About Tony Ferreira
Ferreira brings to IMG Academy an immense amount of playing and coaching experience from within the baseball industry. In 1981, as a senior pitcher out of Riverside, California, Ferreira was drafted in the second round of the amateur draft by the Kansas City Royals. Four years later, Ferreira made his major league debut during the American League West pennant race where his team went on to win the World Series. Ferreira spent the next six years playing professionally for the New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers and then again with the Kansas City Royals. Right before retiring in 1992, Ferreira was a member of the AAA American Association championship team, Omaha Royals.
For the last 20 years, Ferreira has had the privilege of working with players and coaches of all ages. Soon after retirement from professional play he developed his own baseball training program called Pro Kids Baseball. Through the combination of his training program and his overall teachings and guidance, numerous former students have gone on to play at both the collegiate and professional levels. Along the way, Ferreira has also provided consulting services to MLB players, including five-time World Series Champion, Cy Young Award winner and perfect game pitcher, David Cone.