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2021 Australian Baseball Recruit – Toby Pinker

The Person

About Me:

  • Happy demeanour
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Shows initiative
  • Easy going

Leadership & Community:

Rotary Junior Community Award

This Award engages Year 6 students in four main areas of endeavour – Community Service, Social Experience, Physical Recreation and Skill Development.

  • 2014 – Award completed. Made up of:-
    • Community Service – 10 hours over 10 weeks completed.
    • Physical Recreation – 20 hours over 10 weeks completed.
    • Skills Development – 10 hours over 10 weeks completed.
    • Social Experience

– Community Commemoration completed 2 hours

– Community meeting completed 1 hour

– Religious or Spiritual Experience completed 1.5 hours

– The Arts completed 3 hours

– Cultural Exchange completed 2 hours

PAID, VOLUNTARY OR COMMUNITY WORK:

  • Volunteer McIntyre Disabled Riding Thrift Shop
  • Volunteer Rotary Brisbane Inner West
  • Volunteer helping my elderly neighbour
  • Volunteer for charity Christmas gift wrapping at Myer Department Store for Lady Musgrave Trust
  • Volunteer for several ‘Working Bees’ at local Baseball Club
  • Paid Dog Walking

Personal Quote:

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” Jim Rohn


The Athlete

Height:

6 foot

Right-handed

Position:

Catcher / All Outfield / 3rd Base / RH Pitcher

Strengths:

  • Competent utility with strong skills in nominated positions
  • Rotational body strength
  • Team leadership – Catcher and Centre Field
  • Honest, eager to improve and very coachable
  • Will stick with a routine
  • Strong desire to continue Baseball at a competitive level

KEY BASEBALL STATISTICS:-

 

Verified at:- Nxtgen Baseball Combine/s Baseball Queensland
Key Stats
60 Yard sprint (Seconds) – Laser Timed 7.44
Home to 1st Base (Seconds) – Hand Timed 4.03
Home to 2nd Base (Seconds) – Hand Timed 7.97
Batted Ball Speed / Exit Velocity (MPH) 75
Catcher POP Time (Seconds) 2.38
Catcher Velocity (MPH) 72
Infield Velocity (MPH) 75
Outfield Velocity (MPH) 82
Fast Ball Velocity (MPH) 77
Strength & Power
Throw 2kg / 4.4 lbs Med Ball Rotation Left (m / feet) 12.60 / 41.33
Throw 4kg / 8.8 lbs Med Ball Rotation Left (m / feet) 9.07 / 29.75
Throw 2kg / 4.4 lbs Med Ball Rotation Right (m / feet) 13.10 / 42.97
Throw 4kg / 8.8 lbs Med Ball Rotation Right (m / feet) 9.31 / 30.54
2kg / 4.4 lbs Med Ball Chest Pass (m / feet) 10.95 / 35.92
4kg / 8.8 lbs Med Ball Chest Pass (m / feet) 8.00 / 26.24
Lateral Jump Left (m / feet) 2.23 / 7.31
Lateral Jump Right (m / feet) 2.02 / 6.62
Standing Jump (m / feet) 2.50 / 8.20
Batting hand grip Left (kg / lbs) 56 / 123.45
Batting hand grip Right (kg / lbs) 53 / 116.84
Pitch Metrics and evaluation (Rapsodo)
Crow hop velocity (MPH) 76
Fastball velocity (MPH) 77
Fastball spin rate (RPM) 2076
Efficient spin rate (%) 94
Breaking ball velocity (MPH) 66
Breaking ball spin (RPM) 2006
Change up velocity (RPM) 65
Change up spin (RPM) 1525
Hitting Metrics and evaluation (Diamond Kinetics)
Max Barrel Speed (MPH) 52
Impact Momentum (MPH) 19
Max Acceleration (MPH) 23
Trigger to Impact Time (MS) 205
Approach Angle (Degrees) 15
Hand Speed (MPH) 23

Teams Represented:

2019

  • Selected in the Maroon Qld Bandits Squad 2020
    • This is a 30 person athlete squad who will trial for 18 spots for the 2020 Japan Tour in July School Holidays (10 days)
  • Represented Victorian Kookaburras of Australia
  • Tournament 16u Gold Coast Summer Classic, Gold Coast
  • Combine by NxtGen Baseball, Redlands
  • Camp Stealth customised training program by NxtGen Baseball. 16 week duration (Feb – May)
  • Tournament 14u to 18u Queensland Schoolboys State Championships, Gold Coast. Represented Metropolitan West Region

2018

  • Represented Victorian Kookaburras of Australia
  • Combine by NxtGen Baseball, Newmarket
  • Camp Stealth customised training program by NxtGen Baseball. 16 week duration (Feb – May)
  • Tournament 14u to 18u Queensland Schoolboys State Championships, Darra. Represented Metropolitan West Region

2017

  • Represented Victorian Kookaburras of Australia
  • Camp by NxtGen Baseball, Newmarket
  • Tournament 14u Little League (Junior League) Queensland State Championships, Redcliffe. Represented Brisbane West Region
  • Tournament 16u Timberjack’s International Friendship Series, Lismore. Silver Medallist

2016

  • Represented Razorbacks, from Ric Wickham Junior Baseball Coaching, of NSW, Australia
  • Tournament 14u Little League (Junior League) Queensland State Championships, Narangba. Represented Brisbane West Region
  • Camp Baseball Queensland, Pine Rivers


Athletic Highlights

Awards Received:

St Peters Lutheran College (SPLC) Sports Awards

  • 2019 Silver Sports Award
  • 2018 Silver Sports Award
  • 2017 Silver Sports Award
  • 2015 Silver Sports Award


The Student

Attends:

St Peter's Lutheran College, QLD Australia

Academic Awards/Achievements:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Equipping and empowering individuals to achieve their personal best, take ownership of their own goals and life choices and become actively involved within their community and workforce.

  • 2019 / 2020 – Gold Award. On schedule to finish early/mid 2020.

As at Nov 2019:-

  • Skills – 37 weeks of 52 completed.
  • Physical Recreation – 41 weeks of 52 completed.
  • Voluntary Service – 25 weeks of 52 completed.
  • Adventurous Journey practice 4 days and 3 nights completed.
  • Adventurous Journey qualifying 4 days and 3 nights completed.
  • Residential Project (Travel to Cambodia to build houses and assist with farming) being undertaken in Dec 2019.
  • 2018 – Silver Award completed. Made up of:-
    • Skills – 12 weeks of 12 completed.
    • Physical Recreation – 26 weeks of 26 completed.
    • Voluntary Service – 26 weeks of 26 completed.
    • Adventurous Journey practice 3 days and 2 nights completed.
    • Adventurous Journey qualifying 3 days and 2 nights completed.
  • 2017 – Bronze Award completed. Made up of:-
    • Skills – 12 weeks of 12 completed.
    • Physical Recreation – 12 weeks of 12 completed.
    • Voluntary Service – 26 weeks of 26 completed.
    • Adventurous Journey practice 2 days and 1 night completed.
    • Adventurous Journey qualifying 2 days and 1 night completed.
  • 2018 Met His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG GCVO at Brisbane Grammar School due to his commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh International Awards
  • Selected as 1 of 4 students across the College to represent St Peters Lutheran College (SPLC)


References, Resume & High School Transcript

Coach Reference: Click to View


If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Chris Bates
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