Articles or Stories aimed at or about baseball players, coaches, teams, etc.

14 03, 2018

George Springer: Helpful Energy

2018-03-14T18:49:31+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, General Interest, Professional|

The Houston Astros spent the 2009-2013 seasons in the cellar of the American league. Somewhat affectionately known as the “LAstros” during this period, the suffering eventually led to something sweet for the Houston team.

George Springer, the 11th pick in the 2011 MLB Draft made his Major League debut for the Astros in 2014.

Since then, he has become the emotional leader of the Astros locker room, having a huge hand in the transformation from bottom dwellers to World Series champs.

Read more to find out how the Musketeer mindset has been a driver for Springer both on and off the baseball diamond:


12 03, 2018

Aaron Judge: Flurry of Improvement

2018-03-12T18:52:08+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, General Interest, Professional|

He’s become the face of the Yankees after just one season. The power hitting, wide smiling Aaron Judge took the baseball world by storm last season, crushing home runs and leading the Yankees to the American League Championship Series, where they lost to the eventual World Series champs, the Houston Astros.

It wasn’t always a sure thing that Judge would figure it out though. Heading into Spring training in 2017, he was in a close competition with Aaron Hicks for the Yankees starting right fielder job– after an up and down couple of months in the Majors.

Find out how Judge and his Ice athlete mentality helped transform him from a fringe-starter with potential in the Majors, to one of the biggest stars in the sport:


8 03, 2018

Mike Trout: The Clean-Cut Eagle

2018-03-08T15:55:34+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, General Interest, Professional|

Mike Trout is one of the most exciting young players in baseball. An all-star in all six of his full seasons in the MLB, he burst onto the scene as the future face of the MLB.

The two-time MVP is an Eagle Athlete, and he displays some of the Eagle’s key characteristics, with his clean-cut attitude and appearance and his dedication to hard work on and off of the field.

Read about how Trout exemplifies the Eagle athlete type and ways and situations in which the Eagle mindset has helped propel him to the upper echelon of Major League Baseball.  […]

28 02, 2018

Out of Orbit: Buster Posey

2018-03-08T16:32:07+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, College, General Interest, Professional|

A three-time World Series champion for the Giants and All-American for Florida State, Buster Posey is one of the most successful baseball players in recent history.

Comfortable with being in the spotlight and always calm in the pressure packed moments of big-time games, Posey is the poster-player for Rocket athletes in Major League Baseball.

Read about how the Rocket mentality has propelled Posey to becoming the National League MVP in 2012, and even further throughout his career:


21 02, 2018

Engineering Success: Tim Lincecum

2018-03-08T16:49:07+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, General Interest, Professional|

Not many players shocked the status quo quite like Tim Lincecum. A unique pitching motion at a much smaller size relative to his Major League pitching peers, Lincecum was a fan favorite in San Francisco.

His mechanics were the result of countless hours on the mound as a kid, fine tuned by Lincecum and his father. As an Engineer athlete, Lincecum became great at sticking with that pitching routine, continuing to develop and fine tune it to the point where he won two Cy Youngs.

Read this to see how the Engineer mindset was crucial in Lincecum’s initial success in the MLB and the springboard to his current comeback with the Texas Rangers:


30 10, 2015

Kansas City Royals: World Class Mental Toughness

2018-02-22T15:39:21+00:00 Baseball, General Interest, Professional|


by Dr. Robert Troutwine

Mental Toughness is one of the hottest buzzwords in sports today.  In fact, it is the Holy Grail, even in business, military and some government agencies.  “Mental Toughness” is repeated often but shows up in different ways in athletic competition.  The 2015 World Series, so far at least, is a great example.

Some coaches view mental toughness as perseverance.  Perseverance was on display by both the Royals and Mets in the 14 inning Game One, the record for the longest World Series game. This would not have happened had Alex Gordon not homered in the bottom of the 9th when things looked hopeless for the Royals.  Mental toughness in this case was coming through in the clutch.

In Game 2, Royals starter Johnny Cueto was coasting along until the 4

15 07, 2015

Clemson University Baseball

2018-02-22T15:32:42+00:00 Baseball, Coaches, College|


Monte Lee brings TAP Player Evaluation
and Development System to Clemson Baseball

July, 2015 Clemson, SC  New head baseball coach Monte Lee is bringing the TAP player evaluation and development system he used at College of Charleston to his new position at Clemson University.

Monte-Lee Monte Lee, Head Baseball Coach at Clemson University, Clemson SC

TRP: Congratulations on being named head baseball coach at Clemson! We know you used the TAP system at College of Charleston. Have you started using the TAP at Clemson?

Monte Lee: We are officially using the TAP here at Clemson. We just set it up this morning and sent out a group email to all of our players and told them they have until tomorrow to take the TAP, if that tells you anything about how important the TAP test is to us.

TRP: So you […]

24 06, 2015


2018-02-22T15:30:16+00:00 Baseball, General Interest, Professional|

kansas city royals


by Dr. Robert Troutwine       June 24, 2015

There’s a phenomenon that has recently developed that will probably come to a head following the 4th of July. In case you haven’t noticed last week’s news, eight out of nine projected starters for the American League team in the upcoming MLB All-Star game are Kansas City Royals. Due to increased fan voting for other players, the number is down to seven out of nine starters will be Kansas City Royals according to the latest vote totals.

This sets a precedent and is practically unparalleled. Also keep in mind that the MLB All Star game has greater importance than in other pro sports because the outcome of the game matters—the league that wins is the home team in the World Series. How did this happen? […]

9 04, 2015

College of Charleston Baseball

2018-02-22T15:28:42+00:00 Baseball, Coaches, College|


Monte Lee, Head Baseball Coach at College of Charleston, SC

Charleston Baseball Coach Monte Lee says TAP accurately profiles players and recruits.

March 31, 2015 Charleston, SC  Headed out for a weekend series, Head Baseball Coach Monte Lee at the College of Charleston took some time to talk with The Right Profile about the TAP.

Coach Lee: We had a really good year last year (CAA Tournament Champions and NCAA Regional Champions) and are finding a way to put ourselves in that position again this year.

TRP: Are you using the TAP? Have you tested all of your players?

Coach Lee: As soon as we signed up for the TAP 360 program, the first thing we did was give the TAP to all of our coaches first. Then we gave it to the players. What was amazing to me is how accurate the player […]

9 04, 2015

DeMatha High School Baseball

2018-03-07T19:21:05+00:00 Baseball, Coaches, High School|

coach-sean-oconnorDeMatha HS baseball head coach first to use pro-level mindset indicator

March 19, 2015 Hyattsville, MD  The Right Profile interviewed DeMatha high school head baseball coach Sean O’Connor about being the first high school baseball coach to use the TAP® 360, the same athlete mindset indicator used by pro teams like the Kansas City Royals and Washington Nationals.

TRP: First, congratulations on being inducted into the Baltimore Boys of Summer Hall of Fame later this spring along with Brooks Robinson and Al Kaline.

Coach O’Connor: Yes, I’m in rarified air. All I want is a picture of us together!

TRP: You’ve had some recent successes, winning your title last year and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in 2013. Why did you consider adding this pro-level system to your program?

Coach O’Connor: With my 2013 team I felt I really knew those kids, I had […]