Charles was an All County, All Long Island, All State, All Region player after after his senior year campaign at Commack High School. After being regarded by the All-American Foundation as one of the top defensive catchers in the country, he was drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft to the Philadelphia Phillies, but declined to pursue an education at Fordham University. After playing three years of Division 1 baseball at Fordham University and top summer collegiate leagues (Cape Cod, Nothwoods Hamptons), Charles racked up HCBL's 2013 top defensive player award, HCBL 2013 All Star nomination, .316 Batting Average in the Cape Cod League, 2015 First Team All Atlantic 10 Conference and a nomination for the 2015 Johnny Bench Award which is given to the top Division 1 catcher in the country. After hitting .301 with a team leading 9 homeruns his junior year, Charles was drafted again by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2015 MLB draft out of Fordham University. He signed and played professionally for two and a half years, but unfortunately he was forced to retire due to a career ending shoulder injury. He now stands as Seven Tool Catching's founder and President.
Brandon was an All County, All State high school catcher out of Monmouth County, New Jersey after his senior year campaign after hitting .486 and serving as team captain his senior year. He went on to play at Brookdale community college serving as team captain there as well. After playing there for two years, Brandon went on to play Division 1 baseball at UMBC racking up All American East Conference honors while serving again as team captain his senior year. He went on to ink a professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 and played three years with them, serving two in Aberdeen for the Ironbirds and one in Delmarva for the Shorebirds. Brandon serves as one of our Seven Tool Certified instructors covering the New York, New Jersey area.
Jake was a four year starter for Southern Connecticut State University from 2013-2016. He posted a .303 career batting average while throwing out 43% of runners over his four years there. He was second team All Defense his junior year of college for his conference. He spent the 2015 summer in the Hamptons league posting a .347 batting average while throwing out 55% of base runners. Jake serves as one of our Seven Tool Certified instructors.
After a strong high school career at Patchogue Medford High School serving as team captain and a Newsday top 25 catcher on Long Island, Ryan went on to play Division 2 baseball at Molloy College. He was ECC Rookie of the Week once, and ECC Player of the Week twice while helping Molloy College to their first ever NCAA tournament birth. After serving as team captain his senior year, Ryan received the Coaches Award for excellence at and behind the plate. Ryan serves as one of our Seven Tool Certified Instructors.
Billy was a three year starter at Oneonta State. He appeared in the prestigious Perfect Game Summer League dominating behind the plate, quickly emerging as one of the best defensive catcher in the league. In 2013 Billy was named to Newsday's Top 25 Catchers list, as well as an Under Armor Pre Season All American. He serves as on of our Seven Tool Certified instructors.
Chris was 3 year staring varsity catcher at William Floyd high school. He earned all county, all Long Island, and all state awards after his senior year. He was also awarded the Ryan T. Caulfield award given to the best high school catcher in Suffolk county and was rated the number one defensive catching prospect in the region by Newsday in 2013. He went on to play college baseball at division 1 Iona college for two years where he started conference games as a freshman and posted a .333 batting average in his rookie campaign. In his sophomore summer he led the Hamptons league with a .397 batting average and was awarded two Rawlings player of the week honors. After two years at Iona he transferred to Dowling college where he was the starting catcher. After his junior year he attended the New York Mets and Yankees pre draft workouts but was forced to hang up the cleats due to a shoulder injury and the closing of Dowling college. He stands as one of our Seven Tool Certified Instructors.