Five Tool Baseball Performance Training (FTBPT) is dedicated to sharing its knowledge, ideas and opinions on baseball performance training based upon field tested experiences as player, coach and baseball strength & conditioning coach. Proper exercise technique ( to ensure effective & efficient training programs) and baseball related movement patterns are implemented to maximize on-field performance. Emphasis is placed on movement based training which integrates multiple muscle groups. This approach has a greater transfer to on-field performance and can minimize the incidence and risk of injury. 
 If a game is being played you can be sure Im watching it from home or from the stands. Many of my own workouts involve designing/creating out-of-the-box exercises & programs to enhance performance and movement unique to baseball

Sunday, October 3, 2010

2010 regular season done

162 regular season games are in the books. Couple of highlights for Five Tool Baseball:

Anibal Sanchez, P, Florida Marlins made his 32nd start on the last game, last day of the season. I watched him turn in 6 innings with 1 earned run and several times topping his fastball at 94 mph to finish with his 13th win of the year (13-12). All this from a guy who had been plagued by injuries his previous 3 seasons and spending much of those three seasons on the DL. Needless to say he accumulated career highs in many categories. What a great guy, deserving of the great, healthy year he achieved.

Ramon Hernandez, C, Cincinnati Reds finished the year with a .297 batting average. His highest average of his career. This coming from a guy, while performing catching duties, who returned from 2009 knee surgery and a minor stint on the DL this year. The result for Ramon and the Reds is a trip to the 2010 post season. Great stuff for Ramon.

Go hard in the yard.