Author Archives: Franco

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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Why You Need To Know Who You Are As A Player Today!

Who are you as a player? Are you able to answer that right away or is your answer more wishful thinking?… “Well, I’d say I’m a cross between Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and Derek Jeter.” Knowing who you are as … Continue reading

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Crusty Reflections About the Greatest Game on Earth (By Tim Dillard)

Hi guys, we have quite the treat today! One of my favorite ballplayers in the world has written a guest post for Next Level Ballplayer and I hope everyone gets a chance to read it. Tim Dillard is in his … Continue reading

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Why Your Mindset Inside The Batter’s Box Is More Important Than How You Feel

Attention Hitters! The next five minutes will change your baseball career for the better if you let it. We are joined by University of Washington Hitting Coach and friend, Donagal Furgus. Coach Furgus is one of my favorite guys in … Continue reading

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Why You Catchers Should Never Frame Another Pitch Again (With Mets’ Catching Prospect Blake Forsythe)

Young catchers are usually taught at a young age that one of their main jobs behind the plate is to frame pitches. Especially at younger levels this can get pretty extreme. As you get to higher levels of baseball and … Continue reading

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