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How to win a free batting tee by Friday, Tanner Tee giveaway

Started this discussion. Last reply by Troy Nordine Sep 27, 2013. 2 Replies

First of all, I want to announce that THIS FRIDAY we are having a drawing for a free Tanner Tee + batting drills (includes free shipping).  Here's the announcement:The legendary Tanner Tees & Pro…Continue

Tags: baseball, drills, hitting, tanner, tee

When did travel baseball really explode in popularity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carter Wheeler Apr 27, 2014. 1 Reply

I was recently asked this question by a scout and found myself wondering what the answer was.  When did travel baseball become popular?  Was it ten years ago?  More recently?  When do you think this…Continue

Were you drafted? If so, what advice would you give...

Started May 29, 2013 0 Replies

If so, what advice would you give to ambitious young players who dream of being drafted? Clearly, there is more than one path to playing pro ball.  Each of us has a unique twist to our stories ( a…Continue

Tags: pro, ball, advice, draft, baseball

You know you're a baseball player when...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Duffy Aug 28, 2013. 36 Replies

This is just for fun.You know you're a baseball player when...( I may publish a few of the best on - including proper credit of course)...when you're an adult who still eats at…Continue

Tags: players, fun, baseball


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Profile Information

2B, 3B, SS
I currently:
Play Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
College, Minor League, Major League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Softball Playing Experience:
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
First signed with the CO Rockies in 2002. Big League debut in 2008. Since then, has played in triple a for the NY Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offers free baseball instruction articles from, as well as virtual baseball lessons and player critiques, blog, and free product reviews.
More About Me:
Christian, married to an amazing woman, new father to the beautiful Kinsley Grace, professional baseball player with the NY Yankees. Working on baseball instructional website.

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1 Week Practice Plan (Printable)

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 5:18pm 0 Comments

Due to many requests, I put together this practice plan.  Getting the most out of your practice time and keeping players engaged is the name of the game.  Check it out and let me know if this is what you guys are looking for.   You can download the practice plan here.

Warm regards, 


Bat Path - The most important hitting trait that no one is talking about

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 6:00pm 8 Comments

Originally posted on Pro Baseball

Baseball is a game that constantly teaches if you are willing to learn.  I feel I have learned a lot about the baseball swing over the past year and a half and I am excited to share some insight.

It started with my friend and teammate…


10 Life Lessons Learned from Baseball

Posted on March 24, 2012 at 9:44pm 0 Comments

Not everyone considers sports to be a worthwhile investment of one’s time.  While I recognize that sports – and baseball in particular – aren’t for everyone, I’ve listed here what I think are 10 important life skills that I learned while playing baseball.  10 Life Lessons Learned from Baseball 

How to Get Drafted in Baseball

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

Separating myth from truth about how baseball players get drafted.

Lately I have been looking around at different websites and a surprising question that has come up multiple times is "how do I get drafted."

With this question being thrown around on the web by inquisitive college and high school players, I have seen many interesting answers that are not helpful to anyone that wants to play professional baseball.  It also looks like the people that are answering…


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At 11:49am on March 4, 2014, Bill Stanton said…

Doug- You are part of MLB history.  I saw that you were the runner on a challenged play that was the first use of instant replay in an MLB game during yesterday's Twins-Blue Jays spring training game.  Very cool..  and you were called safe!

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2013, Bill Stanton said…

Doug-  Congrats!  Good luck with the Twins!!

At 3:05pm on July 10, 2012, Ted Browne said…

Thanks for the friend request Doug.  Hopefully we can connect later on...

At 4:50am on March 9, 2012, Robert Jenkins said…

Doug,  I went to that page you suggested and as SOON as it popped up I signed onto the mailing list, LIKED it, on FaceBook, and bookmarked the page.  Thank you so much, good luck in all your baseball endeavors.    Looking up, I see it was your Blog.  Looks great!

At 7:54am on January 12, 2012, Kyle Grucci said…

Welcome to CheckSwing, Doug!

Congratulations on joining the thousands of other ballplayers, coaches, umpires, and scouts from all levels of the game around the globe!

Be sure to enter the Crunoz Custom Glove Giveaway!

CheckSwing is the largest baseball player and coach community on the planet. Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Among other things, you can join groups, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload photos and videos. Visit The CheckSwing Batting Pages to have others evaluate your swing and/or pitching mechanics.

Also, create a CheckSwing Group for your team or league and invite your friends and teammates to join you on CheckSwing!

At 9:16pm on December 20, 2011, Bill Stanton said…

Doug-  Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!


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