Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Don’t Sit Back

January 24, 2012 by  
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Why Keeping the Weight Back is a Really Bad Idea. This is a gamble that many coaches are taking when they talk about keeping the weight back.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that great hitters move forward prior to launching their swing.  And if a player is moving forward prior to launching […]

Pacific University – We’re Believers

September 22, 2011 by  
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As Pacific Softball enters its 4th year with Sparky Parker as our hitting instructor, we continue to  see outstanding results in our power game. In the 3 years prior to Sparky’s arrival, we averaged 16 home runs and 54 extra base hits per season. Over the last 3 three years, those averages have jumped to […]

Life as a minor league player (Gold)

August 21, 2010 by  
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This is a really good article on life in the minor leagues.  It’s long, though.  Here’s an excerpt: If there’s any financial motivation at all, it’s to reach the big leagues. Nobody gets rich at the minor league level, even most minor league free agents. So, in real world terms, just how little do players who […]

What scouts are looking for in a player (Gold)

August 21, 2010 by  
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Tools are a basic building block of our coverage at Baseball America. We begin assessing players’ tools from the time they become prominent high school players, and we continue to do it through college and the minor leagues all the way to the majors. It culminates with the Best Tools feature that we unveiled last […]

SparkCast Video (Free)

August 20, 2010 by  
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Spark Cast Videos are short video sessions that are designed to specifically target critical elements in the swing process and are  free to all PT Gold Members.