Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bijan Rademacher drafted by the Chicago Cubs

Bijan D Rademacher
Born: 6/15/1991 Anaheim Hills, CA

High School: Canyon HS (2010)
College: Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
Pro: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2012
Minor League:Boise Hawks, Peoria Chiefs, Kane County Cougars
Height/Weight: 6' 0" 200 lb
Bats: Left
Throws: Both
Velocity: Left 95 mph; Right 88 mph
Positions: OF, LHP in college 

How he started throwing with both arms
A natural lefty, Rademacher started throwing right-handed when he was around six-years-old. Tom Fox reports on Rademacher's throwing ability:
Rademacher also was a left-handed pitcher in college and said he’s topped out at 95 mph and can hit 88 mph with his right arm. He said he never learned to throw with both arms, it was just instinctual to use both arms as a child. 
“When I picked up a baseball, I threw it left-handed and if I picked up a football, I threw it right-handed,” he said. “It was just natural for me. I didn’t know if I was supposed to throw with my left or I was supposed to be right. I just pick it up and start throwing it.” (source: Idaho Press-Tribune)

Bijan Rademacher is a switch-throwing baseball player

In this news story, Rademacher displays his skills, as a 17-year-old -- throwing right- and left-handed, hoping to impress the scouts at a baseball showcase in Kennewick, WA. He said that he throws equally well with either arm. 

In the News:
Chicago Cubs 2012 Draft
Round 13, Bijan Rademacher, OF, Orange Coast College: Rademacher is a 6-foot, 200-pound outfielder who bats left-handed. He began his collegiate career at Cal State Fullerton before transferring to Orange Coast this season. According to a local TV station report from 2008 (video above), Rademacher also is a switch-thrower. (

Orange Coast College baseball team is eliminated from Final Four

Daily Pilot , May 19, 2012
Freshman Bijan Rademacher hit .349 with seven homers, 49 RBIs and, after he volunteered his blue-chip left arm to join the bullpen, collected four saves. He has committed to Oral Roberts. 

Cubs sign OCC's Rademacher

Daily Pilot, June 20, 2012
Former Orange Coast College baseball standout Bijan Rademacher signed Wednesday with the Chicago Cubs organization to make it five of six Pirates drafted who have signed professional contracts the last two weeks.
Rademacher, who late in the season became OCC's closer and amassed four saves, was a first-team all-state and All-Orange Empire Conference honoree. He was drafted as an outfielder, which was his preference, though some believe his future in the pro ranks is on the mound. His fastball was clocked at 93 mph and he is left-handed. 
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by Tom Fox, Idaho Press-Tribune, 2012
In his short time with the Boise Hawks, Bijan Rademacher has proved he’s a versatile — and valuable — player. And it has nothing to do with the fact that he can throw a baseball with great velocity from the outfield with both arms.
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Minor League Stats

Bijan Rademacher Minor League Stats and Bio

Bijan Rademacher stats -

In 2012, Bijan Rademacher was promoted to the Peoria Chiefs (level "A") where he plays RF, LF and DH.

Bijan Rademacher, OF - Peoria Chiefs 


College Stats

Bijan Rademacher - OF  Laconia Muskrats, New England Collegiate Baseball League
.277 BA, 4 HR, 21 RBI

Bijan Rademacher #28 - Orange Coast College
.349 BA, 7 HR, 49 RBI, 31 Runs, 9 SB


High School Stats - Canyon Comanches

2010 California Southern Section All-League Baseball Teams
Century League - Most Valuable Player, Bijan Rademacher, P/OF, Senior, Canyon

Bijan Rademacher - RF, P  (Canyon 2010, MaxPreps)
Sr. year: .435 BA, .505 OBP.835 Slugging, 25 Runs, 33 RBI

Bijan Rademacher - RF  (Canyon 2009, MaxPreps)
Jr. year: .338 BA, .410 OBP.500 Slugging, 15 Runs, 9 RBI

Bijan Rademacher - OF, P  (Perfect Game)
90 mph fastball left-handed in 2009

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