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CP Weekend Roundup 5-13 through 5-19



This edition of the CP Weekend Roundup features performances from several different levels of baseball, including league-wide honors on a couple of different occasions.  Congratulations to all of the #cpfamily who have now wrapped up another successful spring season.

Here goes!


   MLB Roundup


AJ Pollock (DBacks) shared National League Player of the Week honors with Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers for the week ending on May 18th. AJ’s collection of dominant offensive performances included three multi-hit games during a week where he went 11 for 22 at the plate. Article




Steve Cishek (Marlins) earned his 8th and 9th saves of the season on Friday and Saturday in San Francisco. Steve is now 3-1 on the season with a 2.08 ERA. Stats


Steve Delabar (Jays) earned a win in Texas with 3 strikeouts in 1.1 solid innings of relief. Toronto won 4-2 while Steve pushed his record to 3-0 out of the bullpen in 2014. Box Score




Corey Kluber (Indians) put together a pair of great starts since our last Roundup, including a win in Toronto and a no-decision last night against the Tigers on ESPN. Corey struck out 17 in 14 innings pitched over the two-game span, pushing his season total to 74 in just 65.2 innings. Stats


   NCAA Roundup


Andrew Chin (Boston College) earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors following his complete game, 2-hit performance against the Clemson Tigers. Andrew retired 10 consecutive batters, and 14 of the final 16 he faced. Story




Max Tishman (Wake Forest) worked an inning of relief to earn a win against the #1 Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon. Max struck out 2 in the 4-3 win. Box Score


Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt) earned a no-decision after working into the 9th of a 4-3 loss to #9 South Carolina on Thursday evening on ESPN-U. Tyler allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 8.1 innings. Box Score


   HS Roundup


Austin DeCarr (Salisbury School) finished his prep year with a pitching stat line that included a 7-0 record, 0.64ERA, 42IP, 17H, 4R (3 Earned), 19 BB and 93 K’s. Austin is committed to play for Clemson University next year and is likely to be selected in the first five rounds of the coming MLB First Year Player Draft.


Forrest Wall (Orangewood Christian HS of FL) is expected to be drafted out of high school in the coming weeks. Baseball America wrote a feature highlighting the rarity of a 2nd baseman on the HS level projecting so high on MLB draft boards. Here’s a link for those of you who have a BA subscription!




Ryan Pocock (Westford Academy) led his team to a 7-1 win over Boston Latin on Monday, going 3-4 at the plate. Ryan fell just a single short of the cycle, including a grandslam and 5RBI. He now has 8HR in just 20 games played. What is especially impressive about this performance is the fact that Ryan did it on the same day that the Lowell Sun published a piece about his impressive offensive season.


Please note: Due to the large volume of CP athletes playing competitive baseball at this moment in time (roughly 700+), plenty of impressive stat lines will unfortunately go unnoticed!  With this in mind, if you are aware of a performance worthy of note in our Weekend Roundup, we’d love for you to email us a heads up  (CresseyPerformance@gmail.com).  

Thanks in advance!




CP Weekend Roundup



Another weekend of filling up the stat sheet is in the books for the CP Family.  From the NE-10 Tournament, to the NL West, CP athletes have been swinging the bats well and piling up strikeouts on the mound.  Here’s a look at this past weekend’s noteworthy performances:



AJ Pollock (DBacks) has put together a 6 game hitting streak, including multi-hit games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  AJ has raised his batting average to .286 for the season.  Stats


Corey Kluber (Indians) earned his 3rd win of the season, striking out 9 in a 6-3 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Corey has now piled up 57 strikeouts in just 51.2 innings pitched.  Box




Steve Delabar (Blue Jays) struck out 7 batters over the course of 3 relief appearances this past weekend (4.1 innings pitched). Stats


Steve Cishek (Marlins) earned his 7th save of the season in a 3-1 Thursday night win over San Diego.  Earlier in the week, Steve managed to earn the win in relief in both Monday and Wednesday night’s games against the Mets. Stats




Oliver Drake (Orioles AA) is thriving in his new role as a reliever/closer with the Bowie Baysox. Through 12 appearances, he holds a 1-0 record with 6 saves and a 1.98ERA.  Here’s a great article about his hot start in 2014.


The Bryant University Bulldogs had a great weekend, sweeping a 4-game series against Fairleigh Dickinson.  On the weekend, Carl Anderson hit 3 home runs.  In Saturday’s first game of a double-header, CP athletes (Anderson, Zarozny, McCarthy and Bingell) combined to drive in all 8 runs in a 8-3 victory.  Box


Tyler Beede and Adam Ravenelle (Vanderbilt) combined to throw 8 innings, allowing just a single run in a tough 1-0 loss to #11 Florida on ESPN-U this past Thursday.  Tyler struck out 6 and Adam struck out 2 in his 2 innings of relief.  Box




James Alfonso (Hartford) was 2-for-3 with 2RBI in a 8-6 win against U-Mass Lowell on Saturday afternoon.  Box


Andrew Chin and Jeff Burke (Boston College) combined to throw 9 innings in a 5-3 win against Binghamton on Sunday afternoon.  Burke earned the win with 5 innings of scoreless relief.  Box


John Gorman (Boston College) had a solid start on Friday against Binghamton, tossing 5 scoreless innings.  Unfortunately for the Eagles, Billy Bereszniewicz and his Bearcats were too strong, winning the game 9-3.  Billy was 1-3 with a pair of walks and 3 runs scored.  Box


Alex Person (SNHU) earned his 3rd win of the season with 2.2 innings of solid relief against Stonehill in the NE-10 Conference Tournament Semi-Final.  SNHU won the game 6-5 and went on to win their conference title the following day.  Box


Austin DeCarr (Salisbury HS) struck out 19 in a complete game 1-hit shutout of the Taft School.  Austin’s performance was good enough to prompt a tweet from Peter Gammons.  Tweet


Please note: Due to the large volume of CP athletes playing competitive baseball at this moment in time (roughly 700+), plenty of impressive stat lines will unfortunately go unnoticed!  With this in mind, if you are aware of a performance worthy of note in our Weekend Roundup, we’d love for you to email us a heads up  (CresseyPerformance@gmail.com).  

Thanks in advance!






CP Family Weekend Roundup


Please note:  Due to the large volume of CP athletes playing competitive baseball at this moment in time (roughly 700+), plenty of impressive stat lines will unfortunately go unnoticed!  With this in mind, if you are aware of a performance worthy of note in our Weekend Roundup, we’d love for you to email us a heads up  (CresseyPerformance@gmail.com).  Thanks in advance!


Another good weekend is in the books for the CP-Baseball-Family.  Here’s a look at some of the noteworthy performances from the last few days:




Corey Kluber (Indians) was dominant in 8 innings of work on Sunday.  Corey struck out 13 White Sox, including 7 straight at one point.  Despite allowing just 3 hits and 1 earned run, he did not factor in the decision.  Box Score




Steve Cishek (Marlins) converted an impressive 4-out save to help the Marlins complete a sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday evening.  Steve struck out 1 batter in the 5-4 victory while earning his 6th save of the season.  Box Score




Brandon Gomes (Rays) earned his 2nd win of the season in Boston on Thursday, tossing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.  He returned the following night at Yankee Stadium to toss 2 more scoreless innings.  Thursday’s Box Score


Tim Collins (Royals) returned from a dominant rehab stint in Triple-A (struck out 10 of 14 batters) to throw 2 scoreless innings of relief against the Detroit Tigers.  Tim allowed just a single hit and struck out 1 batter.  Box Score


Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt) earned his 7th win of the season, striking out 7 batters in 5 innings of work against Missouri.  Vanderbilt won the contest by a score of 5-3.  Box Score




Adam Ravenelle (Vanderbilt) helped the Commodores complete a sweep of Missouri with 3.1 impressive innings of scoreless relief on Sunday afternoon.  Adam allowed just 1 hit in the 3-1 win.  Box Score


Billy Bereszniewicz (SUNY Binghamton) was 5 for 8 at the plate in a double header against U-Mass Lowell on Saturday afternoon.  In the first game, Billy was 3 for 4 with 2RBI and 3 runs scored in a 10-6 win.  Box Score


John Gorman (Boston College) worked a no-hitter into the 8th inning of a game which BC would ultimately win 3-2 against Pitt.  John struck out a career high 8 batters and allowed just 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks.  He did not factor in the decision.  Recap


The CP guys down at Bryant University carried the offense in a 5-4 Friday afternoon win against Sacred Hart.  Carl Anderson, John Mullen, AJ Zarozny, Buck McCarthy and Dan Cellucci combined to go 8 for 17 at the plate, including 2RBI and 4 of the 5 runs scored by Bryant in the game.  Box Score





Mid-Week CP-Family MLB Notes



In addition to CJ Riefenhauser’s big league debut this past weekend, the CP Family has managed to leave their mark on the professional baseball seen consistently over the couple of days.  Here’s a few new updates, highlighted by a Jays/Orioles contest that featured contributions from three different CP guys:




Steve Delabar (Jays) earned the win in a 9-3 Toronto victory.  Steve tossed a scoreless 8th inning and pushed his record to 2-0 on the season.  Steve’s Bio


TJ McFarland (Orioles) made his return to the big leagues to join fellow CP athlete, Ryan Flaherty (0-for-2, 2BB).  TJ also threw a scoreless/hitless inning of relief.  Box Score


Steve Cishek (Marlins) converted his 33rd consecutive save for the Marlins (4th of 2014).  He also struck out the final batter of the game, allowing the Marlins and Braves to combine for 28 strikeouts, an MLB single-game record.  Video




Jed Bradley (Brewers Prospect) earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the Florida State League.  Jed threw 6 scoreless innings in his start on Wednesday, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 5 on only 76 pitches.  Bradley has the 4th highest K’s/9IP in the league, averaging 8.8/9.  Article


Luke Jackson (Rangers Prospect) also earned Pitcher of the Week honors, having been dominant in his Texas League start on Tuesday.  Luke has a 1.96 ERA and has not allowed a run in 2 of his 3 starts this season.  Article




CP Baseball Roundup: All-Levels Edition



This weekend was packed with baseball highlights from the CP baseball community.  The best stories included MLB debuts, strong collegiate pitching performances and some double-digit HS strikeout totals.  Here’s a look at our favorite news and notes from the weekend:




CJ Riefenhauser (Rays) made his MLB debut on Saturday evening against the New York Yankees.  CJ retired all 4 batters he faced in order.  Here’s a link to the video highlights of his outing.


Steve Cishek (Marlins) earned an MLB win and a save on consecutive nights this weekend against the Seattle Mariners.  Steve’s scoreless inning of relief on Friday was good enough for the win.  Box Score


Brandon Gomes (Rays) has held opponents scoreless in 8 of his 9 relief appearances this season, including two more outings this weekend against the Yankees.  Brandon now has an ERA of 3.86 on the year.  Stats


Buck McCarthy (Bryant University) carried the Bulldogs offense on Friday, going 3-3 at the plate with 1BB and 2RBI in a 7-0 win over LIU Brooklyn.  Box Score




Dan Cellucci (Bryant University) drove in 2 of his team’s 3 runs in a 3-1 win in the second game of a Friday double-header against LIU Brooklyn.  Dan was 1-3 on the day.  Box Score


Drew Johnson (Stoneham High School) got a mention in the Boston Globe HS Baseball Roundup after tossing a complete game shutout against Melrose HS.  Drew struck out 13 in the contest.


Sid Warrenbrand (Lincoln-Sudbury High School) struck out 15 in a complete game 1-hit effort against Framingham High School this afternoon.  LS earned an 8-0 victory, with much of the run support coming from Alex Wieland‘s grand-slam.





CP Week In Review



It is hard to believe that we’re already well on our way into the 2014 baseball season.  It is also hard to keep up with all of the great performances being put forth by the CP-Family.  We dedicate our Monday “Weekend Roundup” blog to the college population, so today we will have a look at some of the noteworthy performances during the past week from our high school, minor league, and big-league athletes.

While it might seem funny to combine these athletes into a single post, any CP client will know that there is no definitive line drawn in our schedule for each population to train.  Big-leaugers deadlift alongside high school guys and challenge them to ping-pong matches on a daily basis throughout the winter.  If they can cohesively train together, I can find a way to report on their great in-season efforts together.

Here’s a comprehensive list of impressive outings from our crew over the last seven days:


    CP-Family in MLB


Steve Cishek (Marlins) signed a nice big deal this past winter following a season in which he set a consecutive save record for the Miami organization.  After converting each of his first two save opportunities during the first week of the season, Steve was given a very well paid week off with the Marlins failing to create a single save opportunity since April 3rd.  It stands to reason that he’ll be feeling good when that time comes this week!


Brandon Gomes (Rays) is also off to a great start in 2014.  Brandon has made five scoreless appearances out of the Tampa bullpen thus far, including earning a win this past Saturday night against visiting Texas.  Here’s a look at his impressive numbers thus far.




Corey Kluber (Indians) earned his first win of the season on Tuesday, working 6 strong innings as the Cleveland starter against San Diego.  Corey allowed just 3 runs on 8 hits.  Box score


    CP-Family in MiLB


With roughly 100+ CP athletes competing at the minor-league level with MLB-affiliated organizations, it is tough to stay on top of every single great result.  Here are just a few of the good ones from this past week.  If you’re interested in keeping an eye on any other guys playing pro ball, you can find a comprehensive list of pro CP-Family guys here.


Eddie Campbell (Mariners-A) earned a win in his first start of the season playing for the Clinton Lumberkings of the Class-A Midwest League.  Eddie worked 5 innings, allowing just 2 hits and no runs.  He is unscored upon through 8.1 innings this season.  Stats


Mike Montgomery (Rays AAA) earned a win in his first start of the season, throwing 5 scoreless innings against the Gwynnett Braves.  Mike allowed just 3 hits and struck out 7.  Stats




Reed Gragnani (Red Sox A) had a huge day at the plate this past Saturday, going 4 for 5 with a pair of RBI against Myrtle Beach.  Reed is currently batting .533 on the season.  Stats


Tim Cooney (Cardinals AAA) has been nothing short of dominant pitching in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.  Through 2 starts, Tim has a pair of runs and a 0.73 ERA.  Have a look at these numbers.


JR Graham (Braves AA) was impressive in his only outing of the season thus far, working 5 scoreless and hitless innings.  JR is best known around CP as the only 100mph+ arm to show up to train in a Santa Suit.  Stats


Kyle Helisek (Cardinals A) was solid in his first start since joining the Florida State League.  Kyle got a no-decision in 6 innings of scoreless and hitless work on Tuesday evening.  Stats


    High School Level CP-Family


Jackson Gillis (Wilmington HS) tossed a no-hitter against Woburn HS on Thursday afternoon.  Jackson put in many training sessions this winter at CP and is proving to be one of the state’s better sophomore pitchers.  He struck out 12 batters in the contest.  Recap


Joe Walsh (Plymouth North HS) no-hit Marshfield HS on Monday afternoon in his first start of the season.  At one point, Joe retired 17 consecutive Marshfield batters.  Recap




CP MLB Mid-Week Roundup



We may only be two days in to the MLB season, but the CP-Family is already starting to leave it’s mark on the box scores.  Here are a couple of quick performances worthy of note from the first couple of days of action:


Steve Cishek (Marlins) converted his 30th consecutive save, and 1st of 2014, on Tuesday evening.  Steve tossed a perfect inning and recorded 1 strikeout in a 4-3 Marlins win over the visiting Rockies.  Box Score




Brandon Gomes (Rays) put together a spring training that Joe Maddon could not ignore, posting a 0.00ERA in big league camp.  As a result, he found himself on the mound in Toronto on Opening Day.  Brandon had 2 strikeouts in 1 scoreless inning of work as the Rays defeated the Jays by a score of 9-2.  Box Score


AJ Pollock (D-Backs) ended his offensive drought with a 3-hit performance last night.  He was 3-4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored in a 4-3 D-Backs win against the Giants.  Box Score


Lastly, Corey Kluber gets the nod as the Cleveland Indians game-2 starter today in Oakland.  The Indians and A’s were postponed yesterday, so they’ll play a double-header today.  Corey takes the mound at 3:05pm!





CP-MLB-Family Updates and a MLB Draft Q&A with EC



We have a tendency of overlooking the hard work of our MLB-Affiliated athletes at spring training during the months of February and March as we focus on the performances of our NCAA athletes.  While spring training results are hardly the news that get baseball fans excited, it is nice to know that the CP-Family is continuing to work hard in FL and AZ.  Here are couple of quick articles, videos, etc. to highlight what’s new among our pro crowd:


The Palm Beach Post published an article this weekend discussing Steve Cishek’s consistent improvement over the past two seasons.  After a year in which Steve represented Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, set a Marlins franchise record for consecutive saves, and tied for the best save conversion percentage in MLB (94.4%), he now enters the 2014 season as one of the top closers in the game.  Read the complete article here.







Tim Collins is about to begin his fourth MLB season with the Kansas City Royals, a team on the cusp of playoff contention.  Tim was a mainstay in one of MLB’s best bullpens in 2013, making the second most appearances on the Royals staff.  The Worcester Telegram interviewed Collins to get his take on the coming season.  Read the article here.


Eric and Anna picked the perfect day to attend a Red Sox/Braves game in Orlando this weekend, as they had the pleasure of watching Cory Gearrin earn the save in a 6-3 Braves win.  Check out the quick MLB.com recap video here.

(Cory continues to have some of the best game day attire the CP-Family has ever seen…)





In somewhat related news, Eric took the time to discuss his take on the upcoming MLB First Year Player Draft with the guys at Baseball America.  This two-part interview goes in to great detail regarding the training philosophies employed here at CP.  Give them a read!  Part 1 and Part 2.


Keep an eye out for some updates on noteworthy CP-Family performances in the near future now that the MLB season is less than a week away!



CP Baseball Weekend Round-Up 5-13-13


Have a look at some of the biggest and best #cpfamily highlights accumulated over the past 72 hours!




MLB Updates


Chad Jenkins (Blue Jays) earned a win in his first start of 2013 on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.  Working on a tight pitch count, Chad went 5 innings, striking out 2 and allowing just 2 runs.  Box Score


TJ McFarland (Orioles) threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief on Friday night against the Twins.  TJ now has a solid 2.76ERA in his rookie MLB season.  Box Score


Tim Collins (Royals) worked 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against the visiting Yankees on Sunday.  Tim struck out 2 and allowed a single hit.  Box Score


Steve Cishek (Marlins) earned a save in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Friday.  Steve struck out 2 and did not allow a hit in the inning.  Box Score


Cory Gearrin (Braves) threw another inning of scoreless relief on Friday night, followed by .2 inning of scoreless work on Saturday, lowering his ERA to a 1.13 on the season.  Cory’s Bio


Burke Badenhop (Brewers) threw 2 innings of 1-hit relief with 4 strikeouts in a win against the Reds on Saturday.  Box Score


NCAA Updates


Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt) extended his national-best win streak to start the season to 13-0 with a win over the Kentucky Wildcats.  The Commodores are now the #1 team in the country.  Box Score


Jake Cintolo (Suffolk U) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Team.  Jake is hitting .400 on the season and is currently in the Top-25 nationally in both the runs scored and doubles offensive categories.  Story


High School Baseball Update


LS Baseball –  The Boston Globe featured the quirky pre-game routines for Sid Warrenbrand (known as Eduardo Grande at CP) and Alex Wieland.  These two qualify as the most quirky high school clients to walk through our doors on a daily basis, so there is nothing surprising about hearing they carry the same habits on to the baseball fields.  This is definitely a well-researched story seeing as how they took the time to interview Matt Blake for this piece… Article



CP Weekend Round-Up



Today’s weekend round-up features multiple school records, no-hitters, impressive awards, and the usual collection of solid pitching performances.  Have a look!


Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt) set a new school record by starting his season with 12 consecutive wins in as many appearances by beating the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday afternoon in a game featured on ESPN3.  For the second time this season, Ty carried a no-hitter in to the seventh inning.  The Commodores are now the #1 team in the country.  Game Recap




Kevin Brown (Bryant U.) was rewarded for an exceptional senior campaign when he received the award for Bryant University Male Athlete of the Year.  Kevin is now the record-holder in every major offensive category at Bryant.  He came in to the weekend batting .401 with a national-best on-base percentage of .533.  Earlier in the 2013 season, Kevin put together a string of 16 consecutive plate appearances in which he reached base.  Full awards ceremony Recap


Burke Badenhop (Brewers) struck out the side in his only appearance of the weekend.   Saturday’s game marked Burke’s third consecutive scoreless relief appearance.  Check out the Box Score


Steve Cishek (Marlins) struck out a pair and closed a 2-0 shutout of the Phillies to earn his 4th save of the season on Saturday.  Watch Steve close it out here




Ryan Flaherty (Orioles) drove in a pair of key runs with a clutch single in the 8th inning of an 8-4 Baltimore win in Anaheim, helping the Orioles move to 19-13 on the season.  Box Score


Craig Albernaz (Durham Bulls) caught the entirety of a 4-man combined no-hitter in Pawtucket on Sunday.  Some of the CP-related highlights included Craig throwing out long-time CP client Jeremy Hazelbaker in a steal attempt, and the game ending when Jeff Beliveau struck out Hazelbaker with a pitch to Albernaz.  Recap


John Andreoli (Daytona Cubs) went 3-4 with a pair of triples, an RBI and 3 runs scored in a 11-5 win over Lakeland on Saturday.  John is now batting .340 on the season.  Box Score