BOSTON ‘s If a baseball player is dreaming of making it to the majors, The Making of a Professional Baseball Player: What Every Prospect and Parent Should Know is a must-read. Author John Kulegian shares his knowledge and experience to help educate both the baseball prospect and the parent about what lies ahead in the quest of a career in baseball. The book also walks the reader through the college and professional recruiting processes.
“I’ve always enjoyed helping young athletes believe in themselves and work toward their dreams and goals,” said Kulegian. “Families often receive poor advice or don’t understand how the process works and, more often than not, spend a fortune on programs that are not necessary for their ballplayer’s success,” he added.
A former youth baseball coach and a college scout based near Boston, Kulegian offers advice to help the baseball player become smarter, stronger, more determined and focused.
“Most people don’t have a plan, and when they finally do, it’s too late,” Kulegian remarked. “I’d like to spread the word so no one is left in the dark and find out it’s too late to realize their dreams,” he added.
Kulegian’s book is also a bit of a memoir about his two sons’ experiences growing up while enjoying America’s favorite pastime along the way.
The Making of a Professional Baseball Player: What Every Prospect and Parent Should Know is available at bookstores and online, and through the publisher’s website: www.PublishAmerica.com.
The Making of a Professional Baseball Player: What Every Prospect and Parent Should Know. John Kulegian. ISBN: 1-60563-697-5. PublishAmerica, LLLP, Baltimore. 2008. Paperback, 6”x9”, 82pp.