Author Archives: Franco

The Importance of Staying in the Moment & Managing Expectations as a Pitcher

  This weeks interview is with journeyman, left-handed pitcher Rich Hill. Hill filled in for Oakland Athletics’ pitcher Sonny Gray, sick with food poisoning, for 2016 Opening Day and followed that start with a 10k, 1 earned run, winning performance. … Continue reading

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Yankees’ 3B Shares How To Start Driving the Baseball & Stop Your Front Shoulder From Flying Open

This week we have an exclusive hitting lesson with 2012 Silver Slugger, Chase Headley. In the video, Chase reveals how he keeps his front shoulder from “flying open” on the inside pitch and why hitters should load with your hips instead … Continue reading

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Rangers’ Pitcher Shares Mentality & Mindset on the Mound

Repetition can be used as a tool to regain focus in many different sports. In basketball, players will dribble the ball and spin it in their hands a unique way before a free-throw attempt to clear their head and focus … Continue reading

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Increasing Velocity, Maintaining Command, and Becoming An Elite Pitcher with Mississippi State’s Pitching Coach

Today we get a great interview with Mississippi State University’s pitching coach, Wes Johnson.  He has been a coach since 1998 and has had numerous pitchers of his drafted by MLB teams. His specialty is developing pitchers and increasing their … Continue reading

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How Alex Gordon Transformed Into A Gold Glove Outfielder

Most people think of outfield defense and golden gloves when the name Alex Gordon comes to mind. It may come as a surprise to hear that in his second year in the MLB while playing with the Kansas City Royals … Continue reading

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Is This Common Habit Keeping You From Being A Great Hitter?

A common mistake high school hitters can make is getting hung up on their swing mechanics rather than getting in the right place mentally before and during an at bat. Dante Bichette, the proud owner of the first home run … Continue reading

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