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Introducing Tim Gustafson to the CSP Family

Posted January 13, 2016

In light of my recent Indians announcement, I wanted to follow up and let everyone know who we’ll be bringing on board to help finish the rest of the off-season when I head to Spring Training on February 15th. I alluded to the fact that we had someone in mind, but now we’ve finalized that

Saying Thanks to Friends and Mentors

Posted December 30, 2015

I’ve always enjoyed reading those articles that start popping up this time of year, generally titled, like, “Things I learned in (insert year)”, or something of that nature. So this year, I figured I’d give my own take on it. In light of my recent Indians announcement, this seemed like a good time to show

Big Changes Ahead for 2016

Posted December 22, 2015

Now that the contract has been signed and the ink has dried, I’m honored to be able to announce that I’m going to be joining the Cleveland Indians Organization for the 2016 season. I’ll be taking on a player development role as a Pitching Coordinator helping to oversee their Minor League system of development. This

Pitch-A-Palooza Brain Dump

Posted December 9, 2015

For those of you who are unaware, this past weekend was the 3rd edition of Lantz Wheeler’s Baseball ThinkTank seminar called “Pitch-A-Palooza”. This annual event is held in Nashville and has included some of the world’s best baseball coaches/instructors/theorists, etc. and this year was certainly no different. I might even go as far as to

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Matt’s throwing philosophy is largely drawn from his continuing education into functional anatomy and available research on the overhead throwing population. With a heavy emphasis on video analysis and an integration of concepts from both the Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning communities, Matt has been able to aid players’ understanding for how to create high levels of velocity, properly dissipate the stress in an overhead throw and repeat deliveries.

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