Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as the leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.
A lifelong "baseball guy," Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. Rick has coached with the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jay, Oakland A's and NY Mets. Rick is currently the pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A's finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 American League Cy Young Award.
Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michael Lewis' bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein's Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today's most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.
Rick's life's work is culminated in the offerings of 3P Sports. His mission is to serve the amateur market to enable baseball players to avoid injury and improve their performance.
James Andrews is one of the founding members of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also a founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute, (ASMI) a non-profit institute dedicated to injury prevention, education and research in orthopedics and sports medicine. This foundation is recognized as one of the world's leaders in this field. Dr. Andrews continues to serve as Chairman and Medical Director of ASMI. He has mentored more than 250 orthopedic/sports medicine Fellows and more than 45 primary care sports medicine Fellows who have trained under him through the ASMI Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Andrews is also a founding partner and the Medical Director of the Andrews Institute, located in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Dr. Andrews is internationally known and recognized for his skills as an orthopedic surgeon as well as his scientific and clinic research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injury prevention and treatment. In addition, he has made major presentations on every continent, and has authored numerous scientific articles and books.
Dr. Andrews has worked with literally hundreds of the best athletes of our time including Tom Glavine, Al Leiter, Joba Chamberlain, Barry Zito, Michel Jordan, Reggie Bush, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and Shaquille O'Neal.
Today, Al Leiter is well known for his expert work as a television host and analyst with MLB Network and YES Network. As a TV commentator, Al provides enthusiastic, unique and powerful sights so the viewers can understand the intricacies of the game. These are the same intricacies that Al mastered as an all-star MLB pitcher.
Al is a three-time World Series Champion and two-time All-Star pitcher formerly with the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Florida Marlins. As a member of the 3P Sports team, Al provides his pitching knowledge and experience to help us develop the best program on the market today.
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round in 1984, Al had a nineteen-year major league career. He attributes his success to a proper mental attitude combined with hard work and talent. With his victory over the Diamondbacks April 30, 2002, Leiter became the first pitcher in major league history to beat all 30 current teams.
One of Al's secrets was his pre game thoughts. Al says that his energy is "channeled to excitement". I visualized the night before. I believe in it. I visualize the lineup and me executing the pitch that I wanted to throw to that particular player'and see a positive result. Most of all, my visualization is a perfect game."
One of the most successful pitchers in baseball, Leiter has been recognized for nearly every humanitarian award in the sport, including the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the Good Guy Award from the New York Press Photographers Association, the Branch Rickey Award for unselfish contribution to his community, and the Joan W. Payson Award for humanitarian services. In January 2002, Leiter was the emcee at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's inauguration. Rudy Giuliani appointed him to the Twin Towers Fund Board of Directors. As part of the Twin Towers Fund Board of Directors, Leiter helped to allocate more than $280 million in donations. Leiter was also selected by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the Board of Directors of NYC & Company, the city's official, nonprofit tourism organization.
Jim Duquette is known throughout major league baseball for his expertise in baseball operations and talent evaluation. During his years as a scout and senior executive, he has been the force behind recruiting many of today's highest performing players. Today, Jim is a Baseball Analyst for Sirius / XM radio and for MLB.com. Prior to this he was Vice President for Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles for two years. Jim came to the Orioles after serving in virtually every capacity of the baseball front office for the New York Mets for 14 of the previous 15 years.
Jim began his pro baseball career as an assistant in the Mets' scouting and minor league departments in 1991, getting his start under a pair of former Orioles executives, Frank Cashen and Al Harazin. He eventually was named Assistant Director/Scouting and Minor Leagues in 1995 and served in that role for two seasons before joining the Houston Astros as Director of Player Development. He spent 54 weeks with the Astros, the only time he had been outside the Mets organization until coming to the Orioles.
Duquette rejoined the Mets as Director of Player Personnel in 1997 and 13 months later was named Assistant General Manager. In 2003, he was named the Mets' General Manager, making him the 10th GM in the club's history. At the time of his appointment, he was the 4th-youngest general manager in the majors at age 37, behind only the Red Sox' Theo Epstein, the Dodgers' Paul DePodesta and the Yankees' Brian Cashman. He served as Mets' General Manager for a year and a half, then was named Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, serving under Omar Minaya. Under his watch as GM in NY and Baltimore, players like David Wright, Jose Reyes, Melvin Mora, Nick Markakis, Scott Kazmir, Heath Bell, Jeremy Guthrie, Aaron Heilman, Brian Bannister, Lastings Milledge, among others got their opportunity at the major league level.