Author Archives: Franco

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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The Two Keys To Becoming a Great Hitter!

I get emails from hitters all the time asking for help with a common problem. It usually sounds something like this: “I feel great hitting in practice, but once I’m in the game I continue to struggle. It’s so frustrating. … Continue reading

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UCLA’s Coach Savage Shares His Top Baseball Recruiting Tip

  Today I go 1-on-1 with UCLA’s head baseball coach John Savage (College World Series 2013 National Champions). Special thanks to Coach Savage for taking the time to hangout and dig into… What he looks for when recruiting HS hitters … Continue reading

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