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Tim Collins is a former Major League Baseball Player with 6.5 years at the major league level, and 14 years of total professional playing experience. Collins, a left-handed relief pitcher, signed right out of high school in 2007, as an undrafted free agent, with the Toronto Blue Jays Organization. From there, in 2010, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves Organization. Two weeks later, he was traded again, to the Kansas City Royals Organization. Collins made his major league debut with the Kansas City Royals in April, 2011. In 2012, he broke the record for the most strike outs by a left-handed reliever, in a single season, for Kansas City. That same year, he was the recipient of The New England Player of the Year Award, from The Boston Baseball Writers Association. In 2014, Collins had the opportunity to pitch in the World Series while playing with the Kansas City Royals. Collins has demonstrated extreme resiliency and determination by defeating the odds and coming back from two Tommy John surgeries. He made his return to the major leagues with the Nationals in 2018, after two and a half years of rehabilitation. He later played with the Twins, Cubs, Reds, and the Rockies, before deciding to step away from playing and begin coaching instead. Collins has a positive approach to baseball and believes that the game should be fun at every level played. His goal is to influence youth sports by promoting the impact of positive encouragement, as well as inclusivity in baseball.