if you’re throwing 80-85 having never really weight trained before…you’re in for some serious velocity gains.
You need a balanced program that addresses your specific strengths and weaknesses.
You CAN try to come up with one on your own, and that is a viable option. It’s what I did from my sophomore year through the summer before my senior year.
During this time I gained moderate strength, going from maybe 160-174, but after I actually hired a GOOD strength coach, got a really thorough program and had somebody to talk to and troubleshoot with, I went from 174 to 194 from last june to thanksgiving. I would have gained a lot more too, if not for a 3 month long bicep tendon issue.
If you are able, i’d strongly suggest seeking out the programming advice of a top strength and conditioning coach, preferably one who works with a lot of baseball players.
In this regard, eric cressey would be your go to guy IMO, but there are others in the field too who would be good bets.
It’s just one less thing to think about knowing you have solid programming and can focus all your efforts on busting your butt rather than worrying if your program addresses GIRD or any other asymmetries you might have, periodization, etc. It’s DOABLE, but if you want to do a thorough job you’re going to have to dedicate a lot more time to it than you might think.
My solution was: get a job, use it to pay for my training under a coach who I knew was qualified, bust my butt, see my velocity increase.