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Kent Matthes

Kent Matthes

Founder, Hitting instructor and Consultant

Grew up in Orlando, FL attending Edgewater High School where he was named All-State and All-American (2005), finishing 2nd in the state in home runs to current Pirates slugger Andrew McCutchen. Accepted a scholarship to University of Alabama where he graduated with a degree in Financial Planning while garnering many accolades including: SEC Player of the Year, 1st team All-American, Single Season home run record (led nation), Bear Bryant Award (Highest honor for Student-Athlete). Began professional career in 2009 with Colorado Rockies. Named California League MVP in 2011 after setting the home run record for the Modesto Nuts (High-A affiliate). Placed on MLB roster by Colorado in 2013 and again in 2014 by the Oakland A’s. Hit over 100 professional home runs. Kent’s goal as an instructor is to use the knowledge he gained over his career to help the next wave of ballplayers. He was very fortunate to play with and against the best players in the world. With that knowledge, Kent will make it a priority for each player who comes to The Warehouse to not only know the proper mechanics but more importantly why and how to use them.

Alex Lucre

Alex Lucre

Hitting and Pitching Instructor

Born in Orlando, FL attending Winter Park High School where he played varsity for Coach Bob King. Alex was hired onto the MBA team because of his hard work, positive energy, determination and willingness to learn as much as possible about the correct way to drive the baseball for power. He does not believe in teaching one swing as he has learned that every player is unique when it comes to hitting style and approach. With that said, there are certain positions that each great hitter gets into that we will work on with each of our clients. Each player should have the opportunity to develop elite swing mechanics to therefore reach their potential. While teaching the correct mechanics, we try to instill the confidence necessary to handle the ups and downs that accompany the game of baseball. Our goal is for each of our clients to know that each time they step up to the plate they have a strong chance to compete against any opponent. As a pitching instructor, throwing strikes is the #1 priority as a pitcher. We focus on forming and developing proper pitching mechanics to consistently fill up the bottom of the strike zone with quality pitches. Lastly, we provide an arm care routine to help prevent future injuries.

Professional Instructors

Hunter Lee

Hunter Lee

Instructor

Hunter grew up locally graduating from Winter Park High School and earning a baseball scholarship to High Point University in North Carolina. During his four years playing for the Panthers, Hunter appeared in 210 games and was known for his sure handed infield play and his clutch hitting. Hunter capped off an outstanding career by posting a .338/.460/.531 line in his senior season, leading the team in all three categories. Hunter began his professional career in 2018 when the Minnesota Twins drafted him in the 26th round. In his first pro season, Hunter performed well posting a .250/.382/.357 line. Hunter specializes in fielding and hitting techniques and will conduct private and groups lessons throughout the offseason.

Foster Griffin

Foster Griffin

Pitching Instructor

Foster graduated from The First Academy (Orlando) and was drafted in the 1st round by the Kansas City Royals. Currently Foster is a top pitching prospect in the Royals system and was chosen to play in the 2017 MLB Futures Game at Marlins Park in Miami, FL. Foster specializes in advanced pitching technique including but not limited to: increased velocity, arm care and the mental side of pitching.

Nathaniel Lowe

Nathaniel Lowe

Hitting Instructor

Nathaniel was selected in the 13th round by the Tampa Bay Rays after a stellar campaign at Mississippi State University. Nathaniel was selected to the All-SEC team after batting .358 and leading the bulldogs to a super regional. Nathaniel teaches all aspects of hitting including: keys to hit for a higher average, advanced power techniques, two-strike approach and the mental approach to batting.