Sean Danielson – Co – Owner – Cardinals/Redsox/Reds – Hitting/Defense
Sean Danielson signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. During his stint with the Cardinals, Danielson was most known for breaking a franchise record by stealing 6 bases in a single game. In 2007, he was traded from the Cardinals to the Red Sox for right-handed starting pitcher, Joel Pinero. The Sox sent him straight to AAA for a two year campaign with the Pawtucket Red Sox in the International League. Sean became a free agent in 2009 and signed with the Cincinnati Reds, where he spent the 2010 season in AA for the Carolina Mudcats. He has always been known as lead-off man, for his ability to hit for average and steal bases. Sean plays all outfield positions and occasionally makes appearances in the infield. During his 6 year career, Danielson made two all-star teams, averaged 20+ stolen bases a season, and was known as a big league defender with over 60 outfield assists.
Aaron Cunningham -White Sox- Pitching Coordinator – 8 Seasons for HP
Phillip Allen – UTSA – Hitting/Defense/Speed & Agility – 111 Seasons for HP
Phillip Allen grew up local in the Sugarland area going to Kempner High School. Know as one of the Houston’s area top prospects Allen decided to take his talents to the University of Texas San Antonio. At UTSA Allen immediately was recognized as one of the best athletes to ever come through the program and was considered a 5 tool player. He was know best for his blazing speed and ability to get on base and make things happen. Allen is now a HPBA coach (13U/18U) as well as instructor at HPBA and is making a positive impact on kids lives everyday!
Paul Combs – 7 Season for HP
Brad Helton – 10 Seasons Coaching for HP
Ryan Allbright – Galveston College – Hitting/Fielding/Pitching (Aka – Breezy) 5 Seasons
Ryan Allbright is a former Cy Ranch High School stand out and 2013 State Champion. After graduate Ryan continued his baseball career with Galveston College as a Whitecap. He was know for his ability to hit for average, always be on base and play any position on the field. Ryan was described often as a hard nose no excuse player that would do whatever it took to help his team get the victory. Ryan is now coaching and instructing at HP and brings his same playing mentality to all of his players.
Christian Heard – Alvin College – Hitting/Fielding/Catching (Aka – Heardy) 4 Seasons
Christian Heard is a 2 year Letterman at Cy Fair High School and graduated in 2012. Christian followed his dream and played his 2013 campaign at Northlake College and then transferred to Alvin College for the 2014 season. Heard was an asset to every team he played for with his a ability to play every position on the field. His specialty is in the middle infield with some very fast but soft hands. As a left handed batter, Christian was a rock at the top of the line up. His ability to spray the ball to all fields, move runners and hit the long ball was a coaches dream. Heard is now a coach and instructor at HP, his ability to connect with players is second to none.
Ryan Crew – Brewers – Hitting – 18U Coach – 6 Seasons
Ryan Crew was a stand out at Fort Bend Austin, earning All-State honors at pitcher and shortstop. After high school Crew lettered 3 years at the University of Texas San Antonio. As a Roadrunner he set several records, not to mention becoming the first Freshman All-American in school history.In his sophomore season Crew finished 2nd in the Southland Conference MVP voting to someone named Hunter Pence. His final season at UTSA he lead the roadrunners to a Southland Conference championship earning SLC Tournament MVP as well as lead the league in hitting. Shortly after this season he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005. Crew played a total of 5 seasons earning multiple All-Star honors while playing all 9 positions on the field. Crew quickly moved up the ranks as one of the Brewers top 10 prospects. Crew played and became friends with many of the big league Brewers when he was invited to big league spring training in 2007. Ryan currently is a Houston Fire Fighter as well as coaches our 18U team at HP. He has been making several connections and has had lots of success sending players to college to play baseball.
Zach Townsell – Cy Ranch HS – Pitching/Hitting – 2 Seasons
Zach spent 3 years as a letterman at Cy Ranch High School. He won a state championship under HC John Pope ( Now Pitching Coach at Rice University) in 2012 and was one of their most dominate pitchers on the staff. Zach’s average fastball was 90 mph and he occasionally touched 94 mph. He also contributed with his bat and glove, playing third base and averaging a .309 batting average over his 3 year campaign with Ranch. Unfortunately Zach’s baseball career was cut short due to an incident at a college showcase that landed him with a broken back. Zach has now focused all of his efforts into coaching and giving private instruction to youth ball players, as his passion for the game is still in full effect.
Noah Triz – Toronto Blue Jays – Pitching
Noah Tritz is a Spring, Texas native who led Klein Oak HS to back to back district championships in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 he was a 1st team unanimous all district selection and made first team all state, in addition to being named Klein Oak pitcher of the year in 2001 and 2002. At UTSA, Noah was second team all southland conference in 2006 after posting and 8-0 record with 8 saves. That year Noah tied the UTSA single season saves mark and was the winning pitcher in what is considered the biggest upset in UTSA baseball history, when the Roadrunners defeated the No. 5 Texas Longhorns for the first time in 17 years. He was drafted in 2006 in the 32nd round by the Toronto Blue Jays and spent 3 years in the organization. Prior to coming on with HP, Noah spent 2 years as a coach and pitching instructor at The Hack Shack in San Antonio, Tx. He has a degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration.
Shawn Aubin – Brecia College – Hitting – 1 season with HP
Brandon Clark – Villanova – Catching/Hitting
“Brandon Clark is a local product who grew up in NW Houston and played baseball at Klein High School where throughout his career he caught former 1st round pick and current Nationals pitcher Matt Purke. He chose to attend the University of New Orleans on scholarship but left after first year due to reclassification to Division III. He then transferred to Northeast Texas Community College for a year where he served as the primary catcher as well as DH. He led the Eagles in hitting throughout conference play with a .340 average and propelled the team to being ranked as high as 8th in the NJCAA D1 standings. After his stint at NTCC, Brandon headed up north to play in the Big East Conference at Villanova University. At Villanova Brandon had a career average over .300 and led the team in on base percentage his junior year at a .457 clip while committing just one error in his over 90 game career. Also while he was a Wildcat, he earned multiple Big-East All Academic awards and graduated with a bachelors degree in economics. Much of his success at Villanova and baseball knowledge that he has accumulated he credits to his former coach Deron Spink, who is personal hitting coaches for both Ryan Howard and David Freese.
As a player he was known as a defensive specialist who had a knack for getting on base. He took pride in grinding it out behind the dish for nine innings and keeping the game and his pitchers under his control. Brandon has former instructing and coaching experience with All-Star Baseball Academy and is looking to pass along any knowledge and experience he can to the young players in the area where he grew up.”
Brent Powers – Athletics – Pitching
Brent Powers was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2011 after his senior year at Sam Houston State University. Following a successful first season, he was invited to the A’s Instructional League at the end of the year. Brent went on to play three more seasons in the A’s organization with 2013 being his best year. He led his team in innings, wins, ERA, strikeouts, complete games and shutouts and was top 5 in almost all of the New-York Penn League’s pitching categories, leading to him being named the All-Star Game’s starting pitcher. He ended the year with the best ERA in the Athletics organization, earning him the Pitcher of the Year award for the A’s Low A team, the Vermont Lake Monsters. His last year was 2014 where he became a free agent and was picked up by the Blue Jays organization, finishing the year in Lansings starting rotation. Brent has been mentored and worked along side top-tier coaches such as Ron Wolforth, Randy Sullivan, Wes Johnson, Flint Wallace and elite strength trainers, Lee Fiocchi and Kevin Poppe. His vast knowledge of how to keep pitchers healthy, explosive, efficient and effective has helped him in his own career and the career of countless rising elite pitchers.
Howie Pence – Padres/Astros – Pitcher (Seasonal)
Howie Pence was born in Fort Worth Texas October 1, 1979. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1998 where he lettered one year in baseball. He played collegiately at Sam Houston State University for two years where he suffered a torn UCL ligament. The next two years he spent rehabilitating and then resurfaced in 2003 as a fifth year senior at the University of Texas in Arlington. In June of 2003 he was signed as a non drafted free agent by the San Diego Padres out of a MLB scouting bureau tryout. He played in the Padres organization until 2006 reaching High Class A ball in Lake Elsinore California. In 2006 he played for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the Northern League and was named to the Northern League All Star Team. By the end of the season his contract was purchased by the Houston Astros, and he finished the season with the Salem Avalanche. Howie now resides in Pearland with his wife Allison and there three beautiful children, Hayley-Jane, Striker, and Ace.
Ryan Patterson – Blue Jays/Tigers/Marlins/D-Backs – OF/INF (seasonal)
Ryan Patterson started his career at Texarkana Junior college. There he won the honors of freshman of the year and played along-side of childhood teammate Hunter Pence. From there Patterson went to LSU, where in his three year stint as a tiger he shattered several school records. By 2005 Patterson had lead his team to the college world series twice and was in the running for the Golden Spike award among many other awards. Soon after his Sr year, he was selected in the 4th round of MLB amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. In his 6 years of playing pro ball, Patterson has made several All-Star teams, has over 100 career homers, and once had a game where he went 6-6 with three home runs, two doubles and nine RBIs. Patterson was also recently inducted in the LSU Hall of Fame.
Caleb Ramsey – Nationals – OF/INF/Hitting (Seasonal – currently in AAA)
Caleb just got home from a another successful .290 season. They have given him the nickname Mr. Consistency in the clubhouse. We are lucky to have this hometown hero hear during his off-season to give lessons at HP. Come in and work with Caleb and get on track to have a consistent approach at the plate!
DUSTY BROWN – Red Sox/Pirates/Rangers – Catching/ Hitting (seasonal)
Brown has played 12 years professionally, most of which in the Red Sox organization where he played parts of two seasons in the major leagues in ’09 and ’10. He was also in the major leagues in ’11 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Brown was a member of the Texas Rangers organization having played the ’12 season with the Round Rock Express, though his season was cut short by Tommy John surgery. Dusty has been labeled throughout his career as a defensive specialist having spent a large portion of his career under the tutelage of catching guru and current Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck, as well as former teammate and Gold Glove winner Jason Varitek. Throughout 12 years of professional service he has gained an expansive knowledge of the position, and is eager to pass that knowledge on to young players in the area.