I played on my HS JV baseball team last year as a freshman and hope to play on it again as a sophmore. I mostly play 2B but enjoy pitching more. I was the starting 2B after 1 of the guys got moved up to Varsity. The problem is that I’m the smallest and weakest guy in the entire baseball program (JV and Varsity). I’m 5’6 125 lbs. As a hitter i am a slap hitter–I dont K much but dont get very many extra base hits. As a pitcher I am a control pitcher. I can occasionally hit 70 but am usually in the mid 60’s. This semester I’m talking a 90 min strength training class every day at my school. We have a very nice weight room. Here’s the results I’ve had so far.
(Weights are NOT max–3 sets of 3)
Bench Press-75 lbs (free weights)
Military Press-80 lbs (machine)
Leg Press-235 lbs
Dead Lift-200 lbs
Toe Raises-125 lbs
Bicep Curls-50 lbs
Lat Pull-75 lbs
Inclined Sit-Ups (60 degree angle)-30 in 60 sec
What do I need to work most. Which excercises will be most benificial to baseball. When you respond I don’t want to see things like “Man you are really freakin weak” or “Dude you suck”. I know I’m not very strong–I want to know what is most important to pitching and hitting. I would be happier throwing 90 mph and benching 125 lbs compared to throwing 75 mph and benching 300 lbs.