Podcast #92: Training Latin Players in the DR, Similarities and Differences with Brewers Blake Nation

Today, we’re sitting down with the Brewers Pitching and Development Coach Blake Nation. Blake was recently at the Brewers Dominican Academy working with the young Latin players. Topics include:

    • Mechanical trends and differences
    • Managing “high milage arms”
    • Coaching through the language barrier

Blake joined the Brewers in March 2023 as the Development Coach in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Prior to the Brewers, he was the pitching coach at the collegiate level for over a decade with positions at Towson, Hofstra, Florida SW State College, University of Tampa and East Georgia State College.

A former 22nd round pick by the Mariners out of Georgia Southern, he pitched in the Mariners organization from 2008-11, including pitching for the high-A team High Desert Mavericks. He also played three years in independent ball, including in the North American Independent League and the Frontier League.

Blake played his college ball at Georgia Southern, graduating in 2012. He earned his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and Coaching at GSU in 2014.

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