The Cage Baseball: Instructors & Staff

Kevin Baez
Kevin Baez

Kevin is our Lead instructor with a large loyal following.  Kevin, born in Brooklyn, played shortstop professionally in MLl with the New York Mets (1990-1993) and is currently the Head Coach of the Long Island Ducks.

With his 25+ years of experience, Kevin is one of the most Professional Instructors I have been around and we are proud that The Cage is his home in NYC.

Individual & Group Lessons.

Kevin can be reached by phone (631) 225-6831 or cell (631) 291-6541

Jesse Friedman

2008 Showball Baseball - Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL

Jesse Friedman has been a Coach, Instructor & Trainer at The Cage since our inception. He has been involved with travel baseball, camps and clinics since he is 9 years old.  He has chosen coaching and training as his career path. 

Jesse has been a High School Baseball Coach since he was 21 years old.  He has been a Trainer & Coach for The Cage Warriors Summer Travel team since 2012.

In 2011 Jesse attended Queensborough Community College as a sophomore.  He finished the season racking up a number of awards.  He was named co-player of the year in Region 15, First Team Catcher for Region 15, Third Team All American  Catcher for NJCAA Division III (Of the 10,000 student-athletes that suited up this year in the sport of baseball in Divisions I, II and III, only 126 earned NJCAA All-America honors) and Male Athlete of the Year & MVP for Queensborough.  He finished the season with a .423 BA and .561 OBP.  He credits his coaches at Queensborough for believing in him and helping him strive to be the best on and off the field.

As a High School Player at Forest Hills High School, Jesse played shortstop and was the Ace of the 2009 staff, throwing a No-Hitter against Aviation High School on 4/30/09. Jesse was selected as "All Queens A Team" at 2nd Base by the Ledger and led the Queens PSAL East division with a .450 batting avg. He was a member of the 2006 Junior & 2008 Senior League Section 3 Champs and has played for the New York Cardinals, LI Lightning, Forest Hills Bombers,  Midville Dodgers and HBQVQ Orioles.

Jesse gives private Pitching and Hitting lessons.  You can contact him at 917-603-1917

Sunday, May 14
Aleshia Link
Aleshia was raised in a small town in upstate New York. She began playing softball at the age of 12. After a year of playing different positions on the field, she decided to become a windmill pitcher. By the age of 15, she was throwing consistently 55+ mph and was a college prospect. Throughout her high school years, she received multiple MVP Awards, MVO awards, and Coaches Awards for good sportsmanship.

Aleshia joined several travel teams and competed in college showcases and tournaments all over the East Coast. She earned a Division I Full Scholarship to St. John's University and completed her Bachelor's Degree in Science Education
Contact Aleshia:

Sunday, November 29
Greg Jeffries
Greg Jeffries
Coach Jeffries





Greg Jeffries brings sixteen years of college baseball coaching experience to the Cage. He is currently in his seventh season as Assistant Baseball Coach at Concordia College. This will be his 4th season as the pitching coach following 3 seasons manning third base coaches box. During his time in Bronxville, 4 of his pitchers have gone on to sign professional contracts.  

Prior to Concordia, Jeffries was an assistant at Division II Queens College for 9 seasons.  Jeffries also pitched collegiately at Queens, where he was a three-time All Conference, two- time All Region selection. 
Jeffries is also the founder and President of New York Crush Baseball, a not for profit organization that provides baseball opportunity to student-athletes in the New York City area. 
He can be reached for pitching lessons by email at or via message at (646) 431-0597

Thursday, August 25
Pete Durkovic

PETE DURKOVIC  will be joining the Training Staff at The Cage.  He will be involved in our Group Clinics as well as giving private one on instruction.  He is a former NYC High School and College player who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers & Toronto Blue Jays.  He's enthusiasm to the game of baseball both playing and teaching is infectious and we are happy to have him on our staff.


  • 1990 & 1991   • NY Newsday and Daily News All-City player 
  • 1991               • High School Pitcher of the Year, Flushing High School Male Athlete of the Year,                                            Queens Baseball Player of the Year 
  • 1992               • High School All-American team (teammates included Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon & Preston                   Wilson)   • Drafted by The Toronto Blue Jays   • Full Scholarship at Fordham University  
  • 1993        • Pre-Season ECAC Rookie of the Year & Freshman All-American Team
  • 1994               • All-Patriot League 1st Team & ECAC All-Star
  • 1995       • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers 


Pete Durkovic