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. 
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Anibal Sanchez 3 years of Reflection

The other day I found myself reflecting about the strength training I had orchestrated for Anibal Sanchez over the past three off-seasons (2009-2011). More importantly I took a mental inventory of his on-field performance accomplishments during the respective 2010 thru 2012 seasons.

Before sharing those performance based accomplishments, it's important to note that when Anibal and I first met in 2009 he had just completed his 4th MLB season which also happened to represent the 4th year in a row in which he had spent some sort of time the Disabled List (DL). 2009 represented the 1st of three consecutive strength & conditioning off-seasons and 2012 represented the 3rd of three consecutive seasons in which Anibal did not spend ANY time of the DL. Bottom line is this, each of our off-season strength training programs had two goals: enhance performance and reduce incidence of injury (maintaining health). His results - THREE years strong!!!

  • 2009 off-season dropped 30 pounds (235 to 205) and has maintained weight
  • 2010 thru 2012: three consecutive injury free & DL free seasons; first time in his 7 year career
  • 2010 career high starts (32)
  • 2011 matches career high starts (32)
  • 2011 career high innings pitched (196.1)
  • 2011 career high strikeouts (202)
  • 2012 American League Champion - Detroit Tigers
  • 2012 World Series - Detroit Tigers
As I've said time and time again, In-Season performance starts during the Off-Season!!!!!

Out Train the Game.


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