About Us

We pride and dedicate our training on good ol' school foundations for playing the game. We continue to build players from the ground up allowing players to truly reach their full potential and create new opportunities along their journey. We are excited to develop players of all ages and skill levels. Pryor Baseball Farm has a proven winning record at all levels, however, we get great joy when all our players make their high school roster, win playing time, and ultimately open doors for college opportunities.

 

We get results and the most out of every player. We teach solid mechanics, and life lessons all while having some fun. It is supposed to be fun while working on the dream or goal within the game.

 

Coach Pryor has mounted a local high school record of 123-34 with varsity softball at Wharton HS and Wiregrass Ranch HS, plus baseball at Wiregrass Ranch HS and Bishop McLaughlin Catholic HS. With 20+ game winning seasons , 3 time District Champions (2014,15,16), Regional Final(2013), Regional Champions(2015) and State Championship Final Four appearance.(2015)


Pryor gets results both on and off the field.

Our coaches are required to complete the following certifications to participate at the Pryor Baseball Farm. This includes background checks, coaching certifications, CPR/First Aid and concussion training, and Pryor Baseball Farm certified. These certifications are important to us as they set a baseline for what you can expect from our coaching staff here at The Farm.

Coaching Certifications

Coaching Certification
National and State Background Checks
USA Baseball Coaches Certifications
NAYS Concussion Certifications
AHA CPR/First Aid Certifications
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About

Grass Roots Training

Baseball Operations Director

Ryan Pryor

Ryan Pryor has been involved with baseball most of his life. As a child he played on many youth teams under the guidance of his dad, who coached at UNLV and his uncle who played for the Seattle Mariners MLB .

After high school Ryan embarked on his undergraduate degree at Fresno State where he played college ball. He also enrolled in military school and gave 6 years of military service in a scout platoon as well as being air assault qualified along with many other achievements. After retiring from the military he pursued his MA in business at the University of Arizona.

Ryan then met his now wife, Elizabeth whilst working as the Baseball director for a camp in Lenox Mass in 1995. He then moved to the UK and spent the next 10 years living and working there. Ryan was the coach for the British National Baseball team whilst in the UK.

Upon his return to the States in 2005, Ryan became involved with the local rec leagues and coaching individuals and teams. Amongst other achievements Coach Pryor has mounted a local high school record of 123-34 with varsity softball at Wharton HS and Wiregrass Ranch HS, plus baseball at Wiregrass Ranch HS and Bishop McLaughlin Catholic HS. With 20+ game winning seasons , 3 time District Champions (2014,15,16), Regional Final(2013), Regional Champions(2015) and State Championship Final Four appearance.(2015) He has also trained many players that have made their high school team, college team and most recently the MLB. Nate Pearson and Franklin Germain play for the Blue Jays and New York Yankees, respectively and both were coached by Coach Pryor during their high school years.

Coach Pryor lives in the Wesley Chapel area with his wife and 2 daughters. In his spare time, which is limited he like to go out for dinner and yes you guessed it watch baseball!

Lakeside HS Varsity Instructor/Coach

Coach Jagerson

Coach Jagerson has over 20 years of experience coaching at different levels and sports. He played college baseball for 4 years at NAIA Sterling College and Baker University as a middle infielder. He was also the head baseball coach at Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS. Currently, Coach Jagerson is the assistant baseball coach at Lakeside Christian in Clearwater, FL. He has been involved in baseball either as a player or a coach for most of his life. Coach Jagerson lives in Tampa with his wife and 2 kids, Lexi (19) and Ty (11). Coach Jagerson’s favorite baseball quote” Baseball is a simple game, you throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball. Sometimes you win and sometimes it rains.”

Instructor/Coach

Coach Alfonso

Carlos A. Alfonso (born December 18, 1950 in Havana, Cuba) is a former minor league baseball player and manager, as well as a former minor and major league coach. He is currently the Tampa Bay Rays Director of International Operations. He Helped open Rays Academies in Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. In January 2014 he became the Houston Astros Coordinator of International Development and Special Assignment Scout.

 

EDUCATION

Alfonso graduated from Naples Senior High School (Naples, FL) in 1968. He won the Scholar Athlete of the year and also was inducted in the National Honor Society. Alfonso attended Miami Dade JC, Edison JC, Brevard JC as well as University of South Florida and Florida International University. He majored In Psychology and minored in Spanish.

 

PLAYING CAREER

Alfonso played in the Houston Astros organization from 1968 to 1975 and in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 1976. He was originally a third baseman catcher in his first two professional seasons, however in 1969 he also pitched (although in 1970 he spent a few games at second base). He spent from 1972 to 1976 at the AAA level. Overall, he went 39-35 with a 3.71 ERA in 234 appearances as a pitcher (101 starts).

 

MANAGERIAL CAREER

From 1979 to 1981, Alfonso managed the Daytona Beach Astros. He led them to the playoffs in 1980, however they lost in the first round. They were league champions in 1981, even though they finished with a regular season record barely above .500 - 68-67. In 1985, he managed the Columbus Astros and led them to the Southern League Playoffs, in 1986 the Tucson Toros and in 1993 and 1994 the Phoenix Firebirds in the Pacific Coast League. He also managed in the Winter Leagues in Mexico, Hawaii, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

 

MINOR LEAGUE COACHING CAREER

Save for the years he managed, he was a Pitching Coordinator in the lower minors in the Astros system from 1982 through 1984. During that time period he was also the Houston Astros Minor League Spring Training Coordinator.

 

MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING CAREER

Alfonso was a Major League Bullpen Catcher and Coach for the Houston Astros in 1977. Alfonso was a San Francisco Giants Major League Pitching coach in 1992, and from 1996 to 1999 he was on their staff as a first base and Bullpen coach and Major League Spring Training Coordinator. From 2000 to 2005, he served as their administrative coach, which included coordinating Major League Spring Training and administering the defense and pitching charts as well as video and advance scouting reports.

 

EXECUTIVE CAREER

In 1978 he was the Houston Astros Traveling Secretary. From September 1986 through December 1991 he held posts of Director of Minor League Operations and Director of Player Development for the San Francisco Giants. In 1995, he was the Giants coordinator of Latin America Instruction. In 2006, Alfonso was named the Tampa Bay Devil Rays director of international operations. In October 2013 Alfonso became Special Assistant to the International Department of the Tampa Bay Rays. On February 2014, Alfonso became Coordinator of International Development and Special Assignment Scout of the Houston Astros.

Coach, Instructor, Pasco HS Varsity Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Coach Newton

Welcome to The Farm!

Camps Manager and Wesley Chapel JV Head Coach

Coach Smith

He is a graduate of Wharton High School and graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He has studied exercise sports science. He is the head JV baseball coach at Wesley Chapel High School and has been with The Farm for the past 6 years. During this time he has coached the 9U travel team and has supervised season camps such as our summer camps. He enjoys working with the kids, being a role model, and mentor to the players. He strives to grow better as a coach each and every year. 

Pitching, Infield, Hitting Instructor/Coach

Coach Devine

Pitcher of the Year!

Coach Devine has been playing baseball almost his entire life, currently in his 25th consecutive year, starting with tee ball at 5 years old, to now, which he is currently entering his 9th season as a professional pitcher. Mike has accumulated over 600 career innings pitched, including over 300 games, 400 innings and a career ERA under 2.50 as a reliever. Currently, Mike plays in the summer for the Saint Paul Saints of the American Association (2019 Champs) and in the winter in the Dominican Republic for Aguilas Cibaeñas in Liga de Beisbol Profesional (LIDOM). Mike has also played in the Liga Mexicana de Pacifico for MexiCali (2018) as well as multiple years in each of Traverse City, Cleveland, and Wichita, KS. 

 

Prior to his professional playing career, Mike grew up as a shortstop and pitcher in Pittsburgh, PA and earned a Division 1 scholarship to Virginia Military Institute, graduating in 2012 with a degree in Economics and Business. Mike currently ranks 3rd in the VMI career record book in games pitched (90) and saves (15) and 5th in Strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (8.65).

 

Over the past 5 years, in between games and seasons, Mike has found a passion working with youth players who are always looking to get better and take their game to the next level in all areas, physical and mental. Mike and his fiancé, Julie, just moved to the Tampa area this fall after living in Naples, FL the past 6 years.

 

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work with players who want to put the work in and who want get better. The atmosphere set by Coach Pryor and the facilities at the Farm and Four Leaf are exactly what I was looking for when I moved to Tampa, there is no excuse not to get better!

Pitching and Hitting Instructor

Coach Paul

Graduate of Carlisle High School (PA) in 2016 and Chatham University in 2020 where he studied Accounting. He was a four-year starter  (2017-2020) for Chatham where he left the program leader in Innings Pitched, Strikeouts, and Starts on the mound. After graduation, he moved to the Tampa area to start his career as an accountant.

 

I am excited for the opportunity to get back into baseball here at the Farm while learning from Coach Pryor and the staff along with working to achieve the goals each player has.

Baseball Instructor

Coach McCann

One of the newest members of the Pryor Baseball Farm family. He recently relocated to the Tampa area from Baltimore, MD where he was born and raised. Dan has had a bat and a ball in his hands since the age of 4 years old. Graduate of Atholton HS (Columbia, MD) in 2014 where he was a four year starter for the Raiders at 2B and off the mound. Raiders won back-to-back Howard County Championships in 2013 and 2014, with a county record of 17-0 and overall record of 19-2 in 2014. They were the 7th ranked team in the state of Maryland in 2014 and were named by the Baltimore Sun the Team of the Decade for Atholton HS in 2020. First time in school history to ever go undefeated in the county. Dan posted a career record of 7-1 with a 2.62 ERA off the mound for Atholton and held a career batting average of .300 for the Raiders. 

 

Went onto play baseball at St. Mary's College of MD (2015-2019) where he was a three year starter for the Seahawks. Dan saw alot of time at 3B, SS, 2B and off the mound. Competed in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC), which at the time was one of the toughest conferences in all of Division III baseball. Graduated in 2019 with a major in Sociology and a minor in Educational Studies.

 

After college, Dan went on to accept the assistant Varsity Baseball coach position at his alma mater, Atholton HS, starting in 2020. Mainly works with the pitching staff and helps with hitting and defense as well. In his first year coaching the Raiders the season was cut short due to COVID-19. The following season Dan helped lead the Raiders to a Regional Championship and the 2021 Maryland 3A State Finals where they fell short 4-2. They finished the 2021 season with a record of 12-4 and were named the #8 ranked team in the state of Maryland by Power Baseball Rankings (PBR). 

 

When Dan isn't on the baseball field he enjoys going to the gym, hanging out with friends and family, playing sports, and of course watching baseball. 

Marketing

Britton Janning

Britton Janning helps manage all of the marketing efforts here at The Farm! He is passionate about marketing and helping businesses thrive. What he loves love about The Pryor Baseball Farm is the atmosphere and dedication they put into truly, "Growing Better Players." The staff is wonderful and very knowledgable. We can't wait to see you all out here at The Farm!

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