On June 9th, 2018 Tyler Palm became the first ever development player out of the USPBL to sign with a Major League Organization. Tyler’s path to being signed with the Minnesota Twins is an example of a success story that is possible for any who are willing to put forth the effort to change the path of their career.
Donny Murray, a product of Walpole, Massachusetts is the Utica Unicorns ace and the winning pitcher of the first ever USPBL Championship game in 2016. Randy Wynne, born in San Diego, California, is the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers number one guy in the rotation and he is the winning pitcher of the second ever USPBL Championship. The two have faced each other so often in the two USPBL seasons that it’s developed into an unspoken rivalry that is beginning to spark interest.
As a former collegiate outfielder, Devin Alexander took the road less traveled for a professional pitcher. Acclimating himself to a more energy-efficient pitching motion made room for that extra bit of leverage he lacked when first appearing in the USPBL. An increase in velocity as well as a higher DVS scored ensued.
Jacob Ezell's ability to throw six innings and 100 pitches in a pivotal playoff game was a product of a 4-month success story that sheds light on the recovery cycle of a pitcher and how that plays a role on his success and the decision-making of his coaches.
Donny Murray threw the first NO-HITTER in USPBL history. More importantly, Donny's progression during his time in the United Shore Professional Baseball League can give a valuable lesson to many aspiring pitchers.
Evan Piechota and Chris McDonald, two USPBL pitchers that trained within the DVS System, improved mechanics, repeatability, flexibility, and joint health, all of which resulted in them getting signed by a major league organization.