TEXAS CREW COACHES
Edwin Maysonet, 38, played three seasons in Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros (2008-09) and Milwaukee Brewers (2012). The Puerto Rico native played 12 professional seasons overall from 2003-2014 after being selected by the Astros in the 19th round of the 2003 draft out of Delta State University (MS). Edwin, a former middle infielder, is one of only seven Delta State players to make it to the Major Leagues and he is a member of the program's Hall of Fame. He also is a Hall of Famer at Mississippi Delta Community College, where he played prior to DSU.
Following his playing career, Maysonet served as a coach in the Brewers' Minor League system. He was a coach with the Rookie-level Helena Brewers in 2015 and then with the High-A Brevard County Manatees in 2016 and High-A Carolina Mudcats from 2017-18. During his professional coaching tenure, he oversaw infielders defense, infielders position, base running, and the mental aspect of the game.
Edwin and his wife Yanice reside in Sugar Land, Texas with their two sons, Emil (11) and Ian (7).
Roy Merritt, 35, a left-handed pitcher, played 13 professional seasons, including six in affiliated baseball with the New York Mets from 2007-11 and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016. He advanced as far as the Triple-A level, both in the Mets (Buffalo) and Dodgers (Oklahoma City) organizations. Merritt also played seven seasons of independent baseball, most recently in 2019 with Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League where he also served as the Pitching Coach.
He attended Aldine Nimitz High School in Houston, Texas and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 42nd round of the 2003 draft. Merritt, did not sign and went on to play at Sam Houston State 2004-2005, and Southern University 2006-2007, where he was drafted in the 27th round by the Mets. He also played internationally in Taiwan, Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Roy has three children, 10 year old twins, Layla and Lathan, and daughter Lena (2). He resides in Houston, Texas.
Jose Morales, 37, also known as "Cheo", a switch-hitting catcher, played four Major League seasons with the Minnesota Twins (2007, 2009-10) and Colorado Rockies (2011).
He played 14 seasons of professional baseball overall, after being select by the Minnesota in the third round of the 2001 draft out of high school in Puerto Rico.
Morales is the only Puerto Rican catcher to connect three hits in his MLB debut. Jose joins Crew Baseball after spending the last five years running Las Lomas Club, the biggest youth baseball program in Puerto Rico.
Cheo recently relocated to Sugar Land, Texas, with his wife Edmireliz, and their son, Adrian (8).
Mike Dutka, 42, is from Wappinger Falls, NY where he attended Roy C. Ketcham High School and was a 2 year varsity letterman. He is a graduate of Oneonta State College (B.S.Ed.) and University of Houston Victoria (M.Ed Admin.). He began coaching in 2001 as an Assistant Baseball Coach at his high school alma mater. He began teaching and coaching in Texas in 2006 at Dulles High School, where he served as a Varsity Assistant for 10 years. In 2016 he transferred to Ridge Point High School where he is currently an English III Teacher, Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach, and Head Freshman Football Coach. Coach Dutka has helped lead his teams to multiple playoff appearances, including trips to the state finals in 2013 (Dulles HS) and 2019 (Ridge Point HS).
Mike and his wife Crystal reside in Missouri City with their two sons, Reid and Landon.
Wayne Barnes, 40, is from Kenedy, TX where he attended Kenedy High School and was a four year varsity letterman in baseball. He is a graduate of the University of Texas A&M- Corpus Christ. He began his coaching carrer in 2002 and has coached multiple sports (baseball, football, and basketball) at High School and Middle School levels. He has worked for Fort Bend ISD since 2004. He is currently the Head Football and Basketball coach at Baines Middle School in Sienna in Missouri City, TX where he has led them to 6 football championships and 3 basketball championships. In his 18 years in education, he has worked with special education students as well as at-risk students. He currently teaches Physical Education.
Wayne, has three kids Mikayla (19), Addy (15) and Braylon (10). He resides in Sugar Land, TX.
Bobby Frausto, 42, is from Laredo, TX where he attended United High School and was a three year varsity letterman in baseball. He then continued his baseball career playing centerfield at the collegiate level for the University of Texas at Brownsville. He also played 2 years for the National Baseball Congress representing one of the two teams from Texas. He currently works in the medical field.
Bobby and his wife Gabriela reside in Missouri City. They have 3 kids Roberto Faustro III, Daniela Frausto, and Gabriel Frausto.