What Pros Say

Jose Altuve

altuve -pro2014 AL batting title with a .341 batting average

• First Astros player to capture the batting crown

• Led the majors with 225 hits, most by second baseman in a single season since 1936.

• 67 multi-hit games also led the league



“I had three years in the big leagues and had a little success, and why change at this point?” Altuve said. “But I changed it, and it’s a big difference. I give [Mallee] credit.

“He’s one of the best hitting coaches I’ve ever worked with.”


Chris Carter

Chris Carter Pro2014 Tied for 2nd place in AL with 37 Homeruns







“Carter gave a characteristic answer when asked why his power numbers are flourishing now. “I think it’s just all the work I’ve done in the cage with hitting coach John Mallee,” he said, “just shortening my swing and being more direct to the ball. … It’s been just little things.”


Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton ProMLB’s premier power hitter
• 1st in NL in HR (37)

• 2nd in NL in RBI (105)

• 10th in NL in R (89)

• 2nd in NL in BB (94)

• 1st in NL in SLG (.555)

• 2nd in NL in OPS (.950)


“John has been a huge influence on me. I signed at 17 and he helped build my swing and approach into what it is today. He takes your strengths as a hitter and makes them more efficient. He understands the mental game and helped me prepare on a daily basis with my swing mechanics and my approach against that nights pitcher. ”


Gaby Sanchez

Gaby Sanchez Pro2011 NL MLB All Star Team

• Rookie Campaign: .828 OPS
• 2008 Southern League Player of the Year
• 08′ .314 BA, 17 HR, 92 RBI (AA)




“John Mallee is a great hitting instructor and has helped me become a better professional hitter.”


Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla proOnly Second Baseman in History to have 30 HR in 4 consecutive yrs.

• 2 time NL All Star 06′ and 08′

• Marlins All Time HR Leader

• 2006 Sporting News Rookie of the Year




“Big-time impact (on me). With how much he looks at film and my at-bats against guys I’m supposed to be facing that day, he gives me a plan on how to attack them and it really helps out. He’ll tell you what to look for and how to react, and you’re going to get him on this pitch. You’ve already conquered it in your head .”


Chris Coghlan

Chris Coghlan Pro2009 NL Rookie of the Year

• Rookie Campaign: .321 BA, 9 HR, 47 RBI, 8 SB

• Led MLB with .372 BA After All Star Break

• 113 Hits After All Star Break





“John Mallee has been a big influence for me. He taught me things about my swing that nobody else had pointed out. He has helped me with my approach as well as with driving the ball.”


Jeremy Hermida

Jeremy Hermida Pro2002 Marlins #1 Pick

• 8 Years MLB

• Career #’s 65 HR, 250 RBI

• Hit Grand Slam in 1st MLB At Bat




“John is one of the best hitting instructors in baseball. I am a better professional hitter because of him.”


Cecil Cooper

Major League Manager – 17 Year

Cecil Cooper• MLB Career #’s .298 BA, 241

• HR, 1125 RBI

• 5 time All Star – 2 time

• Gold Glove – Hit .352 in 1980




“I have been in professional baseball for over 35 years. I have met a select few who can teach hitting like John Mallee can.”


Brian Schneider

Brian Schneider Pro13 Years MLB

Career #’s 67 HR, 387 RBI





“John Mallee is a great teacher of the professional swing. He has helped me with my swing.