THE YARD BASEBALL STAFF
Owner / Head Instructor
Alex is originally from Long Island, New York where, in 2012, he was awarded the New York State Gatorade Player of the Year. Alex then attended the University of Maryland, College Park to pursue his academic and athletic dreams.
As a Terp, Alex's fondest memories were playing in his first regional against the University of South Carolina followed the next year with another regional appearance, beating the #1 ranked team in the country, UCLA.
At the end of his junior year, Alex was drafted in the 5th Round of the MLB Draft (140th overall player selected) by the
Minnesota Twins. After 7 seasons with the Twins, Alex decided to retire after a career ending arm injury.
Alex has been coaching and training players of all ages, gender, disabilities, and skill levels up and down the East Coast since 2015. His focus is not only on the physical aspect of the game but also on the mental side.
A 5 year pitcher at the University of Rhode Island Nick displayed his versatility through different roles such as starting, relieving and closing games. Nick was also voted captain 2 years in a row by his teammates.
After suffering a season ending injury in his 5th year, Nick decided to transfer to the University of Maryland. During his career, Nick has played in highly competitive summer leagues such as the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League in 2017 and North East Collegiate Baseball League in 2018 and 2019. Nick was voted an all-star in the HCBL and twice in the NECBL.
Nick has been coaching and training athletes of all ages for 3 years in both pitching and hitting.