Josh Spence
Currently residing in Adelaide, South Australia

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Greetings, My name is Josh Spence and I am a former College Baseball All-American and MLB pitcher from Geelong, Australia. 

I graduated from Arizona State University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Education and Sociology.

 

That same year I was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 9th round, little did I know 12 months later I would be pitching in the Big Leagues...

Although I am done playing my passion for Baseball is still very strong as I continue to learn the game from a different lens. What brings me joy is using my experience both academically and on the field to become a stepping-stone for the younger generation, so they can to achieve the dreams of playing baseball at their highest level. 

 

BASEBALL RESUME

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

- Current Pitching Coach, Adelaide Giants, Australian Baseball League (started 2019/20)

- Pitching Coach, Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod Baseball League Champions (2019)

- Varsity Pitching Coach, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, AZ (Fall 2017 - Spring 2019) 

- Minor League Pitching Coach, Tri City Dust Devils (2017) (San Diego Padres Short-Season affiliate)

- Rehab Pitching Coach, San Diego Padres (2015-2016)

- Bullpen Coach, El Paso Chihuahuas (2015) (San Diego Padres TripleA affiliate)

- Baseball Coach, Canyon Thunder 16U/18U Travel-Ball team, Phoenix, AZ (2014-2016)

- Varsity Pitching Coach, Mountain Pointe High School, Phoenix, AZ (Fall 2014/ Spring 2015)

 

PAST PLAYING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

PROFESSIONAL

- MLB Draft pick three times:
Arizona Diamondbacks (25th round 2008),
Los Angeles Angels (3rd round 2009 - Becoming Australia's Highest MLB Draft Pick),
​and San Diego Padres (9th round 2010)

- Second player of 2010 MLB Draft to play Major League Baseball (Debut, 24th June 2011)

- 29th Australian to play Major League Baseball (San Diego Padres 2011)

- Arizona Fall League, Pitched with the Peoria Javelinas (2012 AFL Champions)

- Member of San Antonio Missions, Padres Double A Affiliate (2011 MiLB Team of the Year & Texas League Champions)

- Texas League All Star (2011)

- Bullpen Named after him in Geelong, Australia 2012

 

COLLEGE

- Name on Outfield Wall (Central Arizona College, 2018)

- Wall of Success Inductee (Central Arizona College, 2014)

- Cotuit Kettleers team member, Cape Code League Champions (2010)

- NCAA Preseason First Team All-American (2010)

- NCAA Third Team All-American (2009)

- First Team PAC10 (2009)

- Named National Newcomer of the Year by rivals.com (2009)

- Holds NJCAA record for most career complete games (33, 2007-2008)

- First Team All-American (NJCAA, 2007 & 2008)

- NJCAA World Series All-Tournament Team (2008)

- ACCAC Male Athlete of the Year (2008)

- Played in both the NCAA College World Series and NJCAA College World Series (NJCAA All Star Selection, 2008)

- Two-time winner of Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Player of the Year Award (2007, 2008)

- Two-time NJCAA Rawlings Gold Glove Recipient (2007, 2008)