February 2018 / 3 posts found

Catching Some Rays With The Rays: My Observations From Spring Training

by Randy Sullivan
Earlier this week I received and accepted an invitation to spend a day at spring training with The Tampa Bay Rays, my hometown team. For the past 4 years, The Rays and The Florida Baseball Ranch® have been exchanging visits and information and collaborating on some interesting projects.  I’ve been honored to give several well- received presentations on topics ranging from throwing disconnections, the intertwined relationship of physical and mechanical inefficiencies, contributors to arm pain and sub-par performance, and motor learning concepts such as myelination, self-organization, repetition without repetition and the value of emotion as a learning accelerator.  I was […]

Injury-Plagued Career Leads Gator To His Dream Job

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
Hey Ranch Family, Corey Stump here. I’m the Director of Player Development at The Florida Baseball Ranch. For those of you who don’t know me, with your indulgence, I’d like  introduce myself and tell you a little about my background, my story and a baseball journey that took me down a long and winding road — a road sprinkled with success, joy and a lot of disappointment — and led me to at my dream job at The Florida Baseball Ranch. The Early Years I was raised in Lakeland, FL only minutes away from the Ranch. Growing up, baseball was […]

Even Our Data Analyst Can Throw It 90 mph!

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
This is Jordan Rassmann. He is our data analyst. He came on board last summer after graduating from Florida Southern College in only 3 years with a degree in mathematics His job is solving problems — solving problems by crunching numbers — and he’s very good at it. Around here, Jordie is assigned a lot of responsibility, gets a little credit, and takes a lot of blame. Got a problem that needs “scienced”? Ask Jordie. Something screwed up, broken, or missing? Ask Jordie. He usually gets blamed even if it wasn’t his fault. Want answers to complex problems requiring tech, […]