Eric Bunnell

Eric Bunnell

Eric Bunnell has coached college baseball for nearly a decade. He currently works with infielders, catchers and base runners at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. During Bunnell's tenure as an infield coach, his shortstops have been selected in the MLB Draft two years in a row. He also coaches during the summer; and in 2008, he was named Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League Manager of the Year. His work has been published by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA); and he writes "The Coach’s Cave" blog, where he posts on various topics relating to college baseball and instructional drills.

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Improve Your Agility With 4 Speed Ladder Drills

You can be the fastest athlete in the world, but unless you're Usain Bolt, all that speed won't do you much good if you can't stop and change directio...

How (and Why) to Use Weighted Baseballs

Weighted baseballs are a training tool that coaches and players seem to either love or hate. Many coaches swear by them, but others do not want th...

Improve Your Baseball Swing With This Drill Progression

Whether you like to pivot on your back foot or raise up on your back toe, hip rotation is essential to driving the baseball efficiently. If you...

Improve Your Fielding Prowess with Two-Knee Drills

Letting a ground ball go through his legs is arguably the most embarrassing thing an infielder can do. Even the best fielders commit errors occas...

How to Build Arm Strength for Baseball: Throwing Drills

Throwing a baseball is the first skill players learns. But it's also where trouble starts. Surprisingly, what causes most game-time errors is not po...

3 Tips for Turning a Flawless Double Play

There is no such thing as a routine double play. Although it may appear routine to the casual fan, a lot has to go right to execute a twin killing. ...

Developing Trust Between Pitcher and Catcher

A pitcher and a catcher: two independent players, playing completely different positions with completely different job descriptions. Yet for overall...

Training Aids for Baseball Speed and Agility

During baseball season, batting practice and fielding ground balls may take precedence during practice, but you still need to make time for speed an...

Training Equipment Every Baseball Athlete Needs

Looking for that extra edge this upcoming baseball season? Training aids are a great way to gain a competitive advantage and avoid slumps. To really...

Improve Your Fielding Range With the "Walking the Dog" Drill

Want to improve your fielding technique and attack the ball? Try performing fielding drills while attached to a resistance band. (See The Many Benefi...

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