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Podcast EP 25: Max Dutto (Minor League Infielder & Driveline Baseball Hitting Trainer)

In this episode…

In this episode, we sit down and talk shop with current minor league infielder and Driveline Baseball Hitting Instructor Max Dutto. Dutto’s unique path in baseball took him to 3 different college baseball programs and levels before being selected 266th overall by the White Sox in the 9th round of the 2016 Amateur Draft. 

Dutto’s college career started at Cal where he played 3 season in the Pac-12. Dutto transferred to Cal State East Bay where he planned to finish his college career with the Pioneers, but a scheduling mistake left him ineligible to play just before his senior season. Taking quick action, Dutto transferred to Menlo College where he was immediately eligible to play for the up and coming NAIA program. 
It was at Menlo College that Dutto played for current Driveline Baseball Director of Hitting, Jason Ochart. As a professional player, Dutto followed Ochart up to Driveline as a trainee following his 2017 season with the White Sox organization. Since then, Dutto has taken on the dual role of trainee and instructor. He currently trains and works as an employee at Driveline’s facility in Kent, Washington.

Dutto’s playing career and current work at the forefront of baseball’s best player development facility give him the perfect perspective to provide current young players with useful tips and advice. Throughout the converstation, Dutto hits on key themes, like intentional practice, having a plan, being hungry to learn, and much more. You won’t want to miss this interview with one of baseball’s best young minds!

Follow Max Dutto on Twitter: @MaxDutto_ 


College Baseball, Recruiting Process, Player Development, Offense, Hitting, Hitter Training, Constraint Lead Approach to Hitting, NAIA, D2, D1, Planning, Driveline Baseball

Episode Notes

You can read Dutto’s article describing how to use and interpret K-Vest data HERE.