The Baseball Awakening Podcast
A Talk About Running, Defense, and Offense With Former Big Leaguer Greg Golson

A Talk About Running, Defense, and Offense With Former Big Leaguer Greg Golson

January 23, 2020

A Talk About Running, Defense, and Offense With Former Big Leaguer Greg Golson

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Greg Golson, Former !st Round Draft pick and Big Leaguer for Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees 

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Greg Golson, Former Big Leaguer for the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.

Show Notes: In this conversation, Greg talks about:

  • His journey as a player.
  • How he developed his speed.
  • The thought process he had when he was on the base path.
  • The thought process he had on stealing bases. 
  • He thoughts and favorite piece of technology.What he would focus is eye on while on the path.
  • His approach in the outfield. 
  • How he stayed present during games. 
  • His thought process about reading hitters to help him get a jump. 
  • His approach as a hitter.
  • When he figured out what kind of hitter he was. 
  • What his thought process was in the batters box. 
  • Dealing with slumps
  • and much more.

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Lets Talk Hitting With Kenny Graham

Lets Talk Hitting With Kenny Graham

January 16, 2020

Lets Talk Hitting with Kenny Graham

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Kenny Graham, Director of Player Development for the Detroit Tigers. Previously a hitting coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays.

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Kenny Graham, Director of Player Development for the Detroit Tigers.

Show Notes: In this conversation, Kenny talks about:

  • His journey as a coach.
  • His thought a feel for the many different swing theories that are out there.
  • The use for assessment just as On Base U.
  • How he sells the the assessment for guy that can already hit.
  • He thoughts and favorite piece of technology.
  • Helping players develop routines.
  • Helping player that are going through slumps.
  • Helping player who over analyzes the video and the data.
  • Some of his favorite resources to helps him develop as a coach and person.
  • and much more.

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Player Evaluation. Second Time Around With Mike Medici

Player Evaluation. Second Time Around With Mike Medici

January 9, 2020

Player Evaluations and Scouting with Michael Medici

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Michael Medici - Texas Ranger Scout and Founder of ScoutSchool.org

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Michael Medici, Texas Ranger Scout and Founder of ScoutSchool.org

Show Notes: In this conversation, Michael talks about:

  • Injuries and how it impact their thoughts on guys.
  • Less than ideal arm action and its role.
  • Gambling on guys who will have surgery because they have makeup. 
  • Technology and its role in player development.
  • Guy who hit but less than ideal swing.
  • Guy who grew up in tough environment.
  • Injuries in hitters. 
  • The education of scouting.
  • and much more.

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Gold Gove Defense and The 6F System with Perry Hill

Gold Gove Defense and The 6F System with Perry Hill

January 2, 2020

Gold Glove Defense and The 6F System with Perry Hill

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Perry Hill, Infield Coach with Seattle Mariners. 33 Year in professional baseball and 24 years at the Big League Level. Coaches Gold Glovers at all four positions (1st, 2nd, SS, 3rd) as well as leading three different teams to League Leading Fielding Percentage. 

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Perry Hill

Show Notes: In this conversation, Perry talks about:

  • How he got into coaching and his style of coaching. 
  • His 6F system he developed to create gold glovers.
  • What the eyes should be doing while fielding.
  • What the mindset should be while fielding. 
  • and much more.

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The Player, The Scout, The Hitting Coach with Micah Franklin

The Player, The Scout, The Hitting Coach with Micah Franklin

December 13, 2019

The Player, The Scout, The Hitting Coach with Micah Franklin

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Micah Franklin, 15 Year Professional Baseball Players, 8 Year Professional Scout for the Diamondbacks and Mariners, and Current Hitting Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Micah Franklin

Show Notes: In this conversation, Micah talks about:

  • His professional career and what it took to have a career as he did.
  • His belief system and how the game humbled him.
  • The feelings he felt when he made it to the big leagues. 
  • He playing career overseas.
  • Transition into becoming a scout. 
  • Becoming the hitting coach.
  • The importance of vision plays in hitting.
  • Developing and coming up with an approach.
  • Meditation and how it goes into player development. 
  • The difference between an A swing and a B swing.
  • How to start working on timing while hitting and how important timing his in hitting.
  • The importance of being on time. 
  • Developing the relationship and trust with players before making drastic changes. 
  • and much more.

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Trust, Love, Communication with Coach Eric Peterson, Head Baseball Coach at Benedictine College

Trust, Love, Communication with Coach Eric Peterson, Head Baseball Coach at Benedictine College

November 28, 2019

Trust, Love, Communication with Coach Eric Peterson, Head Baseball Coach at Benedictine College

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Eric Peterson, Head Baseball Coach at Benedictine College.

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Eric Peterson

Show Notes: In this conversation, Eric talks about:

  • His coaching path and some of the coaches he learned from along the way.
  • What trust means to him and his program.
  • How he develops leaders within his program and the process they go through to become a leader. 
  • How important communication is to him and his program. 
  • How they work and improve their communication skills. 
  • How to get a handle on program when their is issue popping up regarding the TLC. 
  • What the fall baseball looks like. 
  • Some of coaches best resources. 
  • and much more.

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Montana State University Head Baseball Coach Aaron Sutton

Montana State University Head Baseball Coach Aaron Sutton

November 21, 2019

Montana State University Head Baseball Coach Aaron Sutton

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Aaron Sutton, Head Baseball Coach at Montana State University.

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Aaron Sutton

Show Notes: In this conversation, Aaron talks about:

  • His coaching path and some of the coaches he learned from along the way.
  • His coaching style and why it works for him.
  • What player development means to him.
  • How his approach and style has chance as he progresses through his career.
  • What is all included in his player development plan.
  • Implementing a system to communication and having guys taking some ownership of what they want to accomplish.
  • The different between practice at the NJCAA and NCAA.
  • How he stay on top of guys and their academics.
  • What it is like when guys first report and getting everyone on the same page.
  • What does the fall season looks like for them.
  • What does the spring season looks like for them.
  • What the administrative side of the coaching looks like.
  • What the business side of coaching looks like.
  • How to deal with guys that do not want to be there.
  • How to deal with guys that are good but not as good as the guy ahead. 
  • Summer ball for college baseball players. 
  • What are the main measurements of tracking in their player development plan.
  • Capturing real data and not getting carried away and losing fundamentals. 
  • How he developed the communication skills that allowed him to be a successful coach. 
  • and much more.

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Goata Movement Systems with Gary Sheffler

Goata Movement Systems with Gary Sheffler

November 13, 2019

Goata Movement Systems with Gary Sheffler

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Gary Sheffler, owner of GLS Training Facility in Lousiana and Master Goata Coach

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Gary Sheffler

Show Notes: In this conversation, Gary talks about:

  • The backstory of how Goata Movement System came to be.
  • How it all got started with watching Michael Jordan walk. 
  • How traditional training train guys out of the Goata Pattern.
  • What their Goata Assessment process looks like and what they are trying to accomplish. 
  • What their corrective process looks like. 
  • What is needed before they can get into the performance side of things. 
  • Baseball being a rotational sport and the need to train more into the the rotational movement.
  • How we combat our sitting culture while trying to correct movements. 
  • How the Goata movement will clean up pitching and hitting mechanics.
  • What the industry response has been with the Goata training principles. 
  • What the difference between, in-season- pre-season and off-season training.
  • Some of Gary best resources.  
  • and much more.

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The Ball Yard with Doug Latta

The Ball Yard with Doug Latta

November 7, 2019

The Ball Yard with Doug Latta

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Doug Latta, Owner and Professional Hitting Coach at The Ball Yard

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Doug Latta

Show Notes: In this conversation, Doug talks about:

  • His path to where he is now as a hitting coach for professional hitters.
  • What it means to have a swing that works against your body.
  • Understanding what it means and how the body works in the swing.
  • His thoughts on the On Base U and FMS screening.
  • Things he has seen from a screen that prevent hitters from executing good swings.
  • He  thoughts and taught on balance setup, forward move and swing.
  • How to get setup in a balanced position.
  • Rule of thumb for forward move.
  •  Why he doesn't like the back shift in the swing. 
  • His thoughts and opinion on the technology. 
  • Difference between hitting to the ball and through the ball. 
  • What adjustability his and how to teach it. 
  • Kids who get top hand heavy. 
  • What the barrel should be doing throughout the swing process. 
  • Developing an approach and how one should do so. 
  • and much more.

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Firm Foundation Catching with Danny Sheaffer

Firm Foundation Catching with Danny Sheaffer

October 31, 2019

Firm Foundation Catching with Danny Sheaffer

Welcome to The Baseball Awakening Podcast, where we dive into the raw, unfiltered, unsexy side of player development

Guest Bio:

Danny Shaffer - firmfoundationcatching.com - 18 year Professional Player Career & 19 Year Coaching Career.  

Summary:

On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Danny Sheaffer

Show Notes: In this conversation, Danny talks about:

  • His catching career and how it prepared him for what he is doing now. 
  • Why catchers are a different breed.
  • What is most misunderstood aspect of catching?
  • Why his started his website firmfoundationcatching.com
  • What is receiving and why is it important.
  • The mindset one must have when it comes to receiving.
  • His thoughts on the robo umpires.
  • The importance of game management as a catcher.
  • What is pitch calling and how does one develop the skills.
  • What is blocking and whats important to understand.
  • The importance of footwork and throwing.
  • The mindset it comes when it comes to throwing.
  • What is play at the plate and what must we understand?
  • Fielding bunts and everything that goes into it.  
  • and much more.

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