Author Archives: Franco

Ned Yost’s Challenge to Ballplayers Who Want to Make the Big Leagues

Fresh off of an epic post season run as the manger of the Kansas City Royals, Ned Yost was kind enough to recently sit down with Next Level Ballplayer. Today we have a quick excerpt of Ned Yost talking about … Continue reading

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LCC Coach Eddie Smith Answers Your Baseball & Recruiting Questions Part 1

Once again you guys did a great job of sending in hard hitting questions for our interview with Lower Columbia College head baseball coach Eddie Smith. Coach Smith previously coached at Notre Dame, Virginia, and Santa Clara, and has an … Continue reading

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Keys to Mental Toughness in Baseball with Ken Ravizza

Today we have a treat as I sit down with one of the most respected mental coaches in all of baseball. Dr Ken Ravizza co-authored the famous book Heads Up Baseball, has been hired by multiple MLB teams, and consulted for multiple … Continue reading

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Miami University (OH) Head Coach Danny Hayden Answers Your Recruiting Questions

First off, thanks to everyone who sent in their questions for coach Hayden. We were not able to get to all of the questions that were sent in but don’t worry, we will do this for more interviews in the … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Your MLB Team History??

Hope everyone has been enjoying the MLB playoffs this year. Tons of exciting baseball games so far and a lot to learn from watching the best players play on the biggest stage. I for one have been sick to my … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison’s Pitching Advice That Helped Trevor Bauer Make It To The Big Leagues

The Indians’ Trevor Bauer has been one of the top prospects in baseball leading up to spending the majority of the 2014 MLB season in the big leagues. When I asked him about the biggest pitching lesson he learned that … Continue reading

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