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Will Laurence's Discussions

Teaching the Changeup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by don wilbanks May 24. 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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HENRY MUNEVAR commented on Will Laurence's blog post How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month
"http://WWW.HENRYSBASEBALLCLUB.COM  YES PLAYER'S HAVE TO EAT AND MLB WILL NOT PAY ANY MORE THAN WHAT THEY ARE PAYING NOW. THE PLAYER'S IN THE PECOS LEAGUE GET $50.00 PER WEEK.  IF THEY MAKE THE ROSTER. THE PLAYER'S THAT ARE…"
Wednesday
Will Laurence posted a blog post

How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A Month

How To Get By In The Minors On $1,500 A MonthHannah KeyserYesterday 12:53pm Illustration by Sam WoolleyMatt Paré, a catcher with the San Francisco Giants’ Single A affiliate in…See More
Tuesday
Blaze Speas commented on Will Laurence's blog post 157 -pitch game in HS
"I agree and I just had this conversation with a parent the other day. Not every kid is the same. While I agree that pitch counts do hold value in a game, there are many other factors that go into arm injury. Ive had kids mechanically that throw side…"
Jun 30
Rick Lepird commented on Will Laurence's blog post 157 -pitch game in HS
"Unfortunately there are too many people writing articles about the increase in arm injuries in the last 20 plus years and using pitch counts as their only criteria for trying desperately to quantify a solution to the problem. While I do agree with…"
Jun 29
Will Laurence's blog post was featured

157 -pitch game in HS

How a 157-pitch game in Kansas explains everything wrong with youth baseballBy June 3, 2016 5:29 PM Yahoo Sports…See More
Jun 28
Will Laurence posted a blog post

157 -pitch game in HS

How a 157-pitch game in Kansas explains everything wrong with youth baseballBy June 3, 2016 5:29 PM Yahoo Sports…See More
Jun 4
don wilbanks replied to Will Laurence's discussion Teaching the Changeup?
"A super easy to learn change up is the 3 finger change. it's also the easiest to throw with control and without broadcasting to the hitter because its the exact same arm motion as a fastball. just place index and ring finger slightly above each…"
May 24
Will Laurence liked Bill Stanton's blog post Book excerpt: Are high school pitchers throwing too hard too soon?
Apr 5

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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157 -pitch game in HS

Posted on June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

How a 157-pitch game in Kansas explains everything wrong with youth baseball

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Dodging the draft: Frustration is Growing.........

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Dodging the draft: Frustration is still growing among college baseball coaches, who year after year see the MLB draft conflict with the NCAA postseason…

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Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin

Posted on December 20, 2015 at 4:37pm 2 Comments

Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don’t Go for Backspin

Around little-league parks, and even on the back fields of certain schools and…

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Josh Donaldson on Hitting

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 3:32pm 0 Comments

Josh Donaldson on Hitting

The hands seem so important when it comes to hitters, it’s fair…

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