I am just getting started with this log to document my journey.
Summer before Freshman Year:
* I was 5'7" 115lb throwing around 65 mph. I consider myself a late bloomer! My dad is 6'2' so I should get up to 6 feet.
* I threw a 4 seam fastball and a curve. The curve was nasty. Could not get my change-up to work well though.
* My goal last summer was to get plenty of mound time and get to 130lb and above 70mph by Feb.
* Played up during the summer with a 15U showcase team in the SE. That was fun!
* Played with my high school's summer team. Basically lots of scrimmages against other schools.
* I did Parisi speed school strength program all summer.
* Continued working with my pitching coach every week.
Fall 2015 - Freshman Year:
* Continued with the showcase organization's 15U team in the Fall as a pitcher only.
* I did Parisi speed school strength program in the Fall when the high school wasn't doing baseball workouts.
* Clocked at 67-68mph fastball in November at tryouts for the summer 2016 team.
* Fall GPA 4.2
* Height was increasing!
* Continued to meet with my pitching coach weekly. He had me following a throwing program over the winter. He started to dial me back in in January before high school tryouts. I definitely gained velocity, but we did not have a gun to measure it.
* Weight training with the baseball team.
* Met with a hitting instructor twice per week.
* Made the JV team. Struggled early in the season with location. It took a few weeks to really tweek my mechanics. Finished the season strong!
* I turned 15 in March. As of May, I am 5'9" 132lb.
* Will play summer with a 15U showcase team in the SE.
* Will play some summerball with my high school.
* Will do Parisi strength all summer.
Short Term Goals:
1. Get Stronger!
* Be more purposeful with what I eat.
* Hit the weights and be consistent with workouts and training. I want to add muscle! I will add more details as I get it hammered out.
2. I really want to hit 80mph by Feb 2017.
* discuss and layout a strategy with my pitching coach. I'll add more details as I get it hammered out.