Congratulations to @cruzdaddario on signing with Sacramento State. Cruz broke though with sitting 91-92mph a few weeks ago. The video resulted in strong offers from numerous schools, and in a day and age of baseball kids crowing about 25% scholarships, Cruz will be going to school for free for his last 2 years, even with one of those having to sit out as a transfer.
Cruz started with us the summer before his senior year of high school. While he displayed good athleticism, he was desperately lacking several key abilities for a pitcher, namely hip mobility and strength. It was a patient process to be able to even get him in correct POSITION to be able to deadlift. Nevertheless he made good progress throughout the year and went 8-0 on the mound (Nevada subdivision). Despite his onfield success, the questionable competition his record was accomplished with, and his underwhelming 83-85mph velocity left him going to a D6 school. However, where most would get discouraged and envious of others "ahead of them", Cruz never lost faith in The Process. He continued to put his head down, invest in himself, and work. He returned last summer to train and was still a flat 85 at the start. However, he continued to train hard, and began to add significant size. He rocketed 405 vertical shin flat back deadlift this past winter, and we knew with the good baseball qualities he has in his shoulder, coupled with his massively increased power in his hips, his breakthrough was imminent. His 91-92 video through a Stalker 2 gun created much interest, and now he is off to a D1 school that made the CWS last year for free. In our opinion though this is just the beginning; he is still scratching the surface on how hard he will eventually throw. Provided with health and God's favor, he is positioning himself for a nice payday in the MLB draft in 2 years.
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