Jared Liebelt

Specialty:  Pitching/Arm Care

High School: I played baseball at West Aurora High School, 3 of my 4 years I was in the starting rotation on varsity. I was voted team captain and team MVP senior year and played well enough to earn a scholarship to play at Villanova University.

 

College Career: After one semester and a successful Fall season at Villanova I decided to transfer home and play my first two collegiate seasons at Waubonsee Community College. Under Head Coach Brad Unger I made significant strides in my development and earned All Conference honors twice as well as NJCAA pitcher of the week twice. Freshman year I was voted Region 4 tournament MVP which we won earning ourselves a spot in the NJCAA College World Series. After playing a summer with the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League and my two seasons at Waubonsee I earned a scholarship to Mississippi State University. My junior season at MSU was a struggle compared to the rest of my career, but the team still made it to the College World Series. Senior year I was able to improve upon my previous season, leading the SEC in appearances on the mound with 34. I finished the year with a 2.96 ERA, 2 wins, and 5 saves and appeared in the College World Series once again.

 

Pro Career: I was drafted in the 20th round of the MLB draft in 2019 by the Arizona Diamondbacks and played my first pro season with their Rookie League team the Missoula Osprey. I finished the season with a 1.69 ERA and 27 strikeouts over 21 innings.

 

Coaching and Education: I have had the privilege of training with multiple pitching philosophies and programs including the National Pitching Association while at Waubonsee, and Driveline Baseball while at MSU and remotely during my pro career. I have played under two esteemed college pitching coaches while at MSU in Gary Henderson and Scott Foxhall, and great pitching minds Brad Unger, Mark Sheehan, and Tom Kinney while at Waubonsee. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from MSU with a 4.0 GPA and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

 

Bonus Info: I was awarded the @PitchingNinja “College Pitch of the Year award” for 2019. In my 4 years of college baseball I have been to a College World Series 3 times.