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BRG Youth Baseball Instructional Program


Who is BRG

● Mission

Baseball Resource Group is a community-based California & Federal Exempt nonprofit organization whose mission is to train, develop, inspire and mentor baseball student-athletes from diverse communities in their pursuit to play pro baseball through the path of college.

BRG’s goal is to provide pro instructions, athletic training, and player development to local players
to prepare these players to be showcased in front of college recruiters and MLB scouts against some of the best competitive talent in the industry.

● Vision

BRG's vision is to level the playing field by helping restore local baseball communities by providing a rare opportunity to compete against some ofthe best upcoming and present talent in the State. We want to provide an atmosphere where players can be fairly and professionally evaluated by former pro players, coaches and scouts, at the same time improve players skills all while enjoying the process and love of the game.

BRG was founded by social entrepreneurs, former/current MLB players, coaches and scouts
with over 150 years of pro experience and 30 years of community leadership, development, and
coalition building experience.


● The Team

Reggie Smith- a seven-time Major League All Star And Gold Glove winner, He was originally signed by the Minnesota Twins, and went on to play for the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants. Reggie played in four World Series, winning in 1981 with the Dodgers. His 314 career home runs placed him second on the switch-hitter list when he retired as a player. Reggie enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a coach and teacher. He has worked with the Dodgers as their Hitting Coordinator, Field Coordinator and first base coach. He was instrumental in the development of four consecutive Dodger Rookies of the Year, including Hall of Famer, Mike Piazza. In 1999 he helped coach Team USA to a Silver Medal in the Pan American Games. That team went on to take the Gold Medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, with Reggie as their hitting coach. His credits also include coaching other successful teams that participated in the Olympics 08’, World Cup 07’ and World Baseball Classic 06’, 09’. Today, Reggie consults withn Major League Baseball organizations, offers private and small-group instruction for players of all levels as well as trains and certifies coaches for various amateur baseball organizations from around the world.  He is a co-founder and advisory board member of BRG.

Tarrik Brock is an American former MLB professional baseball player and current coach.
He is the first base coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).
An outfielder who batted and threw left-handed, he played part of one season in MLB
for the Chicago Cubs. In 2006, he served as a coach with the Ogden Raptors. From
2007 through 2013, Brock worked as the Florida Marlins' outfield and baserunning
coordinator. During 2010, he served as interim first base coach. In 2014, Brock was
the first base coach for the Houston Astros. He joined the San Diego Padres
organization as a minor league coordinator for the 2015 season, before becoming
their first base coach before the 2016 season. In 2017, he joined the Los Angeles
Dodgers organization as outfield/baserunning coordinator.

Chris Gwynn is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He is the younger
brother of the Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and the uncle of former Major League
Baseball outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. The California Angels drafted Gwynn in the fifth
round of the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft. However, Gwynn did not sign with
the Angels, opting to attend San Diego State University, where he played college
baseball for the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team. Gwynn played for the United
States national baseball team in the 1984 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal.
Gwynn was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round (tenth overall) of
the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his MLB debut in 1987. While with
the Dodgers, Gwynn made the final out in Dennis Martínez's perfect game on July
28, 1991. After that season, the Dodgers traded Gwynn with minor leaguer Domingo
Mota to the Kansas City Royals for Todd Benzinger. He played two seasons with the
Kansas City Royals (1992–1993). Gwynn signed with the Dodgers as a free agent
after the 1993 season, and he played with them in 1994 and 1995. He joined his
older brother Tony on the San Diego Padres for his final season in 1996.
Gwynn became a scout for the Padres once his playing career ended. In 2011, he
was the Director of Player Personnel for the Padres. After the 2011 season, Gwynn
became the Director of Player Development for the Seattle Mariners.

Michael Garcia is a retired professional baseball pitcher. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also played inMexico, Taiwan, and Korea.Mike Garcia played at John W. North High School in Riverside, CA and was drafted in the 7th round of the 1986 amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox. He then played at Riverside City College (RCC) and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 55th round of the 1989 amateur draft. Mike Garcia played his first professional season with the Detroit Tigers 'rookie league Bristol Tigers andClass A (short season) Niagara Falls Rapids in 1989.In 1997 Mike Garcia becamethe first American-born player to be named the Chinese Professional Baseball League MVP. He won the award again in 2004.On September 10, 1999 Mike Garcia
made his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played at the Triple-A level for thePittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, and the Chicago Cubs. Mike Garcia finished his career with the Road Warriors of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in 2007. He was an Area Scout for the Philadelphia Phillies and signed Mickey Moniak in 2016.  He is currently a Pitching Coach for the Chinese Pro Baseball League.

Steve Keifer is former MLB infielder with A's, Brewers and Yankees.

Rich Murray is a former MLB first baseman and outfielder for the San Francisco Giants and little brother of Hall of Famer Eddie Murray.

Dayle Cambell is a former Pro AAA first baseman and outfielder for the Anaheim Angels and author of The Compton Baseball Lab.  He was a 1st round pick in the MLB draft and was signed out of Pepperdine Univerisity.  He has over 40 years of coaching experience.

Bobby Gould played in the Oakland A’s organization for 4 years. In 1996 he began scouting part-time for the Phillies, a position he currently still holds after 25 years. As a member of the BRG staff Bobby helps with player development in regards to outfield play - baserunning - and hitting. In addition to player evaluations BRG is committed to the development of our student athletes to prepare and place them at schools where they can continue to grow as students and athletes.
Gary Patchett grew up in Carson, California and was a 1996 graduate of Carson
High School. Gary went on to play baseball at LA Harbor Junior College and later
earned a scholarship to San Jose State University. Gary was the starting SS on
the 2000 College World Series team from San Jose State, helping the Spartans
reach Omaha for the first time in school history. He went on to play 11 minor
league seasons with both the Cincinnati Reds (2000-2006) and Los Angeles
Angels (2007-2010). In 2013 Gary was hired by the Seattle Mariners as the Area
Supervisor for Southern California and Hawaii. He scouted for 7 years and has
signed 2 Major League players to date. In 2019, Gary coached in the minor
leagues in the Seattle Mariners organization. He coached the Rookie level
Arizona League (AZL) and primarily worked with infielders and hitters during the
summer. With BRG Gary assists with all aspects of Player Development. Infield
play is his passion and he has been fortunate enough to work with numerous 1st
round picks including 2017 1st overall pick Royce Lewis. Gary also assists BRG
with college placement and helps to act as a buffer between BRG players and
college coaches/professional scouts. He is a current Board Member.

Gary Templeton II was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 49th round of the
1999 Amateur Draft. He spent two seasons in the Angels system, topping out in A
ball before spending the next seven seasons in the independent leagues. His minor
league totals are .217/.284/.258. He played minor league baseball from 1999–2007.
He managed the Hawaii Stars in 2012 and the Vallejo Admirals from 2014–15,
winning the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs Manager of the Year
Award in 2014. He is now a scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

Tony Gonzalez grew up in El Centro, California in the Imperial Valley. He
graduated from Central Union HS in 1990. Collegiately he played at Imperial
Valley College, University of Southern Colorado, and Azusa Pacific University.
Tony spent 4 seasons playing Independent Baseball, 1995-1998. Gonzalez has
coached collegiately at Imperial Valley College, Bethesda University and Biola
University. For the last 9 years Tony has spent his summers coaching summer
collegiate baseball. The last 4 years he’s been Manager/Director of Player
Personnel for the Dodge City A’s in the Jayhawk League. Tony joined BRG in the
fall of 2020 coaching in the BRG Scoutball Games under former Boston Red Sox
scout Jim Woodard. In the winter of 2021 Gonzalez was an Infield
Instructor/Hitting Instructor in the BRG Instructional League and in the spring of
2021 Tony was the Program Director for BRG’s Spring Collegiate League. Aside
from his duties with BRG, Tony also assists athletes in getting into college
baseball and professional baseball.

Garrett Nelson grew up and played baseball all over California. He graduated
from California State University, San Bernardino with a degree in Exercise
Science. After that, he attended California State University, Fullerton to earn a
Masters of Science in Human Performance and Sport Psychology. During his
time in college he interned and worked at several universities and private training
facilities. In 2013, he worked for the Toronto Blue Jays as a strength and
conditioning coach for the rookie league BlueField Blue Jays and earned the
Appalachian League Strength Coach of the Year. After finishing this stint, he
moved back to Southern California to start a private training facility in Murrieta,
California called Victory Athletics. Since then, he has grown the business and
helped hundreds of athletes with their development from junior high to the
professional levels. He is a Board Member of BRG to help support the goals and vision of
the organization and provide opportunities for young athletes.

○ Michael McGinnis attended the University of Dayton and completed a
Bachelor’s in Sports Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. He
then earned a law degree while working with an MLB agent, until he decided to
start his own advisory and consulting business. Michael’s knowledge of the MLB
Draft and overall player development helps him position athletes to be
empowered in the process. Michael has worked on multi-million and
multi-billion-dollar contracts with the federal government, and now, has nearly a
decade of experience negotiating major contracts and advising athletes. In 2019
he authored the “GPS Guide for athletes and those who surround them” book.

Mishael Israel is a 35 year social entrepreneur and former 5 year MLB Associate Scout for the Seattle Mariners. Prior to being an associate scout, he worked as the Executive Director for Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and founded the non-profit organization Urban Social Entrepreneurs where he successfully started several small businesses. He attended Wichita State University and majored in Entrepreneurship. He and his wife of 30 years have raised 7 sons and currently has 4 on academic/athletic scolarships that attend Pepperdine Univeristy, Duke University (Baseball), UCLA, and John Hopkins University(Baseball). He is one of the founders of BRG and is currently the Executive Director and Board Member.