Colby is a pitching instructor at our academy and he attended Bothell High School, where he played two years of varsity baseball as a first baseman, designated hitter and starting pitcher. Prior to graduating in 2014, Colby signed an offer to play baseball at Washington State University and in the spring of 2015 made an immediate impact as a relief pitcher his freshman year.
During his junior year in 2017, Colby began to catch the attention of professional scouts and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 MLB draft. He made the decision to leave WSU a year early to play professional baseball. Later that summer, after posting a stellar 0.46 ERA in the Arizona Rookie League, he was promoted to the Rookie Level Odgen Raptors and a few weeks later, that same season, promoted to the Dodgers Single A Great Lakes Loons. Colby played 5 years of professional baseball, two years as a reliever and three years as a starter with a highlight year of 115 strikeouts against 20 walks in 95 innings - posting a 12-1 record with a 2.23 ERA. Colby retired from professional baseball in 2022 and is excited to share his wealth of knowledge and experience at our academy as a pitching instructor.
During his playing career, Colby gained a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge pitching in the Pac-12 Conference and at a professional level. Moreover, his offseason training regiment also afforded him the opportunity to work with and learn from MLB pitchers such as Matt Boyd, James Paxton, Dan Otero, Carson Fulmer, Dillon Tate, and more.
Specifically, Colby is knowledgeable in biomechanics, Plyoball usage and pitch design from his off-season work as a professional pitcher. Moreover, he learned great techniques in arm care, velocity training and mechanical efficiency. Now, he brings his wealth of knowledge and experience as a pitching instructor to our academy.
If you are looking to elevate your development as a pitcher, you will find Colby to be an excellent instructor on a personalized level.