At D-BAT Addison, lessons are taught with the ballplayer as the focus while involving the parents during the lesson. We have great instructors who can instruct players at every level for improvement. However, our instructors can not be at the ballplayer's games, so they rely on the parents for feedback on how the player is doing in game situations.
Chris Edelstein — Hitting Instructor
College Experience: University of Texas 1995-1998
Professional Experience: Northern League 1999-2000
Current: D-BAT Instructor & Select Coach 2001
Drew Clementz — Pitching & Hitting, Fielding Instructor
Drew is currently the Head Coach for Parish Episcopal Middle School and a 12U D-BAT Mustangs Select Team
Drew has instructed at D-BAT Addison for 5 years and works with all age groups. He was awarded D-BAT Instructor of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
He has been a D-BAT Mustangs Select Coach for the last 3 years (12U and 15U). He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington where he was a pitcher and went on to play with various independent clubs before deciding to become a full-time baseball coach.
Matt Spencer — Catching & Fielding, Hitting Instructor
College Experience: Signed with Navarro JC, played 2001-2003 Campaigns. First team All-American in TEAC his freshman year & Conference MVP his sophomore year hitting .421 & 16 homers. Attended the University of Texas 2004 season
Professional Experience: After signing with the Edinburg Roadrunners in the Central League in 2005, he was named Rookie of the Year, selected to the All-Star team, and was second in league in hits with 110 posting .313 BA in 90 games.
Matt has been with D-BAT Addison since 2008 doing lessons & coaching select teams. Became General Manager in February 2014.
Ryan Parker — Pitching & Hitting, Fielding Instructor
High School Experience: 2 year varsity baseball letter winner at Cosby High School in Richmond, VA. 2nd Team All Dominion District during junior year, Dominion District Gold Glove Award
College Experience: Played 4 seasons of baseball at Seton Hall University (DIV 1 Big East Conference). 2011 Big East Champion, 2012 Coastal Plain League All-Star at 3B for the Petersburg Generals
Professional Experience: 2013 Las Vegas Train Robbers of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. 2014 signed with Taos Blizzard of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs.
Jose Salazar — Middle Infield & Hitting Instructor
College Experience: Texas A&M Scholarship Athlete - Baseball (2006). Navarro College Scholarship Athlete - Baseball. Texas High School All State Selection (2002).
Professional Experience: St. Louis Cardinals (2006-2008)
Jesse Madrid — Hitting & Fielding, Pitching Instructor
High School Experience: Varsity Letterman from Freshman - Senior Year, Two-Time All District Honors
College Experience: Wayland Baptist University 2011-2012
Professional Experience: Varsity Assistant Coach - Midland Christian School 2014
Chase Weaver — Pitching & Hitting, Fielding Instructor
Chase is a left handed pitcher who played four years at the University of Texas at Arlington. While at UT-Arlington the Mavericks won championships in the Southland and Western Athletic Conference. He is 6th All-Time for career appearances.
Chase is the head coach of the Giants in the DBAT Collegiate Metro-Scout League.
Bret Ralson — Pitching, Hitting Fielding Instructor
ETBU: Newcomer of the Year (2011), Co-Defensive Player of the Year (2011)
Defensive Player of the Year (2009, 2010), District MVP (2010), Newcomer of the Year (2007)