Negro League and MLB baseball player Monte Irvin once said that, “Early in life I learned, just through observation, that right always wins out over wrong. If a person has good intentions in his heart and wants to do the right thing, then there are certain ways that any obstacle can be overcome.”
What obstacles are you currently dealing with that must be overcome?
High school tryouts for baseball are over and there are a lot of young men who did not make the cut. And while others made the team, they will be fighting for playing time. Then there are the starters who are fighting for college scholarships or a top spot in the 2022 MLB Draft.
Why are you playing baseball? It may be what keeps you going when the going gets tough.
I became a professional baseball player with the Chicago Cubs, but I never loved baseball. Loving baseball requires you to make sacrifices for the game. I did not regularly make the right choices to eat properly and get good rest. I did not train the way I should have. I played the game because of the attention and access it gave me.
For those reasons, I never became the best version of myself as a baseball player. But my failures as a player are why I am one of the best swing coaches in the country.
So, I didn’t lose, I learned.
To help keep your skills sharp, we have introduced a new type of Skill Build—our Virtual Skill Build—where I can help you develop hitting skills anytime, anywhere using anything.
Remember: Intelligence tops being smart.
C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, C.J. has more than 22 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J. Stewart has a proven system of development and a track record of success that can work for you.