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DFW Express Welcomes Arizona Diamondbacks Pitching coach Jeff Bajenaru to our instructor staff

Jeff Bajenaru graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was a 1st Team All-American as both an outfielder and pitcher. He pitched professionally from 2000 to 2008 having a few cups of coffee in the Major Leagues and was part of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox team. Jeff has spent the past 8 seasons as a Pitching Coach within the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. He was awarded back-to-back California League Coach of the Year honors the past 2 seasons with the High-A Visalia Rawhide and will be heading to Triple-A with the Reno Aces in the upcoming 2019 season.

*Text/call (520) 977-1794 or email jeffbaj@gmail.com to set up lessons

 Coaching Career (Dbacks, 2010-current):

  • Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Pitching Coach (2010-current)
  • California League Coach of the Year (2017, 2018)
  • Pitching staff led Cal League in ERA and WHIP (2017, 2018)
  • Coached the 2018 Cal League Pitcher of the Year (Emilio Vargas)
  • Coached the 2018 Minor League Reliever of the Year (Colin Poche)
  • Coached the 2017 Minor League Reliever of the Year (Gabriel Moya)
  • Coached the 2017 MLB Pipeline Pitcher of the Year (Jon Duplantier)
  • Coached the Pioneer League Champion Missoula Osprey in 2015

Playing Career (White Sox/Dbacks, 2000-2008):

  • World Series Champion (2005 Chicago White Sox) 
  • Triple-A & Pacific Coast League Champion (2006)
  • 3-Time AA, AAA Minor League All-Star (2013-2015)
  • Named 2005 MiLB ‘Hardest Working Pitcher’ (Chicago White Sox)
  • Career MiLB: 20-18 - 79 Saves - 2.91 ERA - 340 Inn - 386 K
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox (36th round)

Collegiate Career (University of Oklahoma/Riverside CC, 1997-2000):

  • 1st Team All-American (Outfielder & Pitcher) – OU 
  • Captain & MVP of 2000 team
  • All-time OU & Big 12 saves record for season (20)
  • Career OU hitting (’99-00): .327 BA - 21 HR - 92 RBI
  • Career OU pitching (’99-00): 4-2 - 28 Saves - 2.62 ERA - 63 Inn – 84 K
  • Oklahoma Sports Museum Hall of Fame
  • Riverside (CA) Community College Hall of Fame

A note from Jeff:

I have known both success and failure and I think it's important to experience both.  A doctor told me at the age of 15 that I would never pitch again and I had zero college offers out of high school.  However, I used that as fuel to motivate me throughout my career eventually earning a full scholarship to the University of Oklahoma and a World Series ring. As a coach my aim is to pour into each player that I work with regardless of size or skill and give them the attention they need both physically and mentally. I look to give them a vision of what they can be in the future and help them get there. My aim is to not only make them better at baseball, but to also instill in them a confidence and a belief for on and off the field success. I realize that everyone learns differently so I love having any information that you think would help me teach your child. If you're looking for private instruction from a professional, I would love to work with you and your son or daughter to achieve their future goals in this great game of baseball. I’ll be in the area from mid-September until mid-February every year.  

Juan Gonzalez joins DFW Express

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The DFW Express is happy to announce Juan Gonzalez as the newest addition to the Express advisory coaching staff.  Juan will be available this fall to Express players for hitting lessons.  Juan will also be working with Roberto Kelly helping players develop on the field and at the plate.

Some of Juan's career achievements include:

Texas Ranger Hall of Famer

2x AL MVP

3 time All Star

6 Silver Slugger Awards

 

 

SPRING 2019 TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the Spring 2019 Season

Click here to register for Spring 2019 Tryouts

Date: December 1, 2018

Ages 7U - 10U  — 11:00 - 12:30

Ages 11U - 14U  — 1:00 - 2:30

Location: The Railyard (indoor facility)

745 W Hurst Blvd. Hurst TX, 76053

Click here to register for Spring 2019 Tryouts

DFW Express Baseball has teams from 7U - 18U

Private tryouts are available upon request.

Fill out the tryout form and request a private tryout.

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DFW Express Baseball Club

Welcome to the home of the DFW Express Baseball Club.  We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3, Elite Travel Baseball organization based in Hurst, TX.  Our indoor practice facility is located at: 

745 W. Hurst Blvd. Hurst, TX  76053

If you are interested in bringing an existing team over, or trying out for one of our teams please contact our President, Mike Cress at: mike@dfwexpress.org 


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