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140. October Q&A w/ Eric Cressey
Eric is solo on today's episode and he answering a few listener questions for this month's Q&A. The questions are:
1. Please elaborate on the checks and balances of the throwing shoulder?
2. What are some non-traditional predictors of injury we need to keep in mind in the baseball world?
3. What are some next frontiers in baseball that get you excited?
139. Building Better Catchers with Craig Albernaz
Today's guest signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as a free agent in 2006. For 7 years he was a catcher in the Rays organization through as high as triple-A. He played his final season in 2014 with the Detroit Tigers organization, where he then retired to pursue his coaching career. After various different coaching positions over the years, in 2019 he was brought on by the San Francisco Giants as their bullpen and catching coach, which is where he is currently working at the time of this recording. Welcome to the show, Craig Albernaz!
138. Jon Berti
Today's guest is a utility player who was born and raised in Michigan and was drafted to the big leagues in the 28th round of the 2008 MLB draft. He opted not to sign, and instead went on to play at Bowling Green University where he set multiple records for their program. Fast forward to 2011 and he was drafted by the Blue Jays. He persevered through 800 minor league games, where he eventually made his major league debut in September of 2018. He was traded in 2018 to the Miami Marlins, where he has established himself as a mainstay in their lineup. Welcome to the show, Jon Berti.
137. Mike Brosseau
Today's guest is a utility player who attended Oakland University in Michigan from 2013-2016. He was recently inducted into their hall of honor earlier this year. He made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays on June 23rd of 2019. He was traded to the Brewers after the 2021 season and has now played in over 200 major league games. Welcome to the show Mike Brosseau
136. Timeless Championship Coaching Strategies with Jerry Weinstein
This week's guest is a coaching legend. He has coached at multiple different levels, most notably his 23 years at Sacramento City College. While there he picked 18 league championships, 2 state titles, and 1 national championship in 1998. He has been the catching coordinator and manager of various big league teams, as well as coached with the US Olympic team. These are just a small portion of his very impressive resume. Please welcome to the show, Jerry Weinstein.
135. September Q&A w/ Eric Cressey
Eric is solo this week for the September Q&A.
He tackles three questions which are:
1. Over the years has there been any evolution in how you approach the rehab process with players who have had Tommy John surgery?
2. What is your approach to an athlete that has a hip extern/intern rotation total motion difference of greater than 10 degrees?
3. Any tips for helping to program athletes in the baseball realm where there are so many competing demands?
Jerry Weinstein Professional Baseball Coach
Thought provoking interview. Thoughts/Questions 1. Why not healthy throwers in that data base? 2. How far away are we from artificial ligaments/tendons? 3. Is there value in ligament enhancement to avoid this njury? 4. Replace ligament before injuries? Like tires that have wear on them. JW
An invaluable resource for any performance professional, athlete, coach or parent. Thoughtful, candid insight and perspective from Eric and others from the CSP team. Highly recommend.
Incredible person, incredible show
I have had the chance to spend some time with Eric in the past, and I can tell you that he is the same type of guy in real life as he is on the podcast. His knowledge and willingness to share with others comes through in this show, and it is a great insight on what it means to care about your profession. It is a great podcast to listen to, regardless of the type of athlete you work with or what your own interests are. Highly recommend it!