time.

With the 2018 season quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, Scott is looking to play in either Europe, Canada, or Japan. He is looking for the opportunity to extend his baseball career to new parts of the world as a chance to travel and experience new cultures. He would be a great addition to any team seeking a consistent bat in their lineup. Scott can be slotted in near the top of the order with his ability to consistently get on base, hit the ball hard in the gap, or get the occasional homerun. He has experience playing almost every position on the field, but feels most comfortable in the infield or outfield. Scott is also willing to coaching youth alongside playing.

 


Scott’s Story:

I have always had a desire and passion to play baseball. The opportunity to play college baseball was presented to me back in 2012 and I have never looked back. Using this opportunity to see the world using baseball as my own catalyst it has allowed me to play more baseball in more locations then I could have ever imagined. Previously being a full time infielder, I have since moved to the Outfield seeing time in both CF and RF mainly whilst still moonlighting on the corner INF.

Baseball has given me more then I could have ever imagined and I will forever be in debt to the game. I am wanting to take my journey one step further and reinvigorate my overseas career now that I have graduated University. I currently work for the Australian Baseball League Head Office in Baseball Operations which limits my playing to top level state league in Queensland Australia which is why I want to utilise the off season to travel the world and help any ball club I can. I am looking forward to seeing where the rest of my journey will take me.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: September 17, 1993

Birthplace / Current Residence: Gold Coast, Australia

Passports held: Australia

Dual Citizenship: No

Height and weight: 190 cm / 100 Kg

Bats / Throws: L/R

Primary position(s): OF/INF


PERSONAL

Education: Bachelor of Sport Development

Hobbies and Interests: Trying new sports and exploring area’s around me to find hidden gems

Post baseball career plans: To work in the sporting industry and develop my career to where I can be the General Manager of a Professional Sporting Club

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Playing Experience:

2012-13: Dodge City Community College, NJCAA Division I

2014: Technika Brno, Czech Extraliga

2014-15: Canberra Cavalry, Australian Baseball League

2009-Present: Surfers Paradise Baseball Club, Queensland State League Division I

 

Accomplishments/Achievements:

Surfers Paradise Baseball Club

  • MVP – 2016/17, 2015/16, 2013/14
  • Hitting Award – 2016/17, 2015/16, 2013/14
  • Players Player – 2016/17, 2015/16
  • Club Player of the Year – 2013/14

 

Coaching Experience:

Surfers Paradise Baseball Club

Gold Coast Baseball Association

Queensland Bandits Academy
– Coached all throughout a variety of seasons and competitions in the previous 10 years
– Kul Gunn Baseball Academy (Head Coach) Australias first Indigenous baseball academy – 2015-present


STATISTICS

YEAR TEAM AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI SO BB HBP SB SF AVG. OBP. SLG.
2009/10 Surfers 14 4 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 1 0.286 0.389 0.357
2010/11 Surfers 76 20 6 0 0 10 15 15 6 3 5 1 0.263 0.337 0.342
2011/12 Surfers 108 34 4 2 1 23 22 23 13 0 4 1 0.315 0.385 0.417
2013 Dodge 90 22 4 0 0 13 6 11 12 3 1 1 0.244 0.349 0.289
2013/14 Surfers 146 49 10 1 1 33 30 27 14 11 9 1 0.336 0.430 0.438
2014 Technika 95 35 9 2 3 23 18 8 8 1 3 1 0.368 0.419 0.600
2014/15 Surfers 61 19 3 0 1 8 10 15 7 3 5 0 0.311 0.408 0.410
2015/16 Surfers 80 20 7 0 1 14 15 12 6 2 5 3 0.250 0.308 0.375
2015/16 Canberra 94 18 2 1 1 6 5 27 5 2 0 3 0.191 0.240 0.266
2016/17 Surfers 118 47 12 0 3 25 21 22 13 4 8 2 0.398 0.467 0.576
2017/18 Surfers 77 25 8 0 4 21 19 12 11 1 8 0 0.325 0.416 0.584
Total 959 293 66 6 15 177 165 173 97 31 48 14 0.306 0.382 0.434

 


REFERENCES

Matthew Corbitt, Surfers Paradise Baseball Club, Division 1 Coach – manager.bluewave@gmail.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this reference in support of Scott Hillier’s player profile on Baseball Job’s Overseas. I have known Scott Hillier through a variety of capacities over the past 14 years, most recently in my current role as the Surfers Paradise Baseball Club Division 1 Head Coach, which competes in the Queensland State League competition. Scott is hard working and takes a professional approach to everything he does. These extend to both on the baseball field and in his daily life. On the field, Scott is a tenacious competitor, an outstanding teammate and selfless leader, always placing the team’s objectives above his own. With playing experience at college in the United States (Dodge City CC), and professionally in the Czech Republic (Technika Brno) and Australia (Canberra Cavalry), Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to any team in addition to his playing ability. Scott’s approachable, laid-back demeanour and jovial sense of humour also make him great asset to have in the clubhouse. Furthermore, Scott has a passion for coaching and I’ve also had the pleasure of coaching alongside him on a number of occasions. He brings the same qualities as above to any coaching staff and team, and his resounding understanding of baseball and ability to impart knowledge to players of all ages is incredibly valuable.

As a player, Scott is a left-handed hitting/right-handed throwing corner outfielder and 1st baseman. He is a solid defender in those positions. As a hitter, Scott consistently turns in high-quality, professional-type at-bats and regularly hits the ball hard, displaying power to both fields. He is one of the best hitters in the Queensland State League and he has recently received more professional interest from the Australian Baseball League, however, was unable to play due to conflicting interests. Scott is also an intelligent baserunner who moves well once
he’s going and understands how to manufacture runs. I believe Scott would be a high-quality addition to any team he plays on and have no hesitation in recommending him.

If you have any questions or require any further details, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Jon Deeble, Manager of the Melbourne Aces/Australian National Team Coach

Scott is a former college player in the US. I have managed Scott in Australia, he is a great teammate and a good guy. Power hitting 1st baseman who can play both corner outfield positions.
I tried to sign him recently in the Australian baseball league but due to his job working for the league they thought it was a conflict of interest.
Left hand bat right hand throw, Scott has a good compact swing and shows power to both fields.
Last game i scouted him he hit 2 home runs against a USA import throwing 90 plus.
45 arm arm with good accuracy
40 runner moves good and better under way.
Avg defender at 1st base and in the outfield.
I think Scott would be a major asset for any team that throughout Europe or Asia
He is a great teammate and also does a great job working with young kids.
One of the top hitters in the Brisbane baseball league and would be playing in the Aust baseball league if it were not for his job.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Scott to play on any team.

SIGNING PREFERENCES

Financial arrangement: Scott is looking to have his flights paid, accommodations, and a salary to cover living expenses

Availability: After Australian season ends around March

Living arrangement preferences: Apartment, dorm, or host family

Summer playing preferences: Europe, Canada, or Japan


CONTACT

Email: scott_hillier@icloud.com

Phone/WhatsApp: +61434519059

Facebook: Scott Hillier


VIDEO

Old College Recruiting Video –

Canberra Cavalry Triple –

 

More Coming Soon!

 

FILE UPLOADS

 

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