As mentioned in part 2 of "What I wish I knew in high school", one of the most important things I wish I knew in high school was that gaining weight is directly related to throwing harder, and being able to sustain that velocity. Tread Athletics, ran by Ben Brewster, wrote a book called “Building the 95mph Body.” (This is a must read!) In it is the following page: When you read the conclusion, it is obvious that adding muscle mass is incredibly important to add velocity, and
In the first post, I summarized my high school baseball, as well as my collegiate career. In this post, I will go into what I wish I had known during high school, regarding the entire recruiting process and what to expect, and what was expected of me, in collegiate baseball. The three main things I wish I had known are that my strength and body played a huge part in pitching, that training for velocity and arm strength/care are incredibly important, and what the different typ
My University Experience I grew up in Calgary playing Cal South Little League, then on to Baseball Calgary from ages 13-16, and then PBF for my last two years of high school. I was never anything special, but my last year of PBF, I became the team’s best pitcher, throwing the first game of a series, and playing outfield the last two or three games with a hanging arm. That year I finished the season with a record of something like 17-2, with 25 games started, and a sub 2 ERA.