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What are the biggest storylines heading into the 2012 MLB season?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scotty Smalls Feb 29, 2012. 2 Replies

I just wrote an article on MLU issuing my Top 5 biggest questions heading into the…Continue

A player's look at the minor league lifestyle

Started Feb 14, 2012 0 Replies

Hi everyone - I'm a professional ballplayer and last off-season I began writing a blog called Minor League University. I realize so few people get to experience what a life in baseball is really…Continue

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1B, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Average and Power
I currently:
Play Baseball, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
Minor League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Kevin Youkilis - I've always admired his plate discipline. He hits for average but can also beat you with the long ball - he plays hard, and is dialed in every pitch.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Roy Halladay - Quiet guy who works hard and respects the game.
More About Me:
I'm a professional baseball player sharing my experiences from college ball all the way through life in the Minors.

Scotty Smalls's Blog

How important is tee work?

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 10:20am 0 Comments

I have always hated tee work. When faced with the option, I will opt for flips, soft toss, BP, or any other drill where I am simulating the game situation of hitting a moving object. I've always thought that was best for my hand/eye coordination and would yield the best results as far as improvement went. But what about my swing?


I hate to admit it, but you can never outgrow tee work. Check out my post on MLU…


Top 5 Questions Heading into the 2012 Season

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 5:39pm 0 Comments

After an exciting off-season, there are plenty of storylines ready to play out over the next few months. Check out my latest post on MLU: Top 5 Questions Heading into the 2012 Season.

Minor League University: A player's life in baseball

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 3:55pm 2 Comments

Hi everyone - I'm a professional ballplayer and last off-season I began writing a blog called Minor League University. I realize so few people get to experience what a life in baseball is really like, so I set out to share my stories and give fans of the game an all-access pass into the world of minor league baseball. I discuss all aspects of MiLB life, as well as offering commentary on all things baseball.


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At 5:21pm on March 14, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Scotty!

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