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David Grubaugh

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My name is Dave Grubaugh and I am 24 years old. My baseball career has been met with nothing but heartache and pain. I have struggled and struggled just to keep my head above water and compete with guys who have had years more experience than me. I started playing at the age of 12 so I had a very huge learning curve. I struggled and I only had one coach who ever gave me the time of day to go out and play. Most of the time i’d be sat on the bench and not given a fair shot to get game reps. I played at a small high school that my parents found because it had a homeschool program (being homeschooled was out of my control) and only played my senior year. Anyways, I did well but it was a league that was not very competitive. Playing in college was a huge eye opener and I realized that I had a lot of work ahead of me. I bounced around to a total of 5 colleges as a position player cause I never threw harder than 78mph as a rhp. I hit better than I pitched cause I had no velocity behind me and that’s why I never pitched in college. I never got more than 18 a bats as a position player (especially my junior and senior year) when I finally started to figure some things out. So I had a decision to make, I could go play my senior season as a catcher and probably run into the political game again, or I bear down and train to pitch cause I always had control and command of 4 pitches. So here I am, virtually no college experience, a huge chip on my shoulder, and wanting to prove every coach wrong that never allowed me to develop as a player. I am getting through the one rep maxes this week and starting the Ace pItcher handbook monday. This is my last shot to play the game I love and prove to myself, my family, and show these coaches who dismissed me that I actually have the talent and drive to play this game at an elite level. I started 11 months ago being clocked at 75mph and in 10 months of training on my own i have gotten to the low 80’s. But that is not going to cut it at this point. I need to be throwing mid 90’s if I am going to have a shot to break through the door at my age. I have always had the drive but never the opportunity so now i’m like screw it! I have my college degree to fall back on, let’s give it my all for a few more years and throw smoke and actually go somewhere with this. This has been a long and very painful process of rejection, after rejection, and rejection, so i’m more than motivated now to get this done! look forward to conversing with you more Coach Brent!


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