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MEET OUR STAFF

JERRY DANIELS - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

 

Jerry has been in baseball 47 years, both as a player and a coach. As a player, Jerry was named the Missouri Player of the Year in 1984. He played college baseball at University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and went on to play professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.  Jerry has coached for 29 years. He was awarded The Midwest MLB Scouting Association Coach of the Year in 2005. Jerry also was a MLB Associate Scout for 15 years with the White Sox, Cardinals and Yankees. He has coached and or trained many players that have made it to the MLB, including Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer, David Phelps, Jacob Turner, Ross Detwiler, Blake Dewitt, Sam Lecure, Blake Tekotte, Bobby Keppel, Sean Marcum, Lucas May, Kyle McClellan, Steve Collier, Dennis Tankersly, Tommy Lane and MVP Ryan Howard. Jerry has also coached and helped place over 300 kids that have received D1 college Scholarships, hundreds of DII, NAIA, and Junior College Scholarships and over 100 MLB draft picks. Jerry is the founder of the following organizations:

Midwest Premier Baseball
Midwest Prospects
Midwest Nationals (
co-founder)
Rawlings Prospects
St. Louis Prospects
US Nationals

SAL MCGHEE - FACILITY COORDINATOR

TODD WHALEY - HIGH SCHOOL COORDINATOR

ZACK RUTTER - HITTING COORDINATOR

JACK ZIMMERMAN - YOUTH COORDINATOR

Jack has played baseball for 14 years. He grew up playing club for the Midwest Phillies.  Jack played one year at Iowa Central Community College until a shoulder injury ended his career.  Jack had been recruited by the University of North Dakota, but due to his injury never got a chance to play.  Jack turned his passion for the game into a coaching career.  He has been coaching for six years and has been an instructor in both hitting and pitching for seven years. He specializes in hitting instruction for youth.

JORDAN YAKEL - PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

 

Jordan was born and raised in Hazelwood, Missouri. He graduated from Hazelwood West High School in 2014. He then went on to play baseball as a starting pitcher at Greenville University (NCAA Division III) his freshman year, followed by St. Louis Community College Meramec (NJCAA Division 1) his sophomore year.  Jordan finished out his collegiate career playing for nationally ranked D2 powerhouse University of Central Missouri (UCM).  He graduated from UCM in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management.  Since graduating from UCM, Jordan has spent the last four summers coaching several high-level club baseball teams and working at their pitching performance centers as a pitching instructor.  Jordan was a member of the coaching staff for the18U US Nationals team this past summer, which was named #1 in the country by Perfect Game. Along with coaching club baseball, Jordan has also coached high school baseball in the local area.  

 

 

 

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