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Instructors

 

Michael Garza
Co-Founder
Director of Player Development

 

Mike was formerly an infielder and hitting coach with the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League of Professional Baseball.  A  20th round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2012 MLB Draft, Mike played with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2012-2015. Prior to being drafted, he graduated from Georgetown University where he posted a .393 batting average during his senior year. He spent his freshman year as part of the Stanford University baseball team where he was recruited as a pitcher and middle infielder.  Mike played high school baseball in San Antonio under head coach Paul Lindy at MacArthur HS, earning two trips to the 5A State-Playoffs. He played summer baseball for the Austin Wings and South Texas Sliders under James Ellison and Scott Mayer.

 

 

Accolades

 

2012- 20th Round Pick MLB Draft (Milwaukee Brewers)

2012- First Team All-Big East Conference Selection

2012- Division 1 ABCA All Mid-Atlantic Region Selection

2011- Cape Cod League Playoff MVP

2010- Valley Collegiate Summer League All-Star

2008- Hawaii Collegiate Summer League All-Star

2008- Texas High School Player of the Year

2008- Texas 5A State All-Star Game

2008- 5A All-State Team Selection SS/P

2008- First Team All-District Selection

2008- All-City Selection

2007- All-City Selection

2006- 5A All-State Selection SS/P

2006- San Antonio Newcomer of the Year

 

John Cannon
Owner
Director of  Baseball Operations

John is currently an assistant coach/pitching coach at Wharton County Junior College. Prior to his role at WCJC, Coach Cannon served as the Varsity Head Coach at Faith West Academy in Katy, TX. The Eagles have seen instant success with Cannon at the helm. He was formerly a pitcher and catcher with the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League of Professional Baseball. He played in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, reaching his highest ranks in 2014 at the AAA level. He is a graduate of the University of Houston where he was a 4-year letterman, batting .302 in his senior campaign and ultimately drafted by the LA Dodgers in the 29th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. In high school, John was also a State Semifinalist in 2008 for head coach Peter Schmidt, an Austin-Area All-Star, Four-time All-District selection and played summer ball for the Austin Slam with head coach Tommy Boggs.

 

 

Accolades

2012- 29th Round Pick MLB Draft (LA Dodgers)

2012- All-Silver Glove Series vs. Rice

2012- Commissioner's Honor Roll

2011- Commissioner's Honor Roll

2011- Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team

2010- Commissioner's Honor Roll

2008- All-District selection

2008- Texas All-State Team

2008- Hutto H.S. Team MVP

2008- Under Armor Preseason All-American

 

Johan Limonta
Youth Hitting Coordinator
Head Coach/Instructor

 

Johan is a former professional baseball player, most recently having played for the 2016 Atlantic League Champions, Sugarland Skeeters. Coach Limonta is a Cuban born baseball enthusiast who played his college ball at Miami-Dade College before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners. A 20th Round Pick in the 2006 MLB draft, Johan spent 6 seasons with the Seattle Mariners reaching the AAA level of the affiliated baseball. After his stint with the Mariners he played 2013 season in AA with the San Diego Padres AA affiliate in San Antonio. Most recently, Johan won a championship with the Sugarland Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Johan was an infielder and proved to have a potent bat with a career batting average of .294. Coach Limonta is a huge addition to the PrimeTime Baseball staff as his passion, energy and love for the game is evident every time he steps on the field.

 

Accolades

 

2016 - Atlantic League Champion (Sugarland Skeeters)

2010 - AA Southern League All-Star (1B)

2006 - 20th Round Pick MLB Draft (Seattle Mariners)

2006 - Miami-Dade CC Baseball Team

 

Matt Hall
Director of College Recruiting (HS Showcase)
Head Coach/Instructor

 

Matt joined the PTB Coaching Staff in the Fall of 2016. In his current role with PrimeTime Baseball, Hall serves at the Director of College Recruiting, working closely with PTB players, coaches and families to create, understand and implement an individualized recruiting plan for each PTB HS Showcase Team player. PrimeTime Baseball has seen 28 of its former players move on to play collegiate baseball in the past 3 seasons. Coach Hall has been vital to this unbelievable accomplishment and will continue to assist PTB player and families in the coming years. Coupled with his role in college recruiting, Matt also serves as a head coach for PTB's HS Showcase teams in the Fall and Summer seasons. Coach Hall also works with many of PTB's youth players in all facets of the game, including, catching, hitting & pitching.

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Ryan Smith
Youth Pitching Coordinator
Head Coach/Instructor

Ryan joined the PrimeTime Baseball staff in the Fall of 2017 after coaching stints in the Katy and West Houston area. Formerly a pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization, Coach Ryan has built an impressive resume and has strong recognition as a coach in Houston. Ryan's career with the Reds came after just one season at Anglelina Junior College where he pitched under Coach Jeff Livin. Prior to Angelina, Ryan was a four year letter winner at Foster High School while also earning All-District and All-Area honors. Coach Ryan will work directly with our pitchers, infielders and hitters while also serving as a head coach. His experience, knowledge of the game and incredible teaching and coaching ability will be an invaluable asset to the PTB program and players.

 

Accolades

2012 - Bakersfield Blaze/Billings Mustangs (Cincinnati Reds)

2009 - Signed as free agent with the Cincinnati Reds

2009 - Angelina Junior College

2007 - Fort Bend Herald All-Area Team Selection 

2007 - All-District Selection (Foster HS)

2006 - Fort Bend Herald All-Area Team Selection 

2006 - All-District Selection (Foster HS)

2005 - All-District Selection (Foster HS)

 

Brandon Whitby
Youth Director of Player Development (13u-14u)
Instructor

 

Brandon joined the PTB Coaching Staff in the Winter of 2017 after spending many years coaching in the Katy/Greater Houston area. Coach Whitby's 9 years of coaching experience will prove to be an invaluable asset to players, teams, coaches and the organization as a whole. Brandon began coaching in 2009 after a solid playing career which saw him in all levels of baseball. A 34th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in the 2009 MLB Draft, Brandon posted a .311 batting average while fulfilling the team's catching duties. Prior to his stint in professional baseball, Coach Whitby played at Prairie View A&M University from 2006-2009 garnering a SWAC All-Conference award in his senior campaign. A Phoenix, AZ native, Brandon calls Texas home and will be a tremendous addition to the PrimeTime Baseball family. 

 

Accolades

2009 - 34th Round Pick MLB Draft (Colorado Rockies)

2009 - SWAC All-Conference Selection (C)

Robbie Weinhardt
Head Coach/Instructor

 

Robbie joined the PrimeTime Baseball family in the Fall of 2017, serving as a head coach and pitching instructor for the PTB High School Showcase Teams. Coach Weinhardt work with youth and high school teams while also bringing a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to our players and staff as a pitching coach. The former Major League pitcher (Detroit Tigers) brings an exciting, enthusiastic and competitive level of passion and energy to the organization that resonates with both players and coaches. A Pearland, TX and Pearland HS standout, Robbie was recruited to play at Oklahoma State University from 2006-2008. While dominating on the mound for the Cowboys, Coach Weinhardt was drafted in back to back seasons (2007 - Houston Astros - 38th Round and 2008 - Detroit Tigers - 10th Round). Opting to play at OSU after his first draft selection in 2007, Robbie was drafted and signed with the Detroit Tigers in 2008, the same team he made played for in his Major League debut on July 7th, 2010. Coach Weinhardt ended his illustrious baseball career as an Atlantic League Champion with the Sugarland Skeeters in 2016, playing alongside current PTB Youth Hitting Coordinator, Johan Limonta. 

 

 

Accolades

2016 - Atlantic League Champion (Sugarland Skeeters)

2010 - Major League Debut (Detroit Tigers)

2008 - 10th Round Pick MLB Draft (Detroit Tigers)

2007 - 38th Round Pick MLB Draft (Houston Astros)

Jason Backs
Pitching Coach/Instructor

 

Coach Jason comes to PrimeTime Baseball from the Cypress, TX area. A staple in the Houston baseball scene, Coach Backs has served as a coach, player, mentor and role model for many of Houston's finest players. Most recently, Jason coaches the Cy-Falls Prep Team, as well as serving as pitching coach for the PTB National Showcase Team. Coach Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the mound as both a player and coach. Jason, a former Triple-A standout for the Philadelphia Phillies also received guidance from Hall of Fame manager Augie Garrido during his time at the University of Illinois. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travis Bailey
Head Coach/Instructor 

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Andrickson Zorrilla
Coach/Instructor

 

Coach Zorrilla joined the PTB coaching staff following a professional career with the Baltimore Orioles. Andrickson, primarily an outfielder in the Orioles organization, signed a contract as a free agent in 2013 following a prolific career at ASA College in Brooklyn, NY. Zorrilla works primarily with PTB's youth teams, focusing on hitting, approach and mechanical adjustments. He is also one of the coordinators and lead instructors for the PTB Hitting Clinics which occur regularly through the Fall and Spring seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerrick Suiter
Head Coach/Instructor

 

Jerrick is currently a professional pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Coach Suiter joined the PTB family in the Fall of 2018 after completing a full season with the AAA affiliate of the Pirates. Jerrick was drafted by the Pirates in 26th Round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Texas Christian University. In his time at TCU, Suiter helped guide the Horned Frogs to the College World Series in Omaha in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 - 26th Round Pick MLB Draft (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2014 - NCAA College World Series Participant

 

Casey Pitchford
Head Coach/Instructor 

Bio Coming Soon...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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