top of page

JASON GRILLI

https___tipofthetower.com_files_2016_10_9599636-jason-grilli-mlb-alds-texas-rangers-toront

ADVISOR -TOP 100 BASEBALL

Jason Michael Grilli (born November 11, 1976) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, and Texas Rangers.

Taken as the fourth overall selection of the 1997 MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants, Grilli was one of the top starting pitcher prospects in all of Minor League Baseball, ranked 54th in 1998 and 44th in 1999. The Giants traded him to the Florida Marlins in 1999, for whom he debuted on May 11, 2000. n 2011, Grilli's career took off as a relief pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That year, he carried a 2.48 earned run average (ERA) and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings (K/9) rate in 32 innings pitched (IP), and further improved in 2012, when his strikeout rate climbed to 13.8. In 2013, Grilli made his first All-Star team and became Pittsburgh's closer at the age of 36. From 2011 to 2014, he compiled a 3.09 ERA with 11.9 K/9, 3.3 BB/9 and a 34.2 percent ground-ball rate in 195+1⁄3 IP.

On May 31, 2016, the Braves traded Grilli to the Toronto Blue Jays for Sean Ratcliffe.[51] Grilli earned his first save as a Blue Jay on June 12, closing out a 10–9 win over the Baltimore Orioles.[52] On July 2, he recorded his first win as a Blue Jay in a 9–6 victory over the Cleveland Indians.[53] In 42 regular season innings with the Blue Jays, Grilli posted a 6–4 record, 3.64 ERA, and 58 strikeouts. He made five appearances in the postseason, and allowed one hit in 32⁄3 total innings.[54] On November 5, 2016, the Blue Jays picked up Grilli's $3 million option for the 2017 season.[55] In a June 3, 2017 game against the New York Yankees, Grilli gave up four home runs in a single inning of relief, becoming the first Blue Jays reliever to do so.

Grilli was recently honored by his CNY High School, Baldwinsville as well as the Syracuse Mets.

SCOTT LANDERS

Scott.png

ADVISOR

Head Pitching Director, Director of Placement

 (315) 239-4200   Email

Scott Landers joined the SUNY Oswego Laker staff after serving as the assistant coach at NCAA Division I Le Moyne College for the prior nine seasons. During his tenure at Le Moyne, five Dolphin pitchers signed professional baseball contracts. Two of Landers' players were named conference pitchers of the year. Overall, Landers coached 21 players at Le Moyne that went on to play professional baseball. 

At Cortland, Landers helped guide the Red Dragons to two league titles with unblemished 12-0 conference marks, one regional title and one Division III World Series berth. In 2001 at Broome Community College, Landers guided the Hornets to a 22-19 mark and New York State Regional berth. 
Landers was a four-year pitcher at Cortland. As a player, Landers helped the Red Dragons to three SUNYAC titles, four regional appearances and three NCAA Division III World Series appearances. Cortland finished third on two occasions and seventh once at the NCAA Division III World Series. As a junior, Landers was named to the 1997 ABCA All-America Third Team.

NCAA Championship Appearances:

2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

NCAA College World Series Appearances:

2018, 2017

SUNYAC Championship Titles: 

2019, 2018, 2017

SUNYAC Championship Appearances:

2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

SUNYAC Regular Season Titles: 

2021 (SUNYAC West), 2017

LLOYD QUICK

IMG_1856.JPG

DIRECTOR OF BASEBALL

Catching, Hitting, and Fielding Instructor,

(315) 558-1472  Email
2021 - Associate Baseball Director

2014-Present Baseball U NY Head Coach and Catching, Hitting and Fielding Instructor
2009-2014 Head Coach Onondaga Community College---Region 3 JUCO Coach of the Year 2012 & 2014; Mid-State Conference Coach of the Year 2012 & 2014; 151 wins-program record over 5-year period; Top 3 program records for single season wins '12(47) '13(32) '14(38); Team ranked Top 5 in nation in 2012, 2013, 2014; 5 players named All-American, numerous All-Region and All-Conference selections, 2 conference players of the year and one Region 3 Player of the Year; Ranked #1 in Region 3 team pitching for 3 straight years ('12, '13, & '14); Top 3 in Region 3 team hitting 3 straight years ('12, '13, & '14)
2000-2009 Varsity Head Coach, Vernon Verona Sherrill High School---4-time Tri-Valley League Coach of the Year; 5 Tri-Valley League Championships; Over 160 wins; Numerous players selected to All-League, All-County, All-CNY, All-State and recruited to play at all levels of Collegiate baseball-
1996-1999 Junior Varsity Head Coach, VVS High School
1990-1995 Varsity Assistant Coach VVS HIgh School
1987-1988 Catcher, Onondaga Community College---Nationally ranked Top 10 both years; 1987 Region and District Champions; 1987 JUCO World Series Appearance
1983-1986 Catcher/Pitcher, Moravia High School; 1986 All-League, All-County, IAC Pitcher of the Year; 1984 & 1985 All- League, All-County, IAC Catcher of the Year

TIM MACKO

ALEX WAY

Tim.png
Alex.png

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

BASEBALL COACH - Instructor

Operations Director & Baseball Instructor 
State University of New York at Binghamton 
(undergraduate and graduate courses) 1998 - 2003 
Binghamton University Bachelor of Science, Human Development 1998 - 2001
Varsity Baseball 1998-2001 
Onondaga Community College Rookie of the Year 1998 
Honorable Mention All-Region Pitcher 1998 
Binghamton University Most Improved Player 2000 
1st Team All-Conference Third Baseman, New England Collegiate Conference 2000 
Most Valuable Player, ECAC Postseason Tournament, 2000 
Binghamton University Most Valuable Player 2001 
2001 1st Team All-Conference, New York State Baseball
Binghamton University John Bilos Award for Career Athletic Achievement 2001 

Signed with Elmira Pioneers and Allentown Ambassadors 2002 
Signed to play and coach in German

Professional League 2003

Baseball U NY Head Coach, Hitting Instructor.

(315) 239-4200    Email
2019 Assistant Coach, Modified Football, JD HS
2018-Present Baseball U NY Assistant Coach
2015-2018 CNY Baseball Warehouse Instructor Assistant
Spring 2019 Asst Coach, NJCAA Baseball, Onondaga CC
2019-Present Special Education Teacher, Jamesville-Dewitt
2018-Present Assistant Coach Baseball U NY
2018 Graduated Eastern Nazarene College, B.S. in Sport Management, Minor in Communication
Fall 2018 Assistant Baseball Coach, NCAA D3, Eastern Nazarene College
Summer 2018 Head Coach, Boston Red Sox Summer Camp, Boston, MA
2017-18 Pitcher at Eastern Nazarene College, Boston, MA
2015-2018 CNY Baseball Warehouse Instructor's Assistant
2015-2016 Pitcher at OCC, Syracuse, NY
2012-2014 Varsity Baseball at Jamesville-Dewitt, 1x All-League Honors, Hit First Cycle in School History, 2014 SCn

DEREK MARSH

Derrick.png

BASEBALL COACH - Instructor

1991-1993 Pitcher for Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
1992 Second Team All-Conference.
1993 First Team All-Conference.
1996-1998 Pitcher for Onondaga Community College.
1996 Second Team All-Conference.
1998 Medical Redshirt.
1999-2000 Scholarship Athlete/Pitcher at Division 2 Mercyhurst University. Graduated with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Elementary Education, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education.
2000 Head JV Coach and Pitching Coach for North Stafford High School. Employed also as a Special
Education Teacher.
2000-2015 Head Coach and Pitching Coordinator for the Virginia Sports Complex (currently known as
Legacy Park).
2001-2009 Head Pitching Coach for Mountain View High School. Witnessed 20+ players continue on to
college with Scholarships. Three drafted, with one player playing in Triple A.
2009-2015 Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Pitching Coordinator for Massoponex High School,
Spotsylvania VA. 15 players continued on to college with scholarships, two players drafted. One player
played 2 years in the Majors, now plays professional in Japan.
2015-2021 Head Coach for Dvisions A, AAA and Majors in CNY for Liverpool Little League.
2022-Current Head Coach and Pitching Instructor for Baseball U.
Currently employed as a Special Education Teacher for the Syracuse City School District.

KYLE PEREZ

Kyle.png

BASEBALL COACH - Instructor

2022-Present Premiere Sports Warehouse/Baseball U Coach
2022-Oswego Little League- Dr. William Mahan Leadership/Volunteer of the Year Award
2020-Named to SUNY Brockport All-Decade Team
2018-Present Head Coach/Safety Officer Oswego Little League
2016-Present Private Lessons with over 60 different players
2016 Participant in World Baseball Challenge-Prince George, BC-Silver Medal
2016-2017 Pitcher for Roswell Invaders-Pecos League, Single Season Appearance Record in 2016, All-Time
Appearance Record in 2017
2016 Graduated SUNY Brockport, B.S. in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology, Coaching Minor
Summer ’14/’15-NYCBL Wellsville Nitro’s & Syracuse Salt Cats, 2nd Lowest League ERA in 2015-1.03 ERA
2013-2016 Pitcher at SUNY Brockport, Nationally Ranked 22 nd -2013, 2 nd All Time Single Season Appearances-2016
2013-2018 Coach for Syracuse Spartans
2010-2012 Varsity Baseball at Oswego High School

BEN GAAL

ben.png

APE STRENGTH - COACH  

Strength and Conditioning Instructor,

Baseball U NY Head Coach. Hitting and Fielding Instructor,(315) 447-9759   Email

2018-Present Le Moyne College Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
2012-Present Baseball U NY Hitting and Fielding Instructor
2010-Present; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
2011-2013 Le Moyne College Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach
2010-2012 Strength and Conditioning Coach Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Organization
2009 Graduated from Ithaca College with a Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and a Concentration in Human Performance
2008-2009 Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach,
Ithaca College

 

DAN PARSONS

Dan.png

BASEBALL COACH - Instructor

Baseball U Head Coach, Hitting and Fielding Instructor, (315) 239-4200.   Email
2018-Present Head Coach Modified Baseball, Liverpool
2014-Present Baseball U NY Assistant Coach and Hitting and Fielding Instructor
2013-2018 Assistant Coach, Modified Baseball, Liverpool
2013-Present Special Education Teacher, Liverpool
2012 Graduated with a Masters Degree in Childhood and Special Education, Grades 1-6 from LeMoyne College
2009 Assistant Coach, Travel Ball Program, CNY Thunder
2007-2008 Assistant Coach, North Syracuse Babe Ruth Baseball and All-Star team, 2-time District Champion, 2-time State Champion, and 2-time Regional runner-up
2006 Graduated with a BS in Marketing, Niagara University
2002-2006 Player, Niagara University, 2nd Team All-MAAC (2006), All-Academic Team, first class in Niagara Baseball history to qualify for conference tourney all 4 years.
2001-2002 Player, Varsity Baseball, Liverpool, 1st Team All-League (2002); Team MVP (2002)

bottom of page