Padres’ Yonder Alonso Reveals His Best Hitting Advice, Challenges of Adjusting to the Next Level and More (video)

Next Level Ballplayer is pumped to share this week’s exclusive interview with San Diego Padres’ first basemen Yonder Alonso.  Yonder has established himself as one of the top young players in the game today and continues to prove that he’s in the big leagues to stay.  His baseball journey has taken him from High School standout, to University of Miami All American, to 1st round draft pick by the Reds in the 2008, to making his major league debut almost two years later, to being the traded to the Padres, and finally, to becoming one of the rookies in the league.

Many thanks to Yonder Alonso for taking the time to sit down with NLB and talk about the importance of loving the game, the hardest adjustments for him going from HS to college and college to pro, best hitting advice he’s ever received, importance of “watching the game”, why getting out of slumps is mostly mental, advice to ballplayers wanting to make it to the next level and more.

“You have to put in the work when nobody is watching.”

–San Diego Padres’ First Baseman Yonder Alonso

 

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  • http://miguel miguel terrero

    quiero saver mas de esto

    • http://www.nextlevelballplayer.com Franco

      Yonder es de Cuba, y creo que puede hablar espanol. Entonces proximo vez, voy a preguntar le preguntas en espanol para ti! Gracias por trataste.

  • Todd

    My favorite NLB interview yet. Alonso is a stud.

  • West

    Loved the interview. Packed with great hitting advice that will be applied right away.

  • Kevin

    “I can have confidence in between the lines because I know I’ve put in the work and I’m prepared.” Or something like that. That was my favorite part.