I recently got into journal keeping after being nudged to do it, and decided to come back to here.
Tryouts (officially) begin tomorrow - the team has been practicing for months now.
Looking at my goals it looks like I failed almost across the board. I kept working out over the winter, although I could have done more. I still have trouble with my hips, and I’ve been training under a PT at a baseball gym for a couple months; he’s baffled by them, although they have greatly improved. I no longer feel pain in daily life, and experience very little when I’m pitching this year. Its not where I wanted to be, but it is a start.
On Monday, I was debating quitting because of this, thinking how I would get nowhere. However, by Wednesday, I found myself signing up for an under the table job I’d wok at every day to raise money for the summer, so I could get myself to a gym and do only lifts as well as biomechanics. I refuse for my playing career to end early.
For the goals, they’re currently my goals for the fall season. I was lucky enough to have an invitation to play for an AAU team by someone I know in the fall if I can improve. This team has college scouts at most of its games, and is for the better varsity players. I acknowledge this will be a hard hill to climb, considering how I failed miserably at these goals over the off season, but I am going for it.
My currently velocity is somewhere in the 70s still.
I do have a game ready change up, and an inconsistent sinker; some days its an amazing pitch, other days it doesn’t move at all. I can bench around 135, I haven’t benched in a while, and definitely squat close to 200. I’m struggling with deadlift form, but have managed to lift 325. I do not know what my power/weight ratio is, but would guess its around .7 or .8. I have gotten my weight up to 170, and I’m the same height – sadly my growth plates are closed. I think I may be given some innings for varsity, as they don’t have a great deal of pitching this year. i’ll see. I have a long road ahead.
this is what I looked like pitching yesterday -
Front leg is opening too early, although I’m not dragging my arm horribly like I was when I first started pitching this year.