Who We Are

Johnny D's 5 Tool Baseball is a full service Baseball Academy.  We help and support our clients to improve every aspect of their game.  Whether it's making a Little League All Star team, a High School team or preparing for College ball, we have the TOOLS to help prepare you.

Our approach is real simple: train hard, train smart and become a student of the game.  Learn the correct techniques of hitting and develop the confidence and knowledge to outplay your competition.  

As a professional baseball player and throughout my amateur baseball career, I was always surrounded by quality baseball coaches.  Now I want to share my knowledge with you and help you to become the very best you can be. 

At 5 Tool, you will experience a real Baseball environment.  After each lesson, you will receive homework and a list of drills to perform to help support what you learn during your lesson.

Everyone is trying to play at the next level but getting there is not easy.  It takes good training and a strong will.  Johnny D's 5 Tool Baseball guarantees results.  Sign up today for one of our private or group sessions.


  • Attended and played baseball at Xaverian High School
  • Freshman City Champions
  • Junior Varsity City Champions
  • Varsity City Champions
  • #1 Ranked Player in New York State in Baseball America
  • Represented Northeast Region with Pittsburgh Pirates in the Area Code Games
  • New York Gatorade Player Of The Year
  • Drafted by Colorado Rockies after High School
  • Attended and played baseball at Rutgers University (NJ)
  • New Jersey Collegiate Player Of The Year
  • Ranked Top 100 Best Players in College by Baseball America
  • Played for prestigious Cape Cod League (Chatham As)
  • Drafted in Junior Year of College by the Chicago Cubs
  • Rated Best Hitting Prospect in Baseball America in Chicago Cubs draft class
  • Career Pro Batting Average of .324
  • Signed as Free Agent by the Toronto Blue Jays


"Now that my playing days are behind me, my goal is to help my baseball clients reach their full potential.  The hard work and dedication that got me to the pros will be used to train you or your son.  Baseball is a fun game.  It's more fun when you are having success playing it.

If your goal is to be a better baseball player, call me for an appointment at 917-578-1908."

Johnny DeFendis


During training hours, John will likely be attending to his clients.  Therefore, if you can't get through to him by phone, please try to send him a text, email or leave him a voicemail, and he will do his very best to get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to speaking with you soon!