NJ Yankees Showcase Travel Baseball Club Based out of Bergen County
NJ Yankees Travel Showcase Baseball Club
The New Jersey Yankees are a showcase travel baseball organization started by baseball professional Paul Magrini. The program is geared towards player development and college showcase teams which will put our players in front of college coaches. From there Coach Magrini will be a consultant through the college recruitment process, based on his 3 years as a Division 1 college coach. The Yankees will be run like an organization with different levels and age groups catering to each individual player's needs.
The Yankees will have a 17U College Showcase Team, 16U Showcase Tournament Team, 15U Prospect Team, and 14U Development team in the upcoming 2017 season.
Coach Magrini has coached and developed top players to the collegiate and pro levels. Check out our Showcase Team Alumni Page under Headlines at the top right of this homepage. Players have found the right fit at the Junior College, D1,2, 3 levels and have received scholarships and also moved on to play at the Pro Level.
Pitching For Success Long Toss Velocity Program
Pitching For Success Off Season Long Toss Velcoity Throwing Program. Mechanics, Long Toss, Pickoffs, Pitcher's Fielding Practice, Core Circuit workout, Weighted Ball Training, and Thoro band arm care.
The program is designed by Coach Magrini based on what is used at the top college programs and at the professional levels.
Players have made gains in Strength, Endurance, and Velocity! Players have gone on to the collegiate level well prepared for success!
Coach Magrini keeps his clientèle small and spots are limited so he can give his full attention to all of his students.
He is proud to say that all of his clients had successful and injury free seasons!
Dates: December 7, 14, 21, 28 2016, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 2017
Location: Paramus Catholic Bubble 425 Paramus Rd Paramus, NJ 07652 Located behind the school
Cost: 12 sessions $540
Sign Up Forms are located on the left hand side of the site under Main Menu
For more info go to : pitchingforsuccess.net
A three sport all state athlete(Football, Basketball, Baseball) at Wallington HS, Paul was drafted in the 5th round by the Detroit Tigers in the 1991 draft. He finished his high school career with a 38-8 pitching record which is the most wins in New Jersey history. He also finished with a career .375 batting average over 4 years, including hitting .435 with 5 HRs and 33 RBI as a senior.
Magrini went on to play 3 ½ years in the Tigers chain , before an arm injury and Tommy John surgery sidelined his career a year and a half. He rehabbed and cameback to have a successful minor league career in 5 years of independent stops in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Souix Falls , South Dakota, Johnstown, Pennslyvania, and finally with the New Jersey Jackals. He finished with a 38-28 record with a career 3.74 ERA in 9 minor league seasons. He won 2 championships, in 1993 with the Niagara Falls Rapids (Detroit, NY-Penn league), and 1998 with the New Jersey Jackals(Northeast, independent). Magrini was 3-0 in playoff games for the Jackals in a 2 year span and won 18 games. He is a member of the Jackals 5 year Anniversary Team picked in 2002.
Paul’s coaching career began in 1998 as an assistant at Passaic Valley HS where they won the Passaic County Championship that year.
He moved on to the college ranks in the fall of 1999 to become the pitching coach at Division 1 Pace University for 2 years where he helped resurrect the program into the successful one it is today.
From there he took his first head coaching job at Montclair HS where they handn’t had a winning season in 10 years. Magrini got them there in his 3rd year with a 14-13 record. Four of his former players went on to play college baseball. Three at the Division 1 level, including Marlon Calbi who went on to be a 4 year starter at Villanova.
From there Magrini joined the staff at perennial power Nutley HS as an assistant for 3 years where they won 48 games and a conference title during that time. 3 players moved on to play college baseball, including Guiseppe Pappacio who got drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of Seton Hall University.
He then went on to become the pitching coach at Division 1 Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck from the 2008-2009.
In 2015 Magrini joined Paramus Catholic HS as Assistant Head Coach. PC has had back to back 15 win seasons and beat state power St. Joe's Montvale twice, which they have never beaten. In 2016 the Paladins beat Don Bosco and made it to the final 8 of the Bergen County Tournament with 2 wins. They also made it to the quarterfinals of the Parochial A State Tournament where they lost to eventual State Champ Seton Hall Prep. The 30 wins in the most for PC in the last 20 years! He looks to guide them to being a perennial power in North Jersey.
Magrini has been a professional instructor since 1997, running Paul Magrini Baseball, LLC. He has trained many top players in North Jersey. He has managed travel club teams the Field 1 Blue Sox(2005-07), the South Bergen Mets(2008-10), and from 2011- present New Jersey Yankees for the 18u-14u levels playing in national tournaments across the country. Coach Magrini has coached, mentored, and provided recruiting advisement to hundreds of student athletes who have received scholarships to Division 1,2,3 and Junior Colleges across the country including Rutgers,Vanderbilt, Stanford, Louisville, Arizona St., Lehigh, Delaware, Villanova, University of Tampa, and the College of Charleston. 7 of his former players that he trained or coached were drafted at the professional level including 2 that have made it to the Big Leagues!
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Showcase Team Alumni
Players who have played on the Field 1 Blue Sox(2005-2007) South Bergen Mets(2007-2010), NJ Yankees(2011-present) and coached by Paul Magrini
Mike Schwartz 2005-2006 Montville Tampa University Drafted by Chicago White Sox
Alex Meyer 2005 Don Bosco Georgetown University
Spiro Molfetas 2005 Don Bosco NJIT
Mike Denhardt 2005 Don Bosco Boston College Drafted by Cincinnati Reds
Sean Beirman 2005 Kinnelon Vanderbilt/ Tampa University Drafted Tamp Bay Rays Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox
Joe Dabba 2005-6 IMB Academy Eckert College
Billy Swenson 2005-6 Montclair Lehigh
Harry Woods 2005-6 Montclair Washington University
Phil Gertner 2005-7 Montclair Lehigh
Bobby Kral 2005-6 Randolph College of Charleston Draft pick San Diego Padres
Sam Cerbo 2006 Don Bosco Delaware
Marlon Calbi 2005-8 Montclair Villanova
Dan Nodarse 2007 Rutherford Rutgers Newark/ William Paterson Universtiy
Rich Gaito 2007 Cliffside Park Campbell University
Anthony Gomez 2007 Don Bosco Vanderbilt Drafted Florida Marlins
Guiseppe Papaccio 2007 Nutley Seton Hall Drafted Chicago Cubs
Jerry Elsing 2007 Montville Rutgers
Niko Speciale 2007 Don Bosco Wake Forest
Ryan Levin 2007 St. Joe's Virginia
Paul Bello 2007 Delbarton Georgetown
Vinnie Delvelchio 2008 Bloomfield NJIT
Mike Chiavaralotti 2008 Bloomfield Iona
Jason Chesterman 2008 Bloomfiled St. John's
Julian Diaz 2007-8 North Bergen Long Island University
Kevin Miller 2008 Bloomfield Montclair St.
Dave Durko 2007-8 Nutley Scranton University
Chris Jenkins 2007 Westfield Stanford
Alex Lesch 2009 Clifton Montclair St.
Kevin Cowan 2009 Roselle Catholic Albany
Ryan Karl 2010 Montville Louisville/ Cornell
Brian White 2010 Salisbury Prep Louisville
Eric Peterson 2010 Blair Prep St. John's/ Hofstra
Brian Keane 2010 Montville NJIT
John Jennings 2010 Governor Livingston Rutgers
Matt Dawkins 2010 Bergen Tech Marist
Dan Sheldon 2010 Hillsborough Marist
Matt Clancy 2010 Old Tappan St. Johns's 13th round pick Seattle Mariners 2015
Mike Tolerico 2009-2011 Wayne Valley Montclair St
Donnie Cusick 2009-2011 Wayne Valley Montclair St
Jason Midkiff 2011 Paramus Catholic St. Peters
Ryan Kelly 2011 Bergen Catholic Salve Regina
Garrett Luna 2011-12 Paramus Catholic St. Peter's/ Ramapo/ Felician
James Spadacinni 2011-12 Butler St. Peter's
Brian Mayer 2011 Brick U. of Delaware
Joey Salerno 2012 Ramsey St. Louis Univ
Jason and Jared Avedisian 2012 Wayne Hills Montclair St. Univ
Matt Moscovious 2012 Paramus Catholic Morris Community
Mike Martinez 2012 Bergen Catholic Rutgers
J P Vail 2012 North Rockland Harford CC Virginia Commonwealth University
Zack Cerbo 2013 Bergen Catholic Arizona St. Univ.
Rex McMillian 2013 Rutherford NJIT
Bridger Cohen 2013 Mendham Stevens Institute
Anthony Rocco 2013 Brick Pace University
Chris Beischer 2013 Paramus Catholic Ramapo
Niles Malvasia 2011-2013 Hackensack Gloucester CC
Justin Esteves 2013-14 Queen of Peace FDU Teaneck
PJ Potter 2013 Lodi Hofstra
Evan Dymond 2013 Pascack Valley Widener University
Matt Chemis 2013 Sparta Ramapo
Pete Masterson 2013 Park Ridge Kutztown University
Matt Pampin 2013-14 Sparta Caldwell University
Jon Bonica 2013-14 Pascack Valley Penn St Altoona
Mike Cattani 2014-15 Paramus Catholic Adelphi
Anthony Roseline 2012-15 Paramus Catholic Rutgers Newark
Dylan Mendel 2014-15 Sparta Rowan University
Tommy Ackershook 2013-14 Pequannock Stevens Institute of Technology
Mike DeSenzo 2014 Pequannock Stockton University
Ryan Callihan 2013-14 Monroe Woodbury Keystone University
Alvin Vega 2015 Elizabeth Canisius
Alex Greco 2013-15 Ridgewood FDU Madison
Joe DeFeo 2015 Newton FDU Madison
Jimmy Fasano 2105 Old Tappan Montclair St.
Ricky Reyes 2013-15 Garfield Monroe CC, Susquehanna University
Nick Bruno 2015 Belleville Rutgers Newark
Ryan Kaverick 2015 Hasbrouck Heights Mulenberg
Donovan Arroyo 2015-6 Queen of Peace Corning(NY) CC
Chris Marquart 2016 Morris Catholic St. Peter's
Matt Goehrig 2016 Paramus Catholic Post University
Austin Miles 2016 Livingston Misericordia University
Nate Byrd 2016 Depaul Bergen CC
Justin Yannece 2016 St. Peter's Prep Kings College
6 Showcase Tournaments:
Diamond Nation Super 17 and 17U World Series Flemington, NJ
All Star Baseball Showcase at Rider University
Pastime Tournament at Rutgers University
Maple Zone Sports Institute Showcase, Ashton, PA
Richmond County Showcase, Staten Island, NY
Dynamic Championships George Washington University, Maryland University
Independent Scout games with top travel programs in the area
30+ Game Schedule
College Recruiting Advisement
5 Showcase Tournaments:
Coach Joe Yurko
Diamond Nation 16U World Series
Triple Crown Northern NJ
Diamond Nation Mid Summer Classic, Flemington, NJ
Richmond County Staten Island, NY
5th Tournament TBA
Introduction into the Recruiting Process, Exposure, and Recruiting Advisement
Joe Yurko- 16U Manager
Coach Yurko is an alumnus of Wilkes University where he played catcher. He then went on to teach and coach at Westwood High School. He was the Head Coach there for 21 years. His 324 victories makes him the winningest coach in school history. He won 20 games 9 times. Westwood had a run of making the state and county tournaments in eleven out of 13 years from 199-2011. Including making the finals of the Bergen County tournament in 2006 and 2010, a outstanding feat for a Group 2 school. Westwood also won 4 league championships. His 2006 team was voted the Bergen County Group 1/2 Baseball Team of the Year.
Coach Yurko has had 23 players named All-County including 7 1st teamers. 34 of his former players have gone on to play at the college level, including 2 that have played professionally.
Coach Yurko joined the NJ Yankees staff as the 16U Manager in 2015 and has been valuable in player development and preparing his players for the next level. His is also our head catching instructor.
Chris DeCarlo 15U Manager :
Chris was a 3 year starter at Queen of Peace HS as a catcher were he was All League. He then went on to play at Kings College of Pennslyvania(D3). He has coached travel ball with the NJ Ironbirds 14u and is currently the Head Freshmen coach at Paramus Catholic HS.
Ray is an alumnus from Paramus Catholic HS. He then went on to play Division 1 baseball at St. Peter's college as a 4 year player and middle infielder.
He also is part owner of Luna Baseball Academy in Paramus, NJ where he is a hitting and infield instructor.
In 2014 he was the NJ Yankees 18U manager.
Scott Luna- Asst. Coach and recruiting adviser for the 17U Showcase Team.
Scott is a Lodi HS alumnus who then played collegiately at William Paterson University.
He was an assistant coach at Lodi HS before starting the NJ Mariners Organization which was one of the top youth travel programs in North Jersey. From there he went on to coach at Paramus Catholic HS, where he took over as Head Coach in 2008 where he currently leads the Paladian program today. He also has been an associate scout for the Seattle Mariners, and instructor with Ripken baseball.
Scott has been a coach and adviser for the NJ Yankees since 2011, including being the 18U manager in 2012 where he coached his son and NJ Yankees alumni Garrett Luna who is currently playing at Felician College.
He currently own and operates Luna Baseball Academy in Paramus, NJ. He also has started the NJ Ironbirds travel baseball program for youth levels.
4 Showcase Tournaments
Blue Chip Prospects Brooklyn, NY
Triple Crown North Jersey
Richmond County Staten Island, NY
Diamond Nation, Flemington, NJ
Introduction to the college scouting process, exposure, and recruiting advisement.