What makes baseball different from other sports are the options a parent or coach can open by teaching kids unique skills at an early age. If one excels at these skills it makes their path to the major or minor leagues tremendously more accessible.
Baseball is different from Football because speed cannot be taught; only improved to an extent. If one does have the speed, do they have the hands, vertical jump, and strength to prosper into a wide receiver or running back?
The fastest way for a parent to pave his child’s way into the NFL is give his son ball; not to throw, but kick it. There are so many uncontrollable skills for the NFL that are not teachable.
The same holds true for the NBA. We see what happens when a kid practices every day on his shot equals to in the NBA, J.J Redick.
So many tools are uncontrollable that are required in the NBA, and most of which occur at birth. The fastest way into professional basketball is to be 7’ 2”, look at the “offensively” dominant Hasheem Thabeet.
Even soccer is all about practice. There are few things parents can teach to differentiate their kid from the norm.
This list will feature the top 5 fastest ways to reach the MLB. Now this will not include the 98+ mph fastball. That cannot be taught, so Stephen Strasburg will not be featured on this list.
Parents have your pen and paper ready?