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Play Ball Kid Baseball Development Podcast

74 EpisodesProduced by Bryan Eisenberg, Sammy Eisenberg Website

Our podcast is for those who are interested in baseball player development and the recruiting process. It was originally started by Sammy Eisenberg as a 13 year old. He wanted to share knowledge he gained as he interviews current & former professionals around the game of baseball. If you are committ… read more

74 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Lessons learned from a Savannah Banana & college coach with Tyler Gillum

July 1st, 2022

39:12

My life goal is to have a positive impact on 1 million people through baseball, education, and exercise.” - Tyler Gillum 

Tyler Gillum enters his …

Baseball Development & Recruiting Q &A with Colter Bostick Live 6-22-22

June 24th, 2022

1:12:42

This episode was recorded live on Twitter Spaces with Colter Bostick, Javi DeJesus and Corey Gardner. 

Colter Bostick is the former pitching coach at …

Recruiting and developing college ready hitters with Coach Corey Gardner

June 16th, 2022

37:21

Corey Gardner is currently the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University, where he coaches hitters & infielders. Corey had previous stops at The University of Rio Grande and Kentucky …

Amplifying our Body's Performance with Tracy Hayes, the MobilityChick

June 8th, 2022

39:50

Tracy Hayes, aka “MobilityChick” is the founder of Amplified Movement and a Movement + Mobility Specialist most known for her 12-Week Baseball Mobility Series launched within the MLB community in 2020 that has garnered …

Recruiting & Developing Explosive College Pitchers with Javi DeJesus

June 2nd, 2022

28:15

Javi DeJesus was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico where he learned to love the game of baseball.  His parents moved to Beaumont, TX where he had a …

How to Speak to College Coaches with Coach Corey Gardner

May 27th, 2022

31:21

Corey Gardner is currently the Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University, where he coaches hitters & infielders. Corey had previous stops at The University of Rio Grande and Kentucky …

The Pursuit of Players with Coach Kirk Cabana

April 28th, 2022

45:45

Kirk Cabana is the founder of Pursuit 4 Purpose and the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Carolina University. The Pursuit 4 Purpose …

Elite Mobility Training for Baseball Players with Sarah Howard

April 14th, 2022

23:04

Sarah Howard, is the founder of Elite Mobility Training (EMT). We spend time talking about how to incorporate recovery routines, why they are so important, why Yoga seems to be taboo, what are the benefits of mobility …

Training Baseball Players to Be Bigger, Faster, Stronger and Better with Rick Saggese

April 7th, 2022

30:28

Rick Saggese, XFS, CSAC, played his collegiate baseball at the University of Miami; one of the top collegiate baseball programs in the nation.  At …

The Science of Baseball & How to Help Our Athletes

March 31st, 2022

32:39

Will Carroll writes about sports science, sports medicine, and sports. We chat about his latest book "The Science of Baseball." His “Under The Knife” …

Progressive Baseball Development with Juan Palacios

March 17th, 2022

30:21

Juan Palacios is a professional baseball trainer with over 30 years of experience working with pitchers, catchers and hitters.  He has worked with some of today’s most talented MLB players such as Carlos Correa, …

Making Sense of Baseball Vision Training with Dr Peter Fadde

March 11th, 2022

20:55

Baseball players need to understand how to see the ball in order to hit the ball. We discuss how to train those skills for best results with Dr Peter …

3 Keys to Unlock Hitter Timing with Ken Cherryhomes

March 4th, 2022

39:11

Ken Cherryhomes has been helping hitters for the last 25 years. He has coached hitters at every level from youth to major league hitters. He's also …

Reducing Elbow & Shoulder Stress with Jason Colleran

February 25th, 2022

17:26

Ever since reading Jeff Passan's The Arm, I have been fascinated with trying to understand the epidemic of Little League shoulders & elbows, …

The 1 Skill Baseball Players, Parents & Coaches Don't Ask Enough About with Joe Ferraro

February 18th, 2022

27:19

This week we are with former high school baseball coach, high school English teacher, podcaster and podcast coach Joe Ferraro [

Can we teach hitters to have one ideal swing with Chad Longworth?

February 14th, 2022

28:14

Chad was a 12th round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians. He also coached H.S. baseball for 5 years. With the advent of new technology began to take …

How to get into your legs with Harold Mozingo

February 10th, 2022

19:30

Harold Mozingo is a former pitcher in the Royals and Blue Jays organizations. He is the inventor of the TorqueScrew training device for training …

Working Harder Than Everyone Else to the Ring the Bell with Heath Bell

March 10th, 2021

23:11

Slide into our 3x All-Star, former Reliever of the Year and baseball dad, coach Heath Bell

Heath Bell grew up in Southern California. He attended …

The ABCs of an MLB Bullpen Coach with Chris Young, Chicago Cubs

February 17th, 2021

15:59

Chris "CY" Young serves as bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs. He formerly served as pitching coach for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Young attended …

Owning the Mental Game with Diamyn Hall

February 3rd, 2021

30:01

Unlocking the Process to Success with former Wright State, Director of Peak Performance & Mental Conditioning.

Diamyn Hall is currently known as one the world's top Online Mindset Coaches.

He is the creator of The …

Rounding Third: Practice Planning with author Coach Zach Casto

January 27th, 2021

12:41

Coach Zach Casto started his coaching career at West Virginia State University Student Assistant for 2 years (2016-2018) and is currently the Nitro …

Old School Wisdom, New School Knowledge with Jerry Weinstein - Colorado Rockies Coach

January 20th, 2021

14:59

A lifelong learner & coach shares lessons learned from coaching teams in high school, junior college, summer college leagues, NCAA D1, the minor …

Effective Velocity Secrets with Perry Husband

January 13th, 2021

45:05

How Pitchers Like Blake Snell Dominate Hitters and What Hitters Need To Understand About Pitch Tunnels & Timing

Perry Husband is a pioneer in the world of Baseball Science.  He introduced many modern hitting metrics …

Understanding Recovery from Koufax to Bauer with Gary Reinl, Director of Pro Teams, Marc Pro

January 6th, 2021

26:37

Gary Reinl is the Director Pro Teams at H-Wave & MARC PRO, and has spent nearly forty years in the sports-medicine field, with diverse experiences ranging from training professional athletes to pioneering the field …

A Biomechanics Lab On Your Phone with Dr Mike Sonne

December 30th, 2020

12:55

Biomechanics & AI: The Future of Mechanics Development

Dr. Michael Sonne is the VP of Research and Innovation for ProPlayAI, a company focused on measuring and describing human motion. Mike is also the research …

20 Year Old former College Baseball Player Obsessed with Sharing Mental Performance Training, Perry Quartuccio

December 23rd, 2020

16:58

Perry Quartuccio is a former college baseball player. Last February, he made the gut-wrenching decision to quit the sport he grew up playing, the …

Developing Velocity, Rehab & Injury Prevention with Pocket Radar's Tyler Scaturro

December 16th, 2020

20:51

Tyler Scaturro is the Brand Manager of Pocket Radar Inc., which designs, engineers and manufactures revolutionary speed tracking technology for a …

You Haven't Failed Enough to be Successful with Demetre Kokoris, MILB Pitching Coach Blue Jays Organization

December 9th, 2020

18:05

Demetre Kokoris is currently a MiLB pitching coach in the Blue Jays Organization. He got his Bachelor of Science degree from the Univ. of South …

Old School versus New School Pitching with Lary Sorensen, former MLB All-Star pitcher & PitchLogic Executive

December 2nd, 2020

9:53

How to combine data from a smart baseball with old school feels.

Lary Sorensen is a ten-year veteran of Major League Baseball. He played for a total …

Delivering a New WIN(ing) Reality to Hitter Development

November 25th, 2020

21:59

In the spring of 2009, Chris O’Dowd the Oakland Athletics drafted him in the 40th round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft. A switch-hitting …

Developing Unicorn Fastballs with Mike McGuinness and Nolan Long

November 18th, 2020

16:47

Mike McGuiness (CEO) and his brother Connor McGuiness are the co-founders of the hottest pitching tool in the market, Clean Fuego. Nolan Long is a …

Follow the Green Light Not the Noise with Coach Kyle Wagner

November 11th, 2020

11:18

Kyle Wagner is and educator and the author of "How The RiverCats Won" and "Green Light Hitting." Kyle is a former standout high school baseball …

Getting our athlete's bodies back to Square 1 with Shawn Sherman

May 24th, 2020

25:44

Helping baseball players perform better by dealing with compensations.

The SQUARE 1 System™ was developed by Shawn Sherman. Shawn earned his Exercise and Sport Science degree from Penn State University and operates a …

Rotational Power Assessment & Development with Bill Miller, CSCS

April 22nd, 2020

10:13

When and how to develop rotational power in your baseball swing

Bill Miller is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist since 2017. He has a passion for learning, spreading and applying the most advanced …

Throwing is a Natural Movement Revolution with Virgil Vasquez

April 16th, 2020

11:35

Virgil Vasquez has heard these quotes often, "if you throw, you are going to break", "throwing overhand is unnatural." Alex Trezza and himself are out to change this mindset and belief. Virgil believes that throwing is …

Are You the Hunter or the Hunted Pitcher Development with Colter Bostick

April 4th, 2020

13:53

How does your pitcher compare with these development benchmarks?

Sammy and Colter Bostick discuss:

Training Explosive Velocity by Leveraging Fascia and Levers with Foot Doctor Esia Rivera

March 27th, 2020

29:24

Foot Doctor Esia Rivera is a Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Consultant based in Hutto, TX. He novel approach to speed and agility training is …

Whooping up Baseball Workloads with Tommy Johnson, Performance Enhancement Specialist / Baseball Pro

October 25th, 2019

17:16

Tommy Johnson, MS, PES, CES, FMS, PN-1, was raised in Gaithersburg, where he started his baseball journey, playing with several local youth …

Training Savage Velocity & Command Together with Pitching Coach Rusty Kellum

October 16th, 2019

20:28

Pitching Coach Rusty Kellum combines some of the best techniques to increase velocity with those to increase command with astonishing results.

Rusty …

Baseball development & recovery with Dr. Stephen Osterer

September 30th, 2019

14:15

Dr. Stephen Osterer is the owner of Baseball Development Group. He is a chiropractor, strength and conditioning coach living in Toronto, Ontario, …

Pushing on the Edge with MLB Agent Rachel Luba

September 18th, 2019

16:42

Rachel Luba works behind the scenes of professional baseball but if you have seen Trevor Bauer's videos you might have caught a glimpse of Rachel Luba. 

Sammy and Rachel discuss her journey from UCLA gymnast, to an …

Developing Loose versus Tight moving Baseball Players with Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, NASM CPT, FMS)

September 6th, 2019

15:27

Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, NASM CPT, FMS) is the owner and operator of Rockland Peak Performance in Sloatsburg, New York, author of the book Pitchers Arm Care, Director of the Pitching Lab, and a contributing writer for …

Brandon Bielak, Astros RH Pitcher for the Round Rock Express

August 29th, 2019

4:55

A native of New Jersey, right-handed pitcher Brandon Bielak was chosen by the Houston Astros in the 11th round of the 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft out of Notre Dame, and is rapidly ascending the ranks as a prized …

Nick Tanielu, Astros prospect currently with AAA Round Rock Express

August 29th, 2019

5:20

Nick Tanielu was selected in the 14th round (406th overall) in the 2014 draft by the Astros from Washington State.  He had a very productive …

Astros’ AAA Round Rock Express Manager, Mickey Storey

August 29th, 2019

9:36

Mickey Storey,  is the manager of the Astros AAA affiliate, Round Rock Express beginning in 2019. He is leading the Round Rock Express to divisional leaders in the Pacific Coast League (81-53 record as of today). He …

Pitcher Development using Rapsodo with Bo Martino, pitching coach at Stephen F Austin University

August 21st, 2019

14:05

Bo Martino Is the pitching coach at Stephen F Austin University, a D1 program based in East Texas. He is the founder of Johnny Wholestaff and the …

Hall Of Fame Baseball Development advice from Casey Fisk

August 15th, 2019

17:24

Casey Fisk is the owner of Fisk Performance Training in Michigan. Casey played 1B, pitched, and caught at Illinois State University. He coached 10 …

Secrets of Elite Athletic Performers with Dr Fergus Connolly

August 7th, 2019

15:39

Dr. Fergus Connolly is one of the world’s leading experts in team sport and human performance. His highly acclaimed book Game Changer is the first …

Exceptional Pitchers who push the limits with Dr. Mike Reinold

July 31st, 2019

14:57

Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of physical therapy, sports medicine, fitness, and …

Swing Smarter by Moving Better with best selling author & hitting coach Joey Myers

July 25th, 2019

19:56

Joey Myers is the founder of the Hitting Performance Lab. He played 4 years of Division-1 baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the International …

How Pitching is Like Real Estate with Dustin Pease, founder of Lokation Nation

July 18th, 2019

14:12

Dustin is the owner of Pease Baseball and founder of Lokation Nation. Dustin Pease became the assistant coach at his alma mater, the Mount from 2013 to 2015. Dustin Pease made a seamless transition from professional …

Breathing Baseball with Alan Jaeger

June 27th, 2019

15:53

Alan Jaeger founded Jaeger Sports on the principle that athletes need to develop both their physical and mental skills in order to be successful in …

Blessed by Baseball Family with Chris Almendarez, President of the Round Rock Express, AAA affiliate of the Astros

June 20th, 2019

14:38

Chris Almendarez is a baseball dad and has served as the President of the Round Rock Express since October 2015. Prior to that, he was Assistant General Manager/Senior Vice President for one season and General Manager …

Talking Tech & Teaching Hitting with High School coach, instructor & podcaster Patrick Jones

June 13th, 2019

17:59

Patrick Jones is the host of the Patrick Jones Baseball podcast since 2017. Patrick has built out a successful podcast that started with George …

The Spin on Arm Care with Chad Longworth, former pro player, coach & inventor

June 6th, 2019

12:39

Chad was a 12th round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians. He also coached H.S. baseball. coach for 5 years. With the advent of new technology began …

Are you Swinging the Right Bat with Jeff Leach, Manager of Hitting at Axe Bat

June 2nd, 2019

18:52

Why have players like Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, George Springer and most recently Kris Bryant switched to an Axe handle? You don't need to think it is a fad or a gimmick but we'll learn more about the swing and bats …

Control the pressure & emotions of the game with Justine Siegal, the 1st female MLB Coach

May 24th, 2019

10:54

Justine Siegal is the Founder of Baseball For All. In 2015, she became the first woman to coach for a Major League Baseball organization (Oakland Athletics) and to throw batting practice to a MLB team (2011). For her …

The Business of Baseball with Tim Jackson

May 17th, 2019

22:03

This week we are joined by Tim Jackson, General Manager of the Round Rock Express, AAA affiliate of the Astros.
Tim Jackson joined the Express staff in March of 2010. He was promoted to General Manager in October 2015 …

How to win like the Yankees with Mike “Hardball” Hardge

May 9th, 2019

17:42

Mike “Hardball” Hardge was a 2nd round draft pick of the Montreal Expos in 1990. He went on to play 13 years with the Boston Red Sox, Cardinals & the New York Yankees organizations.  He is the co-host of "The Bottom …

Robert Bruno, founder of NorCal Baseball on developing elite players.

May 2nd, 2019

13:32

Robert Bruno has been coaching for over 30 years. He started NorCal Baseball 28 years ago. They have sent over 500 guys to Division I baseball and 52 guys now in the major leagues including 10 guys that I made the …

Bobby Tewksbary, MLB/MiLB Hitting Coach interviews Sammy Eisenberg

April 26th, 2019

15:45

Bobby Tewksbary is considered by many to be the world's best hitting coach working with back-to-back MLB MVP's, he was ranked #68 Most Powerful …

Bobby Tewksbary, MLB/MiLB professional hitting coach, author, entrepreneur

April 24th, 2019

16:43

Bobby Tewksbary is considered by many to be the world's best hitting coach working with back-to-back MLB MVP's, he was ranked #68 Most Powerful …

Michael Mertz , retired Relief Pitcher Miami Marlins organization

April 19th, 2019

12:22

Michael Mertz, was drafted in the 14th round by the Miami Marlins. As an undersized youth athlete he started his collegiate baseball career in Juco …

Xan Barksdale, Team USA Coach, author Catching 101, former professional player & D1 college coach

April 12th, 2019

13:49

Xan Barksdale is a coach with Team USA, a former professional catcher, who spent 5 years as catching coach at the University of Louisville and 4 years at East Tennessee State University.  However, he is most notably …

Chris Colabello, Professional hitter/1B for Team Italy, former MLB player and author of Be A Hitter

April 5th, 2019

14:00

Chris Colabello, author of Be A Hitter: untold secrets from the clubhouse abut becoming the best hitter you can be, played 7 years of independent …

Andrew McKirahan, former MLB & University of Texas Pitcher

March 29th, 2019

8:15

Andrew McKirahan, a LHP, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2011. He played in the Marlins, Braves, and Reds organizations. He is currently finishing …

Oscar Rodriguez, Senior Account Executive Round Rock Express, AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros

March 23rd, 2019

14:41

Oscar Rodriquez, is currently a Senior Account Manager for the Round Rock Express, the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros. He also coaches the 12u select team for the Express, runs many of their camps and acts as an …

Mason Thompson, Pitcher, San Diego Padres organization

March 18th, 2019

12:13

Mason Thompson was a 3rd round draft pick for the San Diego Padres. He shares a bit about his journey from getting Tommy John to being a highly regarded prospect. This spring he is sitting up to 97 mph with 4 top …

David Goforth, former Nationals pitcher

March 15th, 2019

14:16

David Goforth pitched professional for the Brewers and the Nationals organizations. The Milwaukee Brewers selected Goforth in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB Draft after the season. He pitched in Major League Baseball …

Dustin Geiger, professional baseball player, Austin, TX

March 11th, 2019

11:49

Dustin Geiger currently plays as a corner infielder for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. He was selected by the …

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