These athletes are Coach Peavy's choices as real All
Stars..... Not necessarily because of their ultimate level of
play..........although they all are pretty good..... They are All Stars because of their dedication, attitude
and work ethic. Through baseball they have learned the true value of a good work
ethic. I am proud to say they are genuine
TEAMMATES and SPORTSMEN.
Baseball teaches participants how to handle life on
life's terms......especially with great support
from parents, grandparents, coaches and
mentors. In this day where some pro athletes who do not
feel they are supposed to be role models, all of these athletes
are ideal examples of future role models for younger athletes. Be proud of the young men and women you are all
raising to be great people with the help of the baseball
community.....I know I am. Coach
Nick Senzel University of
Tennessee Freshman All American 2014 Click Photo to Learn More About Sensel
from UT Website
hard work and dedication, Peavy Student Nick Senzel became
the first Freshman cleanup hitter for UT since 1990 and was
a big reason for the success of the Vols in 2014.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (School release)-- Nick Senzel was named a
Freshman All-Amercian by Louisville Slugger
as selected by the Collegiate Baseball newspaper. He was
named to the SEC All-Freshman team last
week. The Farragut product was honored as a designated
hitter freshman All-American after hitting .315 with 15
extra-bases hits and tying for the team lead in RBIs with
39. As UT's cleanup hitter for much of the season, Senzel
also stole 14 bases and walked 30 times. He posted a
team-best .419 on-base percentage. Senzel is the first
Tennessee player to earn Freshman All-American honors since
Jason Delay NATIONAL CHAMP as a
FRESHMAN Vanderbilt University Freshman Catcher 2014 Jason Delay Celebrates Run Scored in College
World Series-Click Photo to See Vanderbilt Profile
Peavy: Jason's success formula is simple.....Jason Delay is one
of the hardest workers I have ever had. Period. How can you top
becoming a National Champ as a Freshman? There is no doubt in my
mind that Jason will find a way.
COACH CORBIN QUOTE:
Jason comes to our program with advanced receiving and throwing
skills. He has a chance to impact our team behind the plate at a
very young age. He also is a high achiever academically. He has
a bright future as a student-athlete at Vanderbilt.
Coleman Williams Class of 2016 Perfect Game All
Marist High School War Eagles Click Photo to See Coleman
Williams Profile at CHAMPS Coleman has trained with me since he was a 4 ft.
tall 9 year old in Little League...and he has ALWAYS worked hard.
Now, Coleman is 16 years old (in 2013) and is 6'1" tall and still
growing with a 90 MPH fastball and a lethal bat!
Wake Forest University and Duke University are already
looking seriously at Coleman in 2014.
Coleman will be
on the Marist High School Varsity roaming center field and
playing first base as well as being a major force on the
mound while batting in the middle of the
batting order.....and I am going to do my best to keep him there
because Coleman is a joy to work with.
From Coach Peavy:
Coleman Williams is one of my best overall students at his
age because he truly has become a student of the game.
Coleman has learned truly HOW to hit in our lessons over the
past few years..
When asked a technical or tactical question about his swing,
Coleman is remarkably accurate in his assessments..... Hence,
his in game adjustments are more often than not, right on..
Watch for Coleman to be a player to reckon with on any team he
plays for in the future.with on any team he
plays for in the future.
Coach Dan Perez –
Marist School comments: I am writing to give you
my evaluation on Coleman Williams from Marist School in
Atlanta, Ga. My name is Dan Perez and I was Coleman’s JV
Baseball coach last year and will be again this year.
Coleman is an extremely gifted player. I want to start off
by saying that in 25 years as a baseball coach he
has the best bat speed and power for a 9th grader I’ve ever
seen. He attacks the ball with an aggressive and
consistent approach. I firmly believe that as he matures and
his knowledge of the strike zone becomes more consistent he
will be a dominant high school hitter that will hit for
power and average! Coleman is also a talented pitcher and
outfielder. He possesses a very strong arm and he dominated
as a pitcher last year as a 9th grader. He also did a great
job in right and center field and established himself as my
best outfielder when he wasn’t on the mound.
Liam Cotter Marist High School Class of 2014 Signs
with Washington University in St. Louis Marist War Eagles in Dunwoody, GA
class of 2014 at the Marist School in Atlanta, has been a
student of Coach Peavy's since the Summer of '09. Feb. 2012 Height
& Weight: 6’ 2” & 205 lbs. Positions: RHP & First Base
(Utility Catcher and Corner Outfielder).
GPA: 3.7 w/
Advandced & AP Courses. Other Activities: Mission Trip, Alter
Servers, Duke Talent Identification Program. Spring Team
2012: Marist JV ; Summer Team 2012: Team Gwinnett Spring Team
2011: Marist JV ; Summer Team 2011: East Cobb Titans (PO) &
Georgia Jackets; Fall Team 2011: Team Gwinnett.
Fastball Velocity: 83
MPH Verified By: FSU Advanced Skills Camp July 29, 2011.
Fastball: 80 MPH Verified By: Perfect Game WWBA June 26, 2011.
Pitching (Summer & Fall 2011): 6 - 2; 4 - 0 Pitching ERA:
2.43; 1.16. Pitched to 122 Batters W/Out Walk (Summer 2011 - EC
Titans); .83 WHIP( Fall 2011); 25 / 3 Strike Out to Walk Ratio
Hitting (Summer &
Fall 2011): Batting Avg.: .413% .375% On Base Pct.: .459%
Slugging Pct.: .500% (w/ 58.88% Quality ABs). Among team
leaders in Extra Base Hits & RBI s .
Liam helped lead Marist Middle School Team
to the championship of the Dunwoody Senior Middle School
Baseball League in 2010 with a record of 15 - 1.
Liam led his team in at bats, base hits
and RBIs, and hit .447 while playing first base, pitching and
occasionally catching for Marist.
Other Sports: Marist
JV Basketball (Two Year JV Starter).
From the Perfect Game WWBA 14 U National
Championship Blog: Liam
Cotter (Marist High School 2014) went 3 - 3 to lead Team Gwinnett
Mizuno Blue to a 5 - 0 win over World of Baseball. "Cotter also
tallied three singles, showcasing his line-drive abilities. He also
had a flat bat path and a smooth load." June 25, 2010.
From Coach Peavy:"Liam is a favorite student because the word "can't" is not
in his dictionary.....he simply takes what I give him and
runs with it. He also has achieved a high level understanding of
how to play the game and make adjustments....this is the
definition of an "intelligent ballplayer" in my book and I am
looking forward to helping Liam achieve a stellar baseball
career at any level he desires to play".From Dan Cotter,
Liam's Dad: "One
of the reasons for Liam's success is his work ethic and his
ability to put into practice what he is taught by his coaches. I
attribute his hitting skills to Coach Peavy's unique ability to
teach kids by breaking hitting down into fundamentals, and
then allowing his students to develop those fundamentals within
the context of their own individual styles."
Milton High School Varsity 2014 Class of 2015
Hitting and Pitching at Turner Field, Josh Saavedra has
trained with me for several years.
Happy go lucky at
all times, Josh always enjoys himself in baseball. And I
enjoy working with him! And now, he is enjoying himself
After making up his mind in 2012 that he
wanted to be all that he can truly be by learning to switch
hit, Josh suddenly grew, through hard work, into a genuine
force behind the plate for his Milton High School Varsity Team.
Josh possesses an exceptional arm, throwing out a high
percentage of the runners who dared to try against him. and
he is no slouch at the plate, with a ridiculously high on
base percentage and developing power.
I expect Josh
to lead all of his Teams BY EXAMPLE in 2015. I believe Josh
has an opportunity to develop into a top notch College
Catcher, with a great arm and a quick bat.
Dedicated.....That Describes Alex Brewer
simply makes himself a baseball player.....and he is a great
baseball student of the game.
Alex travels frequently
from Knoxville to Atlanta to train and he always brings a
Alex always shows that he has worked
hard while at home in between lessons in Knoxville and I
expect him to Star for his Middle School Team in 2013.
I also expect Alex to lead his future High School Teams
and Travel Teams BY EXAMPLE!
Felipe Rodriguez 15 Yrs. Old in 2012 Up and Coming Catcher and
Slugger from Laredo, TX
Shown above practicing with the Indy
Professional Baseball Laredo Broncos when he was 13, Felipe
is a young man with an eye towards the future.
brought his incredible work ethic and spent a week with
Coach Peavy in July of 2012 honing his hitting skills.
As you can see from the photo on the right of this page,
Felipe is a winning backstop and hitter, helping lead the
Laredo Bronco Pony League Team with several homers in the
Super Regional, on the way to the Pony League World Series
Championship in 2011
Colleges need to look for Felipe
in the coming years to captain their teams behind the plate!
Laredo finished with seven homeruns in the
World Series, the most of any team. The 20 total in the Series is
the fewest since 2006 (14), 14 less than last year. Taipei did not
have a homerun in the series. All 10 rbi in the final for Laredo
came from the fifth spot and lower in the lineup, including E.
Rodriguez' four and Aguilar's three. Garza, F.
Rodriguez and Martinez had the others. The bat-around in the
Laredo fourth was the sixth total in the Series.
2nd inning Laredo:Felipe
Rodriguez stroked a lead-off single, moved to second on a
sacrifice bunt and scored on a double to center by Bernie Martinez.
A popout ended the inning.
out, Wei-Hao Chen doubled to left, moved to third on a groundout and
scored on Ku-Fan Wang's single to center. Wang stole second and
third and scored on a throwing error.
6th inning Laredo:With
one out, Isaac Gutierrez doubled over the third-base bag. David
Garza singled to left, moving Gutierrez to third.
Felipe Rodriguez singled to left,
one out, Chia-Cheng Lin reached on an error. Chia-Wei Chang hit into
a forceplay and was stranded..
Glen Johnson, shown
above with his Dad Howard Johnson (HoJo) former All Star & current
Hitting Coach of the NY Mets, will be a Senior in 2011 at Pace
University in NY.
Glen played with the
Westhampton Aviators in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League's
Hampton Division in the Summer of 2010. In the previous Summer,
Johnson played for the summer collegiate baseball Peninsula Oilers
in the Alaskan Baseball League & the Summer before that played
for the ACBL New York Metro Cadets.
Continually grooming his skills for a shot at the
Major Leagues, after the 2010 Summer season was done, Glen came to
Coach Peavy in August of 2010 to rework his swing from both sides of
the plate in preparation for his important Senior season at Pace and
hopefully, the 2011 MLB Draft.
Following in his famous
father's footsteps is a dream Johnson is determined to make a
reality, so let's follow Glen's path to the Major Leagues in the
2011 season with Pace University
From Coach Peavy: "Shown above
working with our new Timeline Training System with
High Speed Motion Analysis, Glen is an excellent student of the game
with a superior work ethic. He showed me a lot in 7 days in
Immersion Training in our Atlanta Training Studio...
"Glen is "Mr. One More" to
me....because he is always asking for one more swing...one more
swing.....I believe he learned a lot in Atlanta and will continue
to work the practice system & principles he was taught while here,
until he reaches his goal of being an equal hitter from both sides
of the plate."
"On top of that, because of his love of the game
and enthusiasm, Glen was a genuine pleasure to work with. I think he
will make a great position player in the Major Leagues one day
Birth date: 10/11/1994 Positions: OF/IF/P
Grade: 10th School Baseball Experience:
Marist JV Team - 9th grade (2010)
MaristMiddle School Team – 7th
& 8th grade (2008-2009) Travel Baseball
Experience: East Cobb Indians 16USandy Springs Longhorns – 2yrs
(2008-2009) Wills Park Fire – 3yrs
plans to play for Marist again spring of 2011. Jackson
will be playing for the East Cobb Indians in the upcoming 2011
spring & summer season. He opted to not play travel ball this past
spring & summer (2010) so he could focus on his school ball. He
played with the Marist Varsity summer team this past summer.
Update May 3, 2011 Final Season Stats: BA: .488
OB%: .615 SLG%: .674 OPS: 1.289
From Jackson’s Dad, Keith
has worked with various professional hitting instructors since the
age of 8 and all have had some degree of positive influence on his
hitting but none compare to Coach Peavy.
has always had a natural sweet swing but he didn’t quite have the
mental part of hitting down or all the right mechanics until he
started working with Coach Peavy. Coach Peavy not only teaches the
fundamentals of hitting better than anyone I have ever met he
understands the psyche of young athletes and instills confidence in
them. Coach Peavy has taught Jackson
how to understand all aspects of his swing and as a result Jackson is even more confident at the plate.”
From Coach Peavy: "Jackson is
a favorite among my students, because he has learned so much and
come so far in a very short period of time....and when he gets a
concept right, he clearly enjoys himself and puts even more energy
into it, which is rewarding to me as a teacher. He is an
exceptionally intelligent ballplayer and I feel Jackson is
going to be a doubles machine for Marist in 2011."
Queen Creek, Arizona
From Christian's Dad, Richard McCarroll:
Christian has worked with several hitting coaches in the past
and has some success, but nothing compared to the success he had
with Coach Peavy.
flew out from
Arizona to go through the week
long immersion training and oh my gosh what a difference it has
made.Coach Peavy has a way
to not only teach the fundamentals of the swing but the mental
aspects of it too.
Christian has never had the power or the confidence to hit the ball
over the fence.That has
changed after going through the immersion training. Christian has
been able to hit homeruns at will.
During All-Star tryouts he took the first pitch over
the right center field fence way deep into the parking lot.He was the only player to hit one out and no one else even
thank Coach Peavy enough for what he his has done. We are looking forward to making an annual trip to
Georgia to work
with Coach Peavy.
Casey Innis Mountain View High School
"Casey started playing travel ball at the
early age of 9, he was always the big kid on the team and has
always had a big bat. During his early years he was a team
leader and always had one of the highest BA's on the teams he
played with. Casey has worked very hard at being the best by
putting in the extra time that it takes to excel in sports. This
hard work paid off as at the age of 15 he made the Varsity
Baseball Team at Mountain View HS in Lawrenceville, Ga and was
the starting first baseman."
"Casey finished his first
season with a .327 BA. In 2011, Casey made the Varsity Team for
the second straight year."
"We first met Coach Peavy when Casey was 10 years old when he
worked with our team over spring break. His approach to the
fundamentals of building a pro swing has been instrumental in
developing Casey into a player that leads his team in batting
average, slugging percentage and on base percentage."
feel very fortunate to have met Coach Peavy and are confident
that by continuing to work with him and practicing his
techniques that Casey will have the best chance at advancing to
the next level." Mark and Lisa Innis
From Coach Peavy: "Casey Innis is
one of my favorites, because he never let's anything defeat him or
get him down. Baseball is such a lesson in humility....few can
weather the life lessons taught through baseball. But, I think Casey
can. I am looking forward to seeing Casey continue to grow in
baseball and in life"
Steven Voigt UPDATES: Steven
Became the Closer for the Young Harris University Team in
2010 Camden County High School GraduatePlayed in 2008 for Augusta State
From Coach Peavy:
Put very simply, Steven Voigt is one of best students,
specifically because of his unbeatable work ethic.
Steven helped carry Camden High to it's best season in
history, hitting, pitching and at shortstop.
Ga. --AugustaState and
split a non-conference baseball doubleheader Saturday
afternoon at Lake Olmstead Stadium. ASU
took the first game 6-1 behind a solid pitching effort from
freshman right-hander Steven Voigt.In only his third start. Voigt
(2-0) struck out five and walked just one batter in seven
innings, giving up four hits and one run.
Kevin Owens went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI and Alex Sickman
was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Alex Walker and Darren Swift
each scored two runs. Chris Tyler worked two scoreless
innings, allowing a hit and striking out one.
Steve Turner took the loss for the Blazers, surrendering
five hits and four runs in 1.1 innings. Adam Harmych logged
4.2 innings of relief and was charged with six hits and two
runs. Thomas Tripp gave up two hits over the final two
The Jags and Blazers play the rubber game of the series on
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Athletic Media Relations Director
At Right Above,
Augusta State Freshman Steven Voigt, Jr.
throwing first pitch at Yankee Stadium, May 3, 2008. Photo courtesy of NY Yankees Video of the first pitch available online at
Augusta State University Freshman Throws
First Pitch at Yankee Stadium
Honors Fallen Navy SEAL
Augusta State University Freshman, Steven Voigt, threw
the first pitch at Yankee Stadium in honor of his father,
Navy SEAL Steven Voigt, who lost his life in a helicopter
crash in the Persian Gulf in 1996. Voigt and his
grandmother, Ann, were guests of the NY Yankees and the
Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a non-profit
organization funding Steven's college education.
New York (PRWEB) May
8, 2008 -- Augusta State University freshman Steven Voigt
had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk to the center
mound of Yankee Stadium and throw the ceremonial first pitch
during Military Appreciation Day, May 3rd.
Augusta State University freshman Steven Voigt, Jr.
throwing first pitch at Yankee Stadium, May 3, 2008.
Photo courtesy of NY Yankees
Video of the first pitch available online at
The first pitch was part of the New York Yankees' salute
to America's military personnel which also paid tribute to
fallen service members, including Voigt's father, Petty
Officer Steven Voigt, a Navy SEAL who lost his life in the
Persian Gulf while conducting helicopter operations in 1996.
Voigt and his grandmother, Ann, were invited to be part
of the pre-game activities by the Special Operations Warrior
a Tampa-based organization that provides full college
educations to the surviving children of special operations
personnel killed in combat or training.
Voigt attends Augusta State University with the help of
the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. He is studying
Business Management and also plays baseball for the
university's team, the Jaguars.
Before a sold-out crowd of fans who cheered him on, Voigt
threw a perfect fast ball to Yankees catcher Jose Molina.
The Army's premiere parachute team, the Golden Knights,
were unable to jump into the stadium due to the weather,
they were on the field to present the Voigt family a
personalized poster from the jump team. Country singer and
former Army Ranger, Keni Thomas, performed the National
As they have done for the past 28 years, the Special
Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship
funding for the sons and daughters of fallen special
operations personnel. The foundation provides college
scholarship grants, not loans, to cover tuition, books,
fees, room and board.
"The New York Yankee organization has always been so
supportive of the men and women who proudly serve in our
military," said John T. Carney Jr., SOWF President and Chief
Executive Officer. "We were thrilled to have one of our
students throw the first pitch and honored on the field."
The Warrior Foundation, a four-star rated charity by
Charity Navigator, has seen 123 of its students graduate
college, and currently has 111 students enrolled in colleges
and universities across the country. There are another 500
children who have yet to reach college age in the
foundation's program. In 2007, the Warrior Foundation
provided $1.5 million in scholarship grants and educational
counseling to the children of military special operations
Stephen was picked up by the Kennesaw
Mustangs (a 10u travel team) in the Fall of 2009 as a 9 year
old. It was his first season of playing travel ball.
He worked his way up to a starting right field position and
held the number 2 batting spot in the line-up for the entire
Spring season. During the 2009 Fall and 2010 Spring
season the Mustangs had a 45 wins and 25 losses record and
he contributed with these hitting stats for the Spring
From Stephen's Dad, Tom Karis: “Since we started with your instructional hitting program
when Stephen was 8, we have developed a solid foundation and very
good understanding of “the art of hitting”. Using your
principals of footwork, separation and flat hands through the
hitting zone, we continue to improve and build upon that foundation.
And the most rewarding outcome (in addition to solid hitting
statistics), is the education that I have come away with to help
Stephen between instructional sessions, and the fact that Stephen
can now recognize his own “opportunities for improvement”.
We’re looking forward to continuing our program with you and
advancing to the next levels of hitting." Tom
From Coach Peavy: "Stephen is a
joy to work with, because he really wants to learn the game just
like my big guys do. And the enthusiasm shows in his work, as he
works similar routines to my older, more advanced players & he is
beginning to grasp the more advanced concepts of hitting that I
insist all my players learn, no matter what their age....As we build
SMART hitters that can make adjustments, not just do mindless drills
without knowing the purpose."
"I think Stephen can go as far as his drive &
desire will take him in baseball."
From Coach Peavy: Caleb Holt is one of my favorite students,
primarily because he simply never quits and never gives up
and his work ethic is second to none. He came to Atlanta
frequently from Kathryn, Ga and showed me each trip that he
had been implementing and working everything he had been
taught....In the midst of changing schools and programs
between his Junior and Senior years, Caleb built himself
into a major contributor for his new high school,
culminating with a GISA All Star selection and a trip to
Troy State to play with the best of the rest in the
state.....I can truly say he learned how to get out of the
game what he put in, which was considerable..... I am
very proud to have helped Caleb reach for the stars and
become a true All Star, because of his terrific attitude and
approach, which will also serve him well throughout the rest
of his life's endeavors.
Coach Peavy, These are some of the pictures that I think
show how I best implemented the baseball principles you taught me.
At the beginning of the season I struggled, but as the season when
on and I was better able to implement what you were teaching me, I
began to experience greater success. At the end of the season
the GISA coaches were asked to nominate top senior players on their
team. I and another player on my team were nominated by Coach
Fitzpatrick. However, I was chosen to participate in the game. It
was a great experience that I will never forget. I played on
Troy State’s baseball field in Troy, Alabama and I had the
opportunity to play with some of the best players in Georgia and
Alabama. I batted twice and earned two walks. Coach Peavy, you
taught me not to swing at junk and to trust myself. I would have
loved to have had a hit, but the guy didn’t give me anything worth
hitting. If it had not been for you I would have been up at the
plate swinging at anything and never seeing the ball. Because of
what you taught me I was able to help my team. We beat the Alabama
All-Stars 12 – 1. Sincerely,
Nick Saavedra Alpharetta, Ga
From Coach Peavy: Definitely one of my hardest workers......with patience
and perseverance Nick has molded himself into quite a fine
hitter....his upside for the future is tremendous.
Look for Nick and his never say die attitude for
the Milton Eagles in Alpharetta, Ga.
Milton High School Freshmen Team
Milton Eagles (8th grade feeder)
Wills Park Fire
From Nicks Dad, Manny Saavedra:: "As a Dad and Coach:"
"Once Nick started working with Coach Peavy using his
fundamental approach to building a swing, Nick's hitting
and confidence improved tremendously. He is much more
confident at the plate and understands each aspect of
the swing and can diagnose and correct aspects of his
swing if necessary. The drills/methods that Coach Peavy
uses truly teach the player how to develop a swing and
the improvements can be seen in my sons and other
players who have been instructed by Coach Peavy."
"Coach Peavy’s approach to hitting instruction is the
best I have seen in my 10 years of coaching recreational
and travel baseball teams."
Lloyd Age 7 in 2009
young ones are asked to work to high levels!
Shoelaces to the pitcher, heel to the sky, flat hands &
Coach Peavy & Coach Voigt: Tucker Lloyd is a favorite because he has one of the best
attitudes of any athlete in our group & is a joy to work
Chris Lloyd, Tucker's Dad:
" Just wanted to give you a big thank you (and Coach Voigt)
for working with Tucker. He has made huge strides in the short
amount of time you have worked with him (couple months). I have
attached a picture someone took of him batting this weekend at our
tournament at ATPP. Although the picture is from an
earlier game - later that day he drove in the GW RBI on a line drive
to center field in the bottom of the 8th Inning (7U's only play 6
innings) with 2 outs in the championship game."
again! Chris Lloyd"
Andrew Gleason Catcher/Outfielder at Southern Poly in Marietta, Ga.
From Coach Peavy: Andrew Gleason is a hitting student with
me in Marietta, Ga. Andrew has an
incredible work ethic. He came to me in 2006 with a
swing in need of improvement.....
With dedication & a lot of hard work, Andrew completely transformed his
swing in a short period of time with the information & training tools
him, turning into a line drive machine! I really enjoy
watching him swing the bat!
Update April 30, 2007:
Andrew finished his season on a tear with a .357 batting
Andrew finished College in
2008 with a career .345
With Andrew's help in centerfield, Southern Poly finished
47-18 in the SSAC.
Andrew played at Dunwoody
High School, near Atlanta, Ga. In the Summer of 2006, Andrew
made the all-star team for the Georgia Dugout Club Summer
League and was voted most dedicated by his teammates at
Gardner-Webb University in 2006.
Click On the RIGHT Photo Above to See a Windows Media Video (WMV) of Andrew lacing an
outside fastball & then adjusting for an outside
changeup.....And, yes, that is the "crack of the bat" with real wood!!
From Andrew Gleason:
"Coach Peavy breaks hitting down so it's simple and easy to
understand. Following Coach Peavy's methods has helped me
fully understand my swing and how to make adjustments from
game to game. I am finally hitting the ball like I should be
& feel like there is still room to make my swing even
better following Coach's drills & techniques."
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Mike McGuire Jr. was a Junior in 2008...in 2006
& 2007 Mike led many offensive categories for the D1 St. Peters
Baseball Team as a Baseball Scholarship
Athlete at Division I St. Peters College.
Prior to college Mike received many baseball honors
including All New England in 2005. Mikes career high school batting average was in excess of
.400 & he hit .505 in 2005.
Update April 17, 2008: McGuire leading St. Peters with an OPS
Update 2008:McGuire comes out swinging heavy in first six games of
2008...including a 400+ ft homer including just barely missing 2
others.......has 8 RBI in first 6 games......
2007: Playing for the Jersey Tides
in the Atlantic Baseball Confederation, Mike hit .358,
had 3 homers and 25 +
RBI's and had a slugging percentage over .526
with an on-base percentage of over .450.
He had 12+ doubles
and a triple. He played first base exclusively. His
OPS is an impressive .976.
The Tides won the league and Mike led them in hitting.
Spring Season of 2007:Using Coach Peavy's methods, Mike McGuire
boosted his OPS (On Base PLUS Slugging Percentage)
over 70 points from .821 in 2006 to .891 in 2007 & led his
Div. 1 Team in Homers.
OPS is a major indicator of a hitters efficiency...in fact a
.900 OPS is considered top of the game in the Major Leagues.
May 22, 2006: Dear Coach Peavy,
"I wanted to thank you again for helping me with my
swing. Our season just ended on Saturday and I was very
happy with my performance this season. I ended the season
batting .301 with 47 hits. I had team high 11 doubles and 2
homeruns. I was second on the team with 25 RBI, 28 walks, a
.410 slugging percentage, and a .411 on base percentage. I
was named to the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Associations
All Rookie Team and I have been nominated for MAAC rookie of
the year. I could not have made these accomplishments
without your help. Thank you again and I will continue to
work hard and hopefully we will get to work with each other
From Coach Peavy: "Mike
McGuire has a positive attitude & terrific work ethic.
Combining his naturally good hands & eyes with a learned,
leveraged efficiency & fully applied core strength should
result in a substantial jump in his power output, making an
already successful style even better............I look
forward to his success at St. Peters."
From Mike McGuire: “I knew that what it took to be successful in high school
would not necessarily carry forward at a higher level. I
sought out an instructor that had proven success & I found
that in Coach Peavy.”
"I spent 4 days in Atlanta & received
personal instruction from Coach Peavy. While I have much
work ahead of me I am confident the “Pro-Swing” technique
will be a key to my success in college & beyond.
"I highly recommend that any serious hitter should visit
Coach Peavy. The results are truly amazing." Mike McGuire # 22
St Peters College
Coach Peavy Sponsored the
Sandy Plains Prowlers 11U Team in 2008
Coach Peavy and his staff worked with the
entire Oregon Park Outlaws Team in 2009 including their
Coaching Staff headed by Manager Roy Jeffers. Training included Complete Team
Hitting and Team Catching,
featuring Coach Peavy and Coach Andrew Gleason of Coach
Peavy's Baseball Training Staff.
Ellington Collins Hill Eagles Fastpitch
From Coach Peavy: Brittany has to be a favorite among my
students because of her incredible dedication and work
She is versatile in the field and is truly a complete 5 Tool
I expect her to be a complete terror at the plate in
2008 and beyond.
year starter on Varsity at Providence Christian Academy
Gwinnett County Team of The Month, 11th Grade
Team All Gwinnett County, 11th and 12th
Honorable Mention All State, 11th Grade
Esther Award (Exemplifying Christian Leadership)
Team All Region, 11th Grade
Team All Region, 12th Grade
UPDATE: Brittany signed to play with:
Dad, Rusk Ellington:
"As a parent and coach I have always sought out
the best instructors that could help my daughter achieve her
goals. I look for someone who is knowledgeable, encouraging
and gets along extremely well with their students. I have
found that man in Coach Preston Peavy.
His ability to teach along with his positive reinforcement
have been a blessing to our family. What started out as an
eight lesson trial period has turned into four months of
My daughter this past week received her first scholarship
offer and I attribute this to her hard work with Coach
She plans on working with Coach Peavy throughout her college
years of softball."
Brian Kelaher, Brown
Targeted Practice &
Dogged Perseverance Pays.....All Coach Peavy's students can
learn from Brian!
Brian was a four-year varsity starter at Avon Old
Farms High School, where he captained the 2004 League
Championship team. He received the Juan Comella Award for
inspired play. Kelaher was named the team MVP in 2003 when
again Avon won the League Championship. At the age of 16, he
became a member of the 18U team and was the recipient of the
Golden Bat Award in 2003.
From Coach Peavy: I am exceptionally proud of Brian
Kelaher because of his never give up attitude.
Kelaher (Farmington, CT) played for Brown University
with mixed results through 2007.
In January of 2008, Brian came to Atlanta to work with Coach
Peavy with heavy immersion training & carried his terrific
work ethic & practice routines back to Brown for the 2008
Early in the 2008 season, Brian occasionally came off the
bench but kept up his practice & work routine he learned
while in Atlanta.....and when his chance came he made
the most of it by immediately posting a .316 batting average with a .382 On Base
Fielding Infielder at
Xaverian High School, Staten Island, NY
Coach Peavy's student, Adrian " Boomer
" Rivera 5' 10" 150 lbs.
Xaverian High School. Played on the Freshman Gold Team.
Superior glove at shortstop-Ozzie Smith type defensive
player. Colleges need this young man to anchor their
in Staten Island League with a .552OBP
Catholic League BA .750 with a .783OBP All other games BA .588
with a .667OBP
Won the New York City Freshmen Catholic Championship. Won
the Junior Varsity Championship. Was the MVP his freshman
Justin DeShan Chattahoochee High School Young Harris College
Justin is shown above signing the letter of intent with Coach
Robinson & his parents Pete and Charlotte DeShan.
Student Justin DeShan Signs Letter of Intent with Young
Harris College From Coach Peavy:
"Hard work pays
off. Justin DeShan worked through adversity to receive a
scholarship to play baseball at Young Harris College. I am
very proud of Justin and his work with me in the summer of
2008 which led to a successful tryout and offer from Coach
May 26, 2007 Update: Justin is Fresh off of a 2 Home Run
Game A tireless worker and a favorite
among my students,
Justin is not only a quality hitter, but
is also a top notch pitcher and will only get better.
Justin's motion looks a bit like Kevin Brown, doesn't it?
During the summer of 2008, Justin
worked hard on a full pitching and hitting program with
Coach Peavy, including learning a strength training routine,
a pitching specific strength regimen, high speed motion
analysis of his pitching motion and the resultant pitching
specific training routine to develop easy velocity, minimize
injury potential, build a leveraged and synchronized
pitching movement for him specifically to maximize
command with a full arsenal of pitches.
Justin realized a significant gain in leverage and velocity
to with much easier command. Coach Peavy expects him
to continue to progress in his natural velocity to the 90 to
94 MPH range while in college......with 5 to 7 different
pitches with command! A full tool set!
From Justin on May 26, 2007: "Today
we had our first 2 games of the season. I threw a complete
game with 1 earned run in the first game. In the second
game I hit 2 home runs to put our team over Dawsonville 14
to 4. I finally got that perfect backspin hit that we have
been looking for on the second homerun (It was a high pitch
too!) I really think that this new batting stance with the
leg lift has paid off."
Thank you, Justin DeShan
Garrett Retka from Minnesota
Garrett Retka from Minnesota
Traveled to Atlanta for a Week to Learn
Step by Step to a Pro Swing with Coach Peavy.
Do the Same....
Atlanta to work with Coach Peavy Personally.
Garrett Retka plays for the
CCVL League Champion Hastings Hawks in Minnesota & has
played in the Northern League. Garrett is also the Baseball
Coach for Henry Sibley HS in Minnesota
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note From Coach
"When Garrett was in Atlanta, he SUBSTANTIALLY
improved his batspeed & bat tip control technique. IN FACT, after he continues the techniques
& drills he learned in Atlanta, I expect him to realize a
USEABLE BATSPEED INCREASE IN GAMES of OVER 20 MPH!"
Garrett Retka: "As a player & high school
coach I wanted to make myself a better hitter & coach. I
decided to have Coach Peavy break down my swing & put it
back together. I was really pleased with my increase in bat
speed & my new pin point focus technique I now take to the
plate as well as give to my players.
"Coach Peavy taught me the proper swing timing & triggering
mechanisms through his very easy to follow drills &
training sequences. I know that if I continue to follow the
drills & his suggestions I will have a good year at the
"As a instructor, I couldn't have asked for a better
individual. He was great with me & I was thankful to be able
to see him use his teaching style with a variety of ages all
of whom had a great time, along with getting results."
"Thanks again Coach Peavy for making me & my players better
Garrett Retka-Henry Sibley HS -Minnesota
Jensen, William & Mary College
UPDATE: November 02,
2006 Freshman Catcher Jensen launched his
first College Home Run for William & Mary College in
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary baseball
team held its annual Green and Gold World Series, an
intra-squad three-game scrimmage, this past weekend at
Update April 25, 2006
has agreed to bring his hitting skills to William &
Update March 17, 2006: Jensen is
batting .438 in his first 8 games of 2006 & is a terrific team leader for Wesleyan,
running the game like a pro behind the plate.......the
following article is from
ACC TEAM INTERESTED IN WESLEYAN
John Marchant, GAVarsity.com Roswell (GA) - Wesleyan
catcher Jensen is starting to gain interest from many
of College Baseball's top recruiters. Jensen had always
been one of the best defensive catchers in the peach state,
but as a sophomore, with a .340 batting average, he wanted
to improve on his hitting. Now as a senior, currently
is hitting .438 after eight games with the Wolves. Now
Jensen can add "Great Hitter" to his resume.
GAVarsity.com talked to Wesleyan Coach Mike Shaheen about
the talented catcher's recruiting process.
Check out the rest of this story at the link:http://gavarsity.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=522787
Jensen is a high school senior
at Wesleyan School in Norcross in 2006. He has achieved
honor roll or merit list almost every semester of high
school & maintains a 3.5 GPA while taking honors & AP
classes. He was recognized for his outstanding achievements
academically, athletically & in the community with the
nomination of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. He is
also an Eagle Scout. He has been selected by school faculty
& athletic coaches to participate in the Gwinnett County
IDEALS Athletic Leadership & the Gwinnett County Youth
Leadership Forum. As a senior, he is a Peer Leader at his
school & spends time mentoring a group of freshmen.
As a two sport Varsity athlete in football & baseball,
has earned seven Varsity letters. He has been recognized
with selection for the All Gwinnett County Academic baseball
team, the Gwinnett County touchdown club has awarded him the
Cecil Morris Award & he is a member of the All Gwinnett County
Offensive Honor Roll.
developed & executed his own community service project
that provided books, movies, CD's & other educational items
to thirteen different local non profit agency's that assist
the underprivileged, abused or ill members of our community.
He has also sent several boxes of entertainment items to
three US Navy ships to help entertain our troops. He also spent a
week working on a mission trip last spring.
will be playing baseball at the collegiate
level. He has interest and offers from several schools, including Emory
University, Tulane University, Rhodes College, University of the South, William
& Mary and Furman University.
Jensen Launches a Home Run Click on Photos above to play a Windows WMV Video in
Media Player of 2 Home Runs!
From Pete Jensen(Father of Chris Jensen)
"Coach Peavy has been working with Chris for a year on
improving his bat speed & consistency of his swing. Coach
Peavy's explanation of the swing & drills utilized have given an elevated confidence level
produced a higher average(.395) & slugging
percentage(.675) in his high school season."
"Due to Coach Peavy's commitment to & 'hard
work, over a dozen universities have contacted
resulting in several scholarship offers including Division I
From Coach Peavy:
" Chris is an especially
dedicated worker, keeping himself in top shape through hard work
is taking the principles & methods I taught him &
working the drills, simply willing himself to success in
2006 through dedication & hard work.
His power numbers to ALL
fields should jump in 2006 just as they did in 2005,
as he fully involves his considerable core strength &
gets completely leveraged in his swing, further
multiplying his strengths."
Augustana College, SD
Hard Work + Good Information = Success
DJ Juhlke is a remarkable example of dedication.
In 2005, after a .205 season with the
Augustana College Vikings, DJ contacted Coach Peavy about a program to
improve his hitting skills.
First, Coach Peavy responded by having DJ send in a hitting video for a
Computerized Video Motion Analysis. Then, DJ purchased consultation time with
Coach Peavy by phone, to go over the Motion Analysis in fine detail & to outline
specific objectives at the plate with specific corrections DJ required to
achieve a timely hitting motion, including several new timing keys for his
stride, coupled with the full utilization & release of DJ's considerable
DJ received Coach Peavy's Step by Step to a PRO Swing Hitting Drills video and
went to work during the off season building a new hitting motion with Coach
Peavy's full drill set, in preparation for the 2006 season.
The result in 2006? See for yourself......Batting average up 154 points!
Slugging Percentage up 115 points!
2006: 33 D.J.
Juhlke AVG .359 AB 128 R 40 H 46 2b 9
HR 5 RBI 37 TB 70 SLG% .547 BB 30 SO
16 OB% .497
2005: 33 D.J. Juhlke AVG .205 AB 44
R 44 H 9 2b 4 HR 2 RBI 12
TB 19 SLG% .432 BB 19 SO 9 OB% .478
2007 Stats for DJ Juhlke
AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B
3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT
& SHOWCASES 2005 O’Connell HS: Washington Catholic
Athletic Conference (WCAC) Tournament Semi-Finals
2005 O’Connell HS: Virginia Independent Schools (VIS) State Tournament
2005 Northern Virginia Blackhawks: Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA)
Virginia State Tournament Runner Up 2005 Bridgewater College
2005 George Mason University Fall High School Instructional Showcase
Kyle's father, Dale Koger,
was a member of the Virginia Tech Hokie baseball team
& is currently the General Manager of Turner Construction Sports overseeing the
construction operations of major sports facility projects across the country,
including the homes of the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks
& more. Stay tuned for his next exciting projects. Read more about Dale's
projects in theVA. Tech Magazine.
3.26.06 UPDATE from Dale Koger:
Hi Coach: Although we're only one week into the regular season,
you were right when you said Kyle might surprise some folks this
Spring. In his third AB yesterday, on a 1-2 count, he went "yard" to straight
away CF, about 360'.
For the week, he was 4-for-7, 4 RBI, 3 runs. In a
come-from-behind win on Thursday, he had a two-out single in the bottom of
the last inning and went on to score the winning run....got his name in The
Washington Post for that.
Will keep you posted. I've already had several people say, "the instruction
in Atlanta seems to be paying off".
Thanks for everything, Coach, and we will be back down to see you.
From Dale Koger: "When
Kyle & I arrived & began the 4 day session with
Coach Peavy, we found Coach to be very detailed in his explanation of the areas
in which he saw the most chances for significant improvement. Coach Peavy
explained some very sophisticated concepts in terms that were easy to understand
for Kyle & for me.
The key to this experience - in my opinion - was presenting the new information
in such a way that both the athlete & the parent understood it - that is the
only way to achieve "buy in" or commitment of the athlete & his day to day
reinforce of the principles, which in our case will be me.
I took a lot of notes so that I could work with Kyle
when we returned home to further embed the new Peavy fundamentals into
Kyle's permanent swing mechanics. So far, I believe
Kyle is making exceptional progress, even though
Coach Peavy tweaked about 6 or 7 things about his swing.
I know of dozens of young hitters that I believe would benefit greatly from
working with Coach Peavy, & I intend to make them & their parents aware the
opportunity that is available through VSI Baseball."
Note From Coach
"When Kyle was in Atlanta, he
SUBSTANTIALLY improved his batspeed & learned to involve his core strength in
the swing much more effectively. IN FACT, if he continues the
techniques & drills he learned in Atlanta, I
expect him to realize a LARGE, VIRTUALLY EFFORTLESS BATSPEED INCREASE with no
loss of fine tip bat control. The next season should be a big season for Kyle"
"Kyle has come to Atlanta
to work with me, learning my Step by Step to a Pro Swing Hitting
Because of his terrific work ethic, I will be to be his
strongest reference as he seeks his college baseball choices."
St. Lukes Crusaders
Chosen by Elon University
From the New Canaan News Review: Jason
Sinclair has returned as the team's lone senior to make
up for the loss of a valuable core. The lefty-lefty first
baseman will be the rock in the middle of the Crusaders'
lineup and may even see time on the mound. St. Luke's Coach
Mitch Hoffman said Sinclair, who will play at Elon
University next year, has a better mental approach to the
game this year.
"Sinclair has really shown some tremendous leadership
skills down here in Florida," Hoffman said via telephone
during his team's annual preseason trip south. "He's our
only senior. He's put this whole team on his shoulders and
you can see it."
Peavy......."Jason Sinclair is one of my hardest workers.
Admittedly in 2006, his batspeed was in need of improvement
and improve he did....
Jason worked with me during the 2006 summer season in
Atlanta and again in Staten Island in January of 2007.......
Jason took my full drill set to heart during the winter and
amazingly increased his batspeed OVER 20 MPH!"
"I will be
working with Jason again in July of 2007 in Atlanta while
Team Connecticut is there......
and his stats as of April 13, 2007 are going to be hard to
improve on, but if anyone can do it, Jason can because of
his terrific work ethic."
Brett's dad Blayne Bafaro, sponsored Coach Peavy's Step by Step to a Pro
Swing Hitting School in Hillsboro, OR
& is now a hitting coach for a local high school.
Having attended Coach Peavy's Hitting School in Hillsboro Oregon, Brett worked
with his dad consistently on the techniques & principles he learned in Coach
Peavy's Hitting School.
The result? Brett hit .590 with 25 Home Runs in 2006.
Brett Bafaro has a remarkable season in 2006.
From Blayne Bafaro:
"Coach Peavy, Brett hit 590 this
last season with 25 Hr...
We also went to Cooperstown and & played in their 90 team tourney. Brett hit a
couple there as well." "The most effective drill
for us this summer was the cha cha. This drill helped with the release of his
He is no longer a back foot hitter as you can see in this picture.."
Squish the bug is no longer a term to use with Brett's swing. We did a lot of
bottom hand drills off the tee.
Brett's bat speed was amazing."
Before, Brett was an effective opposite field hitter with very little pull
power....he is now a very strong pull and spray hitter due to your drills."
ASU Rams Baseball Wins Two Against Concordia
The Rams click on all
cylinders as Albany State completes doubleheader sweep of
Scott Chancey (Albany
After sweeping Morehouse and outscoring the SIAC foe Tigers,
30-3, during a three-game series this past weekend, the
Albany State Rams’ baseball team certainly was open to a
doubleheader Tuesday against 0-2 Concordia-Selma. And after
winning both games against Cordia, 13-3, and 14-2, the Rams
finally appear to be hitting their stride. “We’re just
playing well,” Rams head coach Edward Taylor said. "From the
pitchers to the DH, everybody is playing great.” The Rams,
who out-hit Concordia, 24-11, in both games, now have a
weekend series against Benedict to worry about.
definitely got a big test against (Benedict),” said Taylor,
whose defending SIAC tournament champion Rams are 16-4 after
Tuesday’s wins. The Rams certainly didn’t look past
Concordia-Selma on Tuesday. Albany State shortstop Dionte
Blanton went 4-for-8 with two doubles and six RBI, including
a two-run homer. “It’s a rare occasion for a leadoff hitter
to hit a home run at Albany State,” Blanton said, “but not
however, had a reminder for Blanton after such a day. “He’s still
the leadoff hitter,” Taylor said with a laugh. “The leadoff
guy hits a home run, there isn’t too much I can say about
that. I just hope that he doesn’t think he’s a home-run
hitter right now.”
Wyche went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four
RBI, Darren Jenkins was
3-for-5, including a triple and four RBI,
and Chuncey Ward hit a two-run, inside the park homer, in
the second game.
The Rams got
an added boost when pitcher Anthony Davis earned his first
win in the opening game. He not only went seven innings, he
struck out 10 batters and walked only one. “That was a
tremendous job by (Davis),” Taylor said. “He needed it.
Since all four of our losses were under him, he needed it
And in the
second game, Samuel Murphy also went the distance, striking
out eight and walking one. He pitched 3 2/3 innings of
no-hit ball, until Concordia-Selma homered, leaving the Rams
with what then was a 9-1 lead. Although the Rams committed
four errors in the first game, they were flawless on the
field during their 14-2 victory.
“If we keep
playing how we’re capable of playing, the sky’s the limit,”
double began a surge in which the Rams
scored 10 runs during the first three innings of the opening
game. After Jenkins’
two-run single in the second made it 5-0,
a two-run single by Jonathan Hamm and Blanton’s two-run
blast broke the game open.
inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the third broke open
the second game, in which the Rams scored seven runs in the
bottom of the third. Wyche hit a two-run
single, Blanton added a two-run double, and later scored on
an error to finish the inning. And one of the highlights of
a four-run seventh inning was a two-run double by Todd
Darren Jenkins increased his batting average 63
points from 2006 to 2007!
He also boosted his OPS from .724 to .916 in the
same time period!
From Coach Peavy:
Darren is a favorite student because his work ethic is
Darren has terrific speed & a sense for the game-talents
that can be maximized. He came to me in 2006 with a swing in
need of improvement....I gave him he tools he needed to
overhaul & improve his swing to build average AND
power......Darren has been using the fall & winter of 2006
to implement what he has learned......I am truly looking
forward to seeing his improvement at Albany State in the
Spring of 2007!
DeMario Cash, Infielder and Pitcher at Albany State
DeMario Cash and Darren
Jenkins train with Coach Peavy in Atlanta and work Coach
Peavy's Step by Step Training System together, on the team
at Albany State.
Darren and DeMario both work hard at their craft, to be the
best they can be and Coach Peavy is extremely proud of them.