Episode 11! Very excited to have the opportunity to talk to Travis Fitta. He’s a hitting coach in the Chicago Cubs MiLB Organization. Based out of Ohio, Travis has an in-depth knowledge of the data that supports the future of player development in the game of baseball. Travis is also a Veteran of the United States Army! Curious to hear a story of how one man can achieve goals fast? Listen up! BIG thank you to Travis! . Travis's social media handles. Instagram: @travisfitta Twitter: @travisfitta Make sure to subscribe and share! Patreon.com/Loadedbasespodcast Instagram: @loadedbasespodcast Twitter: @Mason_LBP Website: LoadedBasesPodcast.com NEW! TikTok @loadedbasespodcast
Welcome fans to the 13th installment of High and Inside. Today on the show, Andrew gets excited about the return of the Chicago Cubs and MLB, and talks with Travis Fitta! Travis was assigned to the Eugene Emeralds for the 2020 season, but we all know how that story goes. Listen in to learn about his coaching philosophies, the direction of player development, and his journey to becoming a professional baseball coach. If the train is coming, best get off the tracks. Twitter: https://twitter.com/High_Inside_Pod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighandInsidePod/ Doc Breezus (Music): https://open.spotify.com/artist/6mcjxwPbOtWkrCH9escSYQ?si=xFm_GGiyR_eaR6uGRrnVmg
Ryan Fuller & Travis Fitta- MiLB Hitting Coaches for the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs
Controlling The Zone Show
Contact our guests, Travis Fitta & Ryan Fuller by reaching them on twitter!Travis Fitta- @travisfittaRyan Fuller- @fullerhittingList of the questions asked during this episode:BACKGROUNDCan you guys give us a short snap shot on your timeline in the game of baseball, how you got into coaching and how that's ultimately led to your current position?What is your coaching “Why”What have you guys been doing during this time given you were supposed to be on a baseball field and we’ve been pretty much limited to our homes…Most influential coaches or mentors you’ve had and why?How do you want to be remembered when your careers are over? What would you want your players and peers to say about you?Where does your passion for hitting come from?DEVELOPMENTGives us your brief hitting philosophyBREAKING DOWN HITTINGHow do you guys evaluate your hitters?Define in your terms what does a “good mover” mean to you?Loose vs. TightDo you believe we need to have a perfect sequence to be successful?What’s something you teach now that you didn’t two years ago?What is one mechanical piece of the swing you have changed your mind on compared to your beliefs in the past?What are some things you are very intentional about when it comes to hitting?What would a typical hitting lesson look like with you?How do you train adjustability in the your hitters?In a team setting, how do you manage all your players to make sure they all continue to develop?How do you avoid confirmation biases when reviewing your players?How do you deal with a player who is hyper focused on mechanics and it’s having a negative impact on his results but he can’t seem to get his focus off of the internalPRACTICE DESIGNHow do you guys create a game-like environment in your practice design?Traditional BP vs. New Age BPHITTING APPROACHESExplain the process you go through developing an approach?How do you go about developing a team approach with your hitters?2k approach- Is it different?TECHNOLOGYWhat technologies are you guys using with your hitters?What metrics do you like to key in on?How do you go about training those metrics you see deficiencies in?