Winning with Consistent Outfield Playby Jake Boss
Coach Jake goes deep into the essentials of great outfield play. A very underlooked subject but very valuable. The higher you get in baseball, the bigger impact a good outfield unit can make on a team. From saving runs to keeping runners in check to allowing your pitchers to throw confidently knowing they have a good defense behind them, there's no limit to what a good outfield can do for your team.
Jake is going to share with you different principles, strategies, and drills you can use to improve your outfielders right away. He talks about things like:
- The Communication Factor
- Important Numbers & Stats To Strive For
- Building Athletic Outfielders
- Plus more...
Stay tuned at the end for an open Q/A session, maybe one of your questions will be asked and answered.
Jake Boss Jr. was appointed the 16th head coach in Michigan State baseball history on July 1, 2008, and has quickly become one of the most successful coaches in the program’s 131-year history.
In 11 seasons at MSU, Boss has compiled a 333-269 (.553) record. His 333 wins are the most over an 11-year span in program history. Five of the 10 winningest seasons in MSU history have come under Boss’ direction. He has guided the Spartans to 30-win seasons in seven of the last 11 years, as well as the Big Ten regular-season championship in 2011 and the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
During Boss’ tenure at Michigan State, MSU has had 34 selections in the Major League Baseball Draft, including three or more in six of the last 10 years. Three Spartans were selected in the 2019 draft: Mitchell Tyranski (12th round, Los Angeles Dodgers), pitcher Indigo Diaz (27th round, Atlanta Braves) and infielder Marty Bechina (32nd round, Oakland Athletics). One MSU player was selected in the 2018 draft: Riley McCauley (14th round, Chicago Cubs), after four Spartans were selected the 2017 draft: Alex Troop (ninth round, Washington), Brandon Hughes (16th round, Chicago Cubs), Nathan Witt (17th round, Los Angeles Dodgers) and Joe Mockbee (29th round, Chicago White Sox). Michigan State had four juniors selected in the 2016 draft: Cam Vieaux (sixth round, Pittsburgh), Jordan Zimmerman (seventh round, Los Angeles Angles), Dakota Mekkes (10th round, Chicago Cubs) and Matt Byars (24th round, Minnesota). The 2015 draft saw a school-record eight players taken: Cam Gibson (fifth round, Detroit), Ryan Krill (ninth round, New York Yankees), Anthony Misiewicz (18th round, Seattle), Cam Vieaux (19th round, Detroit), Jeff Kinley (28th round, Miami), Mick VanVossen (28th round, Washington), Blaise Salter (31st round, Detroit) and Mark Weist (37th round, San Francisco).