Student of the game. Professional troubleshooter. HSSU Assistant
Coach and Hitting & Pitching Coordinator.
the Timing, Stupid. Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, David Price
& Justin Verlander obsessive.
Swing coach for MLB hitters.
Hitting and Pitching DVDs & eBooks. Lecturer on
innovation, entrepreneurship & elevator pitch.
focus of late is on identifying the root causes of
the pitcher injury and Tommy John surgery epidemic, starting with two
increasingly common flaws...
...which are problematic because they tend to create problems with pitchers'
JEFF PASSAN, THE ARM & TIMING
release of the hatchet job that is Jeff Passan's
The Arm, I have put together
my thoughts about the experience of being part of
The Arm. Contrary to what Passan would have you
believe, key to it is the
topic I've focused on
and that you should as well:
Over the past few months, and
in one case the past few days, I have come across major league
level instructors, coordinators, and commentators who implicitly
criticize the mechanics of current or no-doubt Hall-Of-Fame
hitters and pitchers like...
- Bob Gibson
- Albert Pujols
- Mariano Rivera
Too many people advise players to do, and coaches to teach,
something very different than what most great players (actually)
do. I think that's crazy, and I discuss this topic at length in my
piece on my
Point Of View.
EMPIRICAL, NOT THEORETICAL
My approach to developing hitters
and pitchers is very simple...
- Study the science.
- Study the best of the best...
- ...using high-speed video.
- Look for similarities & patterns.
- Teach those similarities & patterns.
Sounds crazy? No? Then
you might be interested in my information on
pitching and should consider
becoming a client.
WORLD SERIES PROVEN RESULTS
addition to coaching hitting and pitching at the college level,
I have a number of clients in the major leagues, including
two who played on World Series teams. Andres Torres
was literally my first client and put up 6.5 fWAR in 2010. He is
shown hitting a home run during the
2010 World Series.
recently, I worked with Tommy Pham of the St. Louis
Cardinals, shown here hitting a home run to deep left
field during Game 1 of the 2015 NLDS.
Major league hitters I have
worked with include...
- Andres Torres (2008-2013)
- Johnny Giavotella (2010-2015)
- Mark Trumbo (2014)
- Tommy Pham (2010-2015)