I'm a lead off hitter so I mainly focus on seeing pitches and getting on base however I can. I'm not afraid to take a walk, hbp, lay down a bunt, whatever I need to do to get the job done and help the team. If I need to hit for power I can but I mostly focus on hitting singles/doubles and putting the ball in play.
Play Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Play Wiffleball, Umpire Baseball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
David Eckstein, I am about his size and aspire to be the type of hitter he is - a tough out! He works the count and just destroys teams by simply getting on base all the time. 418 strikeouts in 5041 at bats....
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Cliff Lee. He attacks hitters! Nothing frustrates me more than a pitcher who tries to pitch around guys...you have 8 other guys who are there solely to help you get the batter out...go after him! There is no a worse feeling in the world than the helplessness of watching a batter walk to first. Cliff Lee goes right after guys and gets outs. He also hustles on and off the field.
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.):
2009 West Valley High school, Yakima WA
2010 Covenant College. GA
2011 Covenant College. GA
6.7 60 Yard Dash (working on getting to a 6.5)
Left-handed: 4.13 from home to first w/ a swing (working on getting to a 3.9)
Right-handed: 4.19 from home to first w/ a swing (working on getting to a 4.0)
You can call me brotha. It's all good. Anyways, there is a lot of good info on my site: http://www.nextlevelballplayer.com/ on the mental side of the game and how different big leaguers think... Also I have an interview up with an MLB scout that you might find interesting. If you like the site, send me your email address and I'll get you signed up to receive updates when a new article comes out every week or so.
I haven't heard of Stillpower. What position do you play Kurtis?