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Atta’ Boy, Tim!

Written on August 20, 2009 at 9:48 am, by Eric Cressey

Here’s a link to a great aritlce about Cressey Performance athlete and Blue Jays prospect Tim Collins, who just got the call-up to AA.  It’s a great story you don’t want to miss.

Jays Prospect Collins a Surprising Strikeout Machine

99% athlete, 1% pitcher!

  • Colin

    Eric, not sure if you read Baseball Prospectus, but Kevin Goldstein gave Collins a shout-out this week:

    “Sleeper alert!

    Tim Collins, LHP, Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampshire)
    Tuesday’s stats: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
    Generously listed at 5-foot-7 and 155 pounds, Collins has been confused for his team’s bat boy more than once. With arm speed that borders on freakish, he delivers fastballs than can get into the low 90s that add extreme deception due to his delivery. Scouts still aren’t sure what to make of a player so physically unique, but after striking out 197 is his first 133 pro innings across two A-level clubs, his Double-A debut was as dominating as ever. Although he’s one of those guys who needs to prove himself at every level, he’s certainly doing that so far.”

  • Being a Jays fan and frequent TSN.ca reader, I had already read that article. Kudos to you Eric b/c he packs a mighty big arm for a generally short baseball player. Awesome!

    Mike

  • Jack

    Eric,

    Phenomenal stuff! Excellent article link about Mr. Collins. I’m really pulling for him to make the show one day, and it sounds like he is already one impressive story. No surprise that he’d team up with a top-flight, class act like you!

    While I know you don’t have time to respond to comments on the blog, but perhaps in a future post you can give your take on vertical jump testing versus training and how landing technique mechanics are allowed to differ.

    Clearly for a test, you typically want to get as much height as possible and land without getting banged up, but back position might not matter so much, whereas in training you’d like try to take off and land f rom nearly identical positions.

    Just curious as to your thoughts on this matter, as Tim Collins has one heck of a vertical, period, but I am also guessing that he doesn’t typically land like on a max attempt during a test.

    Thanks for your time.

  • Stu

    I live in Toronto and am a Blue Jays fan.

    This year has been a serious disappointment and it’s really, really encouraging to see stories like this. Gives me some hope!

    Good luck Tim!


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