Patrick Jones Baseball
Summary: On "Patrick Jones Baseball" you will find discussions with influencers in the Baseball industry of today and yesterday. They will share inspirational stories and help breakdown tactics that have made them successful in their career.
Time and space constraints often limit what some coaches can do with players. Luckily, the master of hitting in a team structure Trent Otis stopped by to give us some tips. Form using pvc pipes to bands Trent explains how progresses hitters in this episode. Zona Baseball Instruction Instagram - @zona_baseball_instruction Twitter: @zona_baseball Website: zonabaseballinstruction.com Blast Motion bat sensor: use coupon code: pjb25 for $25 off link https://store.blastmotion.com
The Co - Director of Hitting at 108 Performance, Ryan Parker drops some helpful nugget in this episode. Ryan started out as a scout and writer and eventually transitioned into coaching. He gives tips on what drills you can use to help hitters, why the 30 minute lesson model is broken, and we tell some funny Pecos League stories. Blast Motion bat sensor: use coupon code: pjb25 for $25 off link https://store.blastmotion.com
After finishing his collegiate career Zach had to make a choice that every player dreads, continue trying to play the game you love or move on. In this episode we talk about the college baseball experience, is it worth it from a financial stand point, should you play Indy Ball, and updates on the Reds and Twins.
Routinely getting 3-4 hours of sleep a night Eugene Bleecker has always been this obsessed with baseball. He started a data driven facility "108 Performance" in southern California. Eugene doesn't just teach mechanics but helps his athletes understand how their body works. His energy and passion towards the game and what he does helping players is contagious. Blast Motion bat sensor: use coupon code: pjb25 for $25 off link https://store.blastmotion.com
After the end of his six year professional baseball career Dennis Pelfrey decided to stay in baseball, as a coach. The same Manager who cut him early in his professional baseball career, Greg Tagert ended up hiring him as a coach on the Gary Southshore Railcats. Dennis talks about with he's learned from Greg as a manager and applying it to his team that he now manages the Florence Freedom. Dennis talks about the fear of being released at a player, and how he puts his team together.
Using technology to help hitters is something that Rick Strickland has been doing for quite some time. From using Hitrax, Rapsodo, or blast motion Rick not only knows how these work but more importantly how they can help players. Rick is located in St. Louis, Missouri and has worked with several professional players including Andrew Benintendi.
A hitting instructor in San Diego, John Peabody has been able to work with hundred of kids over the coarse of his career. I found John on twitter and have been following the content that he has been putting out for a few years now. In this episode John talks about hitting mechanics including common flaws he sees in players swings, drills to help players, and how he got so good at understanding the swing.
The host of ESPN 1530 and 700 WLW, Lance McAlister has been watching sports for a very long time. He stops by to discuss some of the Reds top prospects including Nick Senzel and when he might make his MLB debut. We also go over the Reds front office, why they decided to hire Dick Williams and whether they’re ever going to be an organization that buys into the technology that’s taking over baseball.
Drafted in the third round by the Texas Rangers out of high school, Michael Schlact was on the road to the big leagues. Unfortunately, things took a turn when he had two major shoulder surgeries. Before he knew it Michael was done playing. Unexpectedly he was offered a coaching position in Independent Baseball. This past season he was named Manager of the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.
Baseball is 90% mental. So why aren't we focusing more of our attention on it. Diamyn Hall is currently at Wright State University where he is the mental skills development coordinator. I think everyone should focus closely on the things that Diamyn talks about in this episode, it could take your game to the next level.
What if I told you there is another route to the MLB if you don't get drafted. In this episode the manager for the Normal Cornbelters Billy Horn stops by to explain how Independent Baseball works, how to get signed, and why you should play as long as you can.
The MLB draft is an inexact science. Players are drafted and given millions of dollars and sometime never make it to the big leagues. Then you have guys who were never supposed to sniff the show become All-Stars. Mark Conner's job entails him traveling all over the country trying to find a "diamond in the rough". In this episode he details exactly what he's looking for when he's scouting a player. He also details what its like to be a MLB scout.
A retired Senior Hedge Fund Accountant, current U.S. Marine, baseball statistician, analyst, and writer, Ryan has quite the bio. In this episode Ryan talks about how he got started in baseball, how he got a large following on social media through statistics, twitter: @theaceofspaeder
Getting a job in the front office of a MLB organization is tough. Becoming a general manager is a dream job for most people. In this episode Dick gives advice to those people who are hopeful to one day become a GM. He shares what a typical day is like for himself during the season and off-season, and lastly lets us know some of his hobbies that he enjoys to get away from he game.
Voted as “The nicest guy in baseball” by his fellow players during his playing career Sean Casey talks about what it takes to be a good leader, how he likes working at MLB Network, and if he would ever want to manage for the Reds. Scott Stocker stops by to break down his philosophy on pitching mechanics. Scott is the top pitching coach in the entire country and trains several professional pitchers. He studies mechanics and video 2-3 hours a day.