Players Perform – April 2010

April 15, 2010 by  

Over the past week or two, baseball teams have started playing their regular season games. Without having at least 10-12 at bats it is tough to evaluate yourself on your mechanics and your results. The 10-12 at bats are needed to adjust to live pitching. Getting outside and timing the ball in to the strike zone coming from the proper distance is not easy on your first few games.

Even with a difficult schedule, over the past week I have been able to get to a few games of some of the players that come through We Drop Bombs Baseball Academy to scope out their progress. Three players that stood out were 10 yr old Kyle Quagliero who put a charge in to the start of his season going 6 for 7 on the weekend with an inside the park grandslam. When kyle is on the top of his game, he carries some of the best mechanics I have seen coming from a 10 year old.

Turning the page to high school baseball, Dylan Johannink (pictured) is on fire going 5 for his last 7 with 2 home runs, a double, and four walks in his last 3 games. Dylan, a junior at Shawnee High School, has established more of a powerful swing this past winter focussing on his load, upper half and hips exploding through the ball.

Eric Sellitto battled through the first few games with a weak mental approach but recently made a visit to the academy on Sunday. He left with a new positive attitude and new approach at the plate. Monday, Shawnee played against Triton. Eric broke out his bat going 3 for 4 with a single, a double and a home run. Eric however is used to this kind of success while blasting 11 home runs last year as a junior.

Hopefully the success for all of these young men will continue on through the rest of their seasons. If any other current We Drop Bombs baseball players have had some recent success, feel free to share it with me via email.