Q&A with Cyclones Manager Edgar Alfonzo

Riding high in first place in their division, the Brooklyn Cyclones are on a pace for the best season in club history. At the forefront of that success is their manager. Inside Pitch sat down with Alfonzo to discuss the approach he and his coaches take, the performance of the pitching staff, and more.

Inside Pitch Magazine: This is your second time around with the Cyclones after the success you had in 2001. What has it been like for you in your second stop with the team?

Edgar Alfonzo: In 2001, my first year here, I have to give credit to those players, they were the ones who did it. I'm really excited to be back here and teach these kids to play the right way. They've been doing a good job so far, and seeing the results of all the work we do is what makes that much better. These guys have a lot to learn and I think that's the best part of being here.

Inside Pitch: Your obviously familiar with the club and the city. Does the great start that team is off to help raise a comfort level for you?

Alfonzo: It's definitely familiar, but it's obviously a whole different team now. But it is nice to come back to a place where we had success. More importantly, myself and my staff teach the guys the fundamental way to play the game. They've been doing so well and if they keep playing like this we're going to win a lot of games. Offensively, defensive, and pitching they are all doing the right things. We coaches try to show them how to do the right things, but it's up to them to go out and do it. To me, if the guys are going to play well mentally we're going to play well as a team.

Inside Pitch: The rotation which has been a great backbone for the team so far. What are your overall thoughts on the work the staff has done?

Alfonzo: They've been terrific. Our starters are coming out and pitching five or six innings every start. The bullpen then comes in and finishes games well. We have had strong pitching for all nine innings consistently. Obviously, if any team can get that, that team is going to win a lot of games. The rotation and the bullpen have been just fantastic.

Inside Pitch: Is there a strong characteristic that the rotation shares as a whole?

Alfonzo: To me, they have been hitting their spots and pitching with the right timing, using both sides of the plate, in and out, all those things. If our guys can continue to do that they'll be successful. The arms we have are just great. Hector (Berrios) has done a terrific job with these young guys. He has been able to give our guys great information for their mental approach. That is so important because if they can go out there with a strong mindset, they'll be very tough to beat. We just want them to keep doing what they are doing.

Inside Pitch Magazine: Is there an approach that you guys use as a staff, or that comes from the organization, which you are trying to teach the staff?

Alfonzo: As I said we are here to teach at this rookie level. I believe that when you teach from the start, they are going to go up the ladder quickly. That's my way, my coaching staff's way, to teach them – more mentally than physically. If you have a group of guys that are willing to learn, that want to learn, and then can use what they learn on the field, the players are going to mature faster and with a better knowledge of the game.

Inside Pitch: Michael Antonini is a recent draftee who quickly earned a promotion up here from Kingsport. What do you think him after two sharp outings?

Alfonzo: He's tough. He really looks like he's a pitcher. He's got great confidence and good command of his pitches. Sometimes, the pitcher will let us know what he can do and show us that he has the confidence and the ability to use him in different situations. If the pitcher can show you his strong points, instead of trying to get that out of him, I think that's the sign of someone who is in control of his game. We see that in Antonini. He's got good stuff, a good fastball, good changeup and he's looked real good in two relief appearances so far.

Inside Pitch: Dylan Owen won the D-II National Pitcher of the Year Award. So far this season he has put together great starts and has shown great control. What is it about him you like?

Alfonzo: He throws a lot of strikes and he pitches intelligently. He was clearly doing that before and he has brought that to Brooklyn. He can throw every pitch of his for a strike. He's got the ability to do all the little things, but I he has the ability to do all the big things too. He is a big kid with power and command. Those are two good traits to have. He can throw 95, 96 and hits his spots, but he also has a very good slider and a changeup that is good and coming along. All that can just breed success.

Inside Pitch; On the other side of the field, you have a guy like Jason Jacobs who was here last year. He is a catcher (and first baseman) who can hit fourth in the lineup. What does that mean to a team like this?

Alfonzo: He can do a lot of things. He can really swing the bat and put the ball in play. He really knows how to stay behind the ball and guide the ball which is a good ability for a player to have. When you have someone like him, who is not too young or old, but can help the rookies and the young guys, that's someone you want to keep on your roster.

Inside Pitch: Between your stays in Brooklyn, you coached at all different levels of the organization. You moved around a lot when you were the hitting instructor. What do you feel strongest about completing this time around?

Alfonzo: It's so fun being here. I love having players this age. This is the right level to get players. When we have success as coaches here, really show these guys the proper way to play, they'll carry it all the way to the big leagues. I want them to go up to the next level with the right mentality in addition to the tools. Many times guys will go up to the next level because they have the tools, but they don't have the right focus. If we can put the right thinking into them here, they'll never lose it because we got them early enough. I've coached Double-A, Triple-A, everywhere, baseball is the same how it's played, but how it's thought about changes and that what I stay on top of them about here.

Inside Pitch: What do you, and your coaches, need to do to make sure that these guys, and this team can stay sharp and keep riding first place to the end of the year?

Alfonzo: We need to think positively everyday. You never know what can happen in the standings. But my staff and I are very positive everyday. Trying to stay in first place is not the ultimate goal here. It's a great thing do during the season, but it's not why we play here. It's about the development of these young guys and making them into better baseball players. It's about doing the right things and getting the results – that's what we do.


Amazin Clubhouse Top Stories

\r\n \r\n\r\nInside Pitch Magazine: This is your second time around with the Cyclones after the success you had in 2001. What has it been like for you in your second stop with the team?
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\r\nEdgar Alfonzo: In 2001, my first year here, I have to give credit to those players, they were the ones who did it. I'm really excited to be back here and teach these kids to play the right way. They've been doing a good job so far, and seeing the results of all the work we do is what makes that much better. These guys have a lot to learn and I think that's the best part of being here.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch: Your obviously familiar with the club and the city. Does the great start that team is off to help raise a comfort level for you?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: It's definitely familiar, but it's obviously a whole different team now. But it is nice to come back to a place where we had success. More importantly, myself and my staff teach the guys the fundamental way to play the game. They've been doing so well and if they keep playing like this we're going to win a lot of games. Offensively, defensive, and pitching they are all doing the right things. We coaches try to show them how to do the right things, but it's up to them to go out and do it. To me, if the guys are going to play well mentally we're going to play well as a team.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch: The rotation which has been a great backbone for the team so far. \r\nWhat are your overall thoughts on the work the staff has done?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: They've been terrific. Our starters are coming out and pitching five or six innings every start. The bullpen then comes in and finishes games well. We have had strong pitching for all nine innings consistently. Obviously, if any team can get that, that team is going to win a lot of games. The rotation and the bullpen have been just fantastic.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch: Is there a strong characteristic that the rotation shares as a whole?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: To me, they have been hitting their spots and pitching with the right timing, using both sides of the plate, in and out, all those things. If our guys can continue to do that they'll be successful. The arms we have are just great. Hector (Berrios) has done a terrific job with these young guys. He has been able to give our guys great information for their mental approach. That is so important because if they can go out there with a strong mindset, they'll be very tough to beat. We just want them to keep doing what they are doing.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch Magazine: Is there an approach that you guys use as a staff, or that comes from the organization, which you are trying to teach the staff?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: As I said we are here to teach at this rookie level. I believe that when you teach from the start, they are going to go up the ladder quickly. That's my way, my coaching staff's way, to teach them – more mentally than physically. If you have a group of guys that are willing to learn, that want to learn, and then can use what they learn on the field, the players are going to mature faster and with a better knowledge of the game.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch: Michael Antonini is a recent draftee who quickly earned a promotion up here from Kingsport. What do you think him after two sharp outings?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: He's tough. He really looks like he's a pitcher. He's got great confidence and good command of his pitches. Sometimes, the pitcher will let us know what he can do and show us that he has the confidence and the ability to use him in different situations. If the pitcher can show you his strong points, instead of trying to get that out of him, I think that's the sign of someone who is in control of his game. We see that in Antonini. He's got good stuff, a good fastball, good changeup and he's looked real good in two relief appearances so far.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch: Dylan Owen won the D-II National Pitcher of the Year Award. So far this season he has put together great starts and has shown great control. What is it about him you like?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: He throws a lot of strikes and he pitches intelligently. He was clearly doing that before and he has brought that to Brooklyn. He can throw every pitch of his for a strike. He's got the ability to do all the little things, but I he has the ability to do all the big things too. He is a big kid with power and command. Those are two good traits to have. He can throw 95, 96 and hits his spots, but he also has a very good slider and a changeup that is good and coming along. All that can just breed success.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch; On the other side of the field, you have a guy like Jason Jacobs who was here last year. He is a catcher (and first baseman) who can hit fourth in the lineup. What does that mean to a team like this?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: He can do a lot of things. He can really swing the bat and put the ball in play. He really knows how to stay behind the ball and guide the ball which is a good ability for a player to have. When you have someone like him, who is not too young or old, but can help the rookies and the young guys, that's someone you want to keep on your roster.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch: Between your stays in Brooklyn, you coached at all different levels of the organization. You moved around a lot when you were the hitting instructor. What do you feel strongest about completing this time around?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: It's so fun being here. I love having players this age. This is the right level to get players. When we have success as coaches here, really show these guys the proper way to play, they'll carry it all the way to the big leagues. I want them to go up to the next level with the right mentality in addition to the tools. Many times guys will go up to the next level because they have the tools, but they don't have the right focus. If we can put the right thinking into them here, they'll never lose it because we got them early enough. I've coached Double-A, Triple-A, everywhere, baseball is the same how it's played, but how it's thought about changes and that what I stay on top of them about here.
\r\n
\r\nInside Pitch: What do you, and your coaches, need to do to make sure that these guys, and this team can stay sharp and keep riding first place to the end of the year?
\r\n
\r\nAlfonzo: We need to think positively everyday. You never know what can happen in the standings. But my staff and I are very positive everyday. Trying to stay in first place is not the ultimate goal here. It's a great thing do during the season, but it's not why we play here. It's about the development of these young guys and making them into better baseball players. It's about doing the right things and getting the results – that's what we do.
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