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Danny Berg

Danny grew up playing baseball in Saskatoon Saskatchewan at the AAA level. He also played in the Canada Cup representing team Saskatchewan in 2014, 2015, and 2016 capturing a silver medal in 2015, and a gold medal in 2016.  Danny finished his high-school baseball career in BC, playing for the Langley Blaze.


Danny was offered a scholarship to play for Polk State College (JUCO D1) in Winter Haven, Florida, where he played two seasons. Over those two seasons, Danny hit .322 with 19 doubles, 6 triples, 2 home runs, and 65 RBI, earning first team all sun-coast conference team in his freshman year and a spot on the second team in his sophomore year. He also was awarded the Male Scholar Athlete of the year award in his second year.
Danny attended Lynn University (NCAA D2) on scholarship for his Junior and Senior years. Unfortunately, after appearing in 17 games for the fighting Knights where he hit .328 with 5 doubles, 11 RBI, and a.433 OBP his college career was cut short due to Covid. Danny chose to finish his Advertising and Public Relations degree online in 2021.


Most recently, Danny has been working with the Toronto Blue Jays as a Youth Baseball Developer over the past year and will play in the 2023 IBL season with the Hamilton Cardinals.

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Tyler Ashwin

assistant coach

Tyler grew up in Durham region, playing rep baseball for Oshawa, Whitby, and Peterborough. He mostly played corner infield and came in as a relief pitcher. 

Most recently, Tyler spent 1 season at Onondaga Community College (NJCAA) where he helped the Lasers reach the playoffs. 

Tyler has experience coaching players at all kill levels, and is a key member of the team coaching our Junior Prospects.  Tyler will be working with all of our Prospects players, our Junior Prospects, and available for private/semi-private lessons.

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Tyler Herrington

assistant coach

Tyler is a fully certified baseball coach. He has 15 years of playing experience at the amateur levels. Tyler is a Whitby, ON native and spent most of his playing days at the AAA level as either a pitcher or a 1st baseman.

Most recently, Tyler has 5 years of coaching experience with the Whitby'03 team (triple AAA/elite). He has also provided 1 on 1 and group instruction, and hosted baseball clinics at The Strike Zone with former MLB player and coach Eric Owens for the last 7 years.

Tyler has experience working with any skill level, from novice house league up to and including elite players. Tyler will be working with all of our Prospects players, our Junior Prospects, and available for private/semi-private lessons.

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Maxwell Dennison

Maxwell is a fully certified baseball coach and is a current Pitcher/Outfielder for the 2021 OUA Champion U of T Varsity Blues. He is an alumnus of the Ontario Prospects Baseball program (Class of 2018) and spent the 2019 season as part of the Orange Coast College baseball team in California (CCCAA).

 

Max is an accomplished youth coach, most recently coaching the 13U Stouffville Yankees to a 2021 YSBA AAA Championship. Max will be working with our Prospects teams, Jr. Prospects, camp participants and will be available for lessons.

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Ryan Capuano

pitching coach

Ryan graduated from Marshall University, a powerhouse D1 school in Huntington, West Virginia, where his accomplishments speak volumes. During his senior season in 2022, he made 16 appearances, had a 3.40 ERA, and impressively struck out 59 batters in 52.1 innings. In 2021, he recorded 11 appearances and secured a victory against West Virginia.

 

The challenges of the 2020 season didn't hinder Ryan's dedication as he made four appearances while maintaining an exceptional academic record. As a freshman in 2019, he marked 15 appearances, 11 of which were starts, showcasing his pitching prowess by striking out 31 in 43.1 innings.

 

Before his college journey, Ryan's foundation was built with the Toronto Mets organization, where he appeard in the 2017 Tournament 12 Showcase. He honed his skills at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, where he also participated in hockey and rugby.

 

In his role as Pitching Coordinator, Ryan works with all of our Prospects players, including our Junior Prospects while also being available for private lessons. 

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sam cawker

Strength & Conditioning trainer and assistant baseball coach

The Ontario Prospects Baseball Club is thrilled to welcome Sam Cawker as our new Strength & Conditioning trainer and Assistant baseball Coach.

Sam is currently in the middle of his sophomore IBL season, catching for the Welland Jackfish. In 2022, after posting a .348 average, 13 doubles, 38 RBIs and 5 home runs, he was named IBL Rookie of the Year.

Prior to his IBL career, Cawker was an OCAA All-Star with Durham College, while earning a diploma in Interactive Media and Design. He also played in the NAIA for Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, and spent the 2021 season in the senior triple-A Greater Toronto Baseball League with the Kendal Eagles.

Sam's enthusiasm extends to coaching and guiding young players in lifting programs. He's driven to succeed, and OPBC is excited to watch our players get after it in the weight room, under his tutelage. His passion for the game, dedication to improvement, and outstanding leadership on and off the field make him a fantastic addition to our organization.

Sam is available for private baseball lessons and 1-on1 S & C fitness training.

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guest instructor

Andy Stewart

Former Senior National Team player (Pan Am games, Olympics), MLB player and Minor League coach, Andy Stewart will be working out of the Ontario Prospects Baseball Club hosting catching camps while also being available for private lessons.

Andy played as part of the 1988 Junior National Team, the 1997 Kansas City Royals, the 1999 Senior National Team (Pan AM games), coached in the professional ranks (Toronto and Pittsburgh) and then was part of the 2004 Olympic baseball team. Andy is also a local Durham boy and a member of the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 2009). Andy was a catcher when he played but is most famous for his hitting prowess on the international stage: .452 avg at the Pan Am games, and .417 avg at the Olympics!  Andy will be available to work with all of our players as part of a group or for private lessons.

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todd betts

guest instructor

Former Team Canada Olympian, professional baseball player and coach, Todd Betts will be working out of the Ontario Prospects Baseball Club hosting hitting camps while also being available for private lessons.

 

Todd was drafted in 1993 by the Cleveland Indians in the 14th round before spending over 20 years playing between MiLB, Japan, Taiwan, the Canadian Olympic Program and the IBL. While playing in the MiLB, he won several team MVP awards as well as 10 championships across 13 seasons. Todd has also coached with Team Canada and professionally in Taiwan as hitting coach for the Lamigo Monkeys of the CPBL.

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