The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is one of the fastest-rising pitching instructors in the nation.
John DeRouin has been churning out high-profile MLB Draft prospects out of Hops Athletic Performance in Rhode Island as well as North East Baseball’s travel program. Just in the last six months, he has been credited for developing New England’s highest high school draft pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, Ben Brutti, as well as recent USA Baseball U18 National Team gold-medalist Alex Clemmey.
DeRouin shared his philosophy on development with hosts Dan Guttenplan and Matt Feld.
“The most important piece is the relationship with the player, but the technical information that you’re giving to each guy is extremely important because everyone learns differently,” DeRouin said. “Everyone presents with a different anatomical physiological structure, in a different bandwidth that we have to work with. So, I think for me going into this, I knew I wanted to build something special here in New England. I knew we had an untapped market of high-level arms that could play at a really, really high level. That was my goal going in.”