Krush Performance: Player Performance Pathways – Adapting To The New Landscape

KP - PHOTO FOR RI SHOWPathways come and pathways go but never have we seen such a dramatic change in player developmental pathways like what we are seeing right now in professional baseball.

Starting this season, there are 42 fewer teams in professional baseball as the minor league contraction plan has taken place. Over 1000 players who would normally be signed to pro-ball will now be looking for places to play.

This week, we talk with Kerrick Jackson, President of the newly formed MLB Draft League, a new 6 team summer league for college and elite high school players. What role will the league play in the developmental pathway? We find out.

Staying on the subject of baseball, there are some new rules being tested this season, larger bases, controlling the shift, 15-second pitch clocks, and Robo Umps. We share our thoughts.

Also, after missing an entire season, are you ready to play? We need to approach the return to sport with great caution. These are not normal times. We’ll discuss what you need to consider as we get set to return to play.

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