Hey baseball fans,
Slader's dad here and I just wanted to say that Slader has made the varsity team as a pitcher. He will still play with the freshmen and sophomore teams and join the varsity as needed. Coach told him he would get regular spots.
He pitched 3 innings yesterday as a test for the varsity and did real well the first 2 innings with 2k's, 1 hit, no runs. 43 pitches and only 12 balls in the first 2 innings. Battled the leadoff hitter to an eleven pitch walk.
He got a blister and didn't tell his coach and couldn't get through the 3rd. He left with 2 outs and runners on but the reliever cleaned things up for him. I thought he was either getting tired or something else was wrong as his pitches started going up in the zone.
The main thing I noticed was that he pitched the RH batters inside a lot and then painted the outside out of the plate. The other team's coach got on his players about trying to pull those pitches.
Slader is 6'4" in his spikes, weighs around 205 and is a Leftie. He trained using Tuff-Cuff over the winter months. His velocity a year ago topped at 67 and this year he was gunned at 77 by his coaches. Not bad for a 15 year old.
Can anyone help on loading a video from a DVR camera?
Steve, thanks for great training manual!