THE 5 TOOLS: #1 ARM STRENGTH

Over the course of the next five days, I’m going to write an article about each “tool” coaches and scouts look for. The first “Tool” is arm strength. I have already written a few articles on arm strength and the how to develop it in previous articles. Arm strength, in my opinion is the easiest…

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THE 5 TOOLS: #2 SPEED

The 2nd tool that is very easy to spot for a coach or a scout is “speed.” The first “event” done at any recruiting event or showcase is the 60 yard dash. Guys that are fast are able to shine right away. However, just because you cannot run a 6.5 60, doesn’t mean you can’t…

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THE 5 TOOLS: #3 POWER

The third “Tool” that college coaches and professional scouts look for is “Power” at the plate. Power is not necessarily just home run power, but it can also be gap to gap power. Every hitter that wants to play at the college or professional level needs to possess the ability to at a minimum drive…

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THE 5 TOOLS: #4 HITTING FOR AVERAGE

Over the past 3 days, we have discussed the first 3 tools that make up a player’s ability. They are “Arm Strength,” “Speed,” and “Hitting for Power.” Tool #4 is a player’s ability to “Hit for Average.” The best way I can explain “Hitting for Average” is that this tool is not just solely focused…

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