Nellie's Place for Baseball is private batting lesson and video analysis presented by Nelson Straley. Nellie works with players of all skill levels; primarily high school and college players and has a proven track record of working with players from little league to pro ball, having personally coached over 100 Draftees, 7 major leaguers, an Olympian, and 4 All Americans. My scholarship list is long ….
Nelson brings to his players over twenty-seven years of hands on coaching experience. He began his personalized coaching career in 1990 assisting former major leaguer Bill Sudakis . Through Nellie’s contacts in the baseball he has associated with players and coaches at EVERY level …
In addition to the personalized coaching history, Nelson has also:
-- coached Connie Mac for six years
-- assisted Steve Barrett at Oceanview high school for four years .
Nelson's playing history includes:
-- playing for Marv Wood who coached Loyola Marymount College for fifteen years. Coach Wood won four high school CIF championships. Nelson was a player on the 1967 championship team.
-- Nelson was all CIF in 1967
-- Drafted and played professional ball in the New York Yankee and Seattle Pilots franchises, playing for Karl Keuhle author of the
Mental Game of Baseball.
In Pro ball you meet, compete and learn against the best players, thus I’m pro oriented. -- Nellie