Dave Stout (New Member) | New Members | TopVelocity Baseball Forum
March 22, 2018
I’m 25 and 5’9″ 170lbs with a 6’2″ wingspan. RHP
I thought my baseball dreams were over when I broke my leg twice in high school football and then due to not being able to afford cleats and a glove at the time plus being out of shape from being on crutches for a year I just gave up on it. Then I did track my first go around in college before spending six years serving in the Navy. Every once in a while I’d still go to hit batting cages and throw a bullpen session and then one day a guy happened to catch me throw on a radar gun and I found I was throwing in the mid 80’s to low 90’s before I blew out my rotator cuff from not knowing what I was doing. Then I discovered this program and am working my way through it to hopefully be able to pitch in college when I get out of the Navy next year.
Effectively since I haven’t consistently worked at pitching in over ten years I’m starting from nothing so this is going to be one hell of an experiment. I’m building everything from the ground up after originally modeling my pitching after Tim Lincecum but since I haven’t pitched consistently since Freshman year of high school I have little to no muscle memory to fight in order to develop a different pitching style.
My goal is just to be able to pitch for Penn State when I go back next fall. I’m going back to one of the Div 3 branch campuses first so I just want to be able to make that team and then by two years from now be able to get onto their Div 1 team at the main campus when I switch up there to finish my degree. I’m no stranger to hard work especially after six years of military service and now want to pour that into baseball and my degree. I wouldn’t forgive myself if I let my last chance at baseball evaporate without trying. Right now coming off a rotator cuff and previous hip injury I’m rebuilding my body and mechanics so I’m looking for any advice for where to start and create a solid foundation.
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