Well, after moving to another state, I made my new highschools team.
I get the joys of proving myself all over again.
Games start this coming week and we intersquaded today.
2IP 4K’s 1ER
Not a bad line, but I had 2BB and 4R total.
I have to say, for playing a winter high school sport as well, my offseason gains were solid. My fastball is noticably different, I was getting a lot more peopel swinging through it than I would have last year. The changeup was devastating so I’m pretty happy with that.
Hopefully I’ll see the “fruits of my labor” in the coming season. Really it has got me more pumped up to start my training all over again, come the end of summer ball. Progression is key, and at 16 years of age I’m still growing a bit.
Weight gain remains the biggest problem. Currently standing at 6’1" and only 150lbs. I’m confident that I would add velocity with that alone. Continued research to help, but my findings make it appear that I may just be stuck unless something big happens. A few studies showed that specifically the body type I match up with ramps up the metabolism when eating more calories, basically your burns more calories and you still don’t gain weight.
The studies had people eat 1000 calories over their regular average. Multiple subjects only gained 1 pound in 8 weeks. The logical math would say you should gain around 15 pounds in 8 weeks on that diet. (3500 calories extra = 1 pound gained)