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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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Will Laurence liked Tracy Clark's blog post Teaching New Swing Patterns
Nov 17
Will Laurence replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Indiana HS Pitch Count Rules in the group Pitching Coaches and Instructors
"More rules and regulations is not the answer.  When the government makes you wear a seatbelt, that is a necessary rule.  As far I I know this isn't an epidemic. There are not kids in hospitals after their HS game because of throwing…"
Oct 7
Will Laurence joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Oct 7
Mike Greene commented on Will Laurence's blog post 157 -pitch game in HS
"I'm not sure where either of you have gotten your data from, but a pitch count this high does cause fatigue and helps head this young man towards injury. I seldom give another coach grief over a decision they have made, but in this case, there…"
Oct 1
Will Laurence's blog post was featured

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
Aug 30
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…"
Aug 23
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
Aug 23
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

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 3 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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