I love to hear the discussions over the BBCOR bats. Well here’s my two cents on the subject. I love it! I’m not getting into the safety argument, that’s a whole other conversation. I’m talking about making hitters hit and let pitchers pitch. The days of the wimpy swing with a BESR bat that’s a double in the right center ...Read More »
Who’s Job is it to Promote Baseball Players?
There is no doubt that the baseball talent throughout the United States is overwhelming. The difficulty in deciding who to watch is increasingly demanding for the professional scout. Especially given the tremendous increase in High School talent as opposed to the more established and polished college prospect. Consider that fact that the average Major League baseball team is allowed 50 ...Read More »
Bio of Rick Down Hitting Coach of the New York Mets
Richard John Down was named the New York Mets hitting coach on November 26, 2004. In 2004, he was the minor league batting instructor with the New York Yankees. Served two separate tours of duty as the Yankees batting coach from 1993-1995 and from 2002-2003. In 2002, the Yankees hit 223 home runs, second most in the American League and ...Read More »
High School Baseball Showcases
WHAT ARE THEY? In the past few years high school Showcases have become increasingly popular. College and professional scouts are able to attend these showcases and evaluate a number of potential prospects. In years past, they would have to attend several high school games and travel many miles to view the same quality of talent. In addition, they are able ...Read More »