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Do You Have the Mental Makeup Pro Scouts Look for In Pitchers?

I Guarantee You that Most Major League Pitchers have a Mental Pitching Plan. If they don’t I promise you they will not be there very long. The mental side of pitching is the most undervalued part of pitching by most young pitchers. They want Velocity and they want it now.  I get it so did […]

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What Makes a Good Pitcher…A Great Pitcher

Bad Pitching is all too familiar. A control problem leads to lost confidence, which leads to more walks. Poor pitch command leads your coach to use other pitchers, which of course leads to more pressure to perform, which continues the problem. Then your coach freaks out because he’s stressed about your pitching abilities. This lack […]

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Weeks 7 & 8 Of Your Pre-Season Throwing Program

Baseball Season is less than 2 weeks away… ARE YOU READY? Hopefully you have been throwing for at least a few weeks by now. If you haven’t, Please take it slow, don’t ruin your whole career before it even gets started. Now you finally get to throw some game speed pitches.  Try to throw  on […]

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Baseball Pitching Arm Injuries: Problem No. 3

(This is the 3rd post of a 5 part series of the major causes of pitching are injuries.) No Pre-Season Throwing Program This is one area we have no excuse. If our pitchers have not thrown enough in the preseason there is no way they could possibly be ready to throw 80 to 100 pitches […]

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I Never Made it to the Major Leagues (But You Can)

Let me be the first to say, I never made it to the Major Leagues. As a matter of fact it took me 4 years and all my money to make it to High A-Ball. I had an absolute blast playing professional baseball. Some people think I screwed up by signing with the Philadelphia Phillies […]

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How to Be a Mentally Tough Pitcher

Have You been watching the Major League Baseball Playoffs? The playoffs is the true test of every pitcher’s mental toughness.  This is where the legends are made. It is also where you see some pitchers mentally lose it. So How do the Great Pitchers do it?  Great Pitchers Acknowledge the Pressure.  They don’t pretend that […]

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Pitching’s Secret Ingredient…TRUST

The Best Pitchers in Baseball Trust Their Stuff.  How about YOU? I tell pitchers and coaches all the time that I would rather have a less physically talented pitcher that knew what he could do, than a more physically talented pitcher who hasn’t got a clue to what they are capable of doing. If you […]

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Character Counts in Baseball and Life

Yes Character Counts… To Parents To Coaches To Scouts To Teachers To Teammates To Umpires To Fans It’s not just how you act, it’s who you are. Decisions are made everyday on character alone. When College Coaches give out Scholarships, Your Character is at the top of their priority list. There have been a ton […]

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What’s Your Pitching IQ?

Could your coach tell a Pro Scout that you are a student of the game? Every coach and scout I have ever met said this is one of the first things they look for in pitchers. They want to know if you are a student of the game. Ask yourself… Do you know why you […]

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How Do You Handle the Pressure?

Can You handle the pressure? You always hear coaches talking about a pitcher’s poise and composure.  Your poise and composure is defined by how well you handle yourself on the mound. The way you mentally handle the pressure that comes with pitching will go along way into how successful you will be. Here is what […]

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