A lot of young aspiring baseball players want to make it to the major leagues. Only a very few hit the mark because of the amount of dedication you need to make it. The important thing is that you are able to learn passion, integrity, and just the love for baseball. Join your host, Jordan Levin, and his guest Aaron Fields as they talk about all things baseball. Aaron is the president of the All Fields Hitting Baseball Academy. As a baseball player himself, Aaron teaches kids how to achieve their goal to be professional baseball players. Even if they are not able to make it to that level of play, Aaron is still focused on letting them experience the joy of the sport. Deal with failure and think positive today with Aaron.
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Aaron Fields – Owner At All Fields Hitting Baseball Academy
All Fields Hitting Baseball Academy is truly a one-of-a-kind baseball training facility. It is built on the foundation of passion, integrity, combined with a steadfast love of sport, steadier and fastest pitch. Aaron Fields’ love for baseball is in his DNA. I have the honor of talking with Aaron. I want to say happy opening day.
Thank you for having me. I appreciate it.
You and I have gotten to know each other for a few years. I have always enjoyed hanging out with you, your parents and your brother. It’s always such a pleasure when you guys come in because you used to come to CrossFit. When you guys came in, it was such a pleasure and wonderful conversations with all of you guys. What I would like to tell the readers is you guys are amazing at what you do. We have to know who you played baseball for and all that good stuff.
First, CrossFit was the best. The community you have built over there is always unbelievable, the support and everything. It’s a great place. For us, as far as All Fields Hitting, the whole goal was to try and build a community of pro players and players with experience and combine that to work with younger players and share that experience with them. The whole goal is to provide a positive and supportive environment as you do in CrossFit and then mix that in with high-level training from players, baseball and softball, that have played and coached at a high level. It’s what we try to do. My brother and I were fortunate. As we were younger, our dad played baseball, coached, and managed professional baseball. He has been in there for over 40 years. We grew up around the game. We want younger players to have the same experience that we had when we were growing up. That is what we try to do at All Fields Hitting.
That is an interesting point you brought up about community. A lot of businesses need to understand that building their community is such a big foundation for growing the business. It’s not necessarily about the money but being able to help people. I have been following you guys for quite some time. It’s huge what you guys have done and that is exactly what I see with you guys.
Thank you. That is huge. When we first opened in 2016, the goal is to eventually build. It’s a slow process. It took a long time to build a community that we can support and that supports us. Everybody works together to make All Fields Hitting a great place.
Speaking of your dad, Bruce, you grew up all these years watching him play. Did you always see baseball as a part of your future and towards your career? Did you realize the physical gift that you had at an early age?
My brother and I started playing when we were very young. We were around the game. It’s what we picked up. We played all sports, basketball, football, soccer as well. Baseball was what we gravitated to the most. It was what we were best at. From a young age, if you asked me, “What do you want to do?” I want to be a baseball player. There was no doubt in our mind, my brother and me. That is what we wanted to do from a young age. We started working on it. Our parents, coaches, family members, and friends supported us and helped put us in positions to realize those goals.
Strive to get better at what you do because at the end of the day, you just want to move up.
Can you remember your first memory of baseball whether it was hitting or throwing out there?
I was very young, not even in kindergarten. I was practicing, running around, throwing the ball, hitting the ball, and working with my dad. It was fun picking up the game and playing. Playing then on my first tee-ball team, having fun and playing well there. It gravitated to me. I love it.
I’m with you on that. I have seen pictures when I was a kid playing tee-ball. It’s hard to distinguish the pictures from the actual memory of it happening. The lines get blurred, especially if you get older. With you, going to your dad’s games and meeting the all-stars at that time, that must have been the greatest thing to do to go to the Tigers game. You get to see games. You grew up and see these famous guys. I mean. When you were a kid, how did you react to that? Were you starstruck or, because you were involved with everything with your father, it wasn’t that big of a deal?
When you are younger, you don’t realize how big of a deal it is. My dad was managing the Tigers system. Alan Trammell was traveling around and working with players and everything. Alan Trammell was at the field and me and my brother were working on double plays with Alan Trammell. To me, that’s regular. I knew everybody didn’t get a chance to do it. To me, I’m a baseball player. I’m getting better. To me, it was a regular thing. As I got older, that wasn’t normal. I’m managing teams and getting the meet Derek Jeter, David Ortiz, Carlos Guillen, and the guys on the Tigers.
Being around Torii Hunter, he was somebody that we have known for a long time. He has been cool. We have had a great relationship with him since we were kids. People don’t get to do that. At the time, you don’t realize how lucky you are. As I’m older, I’m like, “We were lucky.” We were kids getting the chance to do that. It’s something we don’t take for granted. We know we were fortunate to be around that and learned because those guys would teach us how to play the game. We would watch them and then we would practice with them, around them and see how they go about their business. When I was younger, I had a good understanding of the work ethic and consistency that goes into being a good baseball player.
That’s a good point, having that dedication. I have been in athletics my whole life so I understand the dedication. When you are talking about the professional Minor League, you are talking about an excessive level of dedication. I remember when I was a kid, my dad would take me to the batting cage at 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM. We wouldn’t be able to leave until I hit twenty balls straight. My hands were bloody. It was that dedication. I can’t imagine how much more dedication it takes and I’m ruined. When I pitch, it’s hours and hours and over and over again. For me, I remember being in the backyard and my parent’s house got a bigger backyard as part of the subdivision. We were able to hit fly balls. My mom is going, “Let’s go. Dinner time.” My dad was like, “No. We’re not ready yet. He’s got to catch ten straight fly balls and throw ten straight fly balls back to me.” It’s getting dark and I’m trying to see the ball. Can you remember any stuff like that?
Yes. Our backyard wasn’t huge, but we would always hit balls in the fence. We throw balls over the fence. Sometimes we try to hit the ball as far as we could. It would go down in the neighbor’s yard down the street. Sometimes our neighbors would talk to my mom about, “Can you have them try and keep the ball in the yard?” My mom would never tell us not to play and do what we do because she knows we love the game. All we did was practice and work on it. Especially in summer, every day, me and my brother would be in the backyard working on it, trying to get better, working on double plays, hitting, and random stuff. It’s stuff that kids do.
That’s exciting because between the three of you, that’s a little bit of a team to be able to shout. We talked about the double plays and the whole play of back and forth. I’m thinking of Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell when you say it that way. To me, that’s exciting.
My brother and I got to play together one time. I was a senior in high school and he was a freshman at the state championship. I played shortstop and he played second base. We got a chance to do some of the things we did when we were younger and work on stuff and play on the same team. One of my best baseball memories was that because we never got the chance to play together like that. We had a lot of success. As a freshman, he led our team at home runs. It was crazy because we had a lot of good players. I had to make an Allstate team that year and moving on to college the year after that. All those things were great memories and things that led to being able to take baseball a little further.
Did all three of you ended up playing together in the minor leagues and major leagues?
My dad, as a coach, got a chance to coach my brother in the Tigers organization. He got a chance to coach me. That was a great experience, getting a chance to be coached by my dad. I was used to in a professional manner.
How did you end up there? He is at that level and he is your father. How did you handle the criticism? I’m sure there have been times that he might have been a little bit harsh on you because you’re his son. How did you handle that situation?
The coaching, we were because that’s the thing. My dad always talked to us about not making excuses, working hard, and doing those things. Even when we were kids, he was. He saw the things we needed to improve on. It wasn’t a shock. Especially hitting because he was a hitting coordinator and eventually, the Indians’ Major League hitting coach. It wasn’t a shock when he would say, “Do this and this.” It was something that we were used to. Now, it was at the professional level so there’s more at stake. It’s not a little league where he would say, “Do this.” You’re getting paid to play against the best players in the world so you take it to heart and you try to get better because the whole goal was to move up.
At that level, you have to take the advice and move on. You can’t dwell on situations. You hear about these players growing in slumps, streets, or whatnot. Everybody has their routine. When you are hard, you are hard. When you are not, you are not. I’m sure it’s happened to you. My question is how do you recalibrate in that situation? You’re coaching the younger players and the younger players are going to know if you are whacked out and not feeling comfortable. What would you say to them to try to help them get out of that slump?
A lot of times, we draw on our own experiences. I had a good idea of how to handle situations and failures going into college. My coach, Rob Cooper, in college is a great coach. He is unbelievable. The thing that he harped on was dealing with adversity, being mentally tough, and grinding through hard times. I remember my first college conditioning session, I was like, “Do I want to play baseball with this man?” It was hard. We had good upperclassmen. He taught us, like, “You got to grind through when things aren’t going your way.” For me, college was big-time because mental toughness was something that was big for me, dealing with adversity. In my senior year in college, that is an opportunity to get drafted.
I started off the season 2 for 39, not good at all. I was struggling and trying to figure things out. I have one of my teammates, Ross Adair, that I played with. When I was a freshman, he was a senior in college. He was an All-American. He got drafted. He wasn’t physically imposing, but he was unbelievable. The biggest influence in college is he helped me because I saw how he went about his business. He approached the game with maturity. To me, I was like, “That is somebody that I want to emulate.” He came back and he was a coach for my senior year. I’m not playing and I was struggling. We would go to the field. He would work with me on certain things. He would help me mentally try and get out of where I was.
Grind through it even if things aren’t going your way.
Another guy is Steve Springer, who had been in professional baseball for a long time. He played in the Major League. He is a middle game coach. My dad was like, “You need to talk to him.” I did. Between Ross, Coach Cooper, and Steve Springer, I end up finishing that. That rest of the year was the best I ever had. I put up the best numbers I ever did in college in a year and I ended up getting drafted. That time right there taught me a lot about myself. I was working hard. I wasn’t the most talented player in the world. There were a lot of guys that had unbelievable talent levels. They are great players. I worked hard and did things I needed to do. I had the help of a lot of great coaches and mentors. I was able to achieve the goal of getting drafted.
We talked to kids and they are struggling. I’m like, “I don’t care. You are a kid. You are trying to learn how to play baseball.” We talk to kids that are already committed to college and guys that have been drafted that are on their professional journey. Talking to them about how to deal with that failure and trying to stay positive because baseball is hard. When you see guys performing on TV, it’s not easy hitting guys that throw 95, 98 miles an hour. They can locate. That is not easy. In the minor leagues, you see a lot of guys that throw hard. It’s hard to hit those guys. People don’t understand the level that it takes to play at that level. We talked to the kids because a lot of kids have aspirations to play in college, professionally and in the major leagues. We talk to them about what it takes. I was around the game my whole life and I didn’t understand until I played my first professional game and I was like, “It’s different.”
For me and you, I consider ourselves educated. That is what we are doing, educating our kids, family, friends, or whatever it is on how to play the sport better. It’s not just about the sport, it’s about the mental aspect of the perseverance of getting through what is happening. That is why I believe in you and your family across the gym. Everybody has been able to be successful because we are educating everybody on how to do everything to the best of their ability. It’s not about us. It’s about them. I had that same token. I was thinking about this and was talking about this. Can you think of the best piece of advice your dad gave you when you went from the Minor League to the Major League?
The best piece of advice he gave to me when I was young was, “Don’t make excuses for failure.” If things don’t go my way or something doesn’t work out or I don’t perform to the level that I feel like I should do, I don’t make excuses for that. I got to figure out a way to get better. For me, trying to get to the professional level and grinding through college and stuff, it’s learning how to deal with the failures. You have to be your own best evaluator. It was not going to be the coaches, parents, or anybody in our teammates. It’s going to be me.
If I can’t honestly say, “I’m not doing or playing my best and working as hard as I need to work.” If I can’t honestly say that, I have no chance to be successful in baseball or to be a successful accountant, working at McDonald’s or in a corporate setting. I have no chance to be successful if I can’t do self-evaluate and say, “I’m where I need to be right now and here, I’m not.” If I’m not working hard or doing what I need to do, I got to figure out how to make it better. It doesn’t matter what you are doing. You have to be honest with yourself and learn how to make your situation better if it’s not where you want it to be.
If I would have summed up everything, that is what it would be. That is my whole theme, all good things start with you. You could take all of the advice from people, but who is going to take the action? It’s you. I like that. I’m going to take that clip. After all the podcasts, I’m creating these clips video clips. I want to make sure that we take that. That was good. On a personal level, during the Minor Leagues and the Major Leagues, what was the learning curve when you got up the bar? You started with Cleveland in the Major League. You are now playing for the Cleveland Indians out in the field. I’m curious, what were you thinking at that time? What was the learning curve?
I went to a mid-major school, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. We had a good program. We went to the NCAA tournament. We had a lot of guys that end up playing professional baseball. We would play the ranked teams and some of the SEC and ACC schools in the pre-conference. In our conference, it wasn’t as high of a level as those teams. The big thing for me was the adjustment to the level of the pitching and the speed of the game. I felt like I belonged there. I worked hard. I grinded to get there. I wasn’t overwhelmed, like, “I don’t know how I’m going to be able to compete.” That wasn’t a thought process.
I remember my first game in professional baseball. It was around my birthday. I had my birthday and I was excited. We walked on the field and we are playing the Miami Marlins team in our league at that time. A guy named Marcell Ozuna was taking batting practice. Marcell Ozuna was with the Braves. He makes a lot of money. He had an unbelievable year. He has been in the big league for a long time. He was hitting and I’m like, “I have never been on a field where I’m playing against somebody that is hitting the ball like that.”
He was taking batting practice, but he was driving the ball, hitting home runs. I saw that and I’m like, “There are some things that I need to do immediately.” I hadn’t even taken batting practice yet. I was like, “There are things I need to do to get better to compete against guys like that.” I played my first game. I hit my first at-bat. We’re facing a tall guy, 6’6”, 6’7”. He is throwing 95, 96. He had good stuff. It wasn’t a normal picture that you see in college. You don’t see a lot of guys like that at the college level. I got a hit and put balls in play and competed. I thought I did a nice job at my first game, but I was like. “I have to get better.” It wasn’t weird, but I had a fixation on how I need to get better. The first game, in my mind, “I have to get better.”
I, unfortunately, end up getting hurt. I was never hurt and I hadn’t hurt my arm toward the beginning of that season. I was trying to battle through injury and I missed a lot of games. I didn’t perform well. My swing was a little off, but then going into the training, I was still injured so I was rehabbing. My dad mentioned, “You need to try and do a leg kick with your slam.” I’m like, “I’ve never hit like that. Why would I ever do that?” He’s like, “Just trust it.” I did it and immediately it worked. I started hitting the ball hard and driving the ball. It was good. From there, I was like, “How do I get better?” That was the main thing in my mind.
That is an important point because of the fact that you recognized what was going on, even before the first game started. That is what I try to teach people that they need to be open to interpretation, allow everything in front of them, and take in what is happening in the different process that is going on. A lot of people take things for granted whether they are professional or in the business world. You even wanted the business to show so many things that happen on a daily basis. You have to recognize the situation and figure out, “What can I do to make myself better or other people better?”
That’s big, especially in COVID times and you are dealing with everything that has been going on. Trying to build a business from the ground up is tough because as a business owner, you have to wear all hats. You have to do everything at first, and then you try and figure out how to make everything more efficient and consistent for clients. You deal with people. Everybody has different needs and trying to meet those needs for different people. Do you have kids that come in with different ages, girls and boys that play softball or baseball? What do they need? How can we help them as much as possible? For us, it’s bigger than just baseball. It’s about the service of fixing things and trying to give people the best experience that they can get at the end of the day and then mentoring the kids. Most of the kids that we work with are, “Are they going to play in the major leagues?” No. I played professionally, but I didn’t make it to the Major Leagues. My brother played in the big leagues and my dad did, but it’s so hard to get there.
At the end of the day, that’s their goal and we help in trying to reach it, but the percentage is saying they won’t. What can we help them with outside of that? Mentorship, helping them be better, learn how to have a strong work ethic and focus, and be a good teammate. Those will help you no matter what you do and for us, that is the goal. That is what we want to teach the kids along with being better softball and baseball players because we do have kids that are moving on to college and playing professional baseball, so the goal is attainable. We want to do a little more than just baseball and softball. That is what our goals are.
We are talking about the kids and making sure that they are comfortable. You mentioned teammates. I think about some of the players in my hockey and my baseball career. We always get a couple of guys that are good. Sometimes, they are not all team players. You mentioned being a team player and that’s great, but the education aspect of it is teaching these kids to be well rounded because you don’t know, that could inspire another kid to be better.
We see it here. We have some kids that are good players. They are 15, 16, 17 years old that potentially maybe do have a future in the Major Leagues. I was talking to a college softball coach. One of my players is a freshman in high school. She is different and she is good. She is going to play in college one day. You have kids that are around and then you have younger kids that come in. There is nothing more motivating than being at a certain level. I see a kid my age that is unbelievable and I’m like, “I have to try and get to that level.”
If you want to play high-level softball or baseball, all players are competing for the same spots. There are limited roster spots at the college level. “I’m competing against you and I have got to work harder and make sure I’m doing things necessary to get better so I can get one of those spots that I want.” We want that motivation. We love competition. My brother and I were competitive. My dad is competitive. We try to promote that at All Fields Hitting. We’re having a good time, but we want to drive that competition, and then you learn how to compete and you do it in your games and practices.
Don’t make excuses for failure.
Let’s talk about the business of All Fields. Was it something you guys talked about growing up doing or did you have a competition that you started?
My dad had always done lessons in the offseason no matter what level he was coaching at. Even when he’s coaching the big leagues, he was doing lessons because he likes working with kids. We had started talking about potentially having a spot a long time ago, but it wasn’t the right time. We’re playing or coaching or doing whatever we were doing. The opportunity opened up in 2016. I was working in education at the time. I’m getting good experience working with kids and figuring out how they learn to process information and help me be a better coach. The opportunity came around and we were able to open All Fields Hitting Baseball Academy. It’s something that we wanted to do and that was the right time.
We had a group of friends and guys that we’ve known for a long time that said, “We want to come coach there.” As the owner, you want to have people with the most experience possible. I want to have as many people that bring a different perspective and skillset as possible. We were lucky to get Jharel Cotton and Sterling Sharp who pitched in the Major Leagues. My brother and dad play in the Major Leagues. Brian Johnson, who has played in the Major Leagues for a long time, and scout it. We’ve had Devan Ahart play with the Dodgers. We have had so many guys like Harrison Wenson with the Angels. I got to give all my guys a shout-out. We brought up a softball coach. She is an assistant coach at Henry Ford Community College. She is unbelievable in softball so we have been lucky to have great members of our team. You can’t be the smartest person in the room. I want to have people that are experts in certain areas because that makes All Fields Hitting that much better. We have been lucky to have great people around us.
That is the biggest thing. It sounds like this did work for you because you have so much fun and the fact that you have such a great support system between everybody you mentioned. That’s what makes everything run smoothly.
One of our pitching coaches, Travis Hissong, went to Wright State after me and played with the Yankees and Brewers. You’ll hear a lot of success in his career. He has been our pitching coach, but we moved to a bigger facility in the summer of 2019. He would leave work early. We drove up 1 to 1.5 hours to pick up turf. His job had trucks, so we happened to get a truck, go up, pick up turf, and bring it back. He helped me set it out. He didn’t have to do something like that, but he did. You can’t place a value on having people like that around you. You are going to make $1 million doing this job and it was like, “Do you need help? Sure. I will come to do this for you.” If you have people like that around you, you are going to win. You can’t lose with people like that around you, so we have been lucky.
It’s important stuff. Let’s talk about the pandemic. You and I were in the same situation back in March of 2020. We had to shut down as you know. We shut down from March to June about the same period.
We were a bit longer. Some facilities have big doors and stuff where you can open outdoors. For us, our facility is in a facility. Our cages are not outside. Our cages are inside. We have one door, but we can’t do anything like batting outside in terms of hitting and some of the stuff that we do. We ended up being down for March until we can open indoors in September or October.
How did you handle that, though? For me, it was a nightmare because I didn’t know what was happening the next day without the stuff going on. We pivoted. We began our classes online on Zoom and we will do private training classes and whatnot. We go back up in June for outside workouts. How did you guys handle that?
It was tough because the pandemic wasn’t easy for anybody. The pandemic was hard, especially at that time. There was other stuff going on outside of the facility so it was a tough time. Trying to stay positive and doing more stuff online. We started building more of a social media presence, so people knew about who we were and what we were doing. People would say, “Can you come work with my player here,” or wherever it was. We try to do some of that. Keep everything positive. We had a great situation here where we have taken on the lease of the building for five years. The person that we worked with was understanding of our situation and what we had going on. He worked with us, which was greatly appreciated. A lot of businesses went out of business. I’m sure you know gym owners who had to close the doors for good and that’s tough. We realized that we were fortunate to have the support here with players and people that we have worked with, people reaching out making suggestions, and different things. Everything was appreciated. We were lucky.
It’s the same here. I feel fortunate to have a good support system. Everybody is willing to help us out, and support us during that time. It was good. How do you settle these things? You are busy. You have stuff going on. You are coaching. You have a kid. How do you recalibrate yourself? How do you get yourself back to studying?
My wife supports me a lot even when we had a tough situation in 2019 when we had to move unexpectedly out of the first building that we were in. I’m not going to lie, I was thinking about maybe trying to go another route within baseball. It was a tough situation and it was unexpected. I had to try and recalibrate. She helped me a lot trying to stay positive and telling me “You have got to do something else. Are you going to quit?”
Talk about fear genes, there is no crying in baseball.
For myself and talking to you, my dad and my brother, my mom a lot, too. My dad and brother were gone during the season at that time. My mom was saying, “Stay positive. Keep working.” She will try to find buildings for us and send them to me. It was the support. All our All Fields Hitting family members, players, and parents that we work with, everybody was like, “You have to get back. We want to come and to continue to work with you all.” That was a big motivating factor. As we come forward, we are busy and there is a lot is going on. Trying to stay positive, work hard, and realize that we are fortunate to do what we do here. A lot of people have the opportunity to make an impact on kids, families, and stuff that we do. It’s hard work. You have to come in and you have to keep the same energy and focus level every day because the kids are going to come with energy. I can’t tell you to come with energy that I don’t have. I have to drink some coffee and get after it.
To me, that sounds like a whole bunch of joy. You mentioned your field, your wife, and you have got a baby. All that sounds like is that is what brings you joy. Do you have anything outside baseball that brings you joy?
It’s family. I enjoy other sports outside of baseball. I love investing. It is almost like a part-time job for me. I’m passionate about it. I’m researching all kinds of investments, stocks, real estate and cryptocurrencies. That’s a big passion for me. I love that. We have our business and we do stuff. I’m into that stuff. It makes me happy. I like to do it. Family and doing what we do. It was nice. Hopefully, when things get a little more normal and traveling a little more, I do like to travel so we are doing that a little bit more with the family. We have a little one on the way. My wife and I are going to take a little trip, but once our daughter is old enough, we would be able to take her to different places. My parents took my brother and me everywhere. We used to travel and go out of the country and do all that stuff. I want to give the same experience to my kid as well. I’m looking forward to that.
That’s important to do outside of baseball. Everybody thinks that you have to work and work. You have to work to make some money, but it shouldn’t only always be.
You can’t place a value on having good people around you.
That is also another area where my wife helped me in terms of work. We were going seven days a week, it’s four days. One day is going to be two hours. It was full seven-day workweeks, every week. You’re realizing that we should often take time off and take time to enjoy life because that is the thing. Especially in America, all we do is work and you meet people from other places. They work, but they are big on being able to do things that they enjoy. I’m like, “I want to live life.” We have a great business. We work and we want to work hard but now I want to enjoy life. I love this. Enjoy life a little more because it’s short. You’ve only got one so you’ve got to do the things that make you happy as much as you can.
It took me a long time to understand that. I have had the gym for over twelve years and it took me about 5, 6, 7 years before I realized what I love and what I spent so much time energy. I still do it, but I need to do things that allow me to recalibrate, allow my mind to stay fresh, and do other things to combine with the gym.
It’s huge. I’m realizing that more. I’m doing the things that I like is important.
I’m out of questions. This has been an absolute pleasure. I hope to see you sometime soon. I want to be sure that I come by. I keep saying I’m going to come to check out the facility, but I want to wait until this whole COVID thing is over. I will make sure that Hillary and I come by and check you guys out.
I appreciate it. Thank you for having me. It’s always good to talk to you.
Thank you so much. Have an awesome day and hopefully, we could do it again soon.
Yes. Thank you.
About Aaron Fields
All Fields Hitting Baseball Academy
Aaron Fields attended High School at University of Detroit Jesuit. He helped lead U of D Jesuit to the State championship game as a senior in 2006. As a senior, he made the All-Catholic League team, as well as All- Detroit, All-District, All-Regional and 2nd team All-State. He played in the East-West All-Star game and the Detroit Negro League All-Star game. Aaron played 4 years at Wright State University. He was a member of the 2007 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team.
He helped lead Wright State to the Horizon League Tournament Title in 2009 as well as to the regular season title in 2010. In 2010, he was selected to the Horizon League All-Tournament team. After his 2010 season at Wright State, Fields was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 42nd round of the MLB Draft. He played 2 seasons in the Cleveland Indians organization. Upon concluding his playing career, Aaron scouted for the Detroit Tigers from 2012-2013. He also served as an assistant coach for the U of D Jesuit baseball team from 2012-2014. Aaron is currently the owner of All Fields Hitting Baseball Academy.