News from the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club

Tommy Hernandez to Coach 14U Team 2015-2016

TigersLogo-204x300Tommy Hernandez will be coaching the current 13U-Woods team as they move into their 14U season for 2015/2016.  Kyle Woods has been afforded the opportunity to be a roving instructor for multiple teams in the club and focus on his current 16U team (soon to be 17U).

“Kyle is a great resource for the club and by having him become a roving instructor for us will benefit a lot of teams and kids in our system.  Plus 16U & 17U seasons for his older guys are very important recruiting periods.  This setup will enable him to focus on his older team and afford the opportunity to help other teams/players,” said Tommy Hernandez, President of Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.  “Just like trying to write out your best line-up, we work to put our instructors in positions where it benefits the club and them the most.”

Steve Arias, a long time Tiger coach & instructor, will assist Tommy with this 14U team as well.  Tommy & Steve have coached a number of Tiger teams together over the last 20+ years, and this will be another great opportunity for these top baseball guys to coach together again.

To learn more about trying out for this team, click here.

If you’d like to know more about tryout dates and age group times click here.

Ryan Vilade & Cameron Dobbs

Cameron Dobbs & Ryan Vilade Get Big Awards at V Tool Showcase

Congrats to Ryan Vilade & Cameron Dobbs on excellent showcase tournament this last week at Oklahoma State and University of Oklahoma. Vilade was named offensive player of the tournament and Dobbs was named tournament MVP hosted by V Tool Showcases.  Nice job boys!

Ryan Vilade & Cameron Dobbs

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Dallas Tigers in the MLB Draft 2015

mlb draft 2015The MLB Draft 2015 is well underway and the Dallas Tigers Alumni are already representing early in this year’s draft.  We are excited for these young men and those coming up in future rounds this year.  Below is the beginning list of former players drafted …more updates to follow here.

  1. Beau Burrows – 1st round, Detroit Tigers, Weatherford High School
  2. Mitchell Hansen – 2nd round, Los Angeles Dodgers, Plano Senior High
  3. who is next …?

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Tommy Hernandez USA Baseball

USA Baseball Features Tommy Hernandez

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In 1993, Tommy Hernandez founded the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club, Inc. and, in the subsequent 22 years, the club has developed some of the country’s best players.

“Our mission is to develop our kids and have them play college baseball and, hopefully, professional,” said Hernandez. “[The program] really teaches them how to compete.”

Hernandez’s club has been able to achieve this objective, with countless players competing at the collegiate and professional level and 22 players representing the United States on a USA Baseball national team. Over the years, Michael Hollimon, Zach Segovia, Blake Beavan, Colton Cain, Aaron Luna and many more have played for Team USA.

Every year, the Dallas Tigers send high-caliber teams to national tournaments to compete for championships.

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College Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Tiger & Now Navy Midshipmen on National Pitcher of Year Watch List

Jett MeenachThe National Pitcher of the Year Watch List has been published by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame and one of our Dallas Tiger Alumni made the short list of 46. Right handed pitcher (RHP) Jett Meenach (So., Flower Mound, Texas) were amongst 46 players named to this elite list.

Jett Meenach has recorded a 7-0 mark and 1.08 ERA over 41.2 innings out of the bullpen. He has Jett Meenach -Navyappeared in a Patriot League-high 21 games and has struck out 41 batters over his time on the mound. Nationally, his seven wins rank 24th overall and should he have reached the minimum qualification for innings pitched his 1.08 ERA would slot within the top-10 nationally. Meenach is 8.1 innings shy of the one inning per game played prerequisite.

Proud of our Tiger Alumni!! Good luck Jett!

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Jett Meenach - Pitcher

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Former Tigers in MLB Opening Day

Check out Dallas Tiger Alumni in this years MLB Opening Day.  #openingday

James Russell - baseball  Shawn Tolleson - baseball Clayton Kershaw - baseball Austin Jackson - baseball Evan Gattis - baseball Zach Duke - baseball Yovani Gallardo - baseball Corey Kluber - baseball

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New Website Launched to Better Serve the Club

We are excited to announce the launch of our new baseball club website headed into the 2015 baseball season!  The decision to build a new site was driven by the high interest in everything going on in the Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.  “The increasing traffic to our website and Facebook over recent years has been staggering,” said Tommy Hernandez, President. “It was clear to us that we had members and fans very interested in the news and stories surrounding our teams, players, and alumni, so building an all new site was a no-brainer.”

The new baseball club website is complete with:

  • Mobile responsive design for optimal viewing on tablets and smartphones
  • Featured articles section
  • Social media integration and ability to share stories right from the site
  • Updated and current alumni webpage
  • On-site search functionality for visitors to easily find exactly what they are looking for
  • Dedicated tryouts section with online web form to submit player information
  • Online web form for coaches and instructors interested in working with our teams

We also want to thank the great team over at Polk Three Marketing for a great website design and build.

Dallas Tigers Zach Duke

Former Tiger, Zach Duke, Signs New Deal with White Sox

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Zach Duke (photo courtesy of Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports)

Congratulations to Tiger Alumni, Zach Duke, on his recent contract signing with the Chicago White Sox!  In his free agent year, Zach signed a 3-year, $15-million contract.  He was a graduate of Waco Midway High School and drafted in the 20th round of the MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001.  White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn identified Duke as a top lefty available this off-season.

Congratulations Zach!

Clayton Kershaw and Corey Kluber

MLB Cy Young Awards go to 2 Former Dallas Tigers

Wow, this doesn’t exactly happen everyday …2014 MLB Cy Young awards go to two former Dallas Tigers Baseball Club Alumni!!!  Clayton Kershaw and Corey Kluber have been awarded the 2014 NL & AL MLB Cy Young awards.

“Corey was a big strong kid who could hit and pitch. Very quite and worked harder than anyone. Coming out of Coppell High School he was simply overlooked. He showed them!” said Tommy Hernandez, President of Dallas Tigers Baseball Club.  “Clayton was with us when other clubs in town didn’t wanted him.  He was a very good first baseman with a great glove but believe it or not was undersized.  Even when he was young, Clayton was a great teammate just as you perceive him now.  Funny too that he could swing the bat a little.  I introduced him to his long time/current pitching coach Skip Johnson.  Happy for both boys.  Hope all of our kids in the club can see that this could be them one day.”

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13U-Woods Win State Fair Classic Baseball Tournament

13U Dallas Tigers coached by Kyle Woods recently won the State Fair Classic baseball tournament.  Nice start to the season boys!