Patrick Jones Baseball show

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.


 Korean Baseball, Real Estate, and pitching in Big Leagues with Eric Surkamp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:44

Currently a real estate agent, Eric is getting a late start selling houses. Until age 29 he was playing professional baseball for a living. Pitching for several different organizations at the big league level and even went to play in Korea. Life goes on after baseball and Eric talks about the transition from carrying a glove around to holding a briefcase. Please Rate and Review Code: pjb25 for $25 off 

  New ways to help hitters with Ryan Fuller - 072 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:09

Growing the game of baseball has been huge on social media. One of the reasons that coaches can become better is by watching what other people are doing online. Ryan talks a lot about what he likes to do for his hitters in this episode. He takes us through a typical workout and why using pvc pipes has been a huge tool for helping his players. Code: pjb25 for $25 off

 Learning how to Coach with Jarod Gaynor - 071 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:26

Warmup and recover routines are crucial for pitchers and position players to stay healthy. Jared explains what routine he likes his players to perform. We get into some hitting mechanics as well and talk about using social media as an athlete, coaching summer baseball, and what lies ahead in the future. code: pjb25 for $25 off Please Rate and Review Podcast 

 Missouri State Hitting Coach, Matt Lawson - 070 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:33

After a seven year professional baseball career, Matt decided to give coaching a try and hasn't stopped since. In this episode he talks about how he develops his hitters at Missouri State, what he looks for when he's recruiting, and why the environment has to play a factor as a hitter.  Please Rate and Leave a Review in iTunes code: pjb25 for $25 off 

 Training in the proper environment with Rob Gray - 069 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:22

Rob is currently an experimental psychologist, sports scientist, driving researcher, training consultant, and host of Perception and Action podcast.  We talk about the best ways for players to develop and get better, and how the training environment can play a big role in that. Baseball is the one sport that the practices are easier than the games. In Japan they have actual pitchers throwing on the mound before games. Please Rate and leave a Review in iTunes. 

 Hitting Trainer at Driveline Baseball, Max Gordon - 068 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:34

From Junior College Baseball to starting for Oregon State in the College World Series, Max Gordon has had a unique road in baseball. Currently a hitter trainer at Driveline max shares his journey from leaving his Junior College and not playing baseball for a year to walking on at Oregon State and eventually earning a starting spot. It's not always a smooth road in this game or in life. The resilient people usually end up winning. CODE: pjb25 for $25 off

 Bad bus driver, fake shoplifting, and summer baseball with Jarod Gaynor - 067 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:15

Summer baseball has its ups and downs. In this episode we talk about some of the fun stories that have happened while we've been on the road. We also get into what we're currently learning to help players, and we talk about our experience traveling with the worlds worst bus driver. (Don't even feel bad saying that).  Please rate and leave a review in iTunes! 

 Learning to coach pitchers with Demetre Kokoris - 066 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:39

Currently a pitching coach at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Demetre takes us through his journey as a coach. We get into recruiting pitchers and what he looks for, why he likes the college game over professional baseball, and the long hours of a young coach who is trying to get his foot in the door. Please rate and leave a review in iTunes. 

 UNCW drama, CWS Final, and motivating players with Jared Gaynor - 065 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:52

College World Series preview, Oregon State vs. Arkansas. We go over the Luke Heimlich situation, how to motivate college players and the crazy story surround the UNCW pitching coach. Please make sure to rate and leave a review in iTunes. It really helps the overall rating of the show!

 Living life in the fast lane with Bronson Arroyo - 064 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:33

Life is fast, there is no reason not to do what you want to do. In this episode Bronson talks about how he only wants to spend time doing things he loves. He isn't married, no kids. He travels and plays music. Growing up in South Florida a culture of lifting weights was happening when Bronson was a kid. At eight years old he was lifting over two hundred pounds. We also talk about what Joey Votto is like as a person and what  code: pjb25 for $25 off

 What its like to be a first year coach with Jared Gaynor - 063 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:53

I am currently the hitting coach for the Lima Locos in the Great Lakes Collegiate League. In this episode I am joined by the head coach, Jarod Gayner. We talk about our team, mistakes we've made, and go over how the team has done the first week of the season. We also tell a few stories on some things we have seen, good and bad.  Please subscribe, rate, and review 

 Life in the big leagues with former first round pick, Alex Meyer - 062 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:13

Alex is currently on the DL with a shoulder injury and rehabbing in L.A. Being from a small town in Indiana Alex talks about how he prefers to live in a small town over a big city, what is Albert Pujols and Mike Trout really like, and my favorite question, what are snacks like in the big leagues.   Subscribe, rate, review,   Available on iTunes, google play, and stitcher. code pjb25 for $25 off

 Understanding the metrics for Blast Motion with Students of the game -061 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:00

Getting instant feedback is one thing. Learning how to apply it to help players is something different. We have Matt De Marte of students of the game on this episode to help close the gap. Matt did a study with Blast Motion on what each number means from the sensor. I am currently coaching in the Great Lakes Collegiate League and have used them on several players to help track attack angle. If you're interested in getting a sensor head to and type in code pjb25 for $25 off. 

 Why creating a GIF can help you learn the swing, pvc work with Craig Hyatt - 060 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:07

Mostly known for the amount of GIFs that he puts out on twitter, @hyattcraig. Craig explains why making those short videos can help you understand the swing. Unlike most baseball coaches, Craig also coaches football and basketball. He has learned that coaching those two sports has made him a better baseball coach. We also go over how to coach a group of hitters in a team setting. code: pjb25 for $25 off.

 The director of pitching programs at Driveline, Matt Daniels - 059 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:15

Creating proper programs for players is a huge part of development process. Matt gets into how and why he designs different programs for different pitchers in this episode. We also talk about pitch design and how Trevor Bauer was working on pitch design this past off-season at Driveline. We also get into using different tools to help train hitters and what Matt thinks is the best tool to help pitchers. Please subscribe and leave a review.


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