Keith is joined by Cleveland pitcher Triston McKenzie to discuss his path into baseball, adjustments he's made as a pro, how he's trying to hold his velocity deeper into starts, his choice between going pro and attending Vanderbilt after being drafted, and his involvement with True2U in Cleveland.
Interview w/Triston McKenzie
3:48 Triston’s Path into Baseball & Development as a Pitcher
7:03 Cleveland's Organizational Approach & Adjustments
9:20 Holding Velocity Deeper Into Starts & Building Strength
11:38 Focusing on Health
13:17 The Choice Between Vanderbilt vs. Signing Out of High School
15:47 Working with True2U in Cleveland & Being a Role Model
17:49 How Can MLB Increase Interest with Young Black Athletes
20:08 Chances MLB Changes Course on DH Before Opening Day?
21:11 What is a ‘Feel Pitch’?
23:17 Root for Kumar Rocker to go 1.1 or to Texas?
25:56 Highest Ceiling Among Shortstop Prospects (Non Wander Division)
28:00 Commissioner Law’s Improvements to the Game
32:13 MLB Teams vs. Vandy: Developing Big Leaguers
33:47 Should New Order Be in the Rock and Roll HOF?
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