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Tyler Caserta (INF/OF): Independent Ball Veteran Looking for an Opportunity to Play Overseas

Tyler Caserta is a quick utility player out of Stratford, Connecticut. He has played for six different professional organizations, most recently, the Bridgeport Bluefish in the highly competitive Atlantic League. Although he only saw limited playing time with the Bluefish, he made the most of his opportunities going 3 for 4 in arguably the most competitive independent league in America. Tyler runs a 6.4 60 yard dash, has been clocked at 93 mph from the outfield, and has a 98 mph exit velocity off the bat.

Now that Tyler has played throughout most of the U.S. and parts of Canada, he is looking for an opportunity to continue his travels and play overseas for the 2018 season. He would be a perfect fit for a European team who is looking to bring over someone who can help bring their team to the next level. Not only can Tyler play, but he is also passionate about teaching the game to others. With 11 years of coaching experience, Tyler would gladly coach youth players on how to play the game the right way.

 

Tyler’s Story:

I started my career at a small high school in Stratford, CT, not known for baseball. After helping to lead the way for the schools first ever SWC championship and putting together an outstanding .410 batting average, I went on to receiving a Division 1 offer to play college baseball at Central Connecticut State University. At CCSU, I was able to play right away as a freshman. We won the 2010 Northeast conference championship and got a bid to the NCAA national tournament. That summer I went to the Arizona collegiate baseball league and hit .320 with 26-28 stolen bases. I was voted an all star of the league and went to numerous pre-draft workouts where I ran a 6.5 60 yard dash and was clocked at 93 mph from the outfield. I received a lot of attention from MLB scouts but did not get drafted that year. The MLB scouts told me that they wanted to see me play another year in college. I decided to use my last year of eligibility to play at the powerhouse Eastern Connecticut State University. I had a great year but was not drafted.  I was invited to numerous private workouts for MLB teams such as the orioles, braves, yankees, and red sox. They all told me that they were interested but needed to put some numbers up in independent professional baseball. For the past 5 years, I have been traveling and playing pro baseball. Currently, I am in the best shape of my life and feel like that I am mentally at my peak to excel in this game. I am looking forward to another opportunity to continue my career.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: 1990-03-07

Birthplace / Current Residence: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA / Stratford, Connecticut, USA

Passports held: United States

Dual Citizenship: Yes, Italian

Height and weight: 5’11/195lbs

Bats / Throws: Right / Right

Primary position(s): 2nd base, OF

Secondary position(s): 3rd base, Shortstop, 1st base


PERSONAL

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Hobbies and Interests: Working out, Snowboarding, playing other sports, traveling

Post baseball career plans: Coaching

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: No


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

College Baseball:

2008-11: Central Connecticut State University, NCAA Division 1 – Northeast Conference

2013: Eastern Connecticut State University, NCAA Division 3

 

Professional Experience:

2014 & 2017: Bridgeport Bluefish, Atlantic League of Professional Baseball

2017: Lexington Mustangs, Thoroughbred League of Professional Baseball

2016: New Hampshire Wild, Empire Professional Baseball League

2015: St. Catherines Silver Hawks, North Country Professional Baseball League

2015: Ozark Whitetails, Ozarks Professional Baseball League

2014: Raton Osos, Pecos League of Professional Baseball

 

Articles/Achievements:

 

Coaching Experience:

2007-10: Triple Play Baseball & Softball Facility, Trumbull, CT – Instructor/Coach Ages 10-16

2011-13: The Clubhouse, Fairfield, CT – Instructor/Coach Ages 7-18

2014-15: Total Performance Sports & Fitness, Newtown, CT – Facility Manager/Instructor/Coach Ages 7-18

2015-17: Total Sports Academy, Seymour, CT – Instructor/Coach Ages 6-18

2016-17: Connecticut Hanks Yanks, Fairfield, CT – Head of Baseball Operations Ages 10-14

2014-17: Tucci Lumber Elite, Norwalk, CT – Instructor/Coach Ages 15-18


STATISTICS

YEAR TEAM AB HITS 2B 3B HR RUNS RBI SO BB HBP SB SF AVG. OBP. SLG.
2010 CCSU 14 1 0 0 0 6 1 6 2 1 1 0 0.071 0.235 0.071
2011 CCSU 41 11 0 0 0 8 3 15 5 0 5 0 0.268 0.348 0.268
2013 ECSU 108 27 1 0 2 27 19 15 13 5 13 2 0.250 0.352 0.315
2014 Bridgeport 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
2016 Wild 36 4 0 1 0 8 3 6 11 2 15 1 0.111 0.340 0.167
2017 Bridgeport 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.667 0.667 0.667
Total 203 46 1 1 2 49 26 42 31 8 34 3 0.227 0.347 0.271

 


REFERENCES

Alberto Martinez – Player Development, Atlantic League – m3berto@aol.com +1(203)887-6039

Angel Espada – Minor League Manager, Miami Marlins – espada.01@hotmail.com +1(203)913-8388

Ryan Powell – Head Independent Scout, Baltimore Orioles – +1(734)657-8876


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Tyler is looking for a club for the 2018 season. If the team can cover accommodations and a salary, he may be willing to pay for his flights if necessary.


CONTACT INFO

Email: TCaserta10@gmail.com

Phone/WhatsApp: +1(203)331-6863

LinkedIn: Tyler Caserta


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