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Jack Voigt


Jack Voigt was born and raised in the Sarasota-Venice, Florida area and attended Venice High School. He began his professional baseball playing career in 1987, when he was drafted out of LSU in the 9th round of the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.  Jack played OF, 1B, and 3B, and played 7 seasons in the Major Leagues with 4 teams including the Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Oakland A's (1992-1998). Voigt finished his 14 year professional playing career as a player/coach at AAA in 2000.


Jack also enjoyed a 17+ year professional coaching career. He last finished a 12 year career with the NY Mets (2006-2017), most recently as the Hitting Coach for the New York Mets AAA affiliate Las Vegas 51's (Pacific Coast League, 2015-2017). He has been a Hitting Coach (6+ years at AAA), OF/Baserunning Coordinator (6 years), Minor League Manager, and 3B Coach during his coaching career. He has also held other coaching and instructing roles since 2000. Jack has served as a Hitting Coach in Major League Spring Trainings, Winter Baseball in Venezuela where his teams won back-to-back Venezuelan Winter League Championships, and participated in 2 Caribbean World Series (Navegantes de Magallanes, VWL Champions 2012-2013 and 2013-2014).


Voigt has now been involved in professional baseball for 30+ years. His overall knowledge, experience, and teaching techniques of the game from his playing and coaching careers are always expanding, including today's new analytics and metrics training. Jack has worked daily with past, current, and future MLB, MiLB, College, High School, and amateur players at all levels with hitting, outfield, infield, and baserunning. He has continued to do private and group baseball instruction during the off-seasons in the Venice-Sarasota-Bradenton area for over 30 years.


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•2014: Graduated from Venice High School

•2014-2016: Attended St. Petersburg College

•2015 season: NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Pitcher of the Week, 1st Team All-Conference 

•2016 season: 1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-State, National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second-Team All-Region

•2016-2019: Attended Young Harris College

•2017: Named to the All-Peach Belt Conference 2nd Team, Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week March 12th and April 2

•2019: Southeast Regional Champion, 1st Team All Peach Belt Conference and D2CCA Division II All-Southeast Region 2nd Team


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- 2009 Graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School, and 11th round pick by the Baltimore Orioles (2009-2014) 


- 2011 South Atlantic League Allstar


- 2013 Carolina League & (Baltimore) Organizational Allstar


- 2013 Carolina League Batting Champion


- 2013 Topps Carolina League Player of the Year


- 2014 added to Baltimore Oriole's 40-man roster


- 2015 Traded to St. Louis Cardinals (2015-2016) AA-AAA (40-man roster)


- 2015 Texas League & (St. Louis) Organizational Allstar


- 2017 Toronto Bluejays (AAA-MLB)


- 2018 Boston RedSox (AAA)


-2019 Atlantic League Allstar





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