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Will Laurence's Discussions

Teaching the Changeup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Stanton Jul 23, 2015. 10 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 Bill Stanton's blog post Book excerpt: Are high school pitchers throwing too hard too soon?
Apr 5
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Dodging the draft: Frustration is Growing.........

Dodging the draft: Frustration is still growing among college baseball coaches, who year after year see the MLB draft conflict with the NCAA postseasonRoss Dellenger| rdellenger@theadvocate.comFeb. 27, 2016; 7:28 p.m.Tim Corbin didn’t have much time to celebrate. Neither did many of his Vanderbilt players, specifically Dansby Swanson, the All-America shortstop soon to be selected as the first pick in the 2015 MLB draft.Their on-field celebration of a pressure-packed, 4-2 win at Illinois lasted…See More
Mar 4
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Dodging the draft: Frustration is Growing.........

Dodging the draft: Frustration is still growing among college baseball coaches, who year after year see the MLB draft conflict with the NCAA postseasonRoss Dellenger| rdellenger@theadvocate.comFeb. 27, 2016; 7:28 p.m.Tim Corbin didn’t have much time to celebrate. Neither did many of his Vanderbilt players, specifically Dansby Swanson, the All-America shortstop soon to be selected as the first pick in the 2015 MLB draft.Their on-field celebration of a pressure-packed, 4-2 win at Illinois lasted…See More
Feb 29
Will Laurence liked Vincent Barbett's discussion American Baseball In South America
Feb 18
Will Laurence commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's blog post Contest: Get your Glove Reconditioned!
"Can you do a catcher's mitt?"
Feb 18
Eric Olson liked Will Laurence's blog post Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
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Kip Gross liked Will Laurence's blog post Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
Dec 26, 2015
Don Ervin commented on Will Laurence's blog post Hitters: Quit Chopping Wood, Don't Go for Backspin
"Fellas, You all have brought some great informative comments to the table. I would like to add to them as Mr Ted Williams stated and demonstrated many moons ago in his very informational book,The Science Of Hitting is that the barrel should be…"
Dec 23, 2015

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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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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How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

How To Get A Job In Independent Baseball

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Little League Crime

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 5:09pm 4 Comments

Little League Crime: The Multimillion Dollar Little League Fraud Crisis

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For 25 years, Jerry Benisch and Stephen Verhage were friends. They were the only officers of Kennedy Little League in Madison, Wisconsin, serving as vice…

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