Jon Morgan Shields

2023 / 6'1" / 190

 Ambidextrous Pitcher

Switch Hitter

Jon Shields Interview for Team USA 16U 8

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Jon Morgan Shields, Ambidextrous Pitcher

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About Jon

For the Love of Competition

The road to high-level athletics isn’t an easy one.  Jon Morgan Shields (2023), Ambidextrous Pitcher did not take the commonly-traveled road in high-level baseball.  Now having been in several high level organizations, including 4th / Final level NTIS 15u (USA Baseball in Cary, NC), Bandidos, EvoShield Canes, Adidas 2022 National Team (in Phoenix), he began to form his ambidextrous skill set at the age of seven years old.  When his father and coach of his travel team, Scott Morgan Shields, was short of infielders he looked to his son.  Being a natural Left-Handed pitcher, his dad purchased a right hand glove and asked his son to throw both ways.  In about a year, Jon was the team's second baseman competing at the top level of a his age in baseball.  Soon thereafter, Jon began integrating his right arm into pitching, and his dad purchased his first ambidextrous glove.  He since has upgraded this glove to the same one used by MLB ambidextrous player, Pat Venditte, now in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization*.  Jon has modeled himself after several pitchers, but greatly admires Pay Venditte for making into the MLB, and pioneering switch pitching.

* For an 2017 interview of Pat Venditte, press here.

For a video of Pat Venditte against a switch hitter, which caused creation of the Venditte Rule, press here

To read about  and understand the Venditte Rule, press here.

Interview of Pat Venditte January 2019 after signing with Giants Org

January 25, 2019

Ambidextrous Pitcher Pat Venditte 2.57 ERA Signing with Giants

December 25, 2018

Giants agree to deal with switch-pitcher Venditte

Venditte's scoreless debut01:43May 12th, 2018

By Maria Guardado @mi_guardado

Dec. 21...

Switch Pitcher Pat Venditte, ERA of 2.57 going to Giants

December 22, 2018

The Giants are close to signing Pat Venditte, the ambidextrous pitcher you have to see to believe

By Matt Monagan @MattMono11
December 19, 2018 at 3:51p...

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