"The harder I work the luckier I get."
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
Pitching, Infield, Hitting Instructor/Coach
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!