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 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.
Drafted in the first round of the 2007 MLB Draft, J.P. played for the Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 to 2015. Fans' fondest memories of Arencibia include his MLB debut when he hit a home run on his first pitch faced and would follow that up with a double, single and another home run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Darrin Fletcher is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 to 2002. Fletcher became a fixture in the Expos lineup, regularly playing in over 100 games a year as one of the National League's top offensive catchers. Fletcher signed as a free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays and had some of his finest seasons. In 1999, he batted .291 with 18 home runs and 80 RBI and in 2000 he had his first .300 season, batting .320 with 20 home runs and 58 RBI.
A two-time All-Star, Gold Glove Award Winner, Shawn Green hit 328 home runs over a 15-year MLB career with the Blue Jays, Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Mets. In addition to his on-field accomplishments, in 2012 Green penned "The Way of Baseball - Finding Stillness at 95 MPH" which illustrates the spiritual practices that guided his career.
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.
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 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.
"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 is a former switch-hitting center 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2005 MLB Draft, he pitched for the Blue Jays for five seasons including his 2011 campaign when he posted 15 wins and was selected for the American League All-Star Team.
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.
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.
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.
A mainstay of the Blue Jays Baseball Academy at inception, Wayne has coached at all levels of baseball in Canada over the past 30 years, including seven years with the Women's National Team program. He is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute (NCI) in Toronto, and is a Senior Coaching Consultant at the Coaching Association of Canada. He is a Master Coach Developer in Baseball, Hockey and multi-sport environments, and is involved in many coach education projects with Baseball Canada.
John has been associated with the Toronto Blue Jays for over ten years as an instructor for amateur baseball and is an NCCP Baseball Master Coach Developer and Evaluator. He was born, played baseball, still resides, instructs and coaches baseball in Hamilton, Ontario. In his role as Instructor lead, he is responsible for supporting the training, onboarding and mentorship of new instructors as well as being a leading voice onsite at clinics and camps
Dan has coached minor baseball for over 15 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. He has over 10 years of academy experience with the Blue Jays.
Tim played varsity baseball at St Clair College after a youth baseball career in Lambton County. Graduating from Brock University with a degree in kinesiology in 2016, he works at Crossfit St. Catharines, coaching Crossfit classes, olympic weightlifting, and helping run their kids program.
Daniel is entering his eighth season with the Blue Jays Organization, and first year with the academy. He is currently leading his former varsity high school baseball program in Vaughan. He graduated from York University with a Business degree and played four years of university baseball while at York.
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 twelfth season with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Robert Grilli is a former division 1 baseball player who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Economics & a minor in Business. Robert prides himself on helping others, evidenced by his book The Playbook, A Student-Athlete's Guide to Success along with his company Lakeborn. Robert has been playing the game of baseball since the age of 4, has helped coach, and mentor thousands of student-athletes over the course of 10 years. Outside of baseball Robert is not one to shy away from a game of PingPong.
Tyler's baseball experience has taken him from the grassroots level, rep, elite, all the way to university level baseball competition. Tyler has enjoyed personal/team success on the field as a member of the Varsity Men's Brock Badgers team. Tyler's true passion is with off-field training aspects of the game. Tyler has earned his Undergraduate and Master's degree from Brock University in Sport Management. He continues to work within the Athletic Department supporting their sport and academy programming.
Kyle is entering his 7th year of coaching & 2nd season with The Blue Jays Academy. He coached The Royal York Cardinal 18U's to a Midget AA Baseball Ontario Provincial Championship in 2017 & has now moved over to The Etobicoke Rangers to coach their 15U Program in 2018. He was born, played baseball, coaches & resides in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Dan is entering his 3rd year as an Instructor with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy. He is an Instructor and Coach for children of all ages and abilities. Dan is an NCCP Coach Developer and Coach Evaluator. He is a CPTN Certified Personal Trainer with a goal to keep children active. Dan is happily married and the father of 2 children.
Patrick has coached at the secondary level for over twenty years. He has also been involved in Jays instructional camps and has been part of the international team that travelled to France and Austria. With his background in education, Patrick has supported events like "Baseball - Everyone Belongs" which promotes inclusivity for players with special needs. He enjoys learning more about the game of baseball every day.
Justin joined the Blue Jays Baseball Academy during his playing career at Brock University. A passionate advocate of educating youth on fitness, Justin owns and operates his own strength and conditioning centre in Southern Ontario.
Andrew is an NCCP certified coach, and has proudly served as an Instructor for the Blue Jays Baseball Academy for many years. His years of experience in competitive baseball have enabled him to extensively instruct players and coaches from the local level to the university level throughout much of Canada for more than 25 years. By profession, Andrew is an elementary school teacher, who utilizes his work ethic and strengths to be an effective communicator, instructor, and motivator to ball players and coaches alike. He resides in Markham, Ontario, and is married and blessed with two great kids.
James joins us for his first season with the Blue Jays Baseball Academy after a playing career at Brock University. He is currently pursuing a Master's Candidate in Coaching & Sport Education at West Virginia University.
Nick is approaching six years with the Toronto Blue Jays in several roles. He has played several years of baseball within Canada/USA; currently Pitching in the senior division for Pickering. He has multiple years of coaching experience and is currently a Pitching Coach and catching development with the 18U Oshawa Legionaires Elite team. Nick is constantly furthering his baseball knowledge.
Geoff attended Niagara University where he served 4 years as a NCAA Division 1 student-athlete on the baseball team. As part of his four year tenure, he was a utility infielder playing all positions in the infield. He graduated with a Business Marketing degree and made the dean's list all four years. Additionally, he played one year in the Intercounty Baseball League playing for the Hamilton Cardinals and is currently working in sales within the GTA.
Adam has played baseball in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. He combines playing and coaching experience with knowledge of athletic performance and sport psychology to deliver instruction on the acquisition and development of baseball skills. Adam is entering his second year with the Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Shaun is the only OUA baseball player to be drafted in the MLB Draft (TOR, 2012) and was a member of the 2013 Northwest League Champion Vancouver Canadians during his time with the Blue Jays organization. Prior to that, Shaun played for Brock University from 2010 through 2012 where he helped Brock win the 2010 OUA Championship and captured two OUA Top Hitter awards. He was inducted into the Brock Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015. In his free time, he enjoys travelling with his wife and spending time with their black lab.
Eric graduated UOIT with a degree in Kinesiology and 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.
A former Canadian National Champion, Ontario Blue Jay & T12 Alumnus, Troy is a passionate student of the game currently playing baseball at Wayne State University pursuing a psychology degree.
After finishing up his competitive career playing at Brock University, Eric transitioned into coaching. He is a NCCP trained coach with over ten years of experience. Eric began coaching in his hometown with the Quinte West Minor Baseball Association before moving to BC. For four years he was an instructor at the Power Zone Academy in Abbotsford. Eric recently moved back to Ontario and began with the Toronto Blue Jays amateur baseball program in 2017.