Saturday, September 22, 2012

D.J. Hoagboon

Born: February 26, 1992
Hometown: Mayfield, N.Y.

High School: Mayfield Central School, Class of 2010
Positions: Ambidextrous Pitcher, Catcher
Gloves: left-handed and right-handed gloves

College: University at Albany (D-I level)
Positions: C/INF/OF
Height: 6-1   Weight: 190
Bats: Left 
Throws: Right (in college)

Albany, NY - FOX23 Local Sports -- Ambidextrous Pitcher D.J. Hoagboon

In 2010, D.J. Hoagboon was the #1 and #2 pitcher for Mayfield High School. #1 from the right-side and #2 from the left. As a switch pitcher, his velocity is about the same from either side, but he has better control right-handed. The coaches say that he is a very good catcher and now plays outfield, first base, and catcher in college.

Mayfield High School: Four-year letterwinner at Mayfield... Two-time team captain...Was named Under Armour Pre-Season All-American... Named WAC MVP...Batted .532 as a senior and compiled 142 hits, 37 doubles, 9 triples and 17 homeruns over his four-year career for Mayfield...Also a three-year member of the Mayfield basketball team.

As switch pitcher, Hoagboon had a record of 5-6-1 with 92 strikeouts and 34 walks in 12 starts as a senior. He was named to the Under Armour All-American Team.

Hoagboon offered advice to any kids playing sports.
"Try everything you can, you never know what you can do," he said "Find something that seems to come natural to you. Work on it. You never know where it will take you."

DJ Hoagboon Bio - University at Albany Baseball
2012 - Leading hitter for the Great Danes with a .318 batting average and .398 on-base percentage. Made 41 starts as a utility player.

DJ Hoagboon Stats - The Baseball Cube

#44 D.J. Hoagboon - Amsterdam Mohawks

Derek Hoagboon Baseball Stats - 2009-10 MaxPreps

Derek Hoagboon Baseball Profile | Perfect Game USA
C, LHP, OF; Fastball velocity 78 mph
News Article

Switch Pitcher

Hoagboon brings double punch to mound for Panthers

By JAMES A. ELLIS, The Leader-Herald, May 25, 2009

"I often start off a game left-handed and then switch about the fifth or sixth inning to my right," Hoagboon said. "When I do, I go out on the mound and start warming up with the opposite hand and I can hear it from the opposite dug out. They will yell out that there's a new pitcher on the mound. then they'll go, 'Oh, never mind, it is the same kid, just a different arm.' I just kind of laugh. I just always could throw like I was naturally left-handed since I was in Little League. I never felt awkward throwing, It just seemed natural."

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