Wes comes to Bardo’s with years of experience playing college baseball at Spartanburg Methodist and Lenoir- Rhyne, where he was immersed in several different arm concepts. He has taken part in many arm care and velocity programs which has helped shape his pitching philosophy and the way he approaches instruction youth. We sat down with Wes for a quick Q&A to see take on instruction and his view of the game.
What do you consider your strengths as an instructor?
My two biggest strengths as an instructor are my ability to adapt and continuously increasing my knowledge of the pitching delivery. I played for many different coaches with different philosophies on mechanics. As a result I was exposed to teachings of many different pitching minds in the game today. As I've grown as a baseball mind I've dug deep into several different teachings to blend into my own style, one size does not fit all so I want to be as well rounded as possible.
What is your favorite aspect of baseball?
My favorite aspect of baseball is the competitiveness of the game. Games are a series of individual contest, every pitch every at bat is a chance to win. I also love that in training you can compete against yourself day in and day out.
What would you like to see more of or less of in the game?
I want to see more of an emphasis placed on development in baseball. Too many people just play games all year long and don't spend enough time working on their craft. Baseball is hard and too often kids who could have a chance at playing at the next level get passed over because they played too much and didn't work enough.
How do you spend your down time?
I spend my downtime golfing and hiking mainly. I'm new to Colorado so I try to get out and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible; my Bernese mountain dog is enjoying it as well.
Who do you consider to be the most underrated player in the game?
I think the most underrated player in baseball is Adam Warren. Nothing about him wows you but he goes out there and competes his tail off and doesn't care if he starts, relieves, or closes. He just goes out and battles. In a sport that is quickly becoming more and more specialized, seeing a guy who just does whatever the team needs that day is awesome.
To book a lesson with Wes, visit his page.