Danny Garcia – Director of Player Development / Mental Skills Coach
Danny has over 25 years of professional baseball experience and is a former Major League player. He played for the Kansas City Royals during the 1981 season. In addition to providing instruction to our older players, he oversees the instructor staff at Frozen Ropes, and also conducts psychological skills training classes.
Garcia studied psychology at Baruch College. He was a batboy for the 1973 National League Champion New York Mets and is a former member of the 1974 National Champion Alaska Goldpanners baseball team.
Selected as an outfielder by the Royals in the 11th round of the 1975 baseball draft he enjoyed a 7-year minor league career, before reaching the Major Leagues. He played in 825 minor league games compiling 821 hits, a .290 batting avg. with over 200 stolen bases. Garcia enjoyed his best year in 1980 at AAA Omaha Royals batting .320, which was good for 4th place in the American Association. That same year he won a batting title for Caracas, Venezuela in winter ball. During the spring of the 1982 season he tied a Mexican League record with 10 consecutive hits for the Mexico City Tigers. He retired after the 1982 season batting .378 for AA Buffalo Bisons. Later in his career, he went to Australia, as a player/coach with the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League.
From 1990-1992 he was a minor league hitting, strength and conditioning coach for the San Diego Padres. 1992-1999 he became a Major League scout for the Milwaukee Brewers before being named a Special Assistant to the General Manager, Player Personnel for the Baltimore Orioles 1999-2003. He is an MLB Consultant, a Motivational Speaker, and the Head Instructor, and Mental Skills Coach, at Frozen Ropes Baseball Training Center Syosset, NY.
Justin Stybel – Instructor
Justin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing & Business Management from SUNY New Paltz, where he concluded a successful career. He was voted SUNYAC Rookie of the Year in 2016, as well as being named an All-Conference member that same season. A four-year starter, he would finish his career ranked in the top ten in school history in wins, appearances, starts, innings pitching, and strikeouts. Prior to New Paltz, Justin was named All-County his sophomore year of high school at Bellmore-JFK in 2013, later being awarded All-Conference honors in 2015.
Alex Fabian – Instructor
After graduating from Saint Francis Prep, Alex pitched at Baruch College for a year prior to injury. Alex then transferred and graduated from Queens College with a Bachelors Degree in History. Alex began coaching players between the ages of 8-14 with The Yorkville Youth Athletic Association in 2012, and continues his passion for teaching all aspects of the game today.