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Jake Odorizzi: Preparing For Success With Visualization

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Jake Odorizzi is a professional pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays (@Rays Baseball) of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2012 with the Kansas City Royals. Odorizzi attended Highland High School in Highland, Illinois, where he led the Highland Bulldogs to the Illinois state championship.

In this video, Odorizzi talks about his process for mental preparation before a game. Throughout the day he stays loose and relaxed. A big thing for him, and a good thing for young players to practice, is keeping your emotions in check before the game and not overthinking it. Stay loose however you see fit. Another strategy he uses is visualization. He mentally prepares himself for different situations that may arise throughout the game, so that when the time comes he will be prepared for whatever comes his way.