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Scouts pay close attention to 60 yard dash speed

Scouts pay close attention to 60 yard dash speed

After a lifetime on baseball fields from Texas to South Florida, from Venezuela to Taiwan, the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the waste. I consistently see baseball talent waste critical time. To make it at the next level of baseball, you have to Hit, Hit for power, Field, Throw and Run. Time should be spent developing all five baseball skills, but...

Radar Gun Robots

Radar Gun Robots

Pitchers are fed a steady stream of misinformation. Probably the most damaging fairy tale is about velocity measured by the radar gun. Hollywood movies typically show the hero pitcher hitting 100 mph on the gun as he strikes out the side. Coaches, players, parents, scouts, recruiters, and the media play into this fantasy. Throwing fast is not necessarily...

Cut From The Team: Bounce Back

Cut From The Team: Bounce Back

It ain’t over till it’s over   Most players are devastated after getting cut from their baseball team. Sometimes it is due to too many similar skilled players, sometimes due to being undersized, sometimes due to baseball politics, and sometimes it is due to misperception by the coaches. Whatever the reason, hundreds of quality Broward county ball players...