About Scott Hemond
Scott Hemond "Hemo"
Scott Hemond is a Major League Baseball Veteran who operates a baseball school in Destin, Florida since 2005. He trains students from little league to professional.
Hemo's deep understanding of baseball mechanics combined with his unique teaching ability & revolutionary baseball training programs, lend to the best instruction available for baseball and softball players.
Scott Hemond - College Career
Scott Hemond was drafted out of high school in the 5th round by the Kansas City Royals.
Scott elected to continue his baseball career at the University of South Florida.
College Career Highlights
- Inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of fame in 2007.
- His number "11" retired at University of South Florida & Dunedin High School.
- Only 2 time All-American in USF history.
- Played on Highest Ranked Baseball Teams in USF history.
- 1986 Golden Spikes Finalist - (Equivalent to the Heisman).
- 3 time 1st Team All Sun Belt Conference
- 1986 Male Athlete of the Year
- 1985 USA Team
- 1986 Cape Cod League MVP + Batting Champion
Scott Hemond - MLB Career
Major League Baseball
Scott Hemond was selected in the 1st Round,12th Pick overall by the Oakland A‘s in 1986.
This made him the highest draft pick in University of South Florida Baseball history.
Scott played 7 seasons in the Major League with Oakland A’s, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Cardinals where he played every position at the major league level except pitcher.
Hemo was a member of the Oakland A's 1989 World Series Team and 1990 American League Championship
Hemo holds the long time Athletics record "Single Season Stolen Bases Record for a Catcher".
Scott Hemond Baseball Instructors
Darren is a graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School. He went to College at Fort Scott Community College and then went to Peru State College. At Peru, he was on the All Conference Team/ All Nebraska Squad in 2019. Darren signed an overseas contract to play in Australia where he led the team in homeruns and batting average. Follow Darren on social media:
Rafael "Raffy" Bustamante
We are excited to have, Venezuelan native, Rafael Bustamante, as a member of our staff. Rafael played infield professionally from 1987- 1994. Organizations that he played with include the Phillies, Cincinnati, and the Aragua Tigers in Venezuela. From 1994 to 2001 Rafael was a hitting coach for who played for Tigers. He also scouted for the Tampa Bay Rays from 1996 to 1999.
Brady's accomplishments Include:
- Set career-highs with four hits and four RBI at LSU on April 18
- Ranked No. 135 overall in the class of 2017 by Perfect Game and the No. 9 catcher in the country, ranked 33rd overall in Florida
- 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Third Team Preseason All-American
- 2016 Perfect Game 2nd Team Preseason Underclass All-American
Tyler is a season instructor drafted in the 9th Round in 2018 by the Diamondbacks and was drafted in 2017 by the Miami Marlins organization.
He was All-American in 2016 and 2017, was a 5X ACC Pitcher of the Week (tied the league record for 1 season), and was a Northwest League Champion for the Hillsboro Hops in 2019. Tyler had Tommy John Surgery in 2018.Seasonal Instructor, Tyler Holton is a LHP/1B with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
Tyler was All-American in 2016 and 2017, was a 5X ACC Pitcher of the Week (tied the league record for 1 season), and was a Northwest League Champion for the Hillsboro Hops in 2019. Tyler had Tommy John Surgery in 2018.
Seasonal Instructor, Zeph Hoffpauir started his collegiate baseball career at the university of Louisiana at Lafayette after a stellar high school baseball career.
After COVID-19 interrupted a great start to his true freshman year, Zeph decided to transfer to Pensacola State College where he will play 1B and serve as a relief pitcher.
Seasonal Instructor, Phoenix Sanders is a RHP with the AAA Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays).
He was drafted in the 10th round and was the "Ace of Staff" at USF and Daytona State.
Phoenix led USF to the Gainesville NCAA Regional in 2017. He has quickly moved through the ranks in the Rays organization where he was an AA All-Star, and Southern league pitcher of the month.
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4014 Commons Drive W
Destin, FL 32541