When Jason Heyward was featured in an in-depth article in Sports Illustrated, everyone at Diamond Directors was thrilled that he was getting the attention he deserves. Jason is very intentional about his development in baseball. There’s never a day that he comes in to train when he doesn’t have a plan. He’s very focused on his training, on his journaling, and is very methodical about reaching his goals.
Of course, we also have a lot of fun- it’s not all serious! Training with CJ is not like a drill instructor situation- it’s a very comfortable relationship where they work very hard, but work very well together, too. In fact, Jason is a perfect example of why we work so hard to figure out exactly how each of our players learn. Understanding Jason’s learning style allowed CJ to tailor the training specifically for him, which lets them get a lot of work done, but still have fun.
After seeing the article and the title, we all thought the publicity couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. Jason works hard at his craft and is dedicated to being a good baseball player. He put in the hard work…this isn’t luck. Jason is starting out the right way, he’s surrounded by the right development team and he’s putting in the work.
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 area scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, CJ has more than 12 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 track record of success that can work for you.