Matt Dryer has been an important part of the baseball scene in Rochester since the 1990s. As a standout player at McQuaid Jesuit High School in 1998, Matt was named a USA Today High School All-American. During his high school experience, he was also drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 35th round.Matt Dryer Pro Hitting Instructor

After high school, Matt earned a scholarship to the University of Miami (THE U) and played on the Hurricanes team that won the 2001 National Championship ("College World Series") in Omaha NE. While at the U of M, Matt was drafted again by the S.F. Giants in the 15th round.  He spent the next 7 1/2 years playing professionally within the Giants' and Cardinals' organizations.  He was a part of three minor league championship teams.  He earned All Star selections three times over that span.  In 2005, he led the Cardinals minor league system with 23 home runs and 88 RBI. 

At Miami

Matt was a second-year Hurricane after transferring from Indian River Community College in 2001.  He entered the final weekend of the regular season with 42 starts in 43 games played.  He made 32 of those starts at first base and 10 at third base.  Matt had a career and season long hit streak at 17 games which tied the ninth-longest hitting streak at U of M.  He also successfully hit in 20 of his first 21 games played and had a season-high batting average of .439 in late February.    

At Indian River Community College
Matt was coached by Mike Easom and played third base.  He batted .333 with 51 RBI and five home runs and was an All-Southern Conference selection.  He assisted his team to a 43-11 finish and a No. 1 state and No. 2 national ranking.

At Charlotte
While playing at UNC Charlotte, Matt hit .291 with 46 RBI and three home runs while the team finished 26-26.

At McQuaid Jesuit High School

Matt was coached by Mike Fennell.  He won three letters in baseball and holds the school record for RBI's in a single game with 8.  His junior year (1997), he played shortstop and batted .515 with 45 RBI's and nine home runs.  He was named First Team All-State and All-Conference by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.  He also assisted his team to a conference championship.  In his senior year, Matt again played shortstop while batting .450 with 42 RBI's and seven home runs.  Again, Matt was First Team All-State and All-Conference.  He also was named team MVP and earned an honorable mention from USA Today.

Matt Dryer's Professional Stats

Fuller is Diamond Pro's General Manager and Head of Team Operations. He was also recently tabbed as the Head Varsity Coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School. Before moving into his current position at DP, Fuller spent five years as an assistant coach at Monroe Community College. MCC won four NJCAA Division II Region 3 titles with Fuller as an assistant.

The Penfield, N.Y. native served as the Tribunes' hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. During his tenure, Monroe's offense flourished including the 2013 squad which finished the season with a team batting average of .355 including six regular players hitting .350 or better. With Fuller manning the third base coach's box this past season, MCC finished top ten in the nation with 138 stolen bases while being thrown out on just 34 occasions (80 percent efficiency).   Monroe annually sent 7-10 players on to four-year schools while Fuller was with the program. He worked closely with two players (Danny Mendick and Jon Klein) who have since gone on to professional careers.

As a player, Fuller helped MCC to regional titles in 2005-06. He was an All-Region selection his sophomore season when MCC won a then-school record 40 games. Fuller went on to play two years at the State University of New York at Buffalo before serving as a volunteer assistant with the Bulls program. He coached the Hornell Dodgers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League for two seasons and guided the Dodgers to the 2012 Western Division regular season title. Fuller is entering his fifth year with Diamond Pro and is the head coach of the 17u Showcase team.

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An 8th round choice (240th overall pick) of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2014 MLB draft, Heyman went on to hit .315 in his first pro season with 15 extra-base hits including five home runs. He earned Northwest League (Class A-Short Season) Mid-Season All Star honors and helped the Hillsboro Hops to the league championship (VIDEO)

The Toronto Blue Jays chose Heyman out of high school in the 11th round (355th overall) of the 2012 draft. Heyman elected to attend the University of Miami. After one season, he transferred to the College of Southern Nevada - the JUCO where the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper starred in 2010. Heyman hit .377 with eight home runs and 24 RBI to grab Scenic West Conference Player of the Year honors (DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE ARTICLE). 

The 2012 All Greater-Rochester selection helped Pittsford-Sutherland to the 2010 Class A New York State championship. Heyman garnered All-American honors and received the prestigious Rawling's Gold Glove. Heyman was also named to the All Greater-Rochester football team in 2011 as well as grabbing an All-State selection. 

Heyman played 22 games and helped the Geneva Red Wings advance to the 2012 New York Collegiate Baseball League playoffs. He hit eight home runs in 66 at bats and collected 20 RBI (PICKIN SPLINTERS ARTICLE)


Heyman's MiLB profile page.
Article: Grant Heyman and The Fire Burning Inside
Twitter handle: @grantheyman23 

A graduate of Aquinas Institute, Chris Bostick helped lead the baseball team to a state title in 2009.  He received All-State honors in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and was part of the All-Greater Rochester Team in 2011.  Bostick also earned the 2011 New York Collegiate Baseball League Player of the Year Award by hitting .413 with 5 home runs and 32 RBI's.  (PICKIN SPLINTERS ARTICLE). 

A 2011 MLB Draft Pick by the Oakland Athletics, Bostick wasted little time making his mark in professional baseball by putting together a 13-game hitting streak out of the starting gate. This helped him become an All-Star for the 2012 Vermont Lake Monsters in the New York-Penn League (PICKIN SPLINTERS ARTICLE).

In 2013, Bostick was named the Midwest League (Class A) Player of the Week which earned him a spot as an All-Star and one of the top players within the Athletic's organization.  After being dealt to the Texas Rangers in 2014, Bostick played for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the Advanced-A Carolina League.  During that season, he scored 81 runs and 31 doubles, both career highs (MiLB.COM ARTICLE) .    

Bostick most recently spent time in the Washington Nationals organization (PICKIN SPLINTERS ARTICLE).  After the 2016 season, though, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB ARTICLE).

 

Bostick's MiLB profile page. 

Twitter handle: @leanonmeCB 

Chosen in the sixth round of the 1994 draft (highest in Canisius College history), Joe Mamott spent the next two seasons pitching for the Utica Blue Sox (Short-A New York-Penn League) and the Michigan Battle Cats (Single-A Midwest League).  The right-hander made 39 professional appearances including 31 starts. He struck out 148 batters in 176 innings of work.

Prior to his minor league career, Mamott pitched one year at Erie Community College (ECC) before earning a scholarship to Canisius College. He hurled a no-hitter for the Golden Griffins versus Siena during his sophomore season and ranked third in NCAA Division I with 11.95 strike outs per nine innings in his junior season. 

Mamott garnered All-Star honors leading the Little Falls Diamonds to the 1993 New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) championship. The Cheektowaga, New York resident went 7-1 with a 2.12 ERA and tossed two no-hitters including one in the opening round of the NYCBL playoffs. 

The Lancaster, New York native has been the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at ECC for 14 years. During his tenure, the Kats have made 14 consecutive regional appearances and advanced to the NJCAA World Series on four occasions.  He has coached four future professionals during his time at Erie and dozens of his pitchers have gone on to earn scholarships at four-year schools. 

He has been lead pitching instructor at ECC baseball camps since 1998. Mamott served as head coach for the 2012 15U Academy Stars travel team and the 2006 Lamm Post American Legion Team (Williamsville, NY). He earned a B.A. in Communications from Buffalo State College and his Master’s in Education from Canisius.

Jamie Lehman

Lehman is currently an area scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.  He is the supervisor for Canada and upstate New York.  He has signed 17 players including Rochester, NY native Trey Pascazi, Auburn, NY native Tim Locastro (drafted in 2012 in the 11th round), and Pittsford, NY native Grant Heyman.  Lehman has also scouted internationally in the Dominican Republic and Panama.

He was drafted in 2003 in the 29th round by the Montreal Expos.  He played seven years of professional baseball with the Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, and Toronto Blue Jays.  He then became the pitching coach for the Ontario Blue Jays, which is Canada's top amateur baseball program.  He coached minor league players such as Evan Grills (Astros) and Mike Reevus (Blue Jays).  Overall, Lehman has worked 11 years in professional baseball.  Lehman also has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management with a Minor in Sports Management.

Jamie Lehman's Professional Stats

Bostick attended Aquinas Institute where he was a three-year letter winner in baseball and football and a two-year letter winner in basketball.  He helped lead the baseball team to a Section V Championship and a State Championship his senior year (2009).  He also won three Section V Championships with the football team, including winning a State Championship in 2007.

He then attended St. John Fisher College where he had a very successful career.  In his freshman year, Bostick appeared in 44 games and had 15 extra base hits which included seven doubles, six triples, and two home runs.  He also stole 12 bases and finished with a .369 batting average.  Bostick was named to the NCAA New York All-Region Team and also won the Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year Award.

His junior year, he appeared in 35 games and a recorded a hit in 28 of them.  Bostick stole 14 bases, had 32 RBI's and finished with a .341 batting average.  He was named to the Empire 8 All-Conference First Team and was also named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Third Team.

In 2012, Bostick appeared and started in all of the Cardinals' 43 games.  He set a single-season College record with 30 stolen bases and set the program record for career stolen bases with 55.  Bostick had the second most triples in a single-season at Fisher and also set the program mark for triples in a career with 15.  He recorded the third most hits in a single season at Fisher with 67 and drove in the fourth most RBI in a single-season for the Cardinals with 45.  Bostick was named to the First Team All-Region by both ABCA/Rawlings and D3Baseball.com.  He was also named to the Empire 8 Conference First Team.

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Fennell was a 2008 graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School where he won two Section V titles.  He then earned a scholarship to Canisius College where he came out of the bullpen and contributed to two regular season Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championships.  Fennell was also a member of the NYCBL Geneva Red Wings in 2010 and 2011.  

After graduation in 2012, he signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds where he joined the Billings Mustangs in the Advanced Rookie League.  In 2014 he was a mainstay in the New Jersey Jackals bullpen (Can-Am League) where he compiled a 1.63 ERA and held hitters to a .176 batting average. Fennell spent 2015 with the Lincoln Salt Dogs (American Association) and finished with a 2.70 ERA. while opponents hit .189 against him.  Fennell's total pro stats include an ERA of 3.77 with 150.1 total innings.            

Ryan Fennell's Professional Stats 

Dennis attended Aquinas Institute and played four years on the varsity baseball team.  He led the team with a .421 batting average his freshman year.  He was honorable mention all four seasons and helped lead Aquinas to a state title in 2010.  Dennis also played three years of varsity football and basketball.  

He then attended Canisius College where he redshirted as a freshman from 2010-11. Dennis then transferred to MCC and played baseball there from 2011-2013. He pitched and played third base for the Tribunes. Helped the team win a Region 3 Division II championship during the 2012-2013 season.  He finished with a .300 average his sophomore season and was also top in the nation in era in the beginning months of the season at MCC.

Dennis then transferred to St. John Fisher and played for two years on the baseball team.  He graduated St. John Fisher in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance.  He has been at Diamond Pro for a little over a year and will be the 12u head coach during the summer of 2017.

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Dan Paolini

Paolini was a Division 1 commit to Siena College in Albany, NY.  As a freshman in 2009, he hit .430 with 11 home runs and 53 RBI's which earned him MAAC Rookie of the Year and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors.

As a sophomore, he hit .368 with 26 home runs and 64 RBI's.  He led the nation in home runs per at bat with .49 while his 26 home runs was second in the nation.  He earned MAAC Player of the Year, Second Team All-American, and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes award that year.  Paolini also participated in the first College Home Run Derby at Rosenblatt Stadium and played for the Chatham A's in the Cape Cod League that summer.

As a junior, he hit .352 with 19 home runs and 67 RBI's.  Paolini earned MAAC Player of the Year and became Siena's all-time home run leader.  He was then drafted in the 10th round by the Seattle Mariners a a second basemen.

Paolini played rookie ball in the Appalachian Leage where he hit .284.  2012 was Paolini's first full professional season.  He played in the Midwest League (Low A) where he hit .300 with 20 home runs, 12 of which came in the month of August.  He earned Minor League Player of the Month in August and was also awarded an organizational All-Star by the Mariners.

In 2013, Paolini started in High A in the California League.  His .284 average and 18 home runs earned him a promotion to AA during the year.  In 2014, he hit .270 with 13 home runs in the Southern League (AA).  The next year he returned to AA where he hit .271 with 5 home runs which earned him a promotion to the Pacific Coast League (AAA).

This is Paolini's first year with Diamond Pro.

After graduating from Fairport High school in 2004, Rogers continued his playing career at MCC from 2005 to 2006, helping the team win back to back Regional Championships. After finishing from MCC, he continued on to play at Columbia Union College (MD) in 2007 and 2008.  During his senior year, he led his team in innings pitched as well as wins and helped CUC win the 2008 United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship. Individually, he earned an USCAA All-American Honorable mention in 2008.

From 2006-2011, Rogers was the pitching coach and eventually the head coach of the Brooks Shepard American Legion team.  After that, he became the pitching coach at Columbia Union College for one season.  One of his many accomplishments during his tenure there was developing and implementing a pitching program for the baseball team.  In 2009, Rogers was the pitching coach for the Churchville Chili varsity baseball program.  A program that was Section V AA Champions.  He then became the pitching coach for the Fairport Varsity baseball program.  During his three years as pitching coach, he helped the Red Raiders win sectional championships in 2011 and 2013.  During the summer of 2012, Rogers was also the pitching coach for the Hornell Dodgers of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.  His coaching helped them become Western Division Champions.

Rogers has been coaching for 9 years now and is currently the Fairport JV head baseball coach.  He is in his fourth year at Diamond Pro as a pitching instructor and as head coach of the 14u team.        

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After graduating from Gates-Chili High school in 2011, Melino continued his playing career at Monroe Community College in 2012 and 2013. Melino pitched in the starting rotation both as a freshman and sophomore and helped MCC to a Region 3 Division II championship his sophomore year as well as being named to the First Team All-Region team. After MCC, he was recruited by several schools including a couple DI schools. Melino decided to take a scholarship to Urbana University (DIV II) and ended up finishing his playing career and SUNY Brockport. 


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Palmiero graduated from Bishop Kearny High School in 2003 where he was a three year captain and two-time MVP on the baseball team.  He then went on to play baseball at St. John Fisher College where he helped the Cardinals win 3 Eastern Conference Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships and earn their first ever NCAA regional appearance in 2007.  During that season he hit .315, maintained a fielding percentage well above .980 and was named to the ECAC All-Conference Team.

After Fisher, Palmiero signed to play professional baseball with the San Marina Waves of the Italian Professional League.  Unfortunately, an injury forced him to sit out and eventually start his coaching career, first with St. John Fisher (‘08-‘09) then with Pittsford Sutherland (’10-’12).  At Sutherland, he worked with hitters and catchers which helped lead to two sectional championship, a state championship, and an overall record of 42-4. 

Palmiero makes his way back to Diamond Pro after taking a few years off while he and his wife welcomed their son RJ in the fall of 2015.  Palmiero has over 10 years of baseball coaching experience and has worked successfully with players from all levels of the game.


Brust was a 1985 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School where he earned All-Greater Rochester honors for both baseball and basketball.  After a year at the University of Maryland, Brust transferred to MCC where hit .423 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs in 1987.  As a shortstop, he was selected as a third team All-American.  Brust was eventually inducted into the Monroe Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Brust then went on to play collegiately at Ball State where he was captain and team MVP in 1988 and 1989.  He then played professionally in the Atlanta Braves organization from 1989 to 1992. Two of those seasons were spent playing for the Durham Bulls under former Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodger manager Grady Little.

David Brust is entering his third season as the head coach of the Monroe Community College baseball team.

Graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School in 2009 where he was First Team All Monroe County his senior year.  Habecker then attended Defiance College in Ohio where he graduated with a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration.  He led the Yellow Jackets in pitching appearances his freshman and sophomore year.  As a junior, he started 35 games at first base and posted a .994 fielding percentage, which ranked second in the conference.  His senior year, he was a two-way player who earned Honorable Mention All-Heartland Collegiate Conference. Habecker is a first year coach at Finger Lakes Community College and Diamond Pro.

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