Jonathan de Marte – President

“If you told me my high school performance was any indication of the direction my baseball career was headed, I would have been the first to tell you I envisioned playing three years of college ball and then getting drafted. After winning the New York State Gatorade player of the year twice, I thought my name was destined to be called on draft day. I just finished my second season of professional baseball after spending most of my Professional career with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League. I was traded to the York Revolution of the Atlantic League this past August. I am also a member of Team Israel for the upcoming 2020 Olympic qualifiers and hopefully can aid in helping Israel qualify for the Olympics, and be able to travel to Tokyo and participate in the games. My path to becoming a professional pitcher has not been ideal to say the least. During my time at the University of Richmond, I underwent five surgeries; three elbow, a partially torn rotator cuff, a double hernia, and became a position player before becoming a two-way guy in my sixth year. These setbacks forced me to expand my viewpoints on baseball training, and I had to become open-minded to new frontiers that could keep me on the field. After experiencing various setbacks, I became desperate and willing to try anything to get back on the field. My desperation led me down a path that has changed how I train and how I pitch, which has kept me healthy and made me a better pitcher than I ever imagined. My new training regimen contains movements that had been debunked by my baseball counterparts for most of my life. It took serious self-realization over the years to migrate towards the new generation of movement, lifting, rehabbing, throwing, and hitting. Now, I believe that if athletes do not invest in themselves by exploring the new training methods that have emerged for hitting, lifting, throwing, pitching, and moving pertaining to baseball their growth as a player will be stunted and they will not be able to reach their full potential. One of the personal satisfactions my brother and I have is sharing what we have learned with other aspiring ballplayers and seeing them implement and have success as a result of our guidance. I pride myself on positivity, humility, and leading by example to become the best player and source of information I can be. SOTG is dedicated to providing content in an objective matter, which I believe is one of our most attractive attributes. Matthew and I are not claiming our way is the only way or the best way, but rather we are sharing content that has benefited our clients and ourselves as a way to offer ‘students of the game’ an alternative way of understanding the new generation of baseball.”

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