May 25, 2007
Albany - One of the main goals of the South Coast League is to help improve the skills of their players to the point where they are noticed by major league teams.
Former Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder knows a thing or two about hitting.
Which is why the SCL hired Fielder as a roving hitting instructor.
Cecil was known for his towernig home runs as player but as an instructor he can work with all kinds of hitters when it comes to stances, picking up the pitcher's release point and other areas.
Fielder can also relate to the South Coast League players because Cecil wasn't noticed by the big leagues until he became a star in Japan.
Cecil Fielder said "If you are giving it all you got and things don't change, then that is telling you something. But if you give it all that you have got and things do change and you get the opportunity to play again, just don't waste the opportunity. Just go get it. Go hard everyday. Don't leave anything in the clubhouse. Make sure you leave everything on the field."
Cecil Fielder's son Prince Fielder plays first base for the Milwaukee Brewers and is leading the National League with 14 homeruns.