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Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« on: June 15, 2016, 12:42:01 PM »
http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2016/jun/15/sources-arkansas-hire-johnson-pitching-coach/

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is expected to hire Wes Johnson as an assistant baseball coach.
According to multiple sources, Johnson and his family met with Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn and some players Tuesday at Baum Stadium. Neither Arkansas nor Mississippi State has announced the hiring, but Johnson's Twitter account affiliated with Mississippi State has been deleted.
The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger also reports Johnson will be hired at Arkansas.
Johnson, an Arkansas native, spent the past season as pitching coach at Mississippi State and the four seasons before that at Dallas Baptist. He will replace longtime Razorbacks pitching coach Dave Jorn, who resigned last month.
Johnson, 45, is a native of Sherwood and graduate from Sylvan Hills High School and UA-Monticello. He has had coaching jobs at three high schools and two colleges in the state, most recently at Central Arkansas from 2010-11.
At Mississippi State, Johnson helped lead one of college baseball's best turnarounds this season. After finishing last in the SEC last year, the Bulldogs won the SEC regular season championship and advanced to the NCAA super regionals.
Under Johnson, Mississippi State had a 2.51 team ERA, which was the seventh-lowest nationally. The Bulldogs' staff included Dakota Hudson, who transformed from a reliever into a 9-win starter and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the MLB Draft.
Johnson came to Mississippi State after a successful stint at Dallas Baptist, where he helped the Patriots to four straight NCAA regional appearances and coached three pitchers who were named all-American by at least one publication.

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 12:54:08 PM »
I'm sold.  Probably why Jorn, who was pretty successful, was fired.

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 01:17:40 PM »
This is a grand slam.  He is on the cutting edge of pitching and velocity training.  His guys use techniques from the Texas Baseball Ranch, Driveline, and The Armory.  He understands spin rate and did a study on how to use a pitchers spin rate to maximize their effectiveness.  Most of the big young arms use one of the 3 companies I mentioned so that should also help us with recruiting.  We will now be using a very similar throwing program that Vandy uses. 
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 01:17:44 PM »
I'm sold.  Probably why Jorn, who was pretty successful, was fired.

Dallas Baptist, then 1 year at MSU, when they were finally good again, is good enough for me.

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 02:50:31 PM »
it's not even all that funny anymore.
He's even gone back to trolling the Baylor thread. Shameless.
It's impressive, really.

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 03:20:51 PM »
This is a grand slam.  He is on the cutting edge of pitching and velocity training.  His guys use techniques from the Texas Baseball Ranch, Driveline, and The Armory.  He understands spin rate and did a study on how to use a pitchers spin rate to maximize their effectiveness.  Most of the big young arms use one of the 3 companies I mentioned so that should also help us with recruiting.  We will now be using a very similar throwing program that Vandy uses.
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 03:33:37 PM »
This is a grand slam.  He is on the cutting edge of pitching and velocity training.  His guys use techniques from the Texas Baseball Ranch, Driveline, and The Armory.  He understands spin rate and did a study on how to use a pitchers spin rate to maximize their effectiveness.  Most of the big young arms use one of the 3 companies I mentioned so that should also help us with recruiting. We will now be using a very similar throwing program that Vandy uses.

He will do great as long as he doesn't use a similar swimming program that Vandy uses/used

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 03:38:39 PM »
He will do great as long as he doesn't use a similar swimming program that Vandy uses/used
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2016, 09:11:23 PM »
If it's possible, Miss St's fans are melting down as much as they could over a baseball asst coach.  This guy had phenomenal pitching at DBU and now at Miss St in one year.  They are seriously butthurt.

Great hire.

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2016, 09:45:59 PM »
He will do great as long as he doesn't use a similar swimming program that Vandy uses/used

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2016, 08:50:49 AM »
Looks like a great hire. I wonder if this will help with 2017 prospect Hunter Milligan from Greenbrier. His is a 6'4" LHP with a 90 mph fastball. Committed to Miss. State.

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2016, 12:26:41 PM »
He will do great as long as he doesn't use a similar swimming program that Vandy uses/used

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2016, 06:19:03 PM »
Looks like a great hire. I wonder if this will help with 2017 prospect Hunter Milligan from Greenbrier. His is a 6'4" LHP with a 90 mph fastball. Committed to Miss. State.

if a kid from Conway has visited, and decided he wants spend his college years in Starkville, miss, do we really want him? serious question

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2016, 06:24:12 PM »
Milligan flips to Hogs. Good thing our coaching staff looks past a kid taking visits to other schools.
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2016, 06:56:37 PM »
if a kid from Conway has visited, and decided he wants spend his college years in Starkville, miss, do we really want him? serious question
Appatently the answer is a clear 'yes'.
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2016, 07:09:26 PM »
Did we lose any recruits to the draft? I never heard.
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2016, 07:16:08 PM »
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2016, 08:39:17 AM »
Milligan flips to Hogs. Good thing our coaching staff looks past a kid taking visits to other schools.
http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2016/jun/29/states-top-player-decommits-mississippi-state-pled/

This is BIG.  That kid can throw.
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2016, 09:22:05 AM »
This is BIG.  That kid can throw.

I'm glad he flipped, but it sounds like he'll likely be a high first round pick.  I doubt he steps foot on any campus.

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2016, 09:23:21 AM »
I'm glad he flipped, but it sounds like he'll likely be a high first round pick.  I doubt he steps foot on any campus.
That's certainly a fear.
He's voiced that it would have to be an incredible amount of money to not go to UA. He said he doesn't want to live the minor league life.
Who knows...

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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2016, 12:04:27 PM »
I'm glad he flipped, but it sounds like he'll likely be a high first round pick.  I doubt he steps foot on any campus.

He's not. He hasn't hit 90 since his 9th grade year. He worked 84-88 last week at Team USA TOS. He pitched well against the best hitters in the country, though.  He was rated #7 in 2014. Now he is rated in the 150-250 range depending on the site.  Very good chance we get him to campus
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Re: Van Horn's found his new pitching coach
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2016, 10:30:09 PM »
He said he doesn't want to live the minor league life.
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