Aby Valdez – Head of Baseball Instruction

Aby was raised in the heart of Dominican Republic.  Aby is the KMBA training lead and guides all training.

A quality program begins with a quality leader.  We have found that leader in Aby Valdez. He completed his Bachelors in Physical Training and is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association(NSCA) and holds a Sports Nutrition and Biochemistry Certificate, an Advanced Certificate I and II in Exercise Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Sports Supplement.  Aby brings 20 years of experience in Hitting, pitching, defense, and physical training in both areas baseball and conditioning (individual and team) atmospheres.

Aby is our training lead and works closely with all trainers to ensure our program lives up to his high standards.

Athletic Trainer, Tigres de Licey, Santo Domingo 2010-2013

Responsible for physical training (field and conditioning), nutrition, physical rehabilitation in case of injury, and massage therapy for:

  • Pedro Antonio Liriano- pitcher (former MLB player)
  • Ramon Ortiz- pitcher (former MLB player)

Athletic Trainer, Gigantes del Cibao, San Francisco de Macorís 2008-2009

Responsible for physical training (field and conditioning), nutrition, physical rehabilitation in case of injury, and massage therapy for:

  • Antonio Bastardo- pitcher, former MLB player (trained 2008-2010)
  • Fabio Castro- pitcher, former MLB player (trained 2007-2009)

Baseball Trainer, private:

  • Elniery Garcia-pitcher, AAA player (2011-current)
  • Francis Martes-pitcher, current MLB player, World series ring (2015-current)
  • Yordano Ventura-pitcher, MLB player, World series ring (trained 2015-2016)
  • Darian Gonzales- 2nd base, MLB prospect (trained 2015)
  • Carlos Orlando Leon- shortstop, MLB prospect (trained 2015)
  • Hector Olivera- 3rd base, former MLB player (trained 2015)
  • Alex Guerrero-shortstop, former MLB player(Trained 2014)
  • Jose Bautista- outfielder, former MLB player (trained 2013)
  • Merandy Gonzalez-pitcher, current AAA-MLB player(2011-current)
  • Yoenis Cespedes- outfielder, former MLB player (trained 2012)
  • Pedro Liriano- pitcher, former MLB player (trained 2011)
  • Melkis Cabrera- outfielder, former MLB player (trained 2007)
  • Julio de la Cruz- pitcher, former triple-A player MiLB (trained 2005-2007)
  • Ramon Ortiz pitcher- former MLB player, World series ring(trained 2001-2013)

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