28 results for author: Bryant-Cr8tive

RESULTS VS. THE PROCESS

When a new client comes to me, it is often that they tell me a bit about their son. Their first words are usually not words at all - they are numbers. " My son has a .635 batting average or he only has 5 doubles in the last two years . . . . etc. " Numbers are the RESULTS. The PROCESS is the means by which you arrive at those ... More

We Were All Wrong About Kris Bryant

You were wrong. I was wrong. Scouts were wrong. Computers were wrong. To be fair, pretty much no one and nothing saw this coming. But sure enough, Kris Bryant has turned into exactly the type of player teams can often only dream of employing, a guy who can hit moonshots without striking out. Scouts and projection algorit... More

Harper – Gallo – Bryant – Did They Set The Bar Too High?

Much has been written about these three sluggers by sports pundits all over the country but nowhere can you find a piece from anyone who watched , coached , and/or instructed them through their developmental years from 8 years old through high school - until now ! These three kids all took a starkly different path to the Major ... More

BASEBALL REALITY CHECK . . . SOME THINGS HAPPENING ON THE BASEBALL BEAT 

  CUBS SCOUT TEAM Yes ! The Chicago Cubs Scout Team is alive and well and expanding ! My partners , Area Scout Tom Myers and Scout Don Moriarity are actively pursuing talent nationwide with much success . We had a great showing in the PG World Series in July at the Cubs Spring Training complex in Mesa AZ and expect many ... More

This Season’s First Half Was a Home Run Derby

On Monday in Miami, as a prelude to the All-Star Game the next night, a parade of major leaguers will step to the plate, swing hard and try to lift baseballs into the seats. Officially, it is known as the annual Home Run Derby. It will also seem redundant, because it basically describes the entire first half of the season. ... More

“DAD , THAT’S JUST PLAIN WRONG ! ” – Kris Bryant

Folks . There comes a time where one can only take so much . My intent was to not turn this into a blog . It has been an opinion oriented and informational website . With the success of my son , there is much that comes along with that - both good . . . . and . . . . . bad . I will address the bad of it . I will try to be as ... More

DOWNWARD TREND – FACT OR FICTION ?

Now don't all of you get your eggs in an uproar ! This is totally fixable . I spoke of " changing the culture " in my interview with the Cubs Insider guys . I feel very strongly about this . And extremely passionate that , as far as hitting goes , I am 100 % right in what I am doing . After all , I have waited 25 FRIGGIN YEARS ... More

OLD HABITS DIE HARD “You CAN teach an old dog new tricks “

I am NOT surprised by the overwhelming response to my Cubs Insider interview with Evan Altman and Brendan Miller . I AM surprised that even with the evidence squarely planted in front of their faces , some coaches and instructors still refuse to believe what they see ! There is so much material out there that it is becoming ... More

Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to Cubs Insider About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 4)

Part 1 of our series looked at Kris Bryant’s adjustments following the 2015, Part 2 got into Mike Bryant’s teaching philosophy, and Part 3 went into the younger Bryant’s adjustments heading into 2016. In this, our final installment, we hear about Mike’s reaction to some of Kris’s prep scouting reports and the ... More

Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to CI About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 3)

If you find yourself reading this and haven’t seen Part 1 and Part 2, please remedy that posthaste and make your way back when you’re done. In addition to providing context, there’s some great stuff in there for Cubs fans or just baseball fans in general. We’ve already learned about how Kris Bryant adjusted his ... More