Thanks so much to everyone for following my journey!
And the best part is I am just scratching the surface of my potential. consistently 93 last night for the most part (topped at 94). Not my best outing, but I located pretty well and gave up a hit on a quality pitch. The best part is I was only cruising at about 95%.
I really want to be throwing my breaking ball more in games but with my situation, fighting for playing time and in the post-season, with zero room for error, I’ve kind of put that on hold. It’s only going to be a pitch I trust when I start forcing myself to throw it more.
When I get two pitches that I can throw in any count, the result will be devastating. Also I fully expect to be sitting in the 95-96 mph range at this time next year (expect some outrageous training velo numbers with Kyle Boddy and Drivelinebaseball this offseason - goals are 98 off the mound and 105 from a crow hop). When I can fully relax and not hold anything back in the game, I will finish unlocking the last drops of velocity.
My bodyweight has dropped slightly this past month, as we have been almost exclusively on the road. I’m about 211 right now, still throwing my hardest. When I get back to a rock solid 220-225 by next spring, it is going to be disgusting. The sky is the limit, and I’m just thankful to be getting the opportunity to continue pursuing my dreams.
Also, on my last pitch a blister covering the entire bottom of my big toe ripped, making it somewhat painful to put weight on it. I’m going to wrap it and see how it feels today, but it’s probably unlikely I pitch tonight on back to back days and having a totally raw toe.