Meet Our Team of Instructors

All of our instructors are committed to teaching and reinforcing fundamental baseball and softball skills that will lead to results on the field.

Drew Prater

Baseball

Pitching | Hitting | Catching | Fielding​

Experience

Player

  • Major League Baseball experience (1996 – 2002) – St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Selected first pick of the second round (36th overall) in Amateur Baseball Draft by Pittsburgh Pirates as a right-handed pitcher

Instruction

  • Assistant Pitching Instructor during MLB off-season at Jerry Daniels Baseball School (1997 – 2003)
  • Has been conducting private lessons since 1997

Joel Ayala

Baseball

Catching | Fielding​ | Hitting

Experience

Player

  • University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • Alabama A&M University (NCAA DI)
  • Montevideo Academy FL (FHSAA) – Top 3 catcher in the Nation, 2007
  • Recruited from Puerto Rico to play high school baseball, 2006
  • Assisted private workouts and sections with the Molina’s brothers, 2003-2006
  • Philadelphia Phillies camp, 2007
  • Boston Red Sox camp, 2008

Angel Recci

Baseball

Hitting | Fielding

Experience

Player

  • University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • St. Louis Community College – Meramec (NJCAA DI)
  • Copping State University (NCAA DI)
  • Recruited from Puerto Rico to Montverde Academy: Top high school program in the nation

Coaching

  • BBX Outlaws Assistant Coach
  • Mets Baseball Camps and Puerto Rico Big League Baseball Academy Summer Coach (2007-2010)

Instruction

  • BBX Outlaws hitting and fielding instructor – 15U team (2014-15)
  • The Batter Box hitting and fielding instructor – 8u-16u teams (2014-15)
  • Mets Baseball Camps and Puerto Rico Big League Baseball Academy Summer Hitting and Fielding Instructor for kids ages 5-18

Braxton Martinez

Baseball

Hitting | Catching | Fielding​

Experience

Player

  • River City Rascals of the Frontier League
  • SLU
    • Freshmen All-American 2013
    • 2nd all time in career hits
    • 52 career doubles
    • 25 career home runs
    • career .300 hitter
    • NECBL (New England Collegiate Summer League) 2 time all prospect team and all defensive team 2014 2015
  • Francis Howell North
    • 4 time all conference
    • 2 time all state
    • all time leader in career home runs
    • single season record for RBIs(49) and home runs (10)

Russ Dobbins

Baseball

Pitching | Fielding​ | Hitting

Experience

Player

  • Arizona State University (NCAA DI)
  • Arizona First Team All State – Baseball 3 years in a row

Coach

  • Coached/Trained out of Seattle Select Baseball Programs (GameTime Sports/MV Select 2001-2013)
  • MEBA Coach/Assistant since 2014

Jean Rodriguez

Baseball

Hitting | Fielding | Agility

Experience

Player

  • Genesse Community college (2011-2012)
  • Freshman All-American
  • Western Major Baseball League (Summer 2012)
  • Weyburn Beavers
  • Lincoln Memorial University (2012-2016)
    2nd Team All Conference (2013)
  • Puerto Rico Boy’s Baseball Club (Summer 2013)
  • Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (Summer 2014)
  • Herndon Braves

Sarah Harris

Softball

Pitching | Fielding​ | Hitting

Experience

Player

  • Select Softball
    • St. Louis Fierce (National Softball Champions)
    • The Rockers
    • Lady Lightning
  • St. Charles West High School (2008-2009)
    • 25 career doubles
    • 15 career triples
    • 55 career hits
    • .380 career hitter
    • .521 slugging
  • Pitching (2008-2009)
    • 23 games pitched
    • 95 strikeouts
    • 3.96 ERA
    • 1st Team All Conference