"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." -Bruce Lee
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the mental game, mindset, and preparation of successful baseball players with former Big League pitcher Virgil Vasquez. Our first conversation with a Big Leaguer on the KPB podcast will not disappoint, as we pick the brain of someone who has had success at the highest level of the game. Someone who is passionate about helping people and improving the game, Vasquez is passing his experiences on to his players as a minor league pitching coach and now you get the same advice and insight! Vasquez is entering his 5 season as a pitching coach in the Minnesota Twins organization. For the 2019 season, Vasquez will be the pitching coach for the Class A affiliate, Cedar Rapids Kernels. A graduate of Santa Barbara High School, Vasquez was drafted in the 7th round as a high schooler. He decided to play in college at UC Santa Barbara and was drafted again in the 7th round as a junior. After signing, Vasquez pitched for over a decade in professional baseball, including two Big League seasons, one each with the Tigers and Pirates. His journey in baseball has included stops at every single level from Little League to the Big Leagues and legendary status in the Australian Baseball League. On this episode, we pick his brain about the draft process for high school players, his baseball career, coaching, the mental game, and much, much more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the game's great minds!
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