Category Archives: Winning Ballplayer

Inside the Mind of Brandon Phillips in the Batter’s Box

Today we’re going back to a previous interview we did with the Reds’ Brandon Phillips to get inside his mind while in the batter’s box. While it seems that Brandon can come off as crazy (and hilarious), there is a … Continue reading

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“How to Evaluate Baseball Players at all Levels” w/ Indians’ John Mirabelli

If you have played or coached baseball at any level, you have no doubt experienced many days of tryouts. Usually these tryouts bring about a lot of questions from both the coaches and players. Coaches- What should I be looking … Continue reading

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10 Baseball (Life) Lessons I Learned From Playing For Tracy Smith

If you are following the College World Series right now, you’re familiar with the Indiana University baseball program and their head coach, Tracy Smith, or “Skip” as he’s known to his players. Coach Smith has led the IU Hoosier baseball … Continue reading

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Playing Multiple Baseball Positions (How Important is it?) w Rick Sweet

How important is it to play different positions on the baseball field? The struggle for every player when they move on to the next level is breaking into the starting line up. Whether you’re an under clansmen in HS trying … Continue reading

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What Makes Clayton Kershaw a Great Pitcher and What You Can Learn From Him (with Dodgers’ Pitching Coach Rick Honeycutt)

It’s not hard to argue that Clayton Kershaw is one of the top pitchers in the game, if not the very best. Through his first 5+ big league seasons, Clayton has an ERA of 2.70, two All-Star appearances, and a … Continue reading

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Bad Base Running and How A Quick Head Turn Got a Pitcher an Extra Out (The Smarter Ballplayer 2nd Edition)

Game: Padres vs Dodgers 4/15 Situation: Padres are winning 5-3 in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Dodgers have runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Skip Schumaker is at the plate (What a great baseball name by the way) and … Continue reading

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