Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes

a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

NATURALS COACHES

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Naturals Baseball is proud of its accomplished coaches. Feel free to send us message if you would like to reach any of our coaches directly.

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Esix Snead

American former professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets.

 Major/Minor League Professional Baseball Player, United States, 1998-2006
● 1998-2001- St. Louis Cardinals
● 2001-2004- NY Mets
● 2004-2005- Atlanta Braves
● 2005-2006- Baltimore Orioles

Jiwan James

Former University of Florida signee and professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. During his time in the Phillies system, Baseball America would name him a top 10 prospect in the organization, the best athlete in the organization, having the best outfield arm,  the best defensive outfielder, and also the fastest base runner. In 2010 Jiwan set a team record 24 game hit streak for the Lakewood Blueclaws which still stands today. One of Jiwan's biggest moments during his playing career was robbing a over the wall homerun that would be the #1 play on ESPN.

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Denver Ripley

- 2017-2018 2 Summers with Williston Reds 14/16/18u pitching coach 

⁃ 2019 Summer 13u pitching Coach for NF Storm and utility coach(fill in for coaches who couldn’t make their games a certain day)

⁃ 2019 Fall Assistant coach at Edward Waters College and Head Coach for North Florida Storm 14u

⁃ 2019/20 GAMEDAY USA 11u head coach. Went 2-2. Had a Girl pitch a no hitter under my pitch calling

⁃ 2020 spring/summer Pitching coach for Elite travelball organization. Working with 9-13 year olds

⁃ 2020 DR^2 pitching academy (pitching academy that i run. Have over 15 young men who i give lessons to, we work mental/mechanic prep. Pitch grip learning correct way to throw pitches to prevent arm injury

Haydn Taylor Cano

Coach’s Spotlight: Haydn Taylor Cano

2014-2015 State Champions at Williston High School.

2016 State Champions at Santa Fe College. Went to the Juco World Series. Hint.326 with 4 home runs.

2018 second team all conference at Santa Fe College.

Coach Cano has been working with Coach Snead’s catchers since 2020.

He began coaching with the Naturals in 2021.

He coached 11u north in the spring and 11u south in the fall.

This Spring he is coaching 10U north and 11U south. 

 

*he is also dad to our baby nat in the pictures!

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Eddie Miller

Nat’s Coaches Spotlight: Eddie Miller

Attended TC and went on to play at UNF.

UNF Records:

Single season record for most appearances

Single season record for Batting Average Against (.155)  

4th lowest BAA in a career

2nd most appearances in a career

4th most saves in a career

T-1st pickoffs in a career 

 

In 2019, finished with a 1.31 ERA and .77 WHIP and 8 saves

 

2020 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

 

Pitched against UF, FSU, UGA, Mizzou, UCONN, South Carolina, etc. 

Malachi Mitchell

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Kyler Marquis

Coach Spotlight: Kyler coaches 13U north

 

AS A JUNIOR (2020)

HONORS: D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award; SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll … appeared in 17 games in his first year at Florida Southern as the Mocs primary shortstop… slashed .203/.289/.438 with 13 hits… had three homers, four doubles, and one triple… scored 12 runs while driving in eight… best game came against Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 21) when he went 3-3 at the plate with two runs scored, a triple, and one RBI… was tied for the SSC lead with four sacrifice bunts and was tied for second in the conference with sacrifice flies with 3… led the conference with seven total sacrifices.

 

AT SANTA FE COLLEGE (2018-19)

Spent two seasons at Santa Fe College where he batted .303 as a freshman and .328 as a sophomore ... had 32 stolen bases in his final season ... scored 73 runs in his two seasons ... helped lead the Saints to a Mid-Florida Conference Tournament title and an appearance in the NJCAA Region 8 Tournament in 2019 ... named to the FCSAA all-tournament team.

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Randolph Rojas

 

I played at Connors state junior college from 98-00

Coaches with the Nat’s for 3 years

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Alex Thomas

Played at Eastside from 2017-2018

Broke every pitching record

Threw a perfect game striking out 12

Led the school in pitching to their first ever divisional playoff appearance

 

Played under Snead and Jiwan from ages 13-highschool

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