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Baseball Academy Instructors

Roberto Alomar

Roberto Alomar

Regarded as one of the best second basemen to ever play the game, Alomar was recognized for his illustrious career in 2011 when he became the first-ever Blue Jay inducted into the Hall of Fame. During his career from 1988-2004, Robbie was a 7x All-Star, 10x Gold Glove winner and 4x Silver Slugger. The fan favourite played with the Blue Jays from 1991-1995, when he was a member of the Back-2-Back World Series Championship teams. Alomar's accomplishments have also been further recognized as he is enshrined on the Blue Jays Level of Excellence and was inducted to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. Roberto is currently a special assistant to the Blue Jays organization and puts on Baseball Academy clinics every year in his native Puerto Rico.

Sandy Alomar Sr.

Sandy Alomar Sr.

Sandy has over 50 years of experience in professional baseball, 21 as a player and 31 as a manager or coach. Sandy has seen and done it all in professional baseball. He was named to the 1970 All-Star team. His two sons have credited him with teaching them all they know, went on to have great Major League careers: Roberto and Sandy Jr.

Jesse Barfield

Jesse Barfield

In his 13 year career, he had an All-Star selection (1986), two Gold Glove Awards (1986, 1987) and a Silver Slugger Award (1986). Barfield had by far the best outfield arm of the 1980s. He led American League outfielders in assists three times (1985-87). He led the league with 40 homeruns in 1986.

George Bell

George Bell

One of the most popular Blue Jays of all-time, George is a former left fielder who played with the team from 1981-1990 and is enshrined on the Blue Jays Level of Excellence at Rogers Centre. Bell was named the American League MVP in 1987 and was a 3x Silver Slugger with the team. George was also named to three All-Star teams while playing for the Blue Jays and Cubs. Bell made one of the more memorable catches in Blue Jays history when he made the final out to clinch Toronto's first ever division title in 1985.

Juan Beniquez

Juan Beniquez

Juan is a former centre fielder who spent 17 seasons playing for eight different clubs, ending his career playing for the Blue Jays from 1987-1988. Known as a valuable role player, Beniquez was a Gold Glove Award winner in 1977 while with Texas, and posted four consecutive .300 seasons while with California and Baltimore. Juan had three postseason appearances including the 1975 World Series with the Boston Red Sox.

Denis Boucher

Denis Boucher

Boucher served as the pitching coach for the Canadian national team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He was the pitching coach of the Canadian national team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Boucher is one of only four Canadians to have played for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos, the others being Matt Stairs, Rob Ducey and Shawn Hill.

Homer Bush

Homer Bush

In his nine-year career, the speedy second baseman won a World Series ring with the New York Yankees. In 1999, he batted .320 with 33 stolen bases with the Blue Jays. Homer now spends his time coaching 10 and Under baseball in the great baseball state of Texas.

Frank Catalanatto

Frank Catalanatto

In his career, Catalanotto has played all infield and outfield positions except shortstop and centre field. He holds the Blue Jays record for hits in one game when he went 6-for-6 in a game in 2004.

Doug Davis

Doug Davis

A former Major Leaguer, Doug played third baseman and catcher. He spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons as Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League, and formerly was the bench coach of the Florida Marlins from 2003-04. He is currently the Blue Jays Minor League Field Coordinator.

Carlos Delgado

Carlos Delgado

He recorded 473 Homeruns and over 1500 RBIs over his 16-year career, 12 with the Blue Jays. During his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, Delgado set many team records, including home runs, RBIs, walks, slugging percentage, OPS, runs, total bases, doubles, runs created, extra base hits, times on base, hit by pitch, intentional walks and at bats per home run. He hit 4 home runs in one game on September 25, 2003.

Juan Guzman

A former pitcher with the Blue Jays from 1991-1998, Juan was a vital piece of the rotation on both 1992 and 1993 World Series Championship teams. In his nine-year Major League career, Guzman was selected to the AL All-Star team in 1992 and made the playoffs in three consecutive seasons with the Blue Jays from 1991-93 where he went a combined 40-11 with a 3.28 ERA. Juan also was a part of Baltimore, Cincinnati and Tampa Bay teams.

DeMarlo Hale

DeMarlo Hale

DeMarlo joins the Blue Jays in 2013 and will serve as the new bench coach. Before joining the Blue Jays, DeMarlo coached for the Balitmore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, winning a World Series with the Red Sox in 2007 as their third base coach. As a player, DeMarlo played first base and outfield in the minor leagues for the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics.

Pat Hentgen

Pat Hentgen

A former Major League pitcher, pitching in 14 seasons, 10 of those with the Blue Jays. Pat won the AL Cy Young Award in 1996, a World Series in 1993, was a 3x All-Star, and is regarded as one of the best pitcher in Blue Jays history. Pat is currently working as a Special Assistant to the Blue Jays Organization.

Tim Leiper

Tim Leiper

Tim played 12 years professionally where he was predominately used as an outfielder. Tim has coached and managed at almost all levels of the minor leagues. He has been a member of Baseball Canada's Senior National team coaching staffs at both the World Baseball Classic and the Olympics. Tim is a players' manager who brings a ton of passion and excitement to the game. Tim was recently hired by the Blue Jays as a Special Assistant to Player Development.

Candy Maldonado

Candy Maldonado

"The Candyman" is a former Major League outfielder who played from 1981-1995. He was a part of the Blue Jays organization from 1991-1992, as well as in 1995 and was an integral piece of the 1992 World Series Championship team. Over his career, Candy played in eight different postseason series for three separate teams. Candy was recently inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame alongside his former Blue Jays teammate, Roberto Alomar.

Brian McRae

Brian is a former switch-hitting centre fielder Major Leaguer who began his career with the Kansas City Royals in 1990 and ended with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1999. After his playing career, which also included playing for the Cubs, Mets and Rockies, Brian went on to work as an analyst for MLB.com and ESPN's Baseball Tonight.

Lloyd Moseby

Lloyd Moseby

A second overall pick by the Blue Jays in 1978, Lloyd played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues and was named to the All-Star team in 1986. Lloyd won a Silver Slugger award in 1983 and is often regarded as one of the best centre fielders in Blue Jays history. Lloyd served as the first base coach for the Blue Jays in 1998 and 1999.

Chad Mottola

Chad Mottola

Chad was recently hired as Blue Jays Hitting Coach after coaching for the last couple years in the Blue Jays minor league system. Before playing professionally Chad attended UCF and was the fifth overall draft pick in the 1992 MLB Draft. Chad then played professionally from 1992 to 2007. He is thought of as one of the young up and coming coaches in Major Leagues for 2013.

Rance Mulliniks

Rance Mulliniks

Played 16 seasons in the Major Leagues and was a member of the 1992 World Series Champion Blue Jays. Rance was a student of the game and known for his patience and discipline at the plate. Rance served as the Blue Jays Minor League Hitting Coordinator for four years.

Paul Quantrill

Paul Quantrill

Born in London, Ont., Quantrill is a former relief pitcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1992-2005. Paul was a Blue Jay from 1996 to 2001 and would be named to the AL All-Star team in his last year with the team. He would lead the league in appearances from 2001-03 and holds the New York Yankees record for most games pitched in a season (86 in 1994). Quantrill was a coach for Canada's 2009 WBC team and was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. This season the Blue Jays named Quantrill as a consultant to the organization.

Tim Raines

Tim Raines

The former left fielder played for six teams from 1979-2002 and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos. Raines is regarded as one of the best leadoff hitters and baserunners to ever play the game. His long list of accomplishments include being a 7x all-star, Silver Slugger Award winner, 3x World Series champion, and 1986 NL Batting Title champ. Currently, Raines is serving as the Roving Outfield & Baserunning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tanyon Sturtze

Tanyon Sturtze

Tanyon is a former relief pitcher who played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues and was part of the 2003 Toronto Blue Jays team. Sturtze also played with the Cubs, Rangers, White Sox, Devil Rays, Dodgers and helped the New York Yankees win the AL East title in 2004.

Otto Valez

Otto Valez

"Otto the Swatto" is a former outfielder who played 10 years in the Major Leagues. Beginning his career with the Yankees in 1973, Velez would play in the 1976 World Series for New York. Otto played with the Blue Jays from 1977-1982 and was the opening day DH in Toronto's first ever game on April 7, 1977. Otto's most memorable day was a double-header in 1980 against the Indians where he would hit for the "homerun cycle" with solo, two-run, three-run and grand slam home runs.

Duane Ward

Duane Ward

In his 12-year Major League career Duane was named to the All-Star Team in 1993 and won two World Series champion in 1992 and 93 with the Blue Jays. In 1993 he set the Toronto Blue Jays single-season save record (45). He has three wins and three saves in World Series play. Duane attended Instructional League this past fall to act as a guest coach/mentor to the Blue Jays young prospects.

Devon White

Devon White

In his 16 year he had three All-Star selections, three World Series championships and seven Gold Glove Awards. He made one of the greatest catches in World Series History in 1992.

Mookie Wilson

Mookie Wilson

Mookie played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues and was a Blue Jay from 1989-91. The former centrefielder was the batter during the famous "Buckner Play" in the 1986 World Series while with the New York Mets. The legendary hit, which went through the legs of Bill Buckner of the Red Sox, eventually lead to the Mets winning the World Series that year. Wilson has also served as the first base coach for the New York Mets as well as managed the Mets' Rookie League and Single-A teams.

Dan Banks

Dan Banks

Dan has coached minor baseball for over 10 years in various centres and at different levels in Ontario. Prior to that he spent four years playing college baseball in Florida and West Virginia.

Brad Doyle

Brad Doyle

Brad is a former Windsor resident who spent 15 years playing, and then coaching, in the South Windsor Minor Baseball Association. He is now entering his eighth season with the Toronto Blue Jays amateur baseball program.

James Gibbons

James Gibbons

James has coached minor baseball in Ontario for 22 years at every level from T-Ball to Junior. He is NCCP Certified Competition Development for Baseball, is an NCCP facilitator for baseball and trains coaches in Ontario. James is currently the President of his local association in Barrie, as well as coaching at the Rookie Ball and Mosquito levels. He has been a part of the Blue Jays Baseball Academy program for seven years.

John Hashimoto

John Hashimoto

John has been associated with the Toronto Blue Jays for eight years as an instructor for amateur baseball and is an NCCP Baseball Master Facilitator and Evaluator. He was born, played baseball, still resides, instructs and coaches baseball in Hamilton, Ontario.

Damien Hope

Damien Hope

As a pitcher and infielder Damien has played baseball since age 6 at the House League, Select and Rep levels. He was the co-captain of the Varsity Baseball team at Milton District High School in his senior year.

Samantha Magalas

Samantha Magalas

Samantha played on Canada's National Women's Baseball Team from 2004 to 2009. A graduate of both York University and Conestoga College, she played one season for the York men's baseball team. She is NCCP Provincial Coach certified in baseball and has been a member of the coaching staff of the women's National Baseball team for two seasons, most recently as the First Base Coach at the 2012 Women's World Cup in Edmonton. Samantha currently works as the Sport Development Officer at Ontario University Athletics (OUA).

Autumn Mills

Autumn Mills

Autumn is a recent York University graduate and has obtained both a Kinesiology and Teaching Degree during her time at York. She was awarded "Female Student-Athlete of Year" in 2008 while at York for her contributions on the ice and in the classroom. Autumn has also been a member of Canada's National Women's Baseball Team since 2005, primarily as pitcher but she has played both 3rd base and centre field for the team as well.

Nur Osman

Nur Osman

Nur played 4 years for the Varsity Baseball team at Durham College where he was named a CIBA All-Canadian in 2010 and team captain in 2011, as well as being recognized with the Bonnie Ginter-Brown Leadership Award. His dedication to both academics and athletics garnered him the Bert Dejeet Memorial Scholastic Award for the top overall GPA of all varsity athletes his final undergraduate year. Nur is currently attending the University of Ottawa pursuing a Masters Degree in Criminology, while playing middle-infield for their Varsity Baseball team.

Justin Parro

Justin Parro

Justin is currently attending Brock University in the Masters of Science in Applied Health Sciences, and is teaching advanced biomechanics at the undergraduate level. Over the past five years at Brock, Justin played four years for the varsity baseball team and spent the fifth year as the team's strength and conditioning coach.

Wayne Parro

Wayne Parro

Wayne has coached at all levels of baseball in Canada over the past 25 years, including 7 years with the Women's National Team program. He is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute (NCI) in Toronto, and is the Executive Director of Coaches of Canada. He is a Master Learning Facilitator and Master Evaluator and is involved in many coach education projects with Baseball Canada.

Andrew Peart

Andrew Peart

Andrew has played, coached, and instructed baseball from the local level to the university level. He is also a school teacher by profession, and utilizes his strengths as an effective communicator and instructor to teach athletic skills. He is happily married and the father of two youngsters.

Ashley Stephenson

Ashley Stephenson

Ashley began playing T-ball when she was 5-years-old, made the transition to softball and back to baseball. She has been a member of the Women's National Baseball Team since 2004. Ashley was named team MVP in 2005 and 2008, also earning a spot on the World Cup all-star team. In 2011, Ashley was the Baseball Canada Jimmy Rattlesnake award winner that is given to a baseball player that exhibits outstanding leadership qualities.

Justin Tamane

Justin Tamane

Justin has been involved with Elite baseball since 2002 when he was a member of the York Simcoe Baseball Association (YSBA) Thunder and I-Fuii Tigers Baseball Club. He was a member of the Varsity baseball team at Erie Community College (ECC) 2006-2008 and Brock University from 2008-2011. While attending ECC Justin was involved with youth baseball camps at New Era Parks in Buffalo and later at Bulletproof Baseball Academy while at Brock University.

Eric Wilton

Eric Wilton

Eric is attending UOIT in the kinesiology program and is completing his third year. He also has a diploma from Durham College, from the Fitness and Health Promotion program. He is a CSEP certified personal trainer working at Extreme Fitness in Pickering. Eric played baseball for the Pickering Red Sox until senior where he continues to follow his passion for playing.