The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is someone who put together one of the best high school careers in the state of Connecticut – a former two-time Gatorade Player of the Year.
Jimmy Titus went on to star at Bryant University before playing professionally from 2019 to 2021 in the Dodgers and Mets organizations. He recently announced his retirement as a professional player at the age of 24 after his minor league career was derailed by the pandemic as well as some injuries.
“My whole thing — and this may be different for some guys — is I wanted to be a big leaguer,” Titus said. “I really wanted to be a Major League Baseball player because I knew that the sacrifices that I would have to make to get to that point and grind through the minor leagues were a lot. And I felt as though if I was not going to be able to be someone that kids could look up to because I was a Major League Baseball player, I would rather spend my time trying to help them become better baseball players.”
Titus offers private instruction out of the Connecticut Capitals facility in Hartford, Conn. He has found fulfillment in his post-playing days by giving back to the game.