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Blake Taylor signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates Quakes Baseball Academy Alumni Blake Taylor was drafted in the 2nd round and signed with the Pittspurgh Pirates. We look forward to following Blake's career in the MLB. Congratulations Blake!
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MLB PRO PLAYER SKILLS CAMPS
PRESENTED BY HOWIE KENDRICK
proceeds from the camps will benefit howie kendrick's charitable initiatives
MLB PRO PLAYER SKILLS CAMP
|Where:||Tewinkle Park||970 Arlington Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626|
|When:||Camp One -----||Friday, 12/27 & Saturday, 12/28|
|Camp Two -----||Sunday, 12/29 & Monday, 12/30|
|Time:||9AM to 1PM (All Days)||Lunch will be provided from 12PM to 1PM|
|Fee:||$150 per player||Limited to 150 players per two-day camp|
---Meet Angels 2nd baseman - HOWIE KENDRICK
---Learn from Howie Kendrick**
---Learn from other MLB players
Danny Espinosa (Washington Nationals)
Kyle Higashioka (NY Yankees)
Blake Taylor (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Tyler Rahmatulla (St. Louis Cardinals)
Christian Bergman (Colorado Rockies)
Aaron Wirsch (Baltimore Orioles)
---Receive an autograph from Howie Kendrick
---BE PERSONALLY MENTORED BY HOWIE KENDRICK**
---Have your picture taken with Howie Kendrick (and signed by Howie Kendrick - Camp Two only)
---Receive two days of prime baseball instruction
---Learn baseball basics as well as small group instruction by position
---Have fun and learn from the best!
Camp One - Receive an autograph from Howie Kendrick
Take a picture with Howie Kendrick and other players
MLB Pro players to instruct both days
All players are from Camp One are invited to meet Howie after Camp Two, from 1PM to 2PM
**Camp Two - Take your picture with and meet Howie Kendrick
Howie Kendrick will autograph the pictures of each player with him
Email - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
Howard "Howie" Joseph Kendrick III (born July 12, 1983) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He attended West Nassau High School (Callahan, Florida) and St. John's River Community College (Palatka, Florida), where he was named Conference Player of the Year. Kendrick was not highly recruited out of high school and had difficulty finding a place to play.
He tried out for several community colleges until SJRCC finally offered him a place to play. Sports Illustrated described how he was scouted.
"The Angels found him, if only by chance. On a whim Kotchman went to see Kendrick play in Tampa in early 2002 after hearing about him from Ernie Rossean, the coach at Brevard Community College outside Orlando. After watching a few minutes of BP, Kotchman ran to his car to get his video camera. "My goodness, the kid hit the ball," he recalls. "I couldn't believe there weren't other scouts there. And other JCs cut this guy? What were they thinking?" For the remainder of the season, Kotchman wouldn't even approach Kendrick at games, lest his secret get out. In '02 Anaheim took Kendrick in the 10th round of the draft. As for why he went undiscovered for so long, both Kendrick and Kotchman are somewhat flummoxed, though each ends up blaming geography. "His school was way out in the sticks, and he didn't play summer ball," says Kotchman, whose son, Casey, played alongside Kendrick on the Angels. "Hey, I'm just glad we were the ones that found him."
Kendrick was drafted in the 10th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, and named the #1 prospect in the Texas League in 2005 by Baseball America, and was called "the clear standout" in a league that also featured Kendrys Morales, Erick Aybar and Andre Ethier.