Strength and Measurables

Timeline of growth and weight
2019 Summer ball season:

  • 5ft 10 inch
  • 170 pounds
2020 Winter off-season:
  • 6ft 1 inch
  • 190 pounds

In this time frame, I have grew 3 inches and packed on 20 pounds. I have been lifting 4 times a week for my high school weight program and for Driveline Baseball. The muscle and added strength have made an immediate impact to my skill set. I throw harder and and my exit velocity off the bat has increased. Strength training is very important for Baseball players. The weight room is where velocity is formed.

  • Among the many things I learned at Driveline, the most interesting thing was the correlation of different exercises to the baseball diamond.
    • Most coaches stay away from Bench Press due to the wrong form being able to damage the way the shoulders are set thus killing velocity. However, when done right, the bench press is the best thing to gain velocity. Yes of the the big 3, being bench press, squat, and deadlift, two of those exercises have to do with posterior chain which activates the body from the ground up when pitching. This is very important. But the bench press is the only exercise that correlates directly to velocity.

Strength assessment Driveline:

The strength assessment has changed during the duration of my time at Driveline Baseball, the current assessment consist of total force out put through a series of jumps on force plates and push/pull measurements. Through this process, trainers can better get a sense of the athletes parameters and what needs to be improved. I moved a little slow down the mound. This put stress on my elbow. After the program consisting of explosive lifts and different variations of existing exercises. I was able to improve my mechanics. The curve section in gray represents the elite throwers (88mph+). I was able to clean up all parts of my mechanics, lower and upper half, the next step is movement patterning and timing.


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