Russell Greene, father of prep superstar Hunter Greene, discusses how Hunter grew to being potentially the #1 overall draft pick in the MLB amateur draft in June 2017 and where they may go from here. This is Part 2 of a two-part interview that's part of YBE's "successful baseball dads" series.
Plus, Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Question Of The Week, this time about how to help kids give extra effort on plays instead of giving up.
And Austin Wasserman of WassermanStrength.com shares a cool training tip with water balls in Wass Strength's Tip Of The Week.
In this 1 hour, 5 minute episode, you'll learn:
- one tip to help kids be more resilient in baseball
- how to help kids who love the game to love it even more
- what age Hunter loved the game
- Russell's view of the nature vs. nurture debate on becoming elite in sports
- what the recruitment process was like for Hunter
- why Hunter chose UCLA
- how college baseball scholarships differ from college football scholarships
- who gets the most credit for Hunter's pitching skills
- who gets the most credit for Hunter's hitting skills
- when Hunter started strength training
- whether Russell or a facility designed Hunter's strength program
- Hunter's diet is like
- how much Hunter's velocity jumped from freshman to sophomore year
- whether Hunter prefers hitting more than pitching, or vice-versa
- how Hunter feels about the Minnesota Twins, the team holding the #1 overall pick in 2017
- whether the Cincinnati Reds—who have the #2 overall pick—have contacted Hunter
- what other teams have contacted Hunter
- whether there's any chance Hunter will skip the pros and enroll at UCLA
- what Hunter's goals are for his senior season
- whether Russell is concerned a subpar season will negatively affect his draft ranking
- how youth baseball can appeal to African-American youth
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