The next Pro Ball Baseball Clinic will be held January 17-20, 2014 at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex (BOBC) in Sarasota, Florida.
The BOBC is the Baltimore Orioles’ minor league complex.
I have personally toured the facility and it has everything we need – indoor hitting tunnels, outdoor cages, nice lockers, trainer’s room, dining room and great baseball fields.
I spoke to Tampa Bay Rays hitting coach, Derek Shelton and he is very interested in teaching at the 2014 clinic. So is Rays pitching coach, Jim Hickey and possibly Rays bench coach, Dave Martinez.
There are many MLB coaches who make Florida their off season home, so the staff at the 2014 Pro Ball Baseball Clinic will definitely have a few new faces. I think it’s great to bring some new coaches on board. I’m looking forward to putting together a coaching staff comprised of familiar coaches and some first timers.
As soon as the 2014 Pro Ball coaching staff is finalized, I’ll post it on the website.
Other coaches who have expressed an interest in teaching at the Sarasota camp include Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley, Rick Adair, Ty Van Burkleo, Don Wakamatsu and Glenn Sherlock.
It’s going to be a GREAT camp!
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