Baseball Prospects Overseas is operated by the founders of Baseball Jobs Overseas, who utilize their global baseball network to help facilitate the connection of tomorrow’s international prospects with high school and college baseball programs across North America.

Currently, we are building alliances with trusted international baseball people who have the knowledge and expertise— as well as the access to modern technology—to verify the skill level of our prospects. Our goal is to have verification centers in major centers across Europe, Australia and New Zealand by the spring of 2023.

In the near future, BBPO showcases will take place in Europe and will be live-streamed for recruiters.

Our Team

David Burns, CEO

Chief Executive Officer

David has lived in Austria since 2004 and founded Baseball Jobs Overseas in 2012 to help connect aspiring professional players with the many opportunities across Europe and around the world.

“Our goal has always been to make a major impact on the development of the game internationally. We believe that Baseball Prospects Overseas is the next big step in further realizing that goal. After 10 years of building relationships with college coaches and clubs around the world, we believe we are in an excellent position to help facilitate the connection of international prospects with college baseball programs.”

Jimmy Jensen

Chief Operations Officer

After 5 years of traveling the world and playing baseball professionally, Jimmy finally settled in Austria in 2020 with his fiance. He has been working with David at Baseball Jobs Overseas since 2015 with his primary role as the liaison between players and clubs.

Over the years of playing internationally and working for BBJO, Jimmy has built a reputation in the baseball world as an honest, hard-working individual with strong character. In his role with Baseball Prospects Overseas, Jimmy assumes a similar role as the liaison between prospects and college recruiters.

Alper Bozkurt

Verification Officer

Alper has been heavily involved in the development of baseball youth in Europe—primarily Germany—dating back to 1998.

Alper holds a Masters in Sports Science and is the Elite Youth Sports Coordinator for the Paderborn Untouchables (GER) and is the Assistant Coach for the U18 German National Team.

To-date, Alper has successfully placed five players from the Paderborn program at appropriate college levels in the U.S. and will be utilizing the state-of-the-art facility in Paderborn to verify the abilities of our European prospects.

Clemens Cichocki

Verification Officer

Clemens is the current “Bundesstützpunkttrainer” with the Bonn Capitals of Germany, the “Landestrainer” for the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, and the Pitching Coach for the U18 German National Team.

The Austrian-born pitcher holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and was one of the first of his countrymen to play college baseball. He is also the former Head Coach of the Austrian U23 National Team.

Clemens will be verifying the abilities of European prospects at the Bonn Capitals facilities.