PBR Week in Review



A look back at what happened at the Prep Baseball Report the week of Dec 26 - Dec 30. National Supervisor Nathan Rode recaps the top moments from 2016. Shooter Hunt takes a look at some uncommitted prospects across the 2018-2020 classes. Stephen Gamma, a new contributor to PBR New York, shares advice on what players should do during winter break and more..

THE RODE SHOW: 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

Between the 2016 spring season and usual summer/fall coverage, 2016 was my busiest year yet. Unsurprisingly, travel is a big factor in my job and it felt like I was getting dropped off at the airport every other week. Apart from going to Kansas for the first time, I hit my usual destinations, but the beauty of this job is there is new class to focus on every year and you always have a chance of seeing something different by showing up at the field.

With 2016 coming to a close, we take a look back at some of the year’s highlights from The Rode Show and tour around the country’s biggest events. Read More >>

ON THE HUNT: 5 BIG ARMS, A SHORTSTOP, AND A LEFTY HITTING CATCHER UNCOMMITTED IN 2018-2020 CLASSES
By Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

This week, On the Hunt, takes a look at five pitchers, a catcher, and a short stop in the 2018-2020 classes. Included in the mix are some arms that are ready for national attention immediately, and an introduction to the state of Texas for On the Hunt from a pitcher and a shortstop. Read More >>

THE HOTLIST: TOP STORIES OF 2016
By Nathan Rode and PBR Staff

If we’re sticking to just baseball—which we will—2016 was a fantastic year. We got to see a mid-major college program grind its way to a national title in the College World Series. High school prospects did their usual thing, showing off big-time upside on the national circuit and winning gold medals internationally. At the highest level, a dynamic group of young professionals ended a 108-year World Series drought and brought tears to the eyes of even the toughest men. As we turn the page to 2017, The Hotlist looks back on 2016 with the top story from states in Prep Baseball Report’s coverage area. Read More >>

PERFORM LIKE A PRO: HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR GAINS DURING BREAK
Stephen Gamma MA, AT, CSCS
PBR-NY Contributor

Editor's Note: We are excited to add Stephen Gamma of Athletic Symmetry and Pro Prospects Training Center as a regular contributor to our "Perform Like a Pro" segment. Coach Gamma has an extensive background that includes 2010 Strength Coach of the Year in the Appalachian League while with the Kansas City Royals organization. His first article touches on how to get that workout in when your standard options are not available. A great read for PBR-NY alumni now in college and for the HS athlete this week (Holiday Break) but when dealing with snow days, extended breaks, unavailable school weight rooms, etc.

The holiday season is a great time to take a short break from sport-specific, skill training that has occupied much of your time during the fall months. At the same time, we don't want to lose all of the progress made from the post-season and beginning of off-season training. A common question I receive from my college and high school baseball athletes is what they should do during the winter break session when they don't have access to any gym equipment. Read More >>

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