Category Archives: Pitching

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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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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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The Ideal Mindset of an Aspiring D1 Pitcher

  Today, we are have one of the most respected college pitching coaches in the country. In addition to winning back-to-back national titles while at Oregon State (2006-07), he was part of the staff that led the Beavers to three … Continue reading

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Illinois Pitching Coach on Being a Better Pitcher

Today Next Level Ballplayer got together with Drew Dickinson, the pitching coach at Illinois. In this short interview, we cover what advice Drew gives for ball players who want to take their game to the next level. He shares some … Continue reading

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R.A Dickey on his #1 Pitching Tip & Favorite Star Wars Character

Today Next Level Ballplayer got together with R.A Dickey, one of the best knuckleball throwers in the MLB. He was kind enough to take some time to share his wisdom. In this interview, you will learn R.A’s top piece of … Continue reading

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