Meet The Team 

Who Make It All Possible

Melvin Perez

Founder, President, Instructor

Melvin was selected in the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Montreal Expos after graduating from George Washington High School; after his professional career, Melvin went on to coach amateur baseball at the national level, aiding in the development of over 250 collegiate and professional players. Melvin oversees all day-to-day operations for the Citius Baseball Academy, while also serving as the head coach for Team Citius 13U National Team and Team Citius 17U National Team.

Alex Santos

Director of Baseball Operations, Instructor

Alex gained valuable playing experience playing competitively in Puerto Rico before suffering a career-ending injury; now a coach, Alex utilizes his ten-plus years of experience to assist high school  prospects with the recruitment process. Alex serves as an instructor for the Citius Baseball Academy, where he leads the hitting & fielding clinics- and coaches the 14U/17U teams. 

C.J. Lauriello

Performance Trainer

Turn 2 Fitness 

C.J. was an infielder and outfielder for Miami-Dade College (2007-2008) and Bethune-Cookman University (2008-2010) prior to launching Turn 2 Fitness. C.J. previously worked as the strength and conditioning coach for the New York Riveters - New York City’s first professional women’s hockey team. C.J. oversees all day-to-day operations for Turn 2 Fitness, while also developing athletes at the Citius Baseball Academy through customized training sessions that focus on strength and mobility.

our team

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