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Will Laurence's Discussions

Teaching the Changeup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by don wilbanks May 24, 2016. 11 Replies

MLB Draft Breakdown: State-By-State

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shaun Reed Dec 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Teaching How To Slide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Leonard Celeski Jul 27, 2012. 13 Replies

 

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The CheckSwing Clubhouse commented on Will Laurence's blog post MLB planning summer league for elite high school players
Nov 14
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MLB planning summer league for elite high school players

MLB planning summer league for elite high school playershttps://sports.yahoo.com/sources-mlb-planning-summer-league-elite-high-school-players-160209523.htmlMajor League Baseball is undertaking its boldest effort yet to reclaim a youth apparatus that has been outsourced to third-party profiteers, planning a summer league for elite high school players that it hopes will eat into the pay-for-play market that exists today, sources familiar with the…See More
Nov 14
Will Laurence posted a blog post

Recruiting Column: Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell talks recruiting

I always wondered how Louisville does it. It seems like every year, they’re one of the truly elite programs in all of college baseball. Consider this, in the last 12 seasons, the Louisville Cardinals have a winning percentage of .713. They’ve made 11 NCAA Regional appearances; 7 NCAA Super Regional appearances and they’ve been to Omaha 4 times. And, as if all that team success wasn’t impressive enough, 76 Cardinals have been selected in the MLB Draft. Seriously, how in the world does Louisville…See More
Oct 26
Will Laurence commented on Will Laurence's blog post Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer sues Louisiana trainer for unauthorized use of likeness
"This is a crazy story. Think about how many hitting and pitching coaches are going video analysis of MLB players. YouTube is loaded with these videos."
Oct 3
Will Laurence posted a blog post

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer sues Louisiana trainer for unauthorized use of likeness

Exclusive: Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer sues Louisiana trainer for unauthorized use of likenessJeff PassanMLB columnistYahoo Sports Jun 20, 2018, 10:36 AMCleveland Indians pitching Trevor Bauer is suing a Louisiana-based trainer for unauthorized use of his likeness and image through posts on his website, biomechanical…See More
Oct 3
Will Laurence posted a blog post

Gammons: Baseball’s system for developing pitchers is broken, and it’s hurting the game

Gammons: Baseball’s system for developing pitchers is broken, and it’s hurting the gameBy Peter Gammons Sep 24, 2018  “There’s​ no right​ or​ wrong,​ but I’m sure there’s​ good or​ bad.” — Pearl JamThere are​ the​ Rays,​ with their “openers,”​​ and the fact that they had the same record as the Indians on Monday morning. There are Walker Buehler and Jack Flaherty, who, close to the postseason, were…See More
Sep 25
Will Laurence's blog post was featured

Elite College Coaches Give Recruiting Advice

Mike Fox, North Carolina BaseballQ: Does the scholarship amount you offer a player predict his playing time?A: When we meet with a young man and his family, there’s always two big elephants that walk in the room. And those are, “How much are we going to offer you and how soon can you play?” It’s a conversation about dollar amount and playing time. As important as both of those things are, you should understand that the two of those things don’t go together. Scholarship dollars and playing time…See More
Mar 16
Will Laurence posted a blog post

Elite College Coaches Give Recruiting Advice

Mike Fox, North Carolina BaseballQ: Does the scholarship amount you offer a player predict his playing time?A: When we meet with a young man and his family, there’s always two big elephants that walk in the room. And those are, “How much are we going to offer you and how soon can you play?” It’s a conversation about dollar amount and playing time. As important as both of those things are, you should understand that the two of those things don’t go together. Scholarship dollars and playing time…See More
Mar 16

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
215
Position(s):
P, 1B, 3B, DH
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
power. nice opposite field power.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Gas.
Whoever is catching me has an easy job. Just put down one finger and give me a good target.
I currently:
Play Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, American Legion, College, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Evan Longoria. He can do it all. He is one of the guys that I will stop doing whatever I might be doing to watch hit.
Others in this class are Pujols, Utley, Berkman, Manny and Braun.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Papelbon. Throws gas and is somewhat crazy.
Aroldis Chapman- PURE GAS
More About Me:
The only place on the planet where I am at peace is on the baseball field.

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MLB planning summer league for elite high school players

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

MLB planning summer league for elite high school players

https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-mlb-planning-summer-league-elite-high-school-players-160209523.html

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Recruiting Column: Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell talks recruiting

Posted on October 26, 2018 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

I always wondered how Louisville does it. It seems like every year, they’re one of the truly elite programs in all of college baseball. Consider this, in the last 12 seasons, the Louisville Cardinals have a winning percentage of .713. They’ve made 11 NCAA Regional appearances; 7 NCAA Super Regional appearances and they’ve been to Omaha 4 times. And, as if all that team success wasn’t impressive enough, 76 Cardinals have been selected in the MLB Draft. Seriously, how in the world does…

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Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer sues Louisiana trainer for unauthorized use of likeness

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Exclusive: Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer sues Louisiana trainer for unauthorized use of likeness…

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Gammons: Baseball’s system for developing pitchers is broken, and it’s hurting the game

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 9:01am 0 Comments

Gammons: Baseball’s system for developing pitchers is broken, and it’s hurting the game…

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Elite College Coaches Give Recruiting Advice

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Mike Fox, North Carolina Baseball

Q: Does the scholarship amount you offer a player predict his playing time?

A: When we meet with a young man and his family, there’s always two big elephants that walk in the room. And those are, “How much are we going to offer you and how soon can you play?” It’s a conversation about dollar amount and playing time. As important as both of those things are, you should understand that the two of those things…

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