Baseball Instructors

On Deck offers the highest quality private baseball lessons for hitting, pitching, and fielding.*


Fred Hanker

Fred Hanker

Fred Hanker

AREAS OF EXPERTISE – HITTING, CATCHING, THROWING, INFIELD/OUTFIELD

Fred is a 25 year veteran of playing, scouting, coaching and managing baseball and fastpitch softball. After a successful baseball career at Lakewood High School, he played four years at Cal State Dominguez Hills. He currently holds 12 school hitting records, was voted All CCAA four times, and All West Regional two times. In the 1987 MLB draft, Hanker was drafted by the Oakland A’s organization in the 31st round. He has also accumulated over 20 years of fast pitch playing against top notch competition.

 
Bud Smith

Bud Smith

Bud Smith

AREAS OF EXPERTISE – PITCHING, HITTING.

Born in Torrance, California in 1979, Bud Smith was a left-handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001-2002. Bud has the distinction of pitching a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres during his rookie year, an accomplishment that helped him finish fourth in the Rookie of the Year vote. Bud is now the a professional baseball scout for the Toronto Blue Jays. On Deck is honored to have Bud among our many excellent instructors.

“I will always do my best to provide the highest level of quality instruction. I want your player to do their best to maximize their potential. Your player will enjoy himself and look forward to working hard on developing his baseball talent. Above all else, baseball is supposed to be fun!”

 
Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks

AREAS OF EXPERTISE –HITTING, FIELDING AND THROWING LESSONS.

Mark is the founder of Art of Baseball Productions. He attended Bethune-Cookman University where he played for two years as the starting second baseman.

Currently, Mark Brooks gives roughly 1,000 personal hitting lessons a year and is a sponsor of Long Beach Little League.

 
Vincent Byrd Jr

Vincent Byrd Jr

Vincent Byrd Jr

BYRD HITTING LESSONS.

About The Coach

I am a fun, hard working student of the game. I currently coach youth on my dads travel ball team, and I love it. Nothing makes me remember why I chose to play this wonderful game more than seeing youth behind me grinding to make their professional dream come true. I am not the hitting coach to change one’s swing, but I will add or correct minor things for the hitter to be successful.

Background

Currently a first baseman with the Tampa Bay Rays

Played four years of high school varsity, winning many accolades such as MVP two seasons in a row and three All-League player nominations

Perfect game and Pre-season Under Armour All-American

Played two seasons at Long Beach City College, was drafted freshman and sophomore year (2016 Cincinnati Reds 30th round, 2017 Tampa Bay Rays 14th round)

Finished second professional season batting .275 with 10 homeruns winning most popular player of the year

Price:

$45/ half hour (I will cover cage rental fees)

 
Jordan Hinshaw

Jordan Hinshaw

Jordan Hinshaw

ABOUT THE COACH

A Long Beach Poly Baseball Alumni, Jordan encapsulates “Scholars & Champions”, the Jackrabbit’s school motto for perseverance. A full-scholarship recipient & mechanical engineering major at Cal Poly Pomona, Jordan’s route led him through 5 years of professional baseball across the US, and abroad into Mexico & Canada, working his way up to the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball(AAA) where he hit a team leading .330 at the top of the lineup of a host of AAA and MLB – experienced players on his way to a Division Title and Championship run with the Long Island Ducks(ALPB – 2017).

Having returned to complete his engineering degree in 2018(CSUEB), Hinshaw’s free agent contract was picked up by the Canadian-American Professional Baseball League, as an outfielder for the Rockland Boulders(NY) making 2019 his 6th professional season as a lifetime .291 hitter.

The Son of Padre(MLB) third basemen George Hinshaw, Jordan emphasizes the fundamentals and major league approach that has been passed down, that give every player the foundation to be a consistently productive player.

LINK TO HIS BASEBALL REFERENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL STATS

JORDAN HINSHAW LESSONS

Half- and full- hour lessons are available for Hitting and Defense (throwing, fielding, catching), with an included 15 minute dynamic conditioning to maximize your player’s muscle memory.

An amateur quits when they are tired; a Professional quits when the Job is Done.
–Tony Philipps, World Champion Oakland Athletic and Friend

If you want to have some fun in this game, get some hits
–Steve Springer, NY Mets


*Please call, text, or email the instructor of your choice directly for pricing and availability information, as all instructors are independent contractors of On Deck.