Shawn Semple is from Swedesboro, New Jersey. He attended Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Shawn was an All Conference player his senior year after recovering from Tommy John Surgery the year prior. He earned a baseball and academic scholarship to the University of New Orleans, where he attended for 3 years.
Shawn was a 3 year starting pitcher with the Privateers. He started three consecutive years on Friday night. He pitched in 219.2 innings, had 223 strikeouts and had a collective 3.42 ERA over three years. Shawn was drafted in the 11th round by the New York Yankees in 2017.
After being drafted, Shawn played for the Gulf Coast League Yankees, the short season Staten Island Yankees, the low-A Charleston River Dogs, the high-A Hudson Valley Renegades, Both double-A affiliates for the Yankees (Trenton Thunder and Somerset Patriots), and finished his 2021 year with the triple-A Scranton Railriders.
Through his 4 seasons with the New York Yankees minor league system, Shawn has pitched in 312 innings, with 329 strikeouts and a collective 3.81 ERA.
Shawn began training at Proformance when he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, after his 2018 year. Here is what Shawn had to say about Proformance, “Since moving to Arkansas, the first thing I did was try to find a baseball facility to train at in the off-season. I immediately saw Proformance and emailed Dustin Moseley about coming there to train. He welcomed me with open arms and the rest is history. Every off-season I have truly developed myself to the best of my ability due to the facilities and advice provided by Dustin. I love training here and I am excited to give back to Proformance and guide our baseball youth like I was once guided before. I truly look forward to working and helping the youth to be the best version of themselves.”