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This Ranch Guy Gained 24 mph in 3 Years and Got a D1 Power 5 Scholarship

by Randy Sullivan
During the winter of 2016, a young 8th grader named Camden Minacci checked in at our physical therapy clinic for rehab after surgery on his right forearm. Cam was a baseball player, but this was not a throwing injury. You see, a few weeks prior, Cam had been playing in a basketball game in one of those gyms with the short baseline area and a door under the basket. On a breakaway, he tried to use the brick wall as his brakes, and this happened (shown with the approval of Cam and his parents). It…

How To Become a Knight

by Randy Sullivan
In 2011, The Kingdom of The Netherlands baseball team entered the World Cup as heavy, heavy underdogs.  I mean HEAVY … as in even their own national media gave them no chance. The Dutch media sent exactly zero representatives to Panama to cover the tournament. In retrospect, The Netherlands had some talent. Three players, Didi Gregorius, Xander Boegarts, and Johnathan Schoop would go on to play in the major leagues, but at the time of the tournament, they were all in the low minors.  When…

How To Throw 95 Without Getting Hurt

by Randy Sullivan
Did you see the 2018 MLB Allstar Game? If you did, then you noticed one common denominator on both sides of the ball — POWER! On the offensive side, there were twenty hits — 10 homers.  And on the mound, every pitcher was bringing straight fuel! Here are the maximum velocities of every pitcher in the game. Sale 100.7 mph Vazquez 99.9 Diaz 99.4 Foltynewicz 99.0 Severino 98.9 Treinen 98.9 deGrom 98.8 Scherzer 98.5 Snell 98.2 Jeffress 98.1 Morton 97.9 Jimenez 97.5 Hader 97 Berrios 96.9…

The Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim Are Coming To The Summit! Are You?

by Randy Sullivan
By now you’ve probably heard about the rockstar list of presenters we’ve booked for the Florida Baseball Ranch®/Dutch Baseball Skill Acquisition Summit. If you think that list is impressive, you’ll be amazed at the credentials of some the registered attendees. At the time of this writing, we have commitments from at least 10 MLB organizations and from some of the most highly regarded movement specialists and skill acquisition scientists in the industry. I’m betting the conversations…

Reflections From The Dad of Seattle Mariners First Round Draft Pick, Logan Gilbert

by Randy Sullivan
In the Fall of 2014, a tall skinny 17-year-old right-hander strolled into The ARMory® (the former name of The Florida Baseball Ranch®).  His name was Logan Gilbert. His father shared with me that Logan had been performing pretty well on the travel ball circuit and had garnered some interest from college recruiters. But Logan and his closely knit family had a problem. You see, what the recruiters didn’t know is that the reason his travel ball coaches had limited him to only two or three-inning…

Finding, Evaluating and Applying Baseball Research (Part 3): Guest Blog By Dr. Ed Fehringer and Jordan Rassmann

by Randy Sullivan
We presented a series of questions about baseball related research to a highly regarded Omaha, NE orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ed Fehringer: 1. Why do we need good research in baseball? 2. Why is it important for a coach/instructor to be able to review, understand and critique research. 3. How do I find relevant research (online search hacks)? 4. What are the parts/design of a typical study? 5. How do I evaluate the quality of a study? 6. What are the dangers of only reading the abstract. 7. What are…

Finding, Evaluating and Applying Baseball Research (Part 2): Guest Blog By Dr. Ed Fehringer

by Randy Sullivan
  We came up with several questions about baseball related research and presented them to Dr. Ed Fehringer, a highly regarded Orthopedic Surgeon and researcher. We included his answers to the first three in our last article. Here, we’ll cover the next three. Our R&D Coordinator, Jordan Rassmann will handle question 7 in a couple of days. He’ll discuss the most commonly used statistical tools and he promises to make it surer easy to understand. Dr. Fehringer  will wrap it up…

Finding, Evaluating and Applying Baseball Research (Part 1): Guest Blog By Dr. Ed Fehringer

by Randy Sullivan
A few days ago, I had a spirited twitter discussion about conducting and evaluating research in the baseball training and coaching industries.  That exchange spurred me to reach out to my friend, Dr. Ed Fehringer, a highly regarded Omaha, Nebraska orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.  Dr. Fehringer has been involved in several published clinical studies and he his one of the editors of Rockwood and Masten’s The Shoulder — widely regarded as the penultimate…