I successfully rebounded following Tommy John surgery and personally underwent a Biomechanical Analysis. I worked with a Biomechanical Specialist, like Brandon, during rehab and became more biomechanically aware of what is necessary to deliver the ball more efficiently using the body. I did some biomechanical analysis work and tried to figure it out. Throw after throw, pitch after pitch, I began to discover how to get the power that I always knew I could create.
I was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth round of the 1997 amateur draft, I chose not to sign and instead took a scholarship opportunity to play at Long Beach State. My success at Long Beach State included a trip to the College World Series. I went on to pitch for the Seattle Mariners, as well as the Colorado Rockies, in the minor leagues. I started with the Kansas City T-Bones organization in 2004 as a pitcher, appearing in 21 games before having my contract purchased by the Colorado Rockies.
After retiring from professional pitching, I began my coaching career in 2008 which included two years as the pitching coach for the Kansas City T-Bones as well as a year as pitching coach for the Harlingen Whitewings of the UBL. Additionally, I served as the manager of the Harlingen Whitewings of the UBL. I have over 13 years of professional baseball experience.
The instruction I offer is unique and hinges on one-on-one teaching. Everyone has a story, and at one point in my story I topped out at 98mph. The use of biomechanics and the understanding of one's body coupled with hard work are the foundations of what I teach. You've heard the saying 'work smarter, not harder'. The video never lies. You don't have to be 6'6 to throw 95mph+. Look at Tim Lincecum or Pedro Martinez, neither are tall but their bodies work. All I need is one chance and I will prove to you that you WILL get better.
Caleb Balbuena, owner and instructor
When I left high school I was throwing 70-75mph. I was 6'6 and 230 pounds and just didn't know how to throw. I was a big, athletic guy but had no idea how to maneuver my body nor did I have the rhythm and timing it takes to deliver the ball with any kind of velocity. It wasn't until after several years of training, and learning more about my body and body movements through my years playing professional baseball, followed by Tommy John surgery, that I finally found it. After Tommy John surgery I knew that there was something wrong with my mechanics. As a tall pitcher it never really felt as though I was using my entire body, things were out of of rhythm and my scar on my arm was proof.