Jake has taught me that you are not going to get anywhere just going through the motions.
Jake DePew has done unthinkable things for me. Whether its things that are used on the field or things that can be applied in everyday life. He has completely transformed my swing while still allowing me to be myself in the box. Jake has taught me that you are not going to get anywhere just going through the motions. I think about the time he said this to me almost each and every day. It clicked to me as a way to live my life, and it gave me a motive to work hard and be successful. Now, to get down to the details of my swing. He changed my approach in the box ultimately making me more confident at the plate. He taught me how to stay "behind" the ball, and keep the barrel on plane for as long as possible. He also showed me how to get into my hips, and not just swing with my arms and upper half. Lastly he taught me that the best way to create power and hit the ball hard is the be explosive with the lower half, while still maintaining the correct order of movements with the body. Overall Coach DePew has greatly improved my performance on the diamond. -Frankie Derner