If I have a kid that throws 90, I’m going to teach him a BP fastball at 84. If he throws his changeup at 80, I’m going to teach him a changeup of 76. Before we put any movement on a ball, before we put any different spin on a ball, we try to make the hitter responsible for tracking a broad range of velocity—in this case it would be 76 to 90.
“If you rely on stats or Twitter likes or those types of things to define who you are, you have no chance to be great, because you’re always putting your value in someone else’s hands.”
“I enjoy coaching so much, it’s just a part of me.”