We offer retired Major League Baseball Players
and professional-level coaches
for every player’s skill level
and specific needs…
Ben Rivera - PITCHING
Retired MLB Player for Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves – who pitched in the 1993 World Series!
Bienvenido “Ben” Rivera Santana played Major League Baseball from 1992-1994 for the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. Before that, he played six years at the minor leagues with the Atlanta Braves Organization. Rivera had the extraordinary opportunity to pitch in the 1993 World Series when playing with the Phillies. He played for the Dominican Republic Winter League from 1998 to 2005, as well as the Taiwan League, Korea, and Japan League. Currently Ben serves as Pitching Coach at Trinity International Christian Academy in Lake Worth, where the team won State Champion in 2016 and 2017 and privately trains and supervisors young kids in pitching across South Florida.
Mike Easler - HITTING
Major League Hitters Mike Easler Coached and Tutored
- Mo Vaughn: Boston Red Sox / MVP
- Dante Bichette: Milwaukee Brewers
- Pat Listach: Rookie of the Year / Brewers
- Albert Pujols: St. Louis Cardinals /
Rookie of the Year
- Mark McGwire: St.louis Cardinals
- Robin Yount: Milwaukee Brewers
- Paul Molitor: Milwaukee Brewers
Michael Anthony Easler played 14 major-league seasons between 1973 and 1987. A left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower, Easler was nicknamed “The Hit Man” and “Line Drive” for his prowess at the plate. Easler played outfield and first base, and, during his tenure in the American League, often was a designated hitter. Easler played for six teams: the Houston Astros (1973-1975), California Angels (1976), Pittsburgh Pirates (1977-1983), Boston Red Sox (1984-1985), New York Yankees (1986, 1987), and Philadelphia Phillies (1987). He was a .293 career hitter who hit over .300 four times. While a member of the Pirates, he was selected to the National League All-Star Team in 1981 and was a part-time player on the Pirates’ World Series championship team of 1979. In 2004 Easler was inducted into the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame. A 2014 Cleveland.com online poll ranked him the best baseball player to ever come out of Northeast Ohio. After leaving the majors as a player, Easler played professional baseball in Japan, then started a successful career as a coach, particularly as a hitting instructor. The success Easler achieved as a major leaguer was a product not only of his talent, but of his extraordinary work ethic and attention to the details of the game.
VIC GUTIERREZ - ADVANCE GENERAL SKILLS
Victor Gutierrez has over 20 years of professional baseball experience. From 1994-2004 he played professionally in the Minors for the Pirates, Braves, Expos and Angels. Coach Vic also has played in Grosetto, Italy for the Italian Baseball League and coached in Taipei, Taiwan for the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association. He brings extensive knowledge from different baseball cultures.
During Coach Vic’s playing time in 1998 he led the South Atlantic League in stolen bases playing for the Augusta GreenJackets (Pittsburgh Pirates affiliation). In 1999 he led the team with the best fielding percentage while playing for the Lynchburg Hillcats in the Carolina League (Pittsburgh Pirates Affiliation). In 2013 when he was part of the Sugar Land Skeeters coaching staff the team broke the all time record for wins in a single season.
Coach Vic is known best for his extensive knowledge in the infield and hitting. He simplifies the game of baseball to teach players proper fundamentals needed to develop at a young age.
Mike Sandoval - Player Development
Former professional baseball player
Michael Sandoval offers more than 20 years of experience in baseball and played in Venezuelan Teams named the Tigres de Aragua, Leones del Caracas, Caribbean Series, Mexican League, among others and American teams like Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants and others independent leagues. His passion and specialty is with working with young players in developing skills the right way at an early age and growing them as players.
Using his knowledge of all aspects of the game as well as his global competitive background, Mike develops competitive baseball players of world quality, physically and morally, teaching them through basic and advanced baseball techniques. Mike’s baseball instruction and programs combine skills training with technology and infrastructure to create a complete training experience for children and teenagers.
FOUNDER MO VAUGHN
Mo Vaughn had a notable 12-year Major League Baseball career with the Boston Red Sox (1991-98), Anaheim (1999-2000), and the New York Mets (2002-03).
Mo’s career highlights include a batting average of .293, 328 home runs and 1,064 RBI. Mo was a three-time American League All-Star with the Red Sox (1995, ’96 and ’98) and awarded the American League MVP in 1995 when he hit .300 with 39 HR & 126 RBI.
The “Hit Dog” became one of the most feared hitters especially in 1996 for Boston batting .326 with 44 HR & 143 RBI.
Vaughn was born in Norwalk, CT, and played at Seton Hall University. He was chosen by the Red Sox in the 1st round of the 1989 draft and began his professional career with Double-A New Britain. He spent all of 1990, at the age of 22, with the PawSox. He split the 1991 season between Pawtucket and Boston, returned briefly to Pawtucket in 1992 for 39 games, but then spent the rest of his career in the majors. A knee injury ended his career during the 2003 season.
Since leaving baseball, Vaughn has founded a number of businesses, including real estate and rehabilitating distressed housing in New York City boroughs, a trucking company called Mo Vaughn Transport, and a big-and-tall clothing brand called MVP Collections.
His latest endeavor is The Mo Vaughn Baseball Academy. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, the Academy offers professional baseball coaching, clinics and indoor batting cages for younger generation baseball players.
Witnessing his then 4-year-old son Lee play the game, Mo saw a need for younger kids to get professional level baseball coaching. He jumped into the position of “Coach Mo” for the Boca Raton PawSox and it’s what inspired him to launch the Mo Vaughn Baseball Academy.