HISTORY OF TROSKY BASEBALL

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TROSKY PROFESSIONAL LINEAGE

The Trosky lineage is filled with baseball professionals, with the majority being born and bred in the great state of Iowa. Four of the family professionals come from the small farm town Norway, Iowa. Known as the baseball capital of the world, Norway has bred more professional baseball players per capita than any other US city or town. Within the Trosky family lineage, there are a total of 4 major leaguers and 4 minor leaguers. The most prominent major leaguer is Hal Trosky, the greatest rookie in baseball history. In 1934, during Trosky’s rookie season with the Cleveland Indians, he drove in 137 RBI’s, hit 35 home runs, and batted .333. In 1936 he was placed on the cover of Wheaties Cereal for leading the American league with 162 RBI’S, batting .343, while hitting 42 home runs. The Trosky bloodline has done something few families have done, claiming 3 generations to one MLB organization (Chicago White Sox). Grandpa Hal finished his 11th MLB season with the Sox; Uncle Hal Trosky Jr. pitched in the MLB for the Sox in 1958; and Cousin Collin Mattiace (drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays out of high school) was the Sox Big League Physical Therapist, earning a World Series ring in 2003. The other family professionals are former major league standout pitcher cousin Mike Boddiker. In 1984, Boddiker lead the AL with 20 wins and with a 2.79 ERA. Cousin Nate Freeze, a 5-year high school varsity starter played AAA for the Chicago Cubs. Cousin Ian Mattiace was one of the greatest high school players in baseball history. His senior year he hit 23 homeruns and 69 RBI’s in a 23 game season. Mattiace signed a minor league contract with the Amarillo, Armadillos. Uncle Mick Mattiace pitched AAA with the Cincinnati Reds and was one of 4 pitchers in baseball history to throw back to back no hitters. And the eighth family professional is Coach Nate Trosky. After coaching 2 years in the United States minor league system, Nate spent 4 years as a player coach in Europe’s professional leagues, winning the German World Series in 1998. Nate has been employed by the Milwaukee Brewers since 2007.

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THE TROSKY FARM

I love the story Dad used to tell us kids about growing up on their low dairy farm. The farm was just outside of town on the outskirts of Norway, lowa (population 212). Granddad built his boys their very own ball field. The backstop was made of chicken wire, and the bases were potato sacks filled with straw. When the town's kids finished their chores, they'd head over to the Trosky Farm. Some would walk up to three country miles, just to play a game of ball. There were kids that didn't have bats and gloves, so Granddad would head out to the red barn, open up his old leather trunk, and hand out equipment to whoever needed it. Granddad was a generous man, and he taught Dad the value of giving. Not only did Dad give material things, he also gave unconditional love. No matter how many mistakes I made growing up, he was always there standing by my side. You know that kind of sounds like baseball... Baseball is a game of grace, a game of second chances. It doesn't matter if you're a big guy or a little guy, you will be humbled by it. There'll be times when you feel like a zero, striking out in the 9th inning, with the winning run on base; then other times when you feel like a hero, driving in the winning run or making a diving catch to save the game. Yeah, baseball... it's a beautiful thing.

HAL TROSKY COVER OF WHEATIES

In 1936, after Grandpa Hal Trosky had his best major league season, Wheaties honored him on the box, and for every home run he hit, he was given a case of Wheaties. That season, after belting 42 home runs and driving in 162 RBI's, he received over 1,000 boxes of cereal. During the cold winter months of the Great Depression, Granddad would make his way around the small towns and family farms delivering boxes of cereal to less fortunate families.

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HAL TROSKY JR.

Hal Trosky, Jr. grew up with a great model to emulate while dreaming of becoming a big league player. His father, Hal Trosky, Sr. was a major league star, who, if not for World War II may have made a very strong case for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame. As it was, Senior had a star career that ended after the 1946 season when Junior was 10 years old. By that time the younger Trosky had seen enough to know what he wanted to do with his life- play baseball.

By the time he was in high school, Trosky, Jr. had become a talented player and was drawing a lot of interest from professional teams. As a senior in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he hit .667 and had scouts from nearly half the major league teams in attendance at his games. The connections his father had made during his time in the game helped guide the young man’s decision making, and in 1954 he settled on signing with the Chicago White Sox after making a good connection with team owner Charlie Comiskey, Jr., who shared the commonality of being baseball progeny.

Like his father, Trosky was a slugging first baseman, with the only difference being that he hit right-handed, unlike his dad’s lefty approach. He hit a home run in his first at bat in the minors, but was constantly hobbled by injuries. Wanting to get as much as they could out of their prized prospect, the White Sox suggested in 1956 that he try pitching as a way to possibly keep him on the field. Trosky was amenable to the idea and experienced immediate success, going 9-5, with a 3.95 ERA his first year.

Throwing hard, yet with inconsistent control, Trosky developed almost immediately into a top pitching prospect. In the minors he posted 14 wins in 1957 and another 13 in 1958, fueling speculation that it was only a matter of time before he would be summoned to help out an aging White Sox pitching staff.

Trosky earned an end of season call-up to Chicago in September of 1958. The White Sox were on their way to a second place finish, but well behind the first place Yankees, and wanted to see what they had in their young pitcher. He was given a two relief appearance audition. The first came against the Tigers, and he pitched a scoreless inning. He gave up a single to Billy Martin, the first major league hitter he faced, but got the next batter, Charlie Maxwell, to strikeout into a double play when Martin attempted a stolen base. His second and final major league game was the final contest of the season, on September 28, 1958 against the Kansas City Athletics. Although he gave up 4 hits and 3 runs in two innings, he was able to earn the win in an 11-4 shootout.

The following season Trosky seemed poised to make the White Sox out of spring training, but was sent down on the final day of cuts. He continued to pitch well, but was never brought up again to the big leagues. Feeling that he had no future with Chicago, Trosky refused to sign with the organization for the 1961 season and asked for his release. The team would not release or trade him, so Trosky quit the game for good and began a lengthy career in insurance. Interestingly the White Sox finally did grant his request for a release, but it occurred in 1972, when he was 36 and had been out of professional baseball for over a decade.

Trosky went 44-30, with a 3.53 ERA in five minor league seasons. Although he only appeared in two major league games, he is able to say that he did earn a win during that time. More information about his career statistics is available here.

I think that Trosky and how his baseball career played out is a fascinating story. This past year I had the opportunity to exchange letters with him and asked him a few questions about his experience with the game.


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300+ Major Leaguers Have Came Through The Trosky Baseball System

A lot of people play baseball in America and around the world. A very small percentage have professional careers in the big leagues. The Trosky Baseball ecosystem is the route that many pros have taken on their way to the majors.

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2020 DRAFT PICKS

Nick Garcia  – 3rd Round (79)  – Pittsburgh

Holden Powell – 3rd Round (94) – Washington Nationals

Hunter Barnhart – 3rd Round (96) – Tampa Bay

Thomas Saggese – 5th Round (145) – Texas

Kala’i Rosario – 5th Round (158)  – Minnesota

Mac Lardner – Free Agent – St. Louis

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2017 DRAFT PICKS

Quinn Brodey  – 3rd Round (97)  – New York

Erich Uelman – 4th Round  (137) – Chicago

Matt Winaker – 5th Round  (158) – New York

Ryley Widell – 7th Round  (197) – Minnesota

Tim Susnara – 8th Round (232)  – Arizona

Joseph Jarneski – 12th Round (375)  – Texas

Vincent Byrd – 14th Round (409)  – Tampa

Austin Bush – 15th Round (440)  – Atlanta

Robert Garcia – 15th Round (450)  – Kansas City

Joey Cantillo – 16th Round (468) – San Diego

Jeff Bain – 16th Round (472) – Arizona

Mickey McDonald – 18th Round (531) – Oakland

Max Gamboa – 18th Round (550)  – Los Angeles

Hunter Haworth  – 22nd Round (671)  – Boston

Sam Delaplane – 23rd Round (693) – Seattle

Nico Giarratano – 24th Round (726) – San Francisco

Darren Baker – 27th Round (829) – Washington

Sean Watkins – 30th Round (906) – San Francisco

Austin Guibor – 30th Round (913)  – Washington

Michael Bono – 32nd Round (947) – Cincinnati

Phillip Caulfield – 32nd Round (973)  – Washington

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2016 DRAFT PICKS

Kevin Gowdy – 2nd Round (42) – Phillies

Mitchell White – 2nd Round (65) – Los Angeles

Bryson Brigman – 3rd Round (87) – Seattle

Sean Reynolds – 4th Round (113) – Miami

Bobby Dalbec – 4th Round (118) – Boston

Matt Krook – 4th Round (125) – San Francisco

Chris Vial – 6th Round (190) – New York

Justin Calomeni – 9th Round (260) – Colorado

Chris Baker – 17th Round (504) – San Diego

Hunter Bishop – 24th Round (714) – San Diego

Colby Wright – 25th Round (738) – Cincinnati

Casey Legumina – 25th Round (762) – Toronto

Avery Tuck – 26th Round (787) – Houston

Vince Byrd – 30th Round (894) – Cincinnati

Johnny Morell – 31st Round (936) – A. Los Angeles

Stevie Berman – 31st Round (941) – Los Angeles

Collin Theroux – 32nd Round (952) – Oakland

Ryan Kreidler – 35th Round (1,064) – Chicago

Cal Stevenson – 36th Round (1,091) – Los Angeles

Matthew Frazier – 38th Round (1,132) – Oakland

Carter Aldrete – 37th Round (1,108) – Boston

Otis Statum – 39th Round (1,518) – Cincinnati

Andrew Daschbach – 40th Round (1,200) – Tampa Bay

Nick Halamandaris – Free Agent – Seattle

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2015 DRAFT PICKS

Mark Mathias – 3rd Round (93) – Cleveland

Trevor Megill – 7th Round (207) – San Diego

Darin Gillies – 10th Round (305) – Miami

Daniel Perry – 7th Round (223) – Atlanta

Michael Petersen – 17th Round (511) – Milwaukee

Will Dennis – 23rd Round (703) – Baltimore

Austin Afenir – 25th Round (753) – Y. New York

Tucker Forbes – 30th Round (906) – San Francisco

Tanner Dodson – 31st Round (929) – M. New York

Colin Theroux – 33rd Round (980) – Minnesota

Taylor Bush – 36th Round (1,094) – Washington

Dalton Kelly – 38th Round (1,145) – Seattle

Gabe Cramer – Free Agent – Kansas City

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2014 DRAFT PICKS

Trevor Megill  – 3rd Round (104) – St. Louis

Matt Imhof  – 2nd Round (47) – Philadelphia

Kevin Padlo  – 5th Round (143) – Colorado

Luke Dykstra  – 7th Round (223) – Atlanta

Stetson Woods  – 9th Round (268) – San Francisco

Trenton Kemp  – 15th Round (464) – Boston

David Armendariz  – 23rd Round (698) – Cleveland

Michael Peterson  – 24th Round (718) – San Francisco

Owen Taylor  – 27th Round (804) – Toronto

Cameron Avila Leeper  – 29th Round (860) – Minnesota

Tim Susnara  – 34th Round (1,018) – San Francisco

Michael Bono  – 35th Round (1,065) – St. Louis

Jed Sprague  – 37th Round (1,098) – W.S. Chicago

Quinn Brody  – 37th Round (1,114) – Washington

Blake Grant Parks  – 39th Round (1,177) – Tampa Bay

Jeff Bain  – 39th Round (1,179) – D. Los Angeles

Bryson Brigman  – 40th Round (1,212) – Oakland

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2013 DRAFT PICKS

Matt Krook – 1st Round (35) – Miami

Jordan Paroubeck – 2nd Round (69) – San Diego

Amalani Fukofuka – 5th Round (144) – Kansas City

Rowdy Tellez – 30th Round (895) – Toronto

Michael Peterson – 31st Round (940) – Arlington, TX

Chris Viall – 39th Round (1,182) – San Francisco

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2012 DRAFT PICKS

James Harris – 1st Round (60) 2011 Draft – Tampa Bay

Paul Blackburn – 1st Round (56) – Chicago

Ryan McNeil – 3rd Round (101) – Chicago

Fernando Perez – 3rd Round (102) – San Diego

Kieran Lovegrove – 3rd Round (110) – Cleveland

Nick Halamandaris – 8th Round (251) – Seattle

Bijan Rademacher – 13th Round (404) – Chicago

Abraham Ruiz – 16th Round (501) – W.S. Chicago

Michael Peterson – 19th Round (586) – Pittsburgh

Cameron Stewart – 20th Round (615) – San Diego

Lucas Herbst – 26th Round (792) – Baltimore

Andrew Potter – 31st Round (963) – Arizona

Michael Aldrete – 39th Round (1,200) – St. Louis

Rafael Garcia – 39th Round (1,203) – Arizona


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2025 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Xavier Neyens – C/INF from Mount Vernon, WA to Oregon State University

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2024 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Gabe Howards – RHP from West Linn, OR to Oregon

Ryan VandenBrink – Catcher from Tualatin, OR to Oregon State

Brady Strohm – RHP from Temecula, CA – Arizona

Brock Lansville – RHP from Centennial, CO – Arizona State

Kenji Colston – INF from Sacramento, CA to Oregon State University

AJ Diaz – INF from Chandler, AZ to University of Arizona

Zach Edwards – RHP/UT from Riverton, UT to Oregon State University

Kale Fountain – INF/RHP from Lincoln, NE to Florida State University

Bo Jonas –  Catcher from Liberty, MO to University of Oklahoma

Ishaan Khambal – RHP from San Jose, CA to University of Arizona

Burke Mabeus – C/UT from Henderson, NV to Texas Christian University

Tatum Marsh – OF from San Jose, CA to University of Stanford

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2023 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Carter Bailey – INF from Chandler, AZ – California-Berkley

Alec Belardes – RHP from San Jose, CA – Cal State Fullerton

Carter Elliott – RHP from Yucaipa, CA – Cal State Fullerton

Zach Justice – Catcher from Oakland, CA – Oregon

Gio Melchionne – Catcher from Phoenix, AZ – Gonzaga

Josh Tiedemann – INF from Chandler, AZ – Texas Christian University

Tristan Russell – INF from Cypress Lake, TX – Florida State

Jacob Hudson – RHP from Scotts Valley, CA – Texas Christian University

Zach Wadas – 1B/OF from Phoenix, AZ – Texas Christian University

Pierce Boles – RHP from Argyle, TX – Texas Christian University

Nuri Todd – INF from Phoenix, AZ – Long Beach State

Dom Puentes – INF from Kerman, CA – St. Mary’s

Zach Justice – Catcher from Oakland, CA to Oregon

Grant Govel – RHP from Palos Verdes, CA to University of Southern California

Will Matuszak – INF from Los Angeles, CA to UC Santa Barbara

Garren Rizzo – RHP/UT from Palos Verdes, CA to University of Washington

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2022 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Garrett Baumann – RHP from San Antonio, TX – Texas Tech

Andrew Carroll – RHP from Scottsdale, AZ – Arizona

Chase Hoover – LHP from Santa Barbara, CA – Texas Christian University

Isaac Hill – RHP from Grants Pass, OR – Oregon State

Isaiah Jackson – OF from Tucson, AZ – Arizona State

Ely Kennel – INF from Monmouth, OR – Oregon State

Chase Marshall – RHP from Surrey, BC – Washington

Mason McGwire – RHP from Irvine, CA – Oklahoma

Canon Reeder – OF from Bend, OR – Oregon State

Ben Watson – 1B from Gilbert, AZ – New Mexico

Austin Humphres – LHP from Surprise, AZ – Arizona State

Jackson Pace – RHP from Hollister, CA – University of Southern California

Cody Kashimoto – INF from Kaneohe, HI – UC Santa Barbara

Max Mendoza – INF/OF from Soquel, CA – Sacramento State

Freddy Rodriguez – RHP from West Sacramento, CA to Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

Jackson Cox – RHP from Toutle Lake, OR – Oregon

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2021 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Ivan Brethowr – OF from Olathe, KS – Arizona State

Ryan Campos – Catcher from Mesa, AZ – Arizona

Griffin Allen – RHP from San Jose, CA – Grand Canyon University

Cade McGee – 3B/RHP from Tucson, AZ – Gonzaga

Barrett Skaugrud – INF from Peoria, AZ – Arizona State

Justin Trimble – 1B/OF from Santa Barbara, CA – UC Santa Barbara

Dylan Van Meeteren – RHP from Indio, CA – University of Southern California

Aidan Aguilar – INF/RHP from Hermosa Beach, CA  – Loyola Marymount University

Diego Alvarado – INF from Visalia, CA – Oregon State

Eldridge Armstrong – RHP/3B from Simi Valley, CA – San Diego State

Cameron Butler – INF/OF from Riverbank, CA – Cal Poly

Greysen Carter – RHP from Louisville, CO – Vanderbilt

Ben Ford – OF from Eagle, ID – WashingtonJake Geis – RHP from San Jose, CA – Oregon

Trevor Haskins – INF from San Jose, CA – Stanford

Cole Koniarsky – OF from Chino Hills, CA – Cal State Fullerton

Cale Lansville – RHP from Centennial, CO – Louisiana State University

Henry Manfredonia – RHP from Santa Barbara, CA – UC Santa Barbara

Max McGwire – 1B/OF/RHP from Irvine, CA – Oklahoma

Maxwell Shor – Catcher/UT from La Quinta, CA – University of San Diego

Johnny Tarantino – 1B/OF from San Jose, CA – Santa Clara

Jabin Trosky – INF from Carmel, CA – Oregon State

Ryan Ure – LHP from Eaton, CO – Oklahoma State

Nick McLain – OF/LHP from Irvine, CA – UCLA

Radek Birkholz – RHP from Highlands Ranch, CO – Notre Dame

Jon Cymrot – 1B/RHP from San Jose, CA – Kansas

Blake Burke – 1B from Oakland, CA – Tennessee

Makana Olaso – Catcher from Winchester, CA – San Jose State

Bryce Martin-Grudzielanek –  INF from Cardiff, CA – UCLA

Kyle Bender – RHP from Vacaville – Washington

Justin Trimble – 1B/OF from Arroyo Grande, CA to UC Santa Barbara

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2020 COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Anthony Mata – UC Riverside
Tony Castonguay – Kansas

Lucas Quezada – Washington State

Adam Arroyo – Cal Poly

Safea Villaruz – Mauai, Hawaii

Cole Carrigg – San Diego State

Maui Ahuna – Kansas

Kalae Harrison – Texas A&M

Ben Grable – Northwestern

Ryland Zaborowski – Grand Canyon University

Drew Woody – Sacramento State

Charlie Hurley – University of Southern California

Andy Owen – Cal Berkley

Jack Moss – Arizona State

Nico Ryder – San Diego State

Tim Scarlett – San Diego State

Connor Burns – Long Beach State

Rowan Trosky – Santa Clara

Kai Saterstrom – San Jose State

Chris Baytosh – Cal Poly

Kala’I Rosario – Cal Baptist

Milly Torres – University of Southern California

Hunter Barnhart – Arizona State

Kyle Carr – University of San Diego

Ronan Kopp – Arizona State

Ethan Long – Arizona State

Daniel Parra – Cal State Northridge

Eddie Park – Stanford

Chase Davis – Arizona

Omar Plascenia – UC Davis

Tommy Troy – Stanford

Brian McClellin – Cal Berkley

Jack Moss – Colorado

Kala’i Rosario – Hawaii

THE AREA CODE GAMES

126 Trosky Baseball Players Since 2011

Every year, 220+ high school players from around the nation compete for 5 days. Scouts from all 30 Major League teams as well as top NCAA coaches are in attendance. This tournament serves as the beginning of a year long interview process culminating with the Major League Baseball Draft the following summer.

64 Area Code Alumni were taken in the 2020 MLB draft.

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2020 TROSKY AREA CODE SELECTIONS

UPPERCLASS:

Landon Boyd – Cincinnati

Ryan Campos – Cincinnati

Greysen Carter – Cincinnati

Cale Lansville – Cincinnati

Ryan Ure – Cincinnati

Kyle Bender – Oakland

Blake Burke – Oakland

Cam Butler – Oakland

Trevor Haskins – Oakland

Jabin Trosky – Oakland

Eldridge Armstrong – Milwaukee

Max McGwire – Milwaukee

Carson McKinney – Milwaukee

Nick McLain – Milwaukee

Ben Ford – Kanas City

JR Ritchie – Kanas City

UNDERCLASS:

Andrew Carroll – Oakland

Austin Humphres – Oakland

Chase Hoover- Milwaukee

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2019 TROSKY AREA CODE SELECTIONS

UPPERCLASS:

Tony Castonguay – Cincinnati

Ronan Kopp – Cincinnati

Ethan Long – Cincinnati

Jack Moss – Cincinnati

Daniel Parra – Cincinnati

Rylan Zaborowski – Cincinnati

Cole Carrigg – Oakland

Chase Davis – Oakland

Brian McClellin – Oakland

Andy Owen – Oakland

Eddie Park – Oakland

Omar Plascencia – Oakland

Rowan Trosky – Oakland

Tommy Troy – Oakland

Walter Ahuna – Milwaukee

Hunter Barnhart – Milwaukee

Kyle Carr – Milwaukee

Tank Espalin – Milwaukee

Ben Grable – Milwaukee

Kala’I Rosario – Milwaukee

Kalae Harrison – New York

Safea Mauai – New York

UNDERCLASS:

Kyle Bender – Oakland

Blake Burke – Oakland

Jon Cymrot – Oakland

Thatcher Hurd – Oakland

Jabin Trosky – Oakland

Ryan Ure – Texas

Cale Lansville – Milwaukee

Nick McLain – Milwaukee

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2018 TROSKY AREA CODE SELECTIONS

UPPERCLASS:

Nate Fleischli – Oakland

Miguel Ortiz – Oakland

Brock Rudy – Oakland

Joey Estes – Milwaukee

Bryson Ballesteros – Cincinnati

Owen Cobb – Kansas City

UNDERCLASS:

Cole Carrigg – Oakland

Chase Davis – Oakland

Ben Hansen – Oakland

Eddie Park – Oakland

Tommy Troy – Oakland

Hunter Barnhart – Milwaukee

Ethan Long – New York

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2017 TROSKY AREA CODE SELECTIONS

UPPERCLASS:

Julian Tristan – Milwaukee

Jake Moberg – Milwaukee

Grant Holman – Milwaukee

Dawson Brigman – Oakland

Patrick Wicklander – Oakland

Cameron Barstad – Oakland

Micah Bello – Cincinnati

UNDERCLASS"

Nick Marinconz – Oakland

Tank Espalin- Milwaukee

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2016 TROSKY AREA CODE SELECTIONS

Cameron Barstad – Oakland

Joey Cantillo – Cincinnati

Jake Moberg – Milwaukee

Darren Baker – Oakland

Isaiah Haddad – Oakland

Holden Powell – Oakland

Dawson Brigman – Oakland

Drew Williams – Oakland

Jaime Arias – Oakland

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2015 TROSKY AREA CODE SELECTIONS

Aldrete Carter – Oakland

Andrew Daschbach – Oakland

Ryan Jensen – Oakland

Ryan Kreidler – Oakland

Andrew Martinez – Oakland

Will McInerny – Oakland

Otis Statum – Oakland

Kevin Gowdy – Milwaukee

Avery Tuck – Milwaukee

Marcus Ramos – Milwaukee

Kingsley Ballao – Cincinatti

Casey Legumina – Cincinatti

Riley Pierce Reds – Cincinatti

Cuba Bess Reds – Cincinatti

Testimonials

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TESTIMONIALS FROM THE 6TH TOOL NATION

Ricky Lopez

Ricky Lopez, SS

Louisiana State University

Growing up in the Bronx, NY I remember being 8 years old when my dad first introduced me to @Troskybaseball on YouTube and Social Media. Today, I am 2027 LSU commit and Perfect Game Gold Glover all thanks to the wisdom of Coach Trosky. Much love and respect for him. Stay “Suave"!

Camden Kozeal

Camden Kozeal, SS

Vanderbilt University

Coach Trosky has elevated my game not only physically with foot-work, arm strength, and functional strength but mentally most of all. Trosky baseball has given me the blueprint to success, providing me many opportunities like playing for Team USA and committing to Vanderbilt University!

Jabin Trosky

Jabin Trosky, SS

Oregon State University

I don’t know where I would be without my uncle Coach Trosky. He has taught me everything I know about the game of baseball and has helped me become the player and person I am today. I can write a book about what he’s done for me, GYMR!

Tristan Russell

Tristan Russell, SS

University of Houston

I had the good fortune to begin working with Coach Trosky when I was 12. His advanced knowledge of fielding and passion to coach are unmatched. The Trosky mental and physical philosophies have been major contributors to my success in committing and playing for the Texas Ranger’s Area Code team.

Tristin Gaines

Tristin Gaines, SS

Team USA

Coach Trosky has been a huge part of my journey. I consider him a mentor. His knowledge and what he has taught me has been a big separator. He has helped me elevate my game and mind in many ways. How I prepare is different now. I train like the pro guys. He is a big reason why I’m a “World Champion Gold Medalist”.

Marcus Cantu

Marcus Cantu, SS

University of Texas

Coach Trosky has been instrumental in helping me develop in every aspect of my game, most especially my defensive skills and mental game. His holistic road map continues to guide me as I prepare for college baseball. Coach Trosky’s passion for sharing his wealth of baseball knowledge is unmatched.

Tyson Lewis

Tyson Lewis, SS

University of Arkansas

Hey Coach Nate, I just committed to the university of Arkansas. I want to let you know how much your training has impacted my life. Without you I wouldn’t be half the player that I am. Thank you so much and I hope to train with you again soon!” GYMR!

Bryce Grudzielanek

Bryce Grudzielanek, SS

University of S. California

Coach Trosky and the Trosky program have had a profound impact on me as a person as well as a player. I look up to Nate and throughout the years, have realized how rare people like him are, especially in the game of baseball. His positive and unique influence has made a difference in my life and I’m truly grateful for that!

Ty Hemenway

Ty Hemenway, SS

Arizona State University

From a young age, I was introduced to Nate Trosky and his philosophies. My Dad and I would use his infield drills and watch his videos from social media. We loved his teachings. Little did we know that he had more to offer within the game of baseball and life. His 6th Tool teachings elevated me as a player and as a person. Truly incredible!

Jake Welch

Jake Welch, SS

Team USA

Thank you Coach Trosky for being an inspiration and mentor to my son. Every time he works with you or watches one of your posts it ignites the desire within. You are the voice in his head pushing him to develop his process and get #bettereveryday!

Trey Snyder

Trey Snyder, SS

University of Tennessee

Coach Trosky helped me not only on the physical side of baseball but also on the mental side. He installed confident in me and taught me that the greatest strength anyone can have is their preparation. Many of the lessons that he shares, not only go along with baseball but with life as well and how you can improve yourself as a human being.

Easton Brunson

Easton Brunson, SS

Team USA

Meeting Coach Trosky and working with him has been the most positive experience for me. He has changed my overall mindset of playing the game. He has helped me to understand how to prepare and compete at a very high level. Coach Trosky was a huge part of the process in preparing me to make Team USA.

Grant Hollister

Grant Hollister, SS

University of Michigan

Coach Trosky has helped me an incredible amount. I use to have a poor defensive mindset, but now I’m more confident in myself than ever. Every time the game is on the line I want the ball. Can’t express enough how much he has done for me and made a huge impact on making me the overall player that I am today, and helping me achieve many of my goals!

Heydon Lewis

Heydon Lewis, U

University of Nebraska

Coach Trosky has had a tremendous impact on my life, not only as a baseball player but also as a person. Coach Trosky taught me that your mind is the engine that fuels your success. He is someone I look up to and is one of my role models and mentors. I am grateful to have him in my life. He’s truly the best - GYMR!

Chase Hilde

Chase Hilde, INF

Saint Mary's of California

I am very grateful to work with Coach Nate Trosky on my defensive and mental game. He has taught me to breathe (to play suave), to trust in myself and to trust in God (to play strong), and all in all he has tought me to be a great person. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. Thank you coach!

Jacob Grey

Jacob Grey, SS

USA Baseball

I’ve been training with Coach Nate Trosky since I was 11 years old. He has changed my game both mentally and physically, my growth has been tremendous. He is a mentor to me and has given me a next level perspective. His philosophy’s and teachings are truly the best! #GYMR

Addison Smith, SS

Addison Smith, SS

Oklahoma State University

Every time I work with Coach Nate Trosky my skills improve dramatically because he’s the master at coaching the finer skills of infield play. He makes small adjustments that make a big difference. His training has helped me an incredible amount over the years and I can’t thank him enough for helping me achieve my goals.

Justin Rubin

Justin Rubin, SS

University of Virginia

The training I did with Coach Nate Trosky was the most intensive, productive, unique, and informative as an infielder. We covered so many areas all at an elite level that enhanced my skills and approach to defense.Very grateful for my time with coach Trosky. BetterEveryday!

Gabel Mitchell

Gabel Mitchell, SS

University of Iowa

I remember my first time I worked with Coach Trosky and how much of an impact it had on me as an infielder and a person. I continue to use the drills I learned to this day. I am now playing for the University of Iowa and I give a ton of credit to Trosky Baseball for the opportunity to play at the next level and continue to excel as an infielder.

Jeter Ybarra

Jeter Ybarra, 3B

University of Washington

Coach Trosky has been monumental in my progression not only has a baseball player but as person as well. Through my experience with Coach Nate Trosky, I’ve been able to elevate my game to a whole another level which has helped me get here to the University of Washington. There is no other coach I’d rather work with than him.

Ricky Lopez

Ricky Lopez, SS

Louisiana State University

Growing up in the Bronx, NY I remember being 8 years old when my dad first introduced me to @Troskybaseball on YouTube and Social Media. Today, I am 2027 LSU commit and Perfect Game Gold Glover all thanks to the wisdom of Coach Trosky. Much love and respect for him. Stay “Suave"!

Camden Kozeal

Camden Kozeal, SS

Vanderbilt University

Coach Trosky has elevated my game not only physically with foot-work, arm strength, and functional strength but mentally most of all. Trosky baseball has given me the blueprint to success, providing me many opportunities like playing for Team USA and committing to Vanderbilt University!

Jabin Trosky

Jabin Trosky, SS

Oregon State University

I don’t know where I would be without my uncle Coach Trosky. He has taught me everything I know about the game of baseball and has helped me become the player and person I am today. I can write a book about what he’s done for me, GYMR!

Tristan Russell

Tristan Russell, SS

University of Houston

I had the good fortune to begin working with Coach Trosky when I was 12. His advanced knowledge of fielding and passion to coach are unmatched. The Trosky mental and physical philosophies have been major contributors to my success in committing and playing for the Texas Ranger’s Area Code team.

Tristin Gaines

Tristin Gaines, SS

Team USA

Coach Trosky has been a huge part of my journey. I consider him a mentor. His knowledge and what he has taught me has been a big separator. He has helped me elevate my game and mind in many ways. How I prepare is different now. I train like the pro guys. He is a big reason why I’m a “World Champion Gold Medalist”.

Marcus Cantu

Marcus Cantu, SS

University of Texas

Coach Trosky has been instrumental in helping me develop in every aspect of my game, most especially my defensive skills and mental game. His holistic road map continues to guide me as I prepare for college baseball. Coach Trosky’s passion for sharing his wealth of baseball knowledge is unmatched.

Tyson Lewis

Tyson Lewis, SS

University of Arkansas

Hey Coach Nate, I just committed to the university of Arkansas. I want to let you know how much your training has impacted my life. Without you I wouldn’t be half the player that I am. Thank you so much and I hope to train with you again soon!” GYMR!

Bryce Grudzielanek

Bryce Grudzielanek, SS

University of S. California

Coach Trosky and the Trosky program have had a profound impact on me as a person as well as a player. I look up to Nate and throughout the years, have realized how rare people like him are, especially in the game of baseball. His positive and unique influence has made a difference in my life and I’m truly grateful for that!

Ty Hemenway

Ty Hemenway, SS

Arizona State University

From a young age, I was introduced to Nate Trosky and his philosophies. My Dad and I would use his infield drills and watch his videos from social media. We loved his teachings. Little did we know that he had more to offer within the game of baseball and life. His 6th Tool teachings elevated me as a player and as a person. Truly incredible!

Jake Welch

Jake Welch, SS

Team USA

Thank you Coach Trosky for being an inspiration and mentor to my son. Every time he works with you or watches one of your posts it ignites the desire within. You are the voice in his head pushing him to develop his process and get #bettereveryday!

Trey Snyder

Trey Snyder, SS

University of Tennessee

Coach Trosky helped me not only on the physical side of baseball but also on the mental side. He installed confident in me and taught me that the greatest strength anyone can have is their preparation. Many of the lessons that he shares, not only go along with baseball but with life as well and how you can improve yourself as a human being.

Easton Brunson

Easton Brunson, SS

Team USA

Meeting Coach Trosky and working with him has been the most positive experience for me. He has changed my overall mindset of playing the game. He has helped me to understand how to prepare and compete at a very high level. Coach Trosky was a huge part of the process in preparing me to make Team USA.

Grant Hollister

Grant Hollister, SS

University of Michigan

Coach Trosky has helped me an incredible amount. I use to have a poor defensive mindset, but now I’m more confident in myself than ever. Every time the game is on the line I want the ball. Can’t express enough how much he has done for me and made a huge impact on making me the overall player that I am today, and helping me achieve many of my goals!

Heydon Lewis

Heydon Lewis, U

University of Nebraska

Coach Trosky has had a tremendous impact on my life, not only as a baseball player but also as a person. Coach Trosky taught me that your mind is the engine that fuels your success. He is someone I look up to and is one of my role models and mentors. I am grateful to have him in my life. He’s truly the best - GYMR!

Chase Hilde

Chase Hilde, INF

Saint Mary's of California

I am very grateful to work with Coach Nate Trosky on my defensive and mental game. He has taught me to breathe (to play suave), to trust in myself and to trust in God (to play strong), and all in all he has tought me to be a great person. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. Thank you coach!

Jacob Grey

Jacob Grey, SS

USA Baseball

I’ve been training with Coach Nate Trosky since I was 11 years old. He has changed my game both mentally and physically, my growth has been tremendous. He is a mentor to me and has given me a next level perspective. His philosophy’s and teachings are truly the best! #GYMR

Addison Smith, SS

Addison Smith, SS

Oklahoma State University

Every time I work with Coach Nate Trosky my skills improve dramatically because he’s the master at coaching the finer skills of infield play. He makes small adjustments that make a big difference. His training has helped me an incredible amount over the years and I can’t thank him enough for helping me achieve my goals.

Justin Rubin

Justin Rubin, SS

University of Virginia

The training I did with Coach Nate Trosky was the most intensive, productive, unique, and informative as an infielder. We covered so many areas all at an elite level that enhanced my skills and approach to defense.Very grateful for my time with coach Trosky. BetterEveryday!

Gabel Mitchell

Gabel Mitchell, SS

University of Iowa

I remember my first time I worked with Coach Trosky and how much of an impact it had on me as an infielder and a person. I continue to use the drills I learned to this day. I am now playing for the University of Iowa and I give a ton of credit to Trosky Baseball for the opportunity to play at the next level and continue to excel as an infielder.

Jeter Ybarra

Jeter Ybarra, 3B

University of Washington

Coach Trosky has been monumental in my progression not only has a baseball player but as person as well. Through my experience with Coach Nate Trosky, I’ve been able to elevate my game to a whole another level which has helped me get here to the University of Washington. There is no other coach I’d rather work with than him.

Testimonials
Carter Aldrete

Carter Aldrete

Arizona State University

Coach Trosky was instrumental both In my recruiting process and growth as a player. On the field, he refined my infield play and introduced me to the mental game and importance of being present. Trosky Baseball also provided me incredible exposure to the top College programs in the country and to professional scouts. I am grateful to be a part of Trosky Baseball. RAT NATION!

Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

University of Michigan

I first met Coach Trosky at baseball camp in Michigan. It was an awesome experience. I was 12 years old and then I joined the Trosky National Team. My last great memory with Trosky was winning the PG West UBC, the top Tournament in the country. The next day I committed to the University of Michigan. Thank You Coach Trosky for positively impacting my baseball future.

Branson Terry, SS

Branson Terry, SS

Cal State Fullerton

Coach Trosky has improved my total game! He improved my focus, my mental game, my glove-work and my foot-work. Coach Trosky is a great teacher and motivator who makes it easy to learn. Do to his training, I’m now in the best place because of his mental game strategies and teachings. I’m excited to further my career at Cal State Fullerton. Thank you Coach Trosky. #Suave

CJ Sampson

CJ Sampson

Perfect Game

Coach Trosky has taught me what it truly takes to play at the highest levels. His 6ThTool Development Process is a difference maker. Trosky’s ways and methods are not often seen, they’re special. He has taught me tremendously, helping me create the path to reach my maximum potential for the future. As Coach Trosky would say, “GYMR!"



Landon Carter, SS

Landon Carter, SS

University of Arkansas

I started working with coach Trosky when I was a freshman uncommitted and now I’m a junior and committed to Arkansas. The infield techniques and mental aspect that I learned from him have been game changing and I’m forever grateful to him. He is a grinder and I love how he applies his faith to his training. These tools have been essential to my success.

Gavin Johns

Gavin Johns

University of California, Los Angeles

Nate has helped me get to the next level of baseball by him sharing his elite knowledge of baseball, life, and infield play. His understanding of the game is special. On the mental side, I have never felt more confident after working with Nate. Forever grateful!

Carl Suave Schmidt

Carl Suave Schmidt

Texas A&M University

Love working with Coach Trosky! His passion and love for the game is truly inspiring. He pushes you to strive to be the best and gets you better each time you work with him. I am grateful for our relationship and all the time he has dedicated towards my development.

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell

Duke University

Coach Trosky helped me gain the final piece of my game which I was missing. College coaches had told me that they wanted to see my arm actions, arm strength and fielding develop before they would consider me as a scholarship player. Within 6 months of working with Coach Trosky, I made the Cincinnati Reds Area Code team and received numerous Power5 offers. I decided to commit to Duke! Coach Trosky, I will be forever grateful.



Aiden West

Aiden West, SS

University of North Carolina

Coach Trosky came to my hometown in Maryland and I had a chance to workout with him. His coaching methods and mental game content has been game changing and has significantly contributed to me becoming ranked as the #1 SS in my state. For years I had watched and learned from his videos with my dad and I finally was given the opportunity to train with him. It has been awesome and I'm forever grateful. #BetterEveryday

Harrison Spohn

Harrison Spohn

Cal Baptist university

I've been fortunate to know Nate Trosky for most of my playing career and this year I was named NCAA 1st Team All American. His teachings and his detail oriented developmental plan has helped me grow as a player not only physically, but mentally as well. The way he goes about his business and the way he's able to bring the best out in every player is special.

Tommy Troy

Tommy Troy, SS

Stanford University

At the age of 14, I got the chance to work privately with Coach Trosky. He introduced me to a way of training that completely changed the manner in which I went and go about getting better in the infield and competing. His teachings I've carried with me throughout my career at Stanford, and ultimately helped me get drafted in the first round by the Diamondbacks.

Yahel Melendez

Yahil Melendez, SS

Rice University / Chicago Cubs

Growing up in Puerto Rico I remember as a kid my dad and I watching @TroskyBaseball on YouTube and Social Media. Today, I am Rice commit and a 6th Round Draft Pick. My dad and I mastered infield play by studying Coach Trosky's training programs. The year before I was drafted, I met up with Coach Trosky in PR for personal training and it was the best. Now I'm playing with the Cubs and plan to be in the MLB to represent PR as the next Carlos Correa. Thank you Coach Trosky.



Trevor Haskins, SS

Trevor Haskins, SS

Stanford University

I often reminisce about the excitement I felt while driving down for IF training with Coach Nate. We would workout with his nephew Jabin and most of our training was much more than just fielding a baseball. We worked on everything. What I didn't realize was the learning environment he was providing. I loved the talks we had that simultaneously influenced my mental game. Coach Nate built my foundation and for that I am forever grateful!

Carter Aldrete

Carter Aldrete

Arizona State University

Coach Trosky was instrumental both In my recruiting process and growth as a player. On the field, he refined my infield play and introduced me to the mental game and importance of being present. Trosky Baseball also provided me incredible exposure to the top College programs in the country and to professional scouts. I am grateful to be a part of Trosky Baseball. RAT NATION!

Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

University of Michigan

I first met Coach Trosky at baseball camp in Michigan. It was an awesome experience. I was 12 years old and then I joined the Trosky National Team. My last great memory with Trosky was winning the PG West UBC, the top Tournament in the country. The next day I committed to the University of Michigan. Thank You Coach Trosky for positively impacting my baseball future.

Branson Terry, SS

Branson Terry, SS

Cal State Fulleron

Coach Trosky has improved my total game! He improved my focus, my mental game, my glove-work and my foot-work. Coach Trosky is a great teacher and motivator who makes it easy to learn. Do to his training, I’m now in the best place because of his mental game strategies and teachings. I’m excited to further my career at Cal State Fullerton. Thank you Coach Trosky. #Suave

CJ Sampson

CJ Sampson

Perfect Game

Coach Trosky has taught me what it truly takes to play at the highest levels. His 6ThTool Development Process is a difference maker. Trosky’s ways and methods are not often seen, they’re special. He has taught me tremendously, helping me create the path to reach my maximum potential for the future. As Coach Trosky would say, “GYMR!"



Landon Carter, SS

Landon Carter, SS

University of Arkansas

I started working with coach Trosky when I was a freshman uncommitted and now I’m a junior and committed to Arkansas. The infield techniques and mental aspect that I learned from him have been game changing and I’m forever grateful to him. He is a grinder and I love how he applies his faith to his training. These tools have been essential to my success.

Gavin Johns

Gavin Johns

University of California, Los Angeles

Nate has helped me get to the next level of baseball by him sharing his elite knowledge of baseball, life, and infield play. His understanding of the game is special. On the mental side, I have never felt more confident after working with Nate. Forever grateful!

Carl Suave Schmidt

Carl Suave Schmidt

Texas A&M University

Love working with Coach Trosky! His passion and love for the game is truly inspiring. He pushes you to strive to be the best and gets you better each time you work with him. I am grateful for our relationship and all the time he has dedicated towards my development.

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell

Duke University

Coach Trosky helped me gain the final piece of my game which I was missing. College coaches had told me that they wanted to see my arm actions, arm strength and fielding develop before they would consider me as a scholarship player. Within 6 months of working with Coach Trosky, I made the Cincinnati Reds Area Code team and received numerous Power5 offers. I decided to commit to Duke! Coach Trosky, I will be forever grateful.



Aiden West

Aiden West, SS

University of North Carolina

Coach Trosky came to my hometown in Maryland and I had a chance to workout with him. His coaching methods and mental game content has been game changing and has significantly contributed to me becoming ranked as the #1 SS in my state. For years I had watched and learned from his videos with my dad and I finally was given the opportunity to train with him. It has been awesome and I'm forever grateful. #BetterEveryday

Harrison Spohn

Harrison Spohn

Cal Baptist university

I've been fortunate to know Nate Trosky for most of my playing career and this year I was named NCAA 1st Team All American. His teachings and his detail oriented developmental plan has helped me grow as a player not only physically, but mentally as well. The way he goes about his business and the way he's able to bring the best out in every player is special.

Tommy Troy, SS

Tommy Troy, SS

Stanford University

At the age of 14, I got the chance to work privately with Coach Trosky. He introduced me to a way of training that completely changed the manner in which I went and go about getting better in the infield and competing. His teachings I've carried with me throughout my career at Stanford, and ultimately helped me get drafted in the first round by the Diamondbacks.

Yahel Melendez

Yahil Melendez, SS

Rice University / Chicago Cubs

Growing up in Puerto Rico I remember as a kid my dad and I watching @TroskyBaseball on YouTube and Social Media. Today, I am Rice commit and a 6th Round Draft Pick. My dad and I mastered infield play by studying Coach Trosky's training programs. The year before I was drafted, I met up with Coach Trosky in PR for personal training and it was the best. Now I'm playing with the Cubs and plan to be in the MLB to represent PR as the next Carlos Correa. Thank you Coach Trosky.



Trevor Haskins, SS

Trevor Haskins, SS

Stanford University

I often reminisce about the excitement I felt while driving down for IF training with Coach Nate. We would workout with his nephew Jabin and most of our training was much more than just fielding a baseball. We worked on everything. What I didn't realize was the learning environment he was providing. I loved the talks we had that simultaneously influenced my mental game. Coach Nate built my foundation and for that I am forever grateful!

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