Athletes Advantage has been a big part of my success as a professional athlete. They have helped me to prepare for the long baseball season, both mentally and physically. Over the years, I have reaped the rewards of the work that I put in during the off-season. These workouts have helped me to stay healthy on the field as well as keeping my body feeling strong through out the season. In 2009, I had significant head injury that I sustained during the season. Doctors and many others said I would have difficulties with every day activities. They also said that returning to the field to pitch again was highly unlikely. Ed Smith took the task of recuperating me back to health and to get me back on the playing field. Though it was a battle at times, Ed and his staff’s positive attitude regarding my situation kept me motivated to return back to playing form. Thanks to Athletes Advantage, I was back playing well before my expected return and was in the best shape of my life. Ed and staff will push their athletes farther than anyone could on their own. Having spent several off-seasons training on my own, I can definitely say that working with Ed and his staff has truly put me at an advantage going into every Spring Training!