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January 11, 2018  

21: James Vilade- Assistant Baseball Coach, Oklahoma State University

January 11, 2018
  • Being a cowboy is being a part of one of the greatest programs in the history of college baseball
  • We hang our hat on player development. There’s not a team in the big 12 that has had more draft picks than us in the last 5 years
  • Our demand in practice is energy. You’ve gotta come out prepared to play and practice with an intensity thats going to match game speed.
  • The guys really embrace the fact that the daily competition is that internal check to task yourself to be at your best and to be at a high level every single practice.
  • No matter what spreadsheet you get or saber-metrics stats you use, our number one statistic is “who is our there competing for a spot every single day.” Thats how you win and job and impact the game.
  • Two big things for me as an infield coach are leadership and communication. If we’re constantly communicating were playing the game in a progressive way. If we’re playing the game in a progressive way then we aren’t going to worry about what happened last inning, were going to keep competing.
  • If the players don’t trust you, they’re not going to care what you tell them. It doesn’t matter if you have the best information in the world if your players not trust you. 
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