-Owner/ Marketing/ Head of non-baseball operations
-Mike is a life long and rabid baseball fan who has been involved with his children’s youth baseball and softball teams. His quest to find the best possible coach for his son brought him to form San Jose Batting Cages. Mike handles all marketing and all non-baseball training operations at San Jose Batting Cages including corporate parties, and birthday parties
-Owner/ Coach & Manager
Coach Wayne Taylor brings over 30+ years of coaching to San Jose Batting Cages. Wayne has coached 100’s of players who have played beyond high school including all 3 of his son’s (Christian, ) Through raising 3 sons and coaching 100’s of players he has developed a way to connect with players. Wayne is an amazing communicator which allows players to understand what is expected without resorting to the “Bobby Knight” style of coaching which doesn’t work with this generation of players.
Wayne list of accomplishments with the San Jose baseball community includes a 5-year stint the President of Blossom Valley/ BV Pony and 19 years as a high school coach where every one of his teams finished 3rd or better. Wayne also helped represent the United States as the head coach of a 16u Junior Olympic Team.
“Travel Team Manager”
“Pitching & Hitting instructor”
Brandon exemplifies all the good that baseball teaches people. As a Freshman in High School Brand was cut during tryouts. Through sheer will, hard work, … Brandon went out again and made the Prospect High Varsity team while helping the school end a 6 year CCS Playoff drought with an 18-9-1 record. During his Senior year everything clicked for him as he was named All-League, League Senior of the Year, and batted .405, 27RBIs, 6 2B. 2 HRs while leading the team in wins, ERA, strikeouts, IP, and complete games.
In his 2013 at West Valley College, he dominated batters with a 1.21 ERA and earned a Scholarship to NAIA powerhouse Oklahoma Baptist. During his 2 years with the Bisons, they had the best 2-year record of any NAIA school while earning a #1 ranking in 2014 and a birth in the College World Series
“Baseball Pitching instructor”
After decades of perfecting the”Art of Pitching,” Darren is ready to help the next generation of pitchers. Darren’s accomplishments include a 24-6 record at Sonoma State and a 5-year career with the San Francisco Giants Minor League system. Darren’s time with the Giants Organization allowed him to become teammates with Pablo Sandoval, Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson, Sergio Romo, Jonathan Sanchez, and many other major leaguers.