Staff


Master Baseball Instructor
The 'Ultimate' in Overall Instruction; Overhand Pitching/Throwing Specialist, including arm injury Re-Hab & Pre-Hab. Developer of the PIPSystems© Pitching & Throwing Programs

Craig Pippin is a St. Petersburg Florida native, with over 35 years of college and professional baseball experience, including four years as a pitcher/infielder at the University of Florida and........

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..... a lengthy professional career with the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians. Four additional years of winter baseball in Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, in addition to founding several national youth baseball instructional programs giving Craig a strong foundation of knowledge. Since 1992 Craig has advised several sports technology firms in the development of programs that apply data to improve performance and prevent injuries and in 1999 he began working closely with the American Sports Medicine Institute.  Craig has continued his quest to teach the importance of over-hand throwing & pitching efficiency to players at all levels. Craig's decades of experience and research of motion efficiency and data driven injury programming has gained him world wide recognition. Craig is now an important asset for Orthopedic Surgeons  and Physical Therapists regarding Re-Hab & Pre-Hab protocols for athletes. Years of studying movement on video and instructing thousands of bullpens with players from the age of 8 to major league pitchers is what gives Craig a unique, unmatched teaching perspective. Craig is particularly proud of his involvement in the placement of over 250 pitchers into professional baseball and college as student athletes.

TESTED & PROVEN: For the past 21 years Craig has collected various baseball-centric strength & flexibility measurements in order to establish safe motion principles relative to overhand throwing. Testing from tens of thousands of baseball players & multi-sport athletes has resulted in the accumulation of over 500,000 units of data. Providing a valuable foundation in the research of efficient overhand motion. Using these baselines we can now identify specific tendencies for each competative level. Removing the guess work we are now able to train and develop athletes within an individualized program.

"The PipSystems© Baseball Evaulation (PBE) has been designed to identify baseball specific strengths and weaknesses to reduce the risk of injury while optimizing each player's opportunity to perform at a higher level. Through the years I have seen inefficient 12U throwing motions result in "little league elbow" and when not addressed develop into teenage UCL surgery. It saddens me to see a player competing in pain or wearing an elbow brace when simple formative-years awareness and attention to detail relative to an efficient motion could have avoided a serious over-hand throwing arm injury"

It is time to apply physics & simple data driven principles of efficiency to reduce the risk of injuries for overhand motion athletes and increase their enjoyment thru a higher level of velocity & command effortlessly.

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Overall Baseball Instruction for High School & College Players Specializing in PIPSystems© Pitching & Throwing, Hitting, Fielding, and Baseball Specific Strength Training
 
Quinn Pippin    grew up in a baseball training environment. At the age of 14 Quinn was instructing 12U players on all aspects of the game. He continued..... 

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.... to gain more teaching experience traveling internationally throughout his professional baseball career.  We recognize his personal commitment to deliver positive results with the players of all ages, from 8 to 68. Quinn's baseball journey started at the age of 5 and continued, playing locally & graduating from McLean High School as an All-Conference Infielder and a National Honor Society member. Continuing his playing career, Quinn attended the prestigious IMG Baseball Academy in Bradenton, Florida where he then committed to Tulane University in New Orleans as a 3rd baseman. He then transferred to the University of Tampa contributing to the team's 2013 NCAA National Baseball Championship & graduating in 2014 with honors & a double major in marine science and biology. His collegiate summer baseball career included a Championship with the Matsu Miners in Alaska, followed by The Cooperstown Hawkeyes in NY and the Vienna River Dogs of the Cal Ripken Summer Collegiate League as the league's all-star 1st baseman. He then continued his professional baseball career competing as a 1st & 3rd baseman in 4 different countries including the United States, Cuba, Australia and Italy.  Quinn  hit a combined .360  average during his 2 professional seasons in Italy & Australia, hitting 17  homeruns and 75 RBI.   In 2016 Quinn began his off season training to become a professional pitcher and in the spring of 2017 he pitched with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League. Quinn later signed a contract with the San Rafael Pacifics in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs in California and in 2018 won The Pacific League Championship. Having pitched well over 100 professional innings and logging over 250 professional AB's gives Quinn extensive knowledge of the game from both the batter's box and from the mound. With 20+ years of playing and teaching experience makes Quinn the pillar of our professional training staff, providing players of all ages the ability to maximize their baseball skill, building confidence and reduce their risk of injury. The addition of his 2018 Strength and Flexibility Video Catalogue plus his 2019 TRX  Baseball  Specific Certification is groundbreaking in delivering superior baseball training.

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Specializing in Catcher Skill Training including Hitting, Fielding, and PIPSystems© Pitching & Throwing
 
Matty Sylvia grew up in New England moving to Vienna with his Family in 2016. As a 2017 senior catcher Matty attended nationally ranked powerhouse  ....

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Madison High School contributing to their Liberty Conference Championship. Matty first came to Pitchers Edge with a shoulder injury in the winter of his senior season to correct his throwing motion. Working directly with Craig Pippin he made adjustments to his motion to become the Warhawks weekday batting practice pitcher while continuing his role as starting varsity catcher. In the summer of 2017 he played for Vienna Post 180 where he had a team leading .463 batting average. Graduating from Madison Matty attended Hood College in Frederick, Maryland catching for the Blazers in the fall of 2017.  Pitchers Edge welcomes Matty's passion for the game of baseball while recognizing his love for The Boston Red Sox.

Matty has caught professional, collegiate and pro level pitchers extensively with Craig Pippin.  Taking his skills to the next level, he has worked with Craig Pippin on mastering his ability to deliver results for Pitchers and All Position Players. Matty works effectively with players of all positions including Pitching, Hitting, Fielding & Catching. His patient teaching method coupled with his knowledge & love of the game have helped him develop a loyal following of families who benefit from his quality instruction. Take advantage of the opportunity to develop your skills under the guidance of Matty and his commitment to make a positive difference.

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Specializing in Hitting and Fielding

Nick Twomey grew up in Northern Virginia playing in the Annandale North Springfield Little League Baseball program. He attended Annandale High School where ......

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he lettered in Golf and Baseball.  As a Varsity baseball player Nick played Shortstop/2B and pitched for the Atoms where he was named to the All District, All Region & Honorable Mention All-Metropolitan Honors. In 2005 as a high school sophomore Nick began training with Craig Pippin and the Pitchers Edge Staff as a RHP and middle infielder.  During his high school off seasons and weekends Nick was involved with the Annandale Instructional Junior camps/teams and was an assistant coach on several youth summer teams. After graduating from high school Nick attended Longwood University as a recruited walk-on to play baseball fro the Lancers. During his college freshman season Nick suffered an injury which limited his AB’s and playing time as catcher and at 2nd base. Looking for a better fit and more playing time Nick transferred to Laredo Community College a NJCAA D1 school in Texas where he played SS, 2nd and 3rd base for the Palomino’s.  After leaving Laredo C.C.  Nick  transferred to The University of South Carolina to pursue his degree majoring in History with a minor in Sport and Entertainment Management.

Nick is exceptionally patient and respectful when communicating with parents, coaches and players. His love of the game is reflected by his commitment to help players of all ages build confidence and toughen their mental approach while keeping it light and fun. Nick’s goal is to develop players both physically & mentally with an understanding motion & how to generate explosive power to maximize their potential.

The Pitchers Edge Family is particularly selective with their professional staff, we are happy to introduce Nick as a trusted member of our P.E. Instructional Team. Nick’s long time understanding of  P.E.’s Training values and our commitment to excellence makes Nick a great fit to positively impact players of all ages.

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          Marcus Pearson joined the P.E. Baseball staff in 2007 as a Catching and Hitting Instructor.  Marcus has caught hundreds of the best pitchers who have trained with us over the last 15 years......

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.....including high school, college, professional and major league arms.

 A Texas native attended Oceanside High school San Diego 1998 & 1999 and OD Hyatt High School in Ft. Worth TX, where he received First Team All-Conference Honors in 2001 & 2002. He then went on to play baseball for the North Lake College Blazers located in Dallas County, Texas. In 2009, Marcus had his first opportunity to play professional baseball as a catcher in the Can Am New York State League.  His professional journey continued playing for the Coastal Kingfish Baseball, an Independent Team located in Houston, Texas.

     Marcus stepped away from baseball to pursue a career as a corporate business development agent. His love of the game brought him back to Pitchers Edge in January of 2023 and we are beyond proud to have him as a trusted & proven member of our professional baseball staff!  His commitment to each player he trains is immediately realized upon his introduction to the families and athletes he meets.

      Additionally, his knowledge of pitching, catching, fielding & hitting delivers a special baseball training experience that is certain to produce positive, goal-driven results.

Pitcher's Edge is fortunate to have someone of Marcus' caliber motivated to make a difference for players of all ages both on and off the field. Marcus is married with three young boys aged 9, 2 and 11 months while continuing his education to complete his degree in communications.

 

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          Matt Landy grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and attend CESJDS for High School. During his time in High School, Matt received All PVAC Conference Honors all three years of High school, including ......

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being named PVAC Conference player of the year his Junior season and was named to the All-Metropolitan team by the Washington Post his Junior year of High School. Matt also played for various college scout teams including the Mid-Atlantic Dirtbags, FTB Mid-Atlantic, and the BCC Select All-stars.  

 

Matt first came to Pitchers Edge as an 8th grader in 2013 to work directly with Craig Pippin to elevate his game as a pitcher. Matt continued working with Craig until 2019.  

 

Matt attended the University of Maryland College Park and is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University in pursuit of his masters in Sports Industry Management.  

 

After his playing days were over, Matt has worked as a coach for various organizations, acting as the Head Coach for 16-17U Summer travel teams.  

 

Matt’s passion and dedication to the game of Baseball is unmatched, and his desire to teach and develop young athletes to enhance their skills is something he takes great pride in. His background as a former PE athlete, high school / college playing experiences & eye for motion efficiency makes him a valuable member of our professional baseball staff. 

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Phil D'Ambrosio

          Phil D'Ambrosio

Philip D'Ambrosio joins the Pitchers Edge professional baseball staff as a long-time member of the PE pitching program. First introduced to baseball .... 

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..... at the age of 4 with close family in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY Phil’s love of the game (and the New York Yankees) was nurtured by his Family and remains the same to this day. Phil’s childhood travels included living in Italy for 5 years. Moving to Northern Virginia Phil attended local baseball powerhouse Lake Braddock Secondary School where he graduated in 2017.

During high school Phil trained at Pitchers Edge with Craig Pippin to become a valued member of the Lake Braddock pitching staff for 4 years. Upon graduation Phil received several college offers and chose The University of Lynchburg to continue his academics and playing career. Continuing to train at PE during college Phil accomplished many personal pitching goals.

Craig often sites Phil as a great example of what’s possible when “a 145lb frame pitcher puts in the work and is committed to maximizing the efficiency of both the upper and lower half”.   Phil accomplished this and effectively produced an 88+mph fastball.  Phil’s collegiate student athlete experience was capped off in his senior year with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sports Management and The Lynchburg Baseball Team winning the 2021 ODAC championship in walk-off fashion. His role as a team leader and commitment to help his teammates was an integral part of the team's march to the championship.

Phil brings his love of the game to Pitchers Edge to positively influence the development of players of all ages. We welcome his experience, his commitment to others and his ability to help players achieve their individual goals.

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