Colm O’Shea, Graduate Senior at Newberry College, joined us over summer and participated in our Summer Throwing Program. Gearing up for his last season of college baseball, it was important for Colm to improve his strength and power to gain additional velocity while also improving his motion throughout his delivery. His time in-house commenced with a complete assessment, including a movement screen, strength and power testing, and a mechanical breakdown of his delivery combining both motion capture and video analysis. The 6’6” 240 lbs. reliever sat 84-86 last spring. Recently, he has been sitting 88-89, touching 90 mph.
How did he do it?
Continue reading “Athlete Highlight: Newberry College Senior O’Shea gained 4-5 mph, Now Sitting 88-89 (T90)”
Today we’re sitting down with Liberty Baseball Pitching Coach Tyler Robinson. Topics Include:
- 3 game changers for producing big arms
- Overcoming mental challenges
- Assessing an athlete’s potential for development
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RHP Conner Griffin, freshman at Binghamton University, started remote training with us in October of 2022 going into his senior year of high school. He came in at 6’5” and 188 lbs., sitting 88-90 mph with his fastball. Fast forward to this past August 2023 when he came back for a re-assessment, he weighed in at 200 lbs. and his fastball was sitting 90-93 mph (most recently this fall touching 95 mph at Binghamton).
How did he do it?
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Today we’ve got another one in the “Best of 2022” series, featuring :
- Corey Muscara (Wake Forest)
- Jerry Weinstein (Colorado Rockies)
- Jeremy Sheetinger (Georgia Gwinnett)
Lots of knowledge in this one including:
- Non-negotiables for Freshman pitchers on Day 1
- Breaking through egos with young college athletes
- How to developing the “best version of yourself”
Continue reading “Podcast #69: Best of… Coaches Jerry Weinstein, Corey Muscara and Jeremy Sheetinger”
Today we sit down with Ron Wolforth, founder of the Texas Baseball Ranch and consultant to many collegiate and MLB Organizations. Topics include:
- Origins of the ranch
- Creating the famous ranch model
- The Dura-throw system
- Off-season shut downs (or not!!)
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Jack Greco, Junior at Susquehanna University, joined us this past summer as a part of our Summer Throwing Program. His goals for the summer were to improve his strength and power to help him gain additional velocity on the mound. Jack’s summer began with a complete assessment, including a movement screen, strength and power testing, and a mechanical breakdown of his delivery combining both motion capture and video analysis. When he joined us Jack’s velo was sitting 84-86 mph. He finished the summer sitting 87-89, T 90. There is no other way to say this… Jack put in the time and got after it!
How did he do it?
Continue reading “Athlete Highlight: Susquehanna Sophomore Greco Gained 4-5 mph, up to 87-89, T90 mph”
Tyler Hmielewski, infielder for Susquehanna University, joined us last summer for the 3-month college hitting development program. His objectives were to improve his overall performance at the plate by becoming more explosive while improving his adjustability to help make more consistent contact for extra bases. In June, Tyler started the program at 5’9” and 148 bs. His Rotational Acceleration was 6 g(s) and his bat speed was 59 mph. By the end of the summer, Tyler weighed in at 162 lbs. (a 14 lbs. increase), his Rotation Acceleration had improved to 16 g(s) and bat speed was up to 68 mph.
How did he do it?
Continue reading “Athlete Highlight: Susquehanna Infielder Hmielewski Gets a 9 mph Pickup in Bat Speed”
Right about this time every year, as fall ball programs wrap up, pitchers and position players alike are faced with a few decisions about their upcoming off-season training. At the top of the list is a potential shutdown period at the end of the season. Should you or shouldn’t you? Well, like all things pitching the answer is, it depends.
Continue reading “A Complete Shutdown or NOT?!”
We recently had the pleasure of taking a trip down to the University of South Carolina to assess and evaluate their entire pitching staff. Today we’re sitting down with Bill Anderson, Director of Sports Performance at the University of South Carolina and revisiting the process. Topics Include:
- What is strong enough
- Plyometrics, the missing link
- Mobility and its relationship with mechanics
Continue reading “Podcast #67: Assessing and Profiling Pitchers in the SEC with South Carolina’s Bill Anderson”
Pitt Baseball commit LHP Antonio Doganiero (Class of 2024) started remote training with us here at RPP in October of 2022. At the time, he was 6’ and 167 lbs., sitting 83-84 mph. Fast forward to this past August, he was weighing in at 177 lbs. (10 lb. gain) and his fastball is now sitting 87-89 and T90. After nearly a year of gains, it was time for a re-assessment.
Continue reading “Pitt Commit Doganiero (from 83-84 to 87-89, T90)… Power of Assessing and Re-Assessing”