AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE YALE UNIVERSITY BASEBALL PROGRAM
To All Prospective Yale Baseball PlayersAs you continue your college search, I hope this document serves as a reminder to the incredible opportunities within the Yale Baseball Program. As a coaching staff, we firmly believe in what this program has to offer each and every one of its ballplayers- an opportunity to play a hard hard-nosed nosed brand of Division I Baseball within the Ivy League League, an opportunity to follow your dreams of playing baseball beyond college, and an opportunity to earn a life-changing degree from one of the worldâ€™s most prestigious universities. Weâ€™re incredibly excited to bring in the next generation of Yale Baseball players who will g both on and off the field. Best of luck to all of make the absolute most of those offerings you as you continue your college search. GO BULLDOGS! Tucker Frawley Associate Head Baseball Coach Recruiting Coordinator Yale University
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MLB PITCHER 1982- 1985 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION ‘82 82 Game 6 Starter & Winning Pitcher
HEAD BASEBALL COACH YALE UNIVERSITY 1993- PRESENT
MLB PLAYING CAREER John J h St Stuper pitched it h d in i the th major j leagues l for f the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds from 1982-85, appearing in a total of 111 games. He posted a 32-28 32 28 overall record with a 3.96 3 96 earned run average. His most memorable performance came with the Cardinals in the sixth game of the 1982 World Series. With St. Louis trailing the Milwaukee Brewers, three games to two in the best-of-seven series, the right-hander helped the Cardinals even the series with a 13-1 complete-game, four-hit victory. St. Louis went on to win the Series the following day. day Sports Illustrated listed his World Series performance among the 10 best by a rookie pitcher in the history of postseason play.
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21 Years at Yale (1993Present) 2 Ivy League Championships 3 Red Rolfe Division Titles 6 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Selections 3 Ivy League Player of the Year Selections Yale Baseball’s All-Time Winningest Coach Fastest to 100 victories in School History Best 4 year stretch in school history (1993-1996) 34 players who have signed professional contracts
35 Yale Baseball Players have signed professional contracts during Stuper’s tenure. Over those 18 years, Yale has had more players drafted than any other Ivy School. Fi players Five l have h been b drafted d ft d in i the th ttop 10 rounds d off th the MLB Draft. D ft Scott Eidle ’93‐ Houston Astros Matt McCarthey ‘02: Anaheim Angels Bill Asermely ‘93‐ Baltimore Orioles Jon Steitz ‘02: Milwaukee Brewers Blair Hodson ’94‐ Cleveland Indians Josh Sowers ’05: Toronto Blue Jays Tom Hutchinson ‘94: Montreal Expos p John Hollis ’06: Texas Rangers g Gary Butterworth ‘94: Montreal Expos Marc Sawyer ‘07: Chicago Cubs Manny Patel ‘94: Seattle Mariners Ryan Lavarnway ‘09: Boston Red Sox Keith Pelatowski ’94: Chicago Cubs Brian Irving ‘08: San Francisco Giants Dave Feurstein: ‘95 Colorado Rockies Steve Gilman ‘08: Detroit Tigers Dan Lock ‘95: Dan Lock 95: Houston Astros Houston Astros Josh Cox ‘08: Josh Cox 08: New Jersey Jackals (CanAm) New Jersey Jackals (CanAm) Dan Thompson ’96: Milwaukee Brewers Brandon Josselyn’09: Seattle Mariners Tommy Kidwell ‘98: St. Louis Cardinals Trygg Danforth ‘10: Boston Red Sox Eric Gutshell ‘98: St. Louis Cardinals Brook Hart ‘11: Colorado Rockies Mike Finnegan ‘99: Montreal Expos Gant Elmore ‘11: Milwaukee Brewers Vinny Lally ‘11: Schaumberg Boomers (Frontier) Todd Kaspar ‘99: Arizona Diamondbacks Pat Ludwig ‘12: Pittsburgh Pirates Tony Coyne ‘00: New York Mets Nolan Becker ‘13: Cincinnati Reds Ben Johnstone ‘00: Chicago Cubs Charlie Neil ’12: Detroit Tigers Craig Breslow ‘02: Milwaukee Brewers Robby Cerfolio ‘14: Robby Cerfolio 14: LA Dodgers LA Dodgers
) Ryan Lavarnway ‘09 09- Boston Red Sox
Brook Hart ‘11 Colorado Rockies
Nolan Becker ‘13 Cincinnati Reds
Craig Breslow ‘02 02- Arizona D D’Backs Backs
Pat Ludwig ‘12 Pittsburgh Pirates
COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS In six seasons of coaching, 16 different Yale Positional Players have garnered All‐Ivy League status a total of 21 Players have garnered All‐Ivy League status a total of 21 times, including five players to sign professional contracts. Team Offensive Accomplishments 2011 Season: Six .300+ Hitters (Most of any Ivy School) 2010 Season: Highest Team BA in School History (.323)
Responsibilities: Recruiting Coordinator Hitting Coach Team Offense Position Player Workouts Team Defense
Most Homeruns in School History (45) Most Total Hits in School History (458) Most Total Hits in School History (458) Most Doubles in School History (118) Most Total Bases in School History (735) Most .300+ hitters in School History (10)
Ten .300+ Hitters (Most of an Ivy League School) 2008 Season: 2008 Season: Most Homeruns in School History (43) Most Total Hits in School History (434) Most Total Bases in School History (642)
Team Defensive Accomplishments 2011: Highest Team Fielding Percentage in School History (.970) 2011: #1 Ranked Overall Defense in the Ivy League (.970) 2011: #1 Ranked Defense in Ivy League/ Conference Only Games (.973) 2010 Most 2010: M t Double D bl Plays Pl iin S School h l Hi History t (45 iin 44 games))
Historic Yale Field How it’s used: o t s used All home games and practice sessions o e ga es a d p act ce sess o s When it’s used: Whenever the weather allows us to get on the field, we will be out here. Typically, we can utilize the field in September, October, November, March, April, and May. Unique Traits: Yale Field is the only field in the Ivy League with lights. It was the former home stadium for the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners Minor League affiliates but now the complex is completely owned by Yale and we have begun to make it our own. The lights enable our team to hold individual practice sessions until about 8pm or 9pm at night, allowing players to take necessary classes that may run in to typical 3:00 ‐ 5:00 practice times. It also allows us to host weekday, twilight doubleheaders which we schedule every season. Recent Upgrades: This past fall, the entire infield was redone as the ground was laser leveled, new infield clay was added, and new grass was installed.
Burnatt- Grass Outdoor Hitting Complex How it s used: Many times, we How it’s used: Many times, we’ll have one group of hitters taking live batting practice on the field ll have one group of hitters taking live batting practice on the field while another group(s) utilizes these outdoor cages for more batting practice, front toss, side toss, tee work, and other forms of drill work. When it’s used: We will utilize this facility throughout the fall and spring (essentially whenever we are able to get out on the field for a team practice). Much of our fall individual hitting sessions are g p ) g also held here, as well as a portion of our pre‐game batting practice for home contests. Unique Traits: Two full, 70 ft hitting tunnels with mounds, two 50 ft tunnels for front toss, and three tee work stations for additional drill work.
“The Kennel”: Yale Baseball’s Indoor Hitting Facility How it’s used: Cold weather hitting, cold weather bullpens, cold weather pre‐season live at‐bats. This g p p facility is less than one year old and is one of our most important facilities. When the weather is not suitable for outdoor practices, our players will flock to “The Kennel” for their hitting and bullpen work. Every pre‐season, our hitters and pitchers will face off against one another via live at bats. This space allows our hitters to get about 50‐75 at bats prior to the start of the season‐ g p an absolutely must for a y cold weather school. When it’s used: December, January, and February. Unique Traits: The Kennel is a baseball‐only hitting facility that is accessible to our players at all times. Many schools will share their hitting areas with other teams at the school, however our cages are accessible to our players at all times of the day, week, and year. Whenever they want to get better, they have the opportunity to do just that!
OUTDOOR FIELD TURF FACILTY How it s used: Cold weather practice sessions are held here. The area is about 23,000 square feet How it’s used: and all of our team’s defensive work (infield fungos, outfield fungos, team defense, etc.) can be done here as we are huge advocates of getting outside to conduct those practice sessions. If the weather is cold, we try to keep our practice sessions concise and aim to keep all of our players moving around at all times When it’s used: December, January, and February Unique Traits: Field Turf facilities can be plowed. Whenever there is snow fall, our practices remain on schedule thanks to this facility. In that regard, it is a huge part of our preseason preparation.
3 Team Lifts per week while out‐of‐season (September‐ February) Tuesdays at 8:00am Thursdays at 6:00 am Fridays at 6:00 am. 3 Total Lifts while In‐Season (March, April, and May) Tuesdays at 8:00am Thursdays at 6:00am F id Fridays: Walk‐In lift (on your own) anytime between W lk I lift ( ) ti b t 7:00am and 3:00pm A Yale Baseball Decathlon before the start of every fall season. Position specific workout plans, in particular with our pitchers. Position‐specific workout plans in particular with our pitchers Coach Maher fully understands the unique complexity of the pitching motion and the workout plans for our pitchers will reflect that. Specific workout plans for your Thanksgiving, Winter, and Summer breaks. Nutrition/ Supplement Education Additional/ Optional weight room time for anyone looking to lift i dditi t th 3 lift in addition to the 3 lifts we complete as a team. l t t
The Overall Expectation: Our coaching staff strongly encourages and expects every one of our players to play baseball during the summer months. In our opinion, playing summer baseball is one of the most important ingredients in maximizing a player’s ability. Some players want to use their summers to focus on other endeavors and at a school like Yale, l h i f h d d h l lik Y l academic and professional opportunities will undoubtedly be options for you. While our coaching staff welcomes, encourages, and assists with those other endeavors, we are also adamant in our belief that your baseball should not be sacrificed during the summer months. Our ideal recruit is someone looking to play during the summer, who will continue to work to maximize his baseball abilities, and who will spend June and July preparing for the season ahead the season ahead. Your Options: Summer Collegiate Leagues, Local Twilight leagues, and American Legion leagues (if you are of age) are only a few of the options a college baseball player has when playing summer baseball. Unique Factors: While the expectations are a constant for every Yale baseball player, the leagues in which they play are based on a number of factors that are unique to each of them. Those factors will include… Location: Some players want to stay closer to home while others are open to venturing to other parts of the country. Typically, freshmen want to be closer to home after their first year in college and as they get older, they are more open to playing in leagues in other areas of the country. Internships: Some players are offered internships and need to play in leagues that will Some players are offered internships and need to play in leagues that will adhere to those obligations. Twilight leagues are great for these types of players because most of their games are at night and on the weekends. Academic Obligations: Some of our players choose to take a summer class and will need to play on a team that will allow them to balance both commitments. Team Offerings: As you’ll see, summer baseball teams offer a variety of opportunities for their players that may become deciding factors in your selection process. For example, some teams provide free housing for the summer while others require you to pay a small fee. Some teams will have morning job opportunities that players can use to make some extra cash. All in all, these offerings do become factors in the process.
RECRUITING VIDEOS * PRACTICE FOOTAGE: BP, FUNGOS,BULLPEN, ETC. * GAME FILM: LIVE AT-BATS; LIVE GAME FOOTAGE COACHING CONTACTS * HIGH SCHOOL COACH CELL # AND EMAIL ADRESS * SUMMER COACH CELL # AND EMAIL ADDRESS ACADEMIC INFORMATION * MOST RECENT TRANSCRIPT * GPA & CLASS RANK * LIST OF COMPLETED & SCHEDULED AP CLASSES * AP TEST SCORES * SAT/ SAT II/ ACT SCORES * GUIDANCE COUNSELOR & TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: BASEBALL AND SCHOLASTIC
Recruits interested in further p pursuing g the opportunities pp within the Yale Baseball Program please contact Assistant Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator Tucker Frawley at firstname.lastname@example.org. tucker frawley@yale edu