Eric is solo on today's episode and he answering a few listener questions for this month's Q&A. The questions are:
1. Please elaborate on the checks and balances of the throwing shoulder?
2. What are some non-traditional predictors of injury we need to keep in mind in the baseball world?
3. What are some next frontiers in baseball that get you excited?
Today's guest signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as a free agent in 2006. For 7 years he was a catcher in the Rays organization through as high as triple-A. He played his final season in 2014 with the Detroit Tigers organization, where he then retired to pursue his coaching career. After various different coaching positions over the years, in 2019 he was brought on by the San Francisco Giants as their bullpen and catching coach, which is where he is currently working at the time of this...
Today's guest is a utility player who was born and raised in Michigan and was drafted to the big leagues in the 28th round of the 2008 MLB draft. He opted not to sign, and instead went on to play at Bowling Green University where he set multiple records for their program. Fast forward to 2011 and he was drafted by the Blue Jays. He persevered through 800 minor league games, where he eventually made his major league debut in September of 2018. He was traded in 2018 to the Miami Marlins, where...
Today's guest is a utility player who attended Oakland University in Michigan from 2013-2016. He was recently inducted into their hall of honor earlier this year. He made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays on June 23rd of 2019. He was traded to the Brewers after the 2021 season and has now played in over 200 major league games. Welcome to the show Mike Brosseau
This week's guest is a coaching legend. He has coached at multiple different levels, most notably his 23 years at Sacramento City College. While there he picked 18 league championships, 2 state titles, and 1 national championship in 1998. He has been the catching coordinator and manager of various big league teams, as well as coached with the US Olympic team. These are just a small portion of his very impressive resume. Please welcome to the show, Jerry Weinstein.
Eric is solo this week for the September Q&A.
He tackles three questions which are:
1. Over the years has there been any evolution in how you approach the rehab process with players who have had Tommy John surgery?
2. What is your approach to an athlete that has a hip extern/intern rotation total motion difference of greater than 10 degrees?
3. Any tips for helping to program athletes in the baseball realm where there are so many competing demands?
Today's guest is one of CSP's own, serving as the associate pitching coordinator at the Florida facility. He was a CSP client in high school, went on to play D1 college ball, and then transitioned back into the CSP training world. He is CSP's resident expert in coaching and throwing for our youngest athletes, and takes pride in making training fun and enjoyable. Welcome to the show Matt Ellmyer.
Today's guest is Duke baseball's 25th head coach, a position which he took over in June of 2012. He has helped Duke reach new achievements they had not previously reached in program history, one of many is leading the team to three consecutive post-seasons. He was the first Duke baseball coach to reach 100 career ACC wins, one of which was the program's first ACC tournament championship. Welcome to the show, Chris Pollard.
Today's guest is the editor of study summaries at Examine.com. he has a master's degree in medical science and public health from the University of Vermont. He is fascinated by the art and science of human improvement, especially as seen through the lenses of medicine, nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness. Welcome to the show, Nick Milazo
Eric is on the show solo today, and tackling a topic that has become very popular, not just in baseball, but in various different sports, and that topic is workload management. Eric talks about how to understand it, and then how to manage it. Enjoy!
Today's guest is joining us while on the road! He was selected in the 2020 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels. He made his big league debut on August 1st, 2021. On May 10th of 2022, he pitched the 12th no-hitter in Angels history, in just his 11th major league start. Welcome to the show Reid Detmers
Today's guest is a long-time friend of Eric's, someone who has often been confused as his doppelgänger in the early days of their careers. He is the owner of iFast, a top 10 gym in the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients and athletes from rehab patients to the professional athlete world. He holds a master's degree in sports biomechanics, he is a prolific writer and a masterful content creator. Welcome to the show Mike Robertson.
Today's guest is a long-time CSP athlete, and one of 5 athletes who started in the program at age 15, and has now gone on to play in the big leagues. He was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 9th round of the 2017 MLB draft. He was traded to the Angels in 2020, where he made his first major league start against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021. After being designated for assignment he was picked up by the Cardinals in 2022, where he has now made 7 appearances with 2 starts. Welcome to the...
This week's episode is a Q&A with your host, Eric Cressey!
The three questions Eric addresses are:
1. Can you please explain why you would rather have an athlete be too tight versus too loose?
2. Is the high-low model useful for position players in the season? Or are there better strategies?
3. Do you have any particular recovery method that you are really excited about right now?
This week's guest was drafted out of high school, in the 13th round of the 1981 MLB draft, by the Chicago Cubs. He eventually found his way into coaching, where he procured an impressive resume on all levels of the game. He has two sons, one of which, Tyler, was previously on the show a few episodes ago. He has now turned his attention to helping families navigate baseball development, the travel ball scene, and the college recruiting process. Welcome to the show, Walter Beede!
On this week's episode of Elite Baseball Development Podcast, our guest is a keynote speaker, performance coach and consultant, and the founder of Art Of Coaching. He has an impressive resume of clients from professional athletes, to US Special Forces. He is also the best-selling author of the book Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In. Welcome to the show, Brett Bartholomew.
This week's guest played college ball at Le Moyne College where he split time as a pitcher and a shortstop. He then turned his focus exclusively to pitching as a Sophomore. He was drafted in the second round as the 72nd overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds. That December he was traded to the Dodgers where he made his big league debut in July of 2021. Not long after he was traded to the Washington Nationals where he has established himself as a mainstay in the National's starting rotation....
Today's guest was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 and made his big league debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. He made an appearance in the World Series with the Cleveland Indians in 2016, the same year he led the league in hit by pitches. He announced his retirement in 2020 and is now a mental strength coach and the creator of the Major League Mindset program. Welcome to the show, Brandon Guyer!
Today's guest is a longtime CSP athlete, who started working with Eric when he was a sophomore in high school. He was selected 21st overall in the 2011 draft by the Blue Jays, but ultimately decided not to sign and instead go play college ball at Vanderbilt. In 2013 as one of the most elite pitchers in college, he was selected by team USA to play for the National team over the summer. The following season at Vanderbilt he helped lead the team to win the College World Series. Finally, he was...
Joining Eric on this week's episode, we have Drew VerHagen. Drew made his major league debut in 2014 for the Detroit Tigers where he pitched until 2019. From there, Drew played ball in Japan for two years and is now back in the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals. In addition to talking about his journey on the field, Drew also opens up about his battle with thoracic outlet syndrome and how it changed the way he approaches the game.
This week on the Elite Baseball Development Podcast, two guests joining Eric. Please welcome Cressey Sports Performance hitting coaches, Max Rios and Tyler Wolfe.
In this episode, Tyler and Max discuss their college and pro ball scouting reports, the biggest lessons they've learned over the years, training tactics, and, of course, what advice they would give to a young player looking to improve their game.
With baseball (finally) officially underway, Eric sits down to answer a few questions he has received in the previous weeks regarding baseball development as well as the management of players; topics that are vitally important for this time of year.
Today's guest was drafted fresh out of high school, 42nd overall in 2015 at 17 years old. From the Cleveland Guardians, please welcome Dr. Sticks aka Triston McKenzie.
In this episode, Eric and Triston recollect Triston's teenage years training with Eric, the unwavering humility Triston possessed when he was drafted, and some of the wisdom imparted on Triston in the early years of his career. Triston also shares what it was like to be drafted so young, the professional and personal...
In this episode of EBDP, Eric goes solo and tackles a heavy-hitting topic: hypermobile athletes. Emphasizing that this is a common condition among athletes, he spotlights 10 ideas that all hypermobile athletes should consider when training. Eric gets into subtopics such as why certain areas might feel tight, the proper way to stretch, the best way to coach hypermobile athletes, and more.