My name is Harold Riggins, and I am a Normal Community West graduate. I was Drafted by the Chicago White Sox organization in the 35th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but elected to get my education and play in college Instead.
I Spent the years of 2008 to 2011 attending North Carolina State (Atlantic Coast Conference) in Raleigh, North Carolina on a scholarship to play baseball. During the summer, I played collegiate wood bat league baseball in 2009 and 2010 for the Madison Mallards out of Madison, Wisconsin.
After my time at NC State, I was drafted by the Colorado Rockies organization in the 7th round of the 2011 amateur draft. I was with the Rockies from 2011 until early-July of 2014 (Casper Ghosts- Rookie league short season, Asheville Tourists'- low A full season, Modesto Nuts- high A full sesson, Tulsa Drillers- AA full season) before being traded to the Cincinnati Reds (Bakersfield Blaze - High A full season) to end the 2014 season.
Following the 2014 season, I was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Miami Marlins, after which I spent the 2015 season playing for the Jupiter Hammerheads, their High-A team.
Throughout my collegiate and professional career, I was predominantly a first baseman but I also played left and right field.
I am excited to give back to the next generation of players from my hometown. I am eager to work with young baseball and softball players, so I can share my experiences and help them get to the next level like I did.