© 2018 by 5 Tool Baseball 

John Defendis

     Baseball has always been a big part of my life. Ever since I was a little leaguer, I received high quality instruction. I learned the game the right way from a young age. This I feel has always allowed me to compete and outperform my competition. I created Johnny D's 5 Tool Baseball to share the knowledge I received throughout my career with all of my clients, providing professional private instruction and high level summer and winter camps. 

     Now that my playing days are behind me, my goal is to help my baseball clients reach their full potential. The hard work and dedication that got me to the pros will be used to train you or your player. Baseball is a fun game. It's more fun when you are having success playing it. 

Attended and played baseball at Xaverian High School 
Freshman City Champions 
Junior Varsity City Champions 
Varsity City Champions 
#1 Ranked Player in New York State in Baseball America 
Represented Northeast Region with Pittsburgh Pirates in the Area Code Games 
New York Gatorade Player Of The Year 
Drafted by Colorado Rockies after High School 
Attended and played baseball at Rutgers University (NJ) 
New Jersey Collegiate Player Of The Year 
Ranked Top 100 Best Players in College by Baseball America 
Played for prestigious Cape Cod League (Chatham As) 
Drafted in Junior Year of College by the Chicago Cubs 
Rated Best Hitting Prospect in Baseball America in Chicago Cubs draft class 
Career Pro Batting Average of .324 
Signed as Free Agent by the Toronto Blue Jays