Cameron Grimsley’s 3X Road to 90 MPH

Cameron Grimsley 3X Pitching Interview

Cameron Grimsley 3X Pitching Interview
Born: 06/02/1992
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: University Christian HS
Position: LHP
Bats/Throws: L/L
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Cameron trained with Brent Pourciau during the entire 2012 summer using the 3X Programs. He trained through 11 weeks of the Level 1 3X Pitching Velocity program at Guerilla Baseball in Louisiana. He went on to complete the program following his time at Guerilla. He made some big gains and this fall season during his first inter-squad game he experienced the results from his hard work. Listen to the interview below of him with Brent Pourciau describing the moment he hit 90mph for the first time in his career and how it made him feel.

Cameron called me to tell me the news that he hit 90 mph and we started talking about 3X Pitching and I asked him if I could record an interview.

Cameron Grimsley Interview Transcipt:

Brent:
Alright this is Brent Pourciau TopVelocity.net. I got cam, dude I forgot your last name.

Cameron:
Grimsley, Grimsley.

Brent:
Grimlsey, yeah Grimsley on the line he trained with me this past summer. You where the last guy to come in weren’t you?

Cameron:
Yeah, me and Gabby were the first ones to come in.

Brent:
Cool, then Eric was what, he was a couple of weeks behind you?

Cameron:
Yeah, Eric came in about two weeks after and Jake about a week after that.

Brent:
Tell everybody what it is all about training at Guerilla during the summer with everybody.

Cameron:
Aw Man, training at Guerilla is something you will not experience anywhere else. There where 6 kids there this summer. All of where in college, all of use but one where sophomores in college. We all were trying to throw harder because we weren’t good enough and so we all pushed each other to the limits and competing with each other using the med ball velocities and the maxes on our power lifts. It really helped push us which is what I think helped me get the edge.

Brent:
Yeah, it was a lot of fun and a good group of guys. Eric was a blast and you guys all bonded really well because you where living together. Overall it was a pretty fun experience with you guys?

Cameron:
Yeah, it was amazing. We all clicked and just going through what we all went through together we just became good friends. We would go back to the apartment and cook together, we would do everything together. We would go fishing together. We would wake up and all be ready to go. We would make breakfast and then we would all be ready to workout and we would all go together. Pretty much everyday was like that.

Brent:
Yeah, the other great thing was that you were just a great group of guys you where pushing each other and it was just like ya’ll never stopped improving. Like every week it was like someone was going up, wasn’t it?

Cameron:
Yeah, oh absolutely! I was there for 11 weeks and after the first 5 weeks I had already went up a lot. Even though I was getting tired everything was still going up and once I took that week break I really broke through, my velocity jumped through the roof. It was the same for everyone actually. I definitely credited that to the way we pushed each other.

Brent:
Yeah, it was a good group of guys, good environment and you hung in there for a long time I think you were there the longest. Eric only went a week after you left but you where there a couple of weeks before he even got there. Before you came into the 3X Programs how hard were you throwing?

Cameron:
Ok, before I even found out about 3X it was my senior year I was throwing low 80’s and I was topping out maybe 83-84 and I had sat there for a couple of years. That summer I had a workout with a college before I even came to train with you. I was 83-84 topping out at 85.

Brent:
Then after that summer you just recently have been in your fall season and you played was it an inter-squad game?

Cameron:
Yeah, it was an inter-squad.

Brent:
So tell us about this game.

Cameron:
Ok, it was my first outing of the fall. I have thrown a few bull pens about 4 bull pens and I came in to throw two innings. At first off I had been throwing a few bull pens but being in the game and being on the mound it felt that everything was clicking. Everything I had learned this summer was clicking and I felt so explosive, so free and easy. The first inning I went 3 up 3 down and I went back out there the second inning and struck out the sides. After the game the pitchers do the charts and they had the gun on us the whole time. I was doing my chart, calculating up all of the pitches and come to find out I was 86-87 and I actually hit 90 mph. It was one of the best moments of my life honestly.

Brent:
That was pretty awesome! Did anybody else see you hit 90 or say anything about it?

Cameron:
Yeah, actually the coach to me after all that the coach told me I was hitting 86-87 and he was like the ball is coming out of your hand and you look awesome. Couple of my friends who are also pitchers from the team they saw it too because they had to tally up their pitches. It was a cool experience. Not that I am stopping at 90 but just to hit it for the first time it was amazing! It really was.

Brent:
Yeah and for guys to understand, I hate to pick on your size but just tell everybody your size.

Cameron:
Yeah, I am 5’10 with shoes on and about a buck 80 and I am stocky. I don;t have the…

Brent:
Before you came into the programs it was just trying to get you to get more explosive and to get you much more hip to shoulder separation as you could get. Because you are such a stocky guy it was tough for you and you where really pushing it hard and struggling with it. The fact that you have gone up this much and hit 90 is just exceptional. I mean like you said your force vector you were really feeling it that day The fact that you were getting your lower half specifically your drive leg starting to build a lot of power this was starting to obviously effect your hip to shoulder separation and you are getting more torque and you do that to a stocky guy and that is really how you break through. I think that is awesome and just like you said I don’t think that it is just going to be 90.  If you just keep pushing like you are it is just going to keep going up for you.  Man this is just a big congratulations man because you are battling a lot being a short and stocky guy and it is just not easy. It is amazing the fact that you have done that. It puts you in a small group of guys at your size who can do that.

Cameron:
Yeah, absolutely and to be honest because of how explosive I felt when I was pitching yesterday I didn’t even feel like a stocky guy. I felt like I was 6’2 6’3 the ball was flying out of my hand. It is awesome and it is all because of the lifting that we did and drills, speed and agility and all of it.

Brent:
Yeah, and you ultimately could feel it pay off because by you saying you feel 6’2 out there is how confident you felt and how dominate you felt as an athlete and mentally you had that edge and that is so significant in increasing pitching velocity too. You got to confident that you are dominate. You have to be confident that you can blow the ball by guys if not you are not even going to attempt to do it.

Cameron:
Yeah and last year this same time at the junior college I was at I didn’t feel like this. I was throwing low 80’s and I was afraid to go right after hitters. I didn’t feel like with my stuff I was going to be able to throw it by them. Yesterday in the first outing it really, really helped me mentally know that the ball was coming out of my hand well. I wasn’t afraid to throw a fastball in there because they weren’t hitting it. All of the lifting that we did and as hard as we pushed each other I knew that no one worked as hard as we did. I knew that no one pushed themselves as hard as we did and that also gave me a jump on the mound.

Brent:
That is great man! It is such great new to hear because you worked so hard this summer that I was just waiting for that moment when you are in the game and you see that hard work paying off. It makes me excited. I don’t know about you but it makes me look forward to doing it again with you guys because you guys will keep going up.

Cameron:
Oh, absolutely! Seeing the results first hand and feeling that way I do right now, I feel like I am on top of the world and I don’t want to stop I want to keep on pushing it and come back and train in the winter and who knows where I can be.

Brent:
That is great! So did you tell Eric and any of the other guys?

Cameron:
Yeah actually I told Eric, Gabby and Jake so far but I haven’t told Mitch or Daniel. They were all excited for me because Like I said we bonded so well we are best friends. Just like I am excited to hear about their progress they are just as excited to hear about mine. They are problem just as excited as I am.

Brent:
Jake was telling me he is the best guy out there. He is a better athlete than not only all the other pitchers but also a lot of the position players he says he is blowing away too which is pretty cool.

Cameron:
Yeah, he is a beats and he definitely, definitely pushes himself hard and yeah I think it is paying off for him too he told me the same thing.

Brent:
We got Mitchell at LSU and I talked to him the other day and he is all excited he says he is the hardest throwing freshman on the team. He said that Mainieri said that they were looking for a chance that a freshman would be a Sunday starter. So I was telling him that that is big. If we could get him to be a Sunday starter as a freshman that would be really great for him.

Cameron:
Yeah, I have no doubt that he can do it too and he worked hard too and he has got good stuff. I think Mitch could be a starter there.

Brent:
He is all pumped up to for the Christmas break to come back before the season so I hope you can make it happen. I know it is hard but I hope you can make it happen and come down for the break. If not we have the summer!

Cameron:
Yes, if the time allows it I will definitely come up there. I want to definitely continue gaining pitching velocity. You know I don’t want to stop.

Brent:
Just imagine man you are going to go look at that chart and pretty soon your are going to see 91-92 and it is going to be pretty cool.

Cameron:
Yeah and that is the thing. My goal at the beginning of the summer I wrote down 90 mph and I already got it.

Brent:
I told you in my career I wrote down 94 mph and I hit it and then I got pissed that I didn’t go for something higher.

Cameron:
Yeah, so next time I come in I am going to write 93-94mph and who knows. I didn’t think 90 was possible and I got it so know the sky is the limit.

Brent:
Alright man, so good I am glad to hear it. Like I said this is cool to hear it is all paying off. We will just keep in touch. I am glad that you did this interview for the site and we will go from here.

Cameron:
Thank you so much Brent! All the credit goes to you for real. For working with us and teach us the drills, you worked your butt off just as much as we did. I really appreciate it!

Brent:
I did it for you guys. I appreciate it man. We will talk soon!

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5 Comments. Leave new

  • this is really inspirational, im almost to my 11th week also! my medball finally in the mid 30s and i have tons of questions to ask!!

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  • yep, trying to come out next summer, I know I need to push myself with you guys if I want to see these kind of benefits. and I gotta work on my fishing skills before i come out! haha

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  • If anyone has questions about the results or experiences that Eric, Jake, or I had from the 3X Velocity Program, feel free to text or call us. Our numbers are at the top of each of our articles.

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  • I appreciate it Cage! We were in the exact same position at the beginning of the summer, so there is no doubt in my mind that you can achieve the same results that I did. You need to come work out with us next summer!

    Cam

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  • This is great! I remember this guy from my camp and he was about my height, maybe even a little shorter, and he was at my velocity (83-84). Gives me so much hope!!!!

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