Marlins Way: High Tech Solutions to Coaching, Using Drones

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If you're a fan of the hero cam, get ready to become a fan of Marlins practices. Apparently the team is going in a different direction and adopting the use of technology to aid in the coaching of its hitters and pitchers. The Miami Herald reports that the team will use helmet mounted cameras and drones to track footage and improve performance of its players. Team video … [Read more...]

Catching the Future: Rob Brantly or Kyle Skipworth?

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Remember in 2008 when Kyle Skipworth was drafted #6 overall and was being touted as the Marlins backstop of the future? Well, that day is here and still, Skipworth is trying to prove himself to be a serviceable catcher for the team that drafted him and signed him with a $2.3M bonus. Meanwhile, Rob Brantly has been firing his way through the Tigers farm system, and upon his … [Read more...]

Mike Redmond Finds His Voice In Rob Brantly

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One of the important things for a new manager is to find guys who will vocalize their support for their program on the field. In practice, you need players who will respond and set the tone, who will study and follow through and execute. In short, you need players who believe in the system that is being implemented. When Mike Redmond was a player, he came up as a scrappy … [Read more...]