The first several hours of my day today were spent with Santa, Ed Santa. Ed Santa is the regional scout (MI, OH, WV, PA, Western NY and Canada) for the Colorado Rockies. Ed worked out a special baseball showcase with Matt Bianco, who owns the Bianco School of Baseball. This is where Daniel does his Winter training.
Thanks to Ed and Matt, my son and about 29 other boys in 6th, 7th and 8th grade got to experience what a Baseball Showcase involves, how they work, what to expect, what the scouts look for, etc. It was run just like it would if you were Showcasing for college or MLB scouts.
The boys now all have a baseline on which to build on. From their raw speed in a 40 yard dash, pitching velocity, hitting power, infield and outfield defense. It was a well rounded day and I think the boys all learned a lot from Santa.
I hope this is just the first of many scouts in Daniel's future!
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