Infield & Outfield Skill Development
Infield Skills Class
Elite Baseball will offer Skill Development for infield work with Brent Gates. Coach Gates, a graduate of Grandville High School and the University of Minnesota, has been a part of the Elite organization as a trainer, mentor and coach for 8 years. Coach Gates attended the University of Minnesota where he was named the Big 10 Baseball Player of the Year in 1991. Coach Gates was drafted in 1991 by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round. Coach Gates spent 2 years in the minor leagues before making his major league debut in 1993 with the Oakland Athletics. Coach Gates spent most of his time at Second Base, but also played a few games at Shortstop, Third Base, and First Base. During his 7 years in the Major League, Coach Gates had a .977 fielding percentage with 680 games played. Coach Gates also spent some time with the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins.
After the Major Leagues, Coach Gates started his coaching career. In 2001, he was the Manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps, and is currently the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Byron Center High School. In 2006, Coach Gates was inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.
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