Train With MLB Player Patrick Kivlehan At PBI

Patrick Kivlehan

Patrick Kivlehan (photo courtesy of MLB)

Professional Baseball Instruction is thrilled to welcome MLB veteran Patrick Kivlehan to our coaching ranks for winter 2020-2021. If you want to take your hitting and fielding to a higher level this coming season, we invite you to train at PBI this winter with MLB OF/1B Patrick Kivlehan.

Patrick will be working with us through the entire off-season during our various winter training programs and will also be available for private lessons, too!

Pat first joined the PBI staff in September 2015 literally at the doorstep of Major League Baseball. A two-year varsity starter at St. Joseph’s (Montvale), Patrick set the single-season home run record (14) in his senior year in a lineup that included current Los Angeles Angels infielder Tommy La Stella. Patrick went to Rutgers where he focused on football. In the spring of his senior year he returned to baseball and put up an incredible .392/.480/.693 season that included 14 home runs, 50 runs batted in and 24 stolen bases in 51 games. It was no surprise when he was named Big East Player of the Year.

Patrick was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB draft and moved through the Mariners minor league system. He was traded to the Texas Rangers during the 2015 off-season and started 2016 in their minor league system. He was traded back to Seattle in May 2016 and acquired by the San Diego Padres in August 2016. He made his MLB debut on August 20, 2016 and marked the occasion by hitting a 461-foot home run for his first big league hit!

Patrick was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds just prior to the end of the 2016 regular season; he was also named one of the 50 greatest athletes in Rutgers history by the Star Ledger He played in the New York Mets minor league system in 2018 and was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks where he finished the season at the MLB level. Patrick signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in October 2018 and spent the 2019 season with the Pirates and Blue Jays organizations. He was also with Toronto during the just-completed 2020 season.

Check out this video of some of Patrick’s MLB highlights.