Travis Renner is on staff at Pro Performance and works with all positions. Renner was a standout at University High School in Morgantown where he was a 1st team All-State, 1st team All-OVAC, and 1st team All-Area performer. Renner currently plays at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV. He will be available for lessons throughout the summer and off season months.
New Martinsville native Justin Fox is a part of the off season baseball staff at Pro Performance. Justin was a standout at Magnolia High School before playing collegiate baseball for West Virginia University.
Fox played the 2015 season with the Rockford Aviators in the Frontier League and will play for the Washington Wild Things in 2016.
Justin works primarily with infielders and is available for lessons in the off season.
Fairmont native David Carpenter has been on staff as a baseball instructor at Pro Performance since the beginning. The former standout catcher at East Fairmont and West Virginia University is on staff until he leaves for Spring Training in February. Carpenter was a 12th round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006. He spent his first two professional seasons as a catcher before the Cardinals converted him into a pitcher.
In 2010 he was traded to the Houston Astros. A hard throwing relief pitcher, Carp pitched in the prestigious Arizona Fall League in 2010 and was added to the Astros 40 man roster shortly after. He made his Major League debut with the Astros in 2011. Carpenter spent the first half of 2012 with the Astros before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, he ended the season in the Toronto bullpen. In 2013, Carpenter was the set up man for the Atlanta Braves and posted an ERA under 2.00. Carpenter was traded to the New York Yankees before the start of the 2015 season and again to the Washington Nationals midway though the season.
Morgantown native Jedd Gyorko has went from growing up in the Pro Performance baseball program as a player to becoming one of its most popular instructors. Gyorko is currently with the St. Louis Cardinals after being the starting 2nd baseman for the San Diego Padres the previous 3 seasons.
He hit 23 home runs in his rookie season in 2013 after being selected in the 2nd round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He was the 59th overall pick. Gyorko was named San Diego’s minor league player of the year in both 2011 and 2012. Gyorko is arguably the best player to ever play at West Virginia University where he was a three time All American shortstop. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Brooks Wallace Award which recognizes college baseballs best shortstop.
Jedd left WVU as the school’s all-time leader in home runs, doubles, batting average and assists. Gyorko also starred for the Morgantown Post 2 American Legion team for four years, winning two state titles.