The Genius Maker Yankee Blog
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|Introduction||I am an ex-catcher who played Division I baseball at Valparaiso University.
My baseball career ended with a broken disc in my back that I injured between my Jr. and Sr. years.
At Valpo, we played teams such as Notre Dame, Purdue and Northwestern. I was a Wade Boggs type of hitter (not as good obviously) with a .355 batting average, not much power and a .500+ OBP. I had the school record for walks (which has since been broken). Defensively, I was very solid throwing runners out, blocking balls and calling a good game and hold a Div. I record that will never be broken with a 1.000 fielding % for my entire junior year.
At the end of the day I was not physically good enough to get to the majors, but I do have a gift with a great understanding of the game from a General Manager standpoint. My strength is on the value of players from a trade, dollar and team perspective (honed from a SABR and ex-player combination), with a thorough understanding of the "X's and O's" of game management. I watch the game from a catchers perspective while calling every pitch.
I hope you enjoy my Yankee ramblings