Jerry Weinstein, field manager of the Wareham Gatemen and on special assignment for the Colorado Rockies in scouting & player development, explains higher-level baseball concepts and insights gleaned from 50+ years of coaching experience.
In this 62-minute episode, you'll learn:
- the difference between a big league player and a championship-caliber player
- what an Offensive Coordinator does
- why Jerry is not a fan of pitch counts
- at least four possible reasons why Tommy John surgeries are so prevalent at younger ages
- what deceleration means for pitchers and why it's important
- the best approach to help your kids avoid pitching injuries
- why tee work is not necessarily best when teaching older kids to hit
- whether young batters are better off hitting grounders or fly balls, and why
- an example of an appropriate drill environment to produce better hitters
- whether in-game reminders of mechanics are helpful or not
- how to tell if baseball products are useful
- whether baseball instruction has gotten better or worse over time
- which side of the nature vs. nurture side Jerry is on
- what the difference is between Americans who play baseball all year round and Dominicans who play all year
- what pitching combinations are
- how to help hitters with pitch recognition
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Jerry Drill
- Bullpen bat
- Jerry Weinstein's Coaching Catchers web site
- Texas Baseball Ranch
- Driveline Baseball
- American Sports Medicine Institute
- Dr. James Andrews' Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
- Tom House's National Pitching Association
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