Renovations to the the San Diego Padres spring training complex preclude us from using their facility in January 2014.
We are working to finalize the exact dates and site for the January 2014 clinic.
It appears the site will be either Bradenton, FL (Pirates facility), Sarasota, FL (Orioles) or the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, AZ
If there is sufficient interest, there is a possibility of holding 2 clinics in January – one in FL and one in Tucson, AZ.
East coast players might find a clinic in FL more convenient. West coast players might feel the same about AZ.
If we use the Pirates facility, the dates will be Jan 2-5, 2014. Other dates are TBD.
I spoke to Dave Martinez (Rays bench coach) and Derek Shelton (Rays hitting coach) and they both want to do a teaching clinic in FL. There are a number of MLB coaches who live in FL, so the staff at the FL clinic will probably be comprised of a lot of new coaches. That’s exciting news! I’m looking forward to putting together a new coaching staff for a clinic in FL.
THE 2013 PRO BALL COACHING STAFF:
Alan Trammell – Bench Coach, Arizona Diamondbacks
Rob Picciolo – Bench Coach, Los Angeles Angels
Rick Adair – Pitching Coach, Baltimore Orioles
Rick Kranitz – Pitching Coach, Milwaukee Brewers
Ty Van Burkleo – Hitting Coach, Cleveland Indians
Brook Jacoby – Hitting Coach, Cincinnati Reds
Jim Eppard – Hitting Coach, Los Angeles Angels
Eric Owens – Hitting Coordinator, Los Angeles Dodgers
Glenn Sherlock – Bullpen Coach & Catching Instructor, Arizona Diamondbacks
Don Wakamatsu – Special Asst to GM, New York Yankees, Former Mariners Manager and bench coach for Rangers, A’s, Jays
Lee Tinsley – Outfield & Base Running Coordinator, Chicago Cubs
Tony Muser – Former Manager – KC Royals, Bench Coach – SD Padres, Hitting Coach – Brewers & Cubs
Brian Harper – AAA Hitting Coach, Chicago Cubs
Orv Franchuk – Former Hitting Coordinator – A’s, Red Sox, Astros