Baseball Factory’s National Spring Training At Pirate City Recap
The Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City concluded this past weekend in Bradenton, Florida, capping a very successful event, the fifth of its kind in a little more than 10 weeks.
Pirate City played host to 126 players, along with plenty of parents in attendance to provide positive feedback.
An opening presentation kicked off the weekend for the A.L. and N.L. teams followed by a Mental Conditioning Presentation by Pirates Gulf Coast League hitting coach and former big leaguer with the San Diego Padres, Kory DeHaan. The presentation provided fantastic information and was a real game changer to parents and players.
On field, the players participated in game play, individual and team defense, hitting/mental conditioning, base running, in addition to speed and strength training.
The day was filled with solid energy throughout, lots of engagement and a wealth of baseball knowledge and presentation. It was capped off with a very informative college recruiting seminar.
Here are some standout players from the event:
Giants – #7 Zach Rice – Zach showed a good approach on the mound, had a good feel for command of his pitches and competed. Offensively, his approach generated good bat speed with a controlled level of aggression.
Brewers – #6 Phillip Li – Phillip showed really strong fundamental ability. He demonstrated controlled actions and good work ethic in all areas. Li was a spark plug for his squad and went about his business the right way.
Brewers – #12 Matthew Rivera – Rivera is a freshman that ran his fastball up to 83 mph. Has a good feel and mechanics while on the hill. He’ll definitely be a guy to follow closely.
White Sox – #9 Cord McMahen – Cord is a good athlete, moved well and swung the bat fairly well. He has a good level of intensity about him and brought it every day.
Overall, the players exhbitied great attitudes, were taught to be aggressive in their mindset and most importantly, had a lot of fun all weekend.