We got a chance to speak with professional baseball player, Nick Loftin, on what his experience with Dynamic Sports Training (DST) has been so far. This former Baylor Bear from Corpus Christi, was recently the number thirty-two overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. He was drafted as a shortstop by the Kansas City Royals.
Nick Loftin first heard about DST through many teammates and peers, including a recommendation from fellow DST athlete, Antonio Valdez. Impressed with the extensive amount of pro athletes that have been a part of the program, Loftin decided to check us out and the rest is history. Although he has only been training with DST for about three weeks now, he feels he has already gained some new knowledge, along with physical improvements in his mobility. When asked what he’s learned so far, he responded, “I’ve learned a lot about how my body works, from ligaments, tendons, things like that. Kevin and Hayden have both helped me understand how my body works in different positions, and how to really move better.” DST takes great pride in making sure their athletes understand body mechanics and creating habits that lead to long-term muscle health.
When given the opportunity to compare his style of play to another player, he quickly said Whit Merrifield. “He’s been a guy who’s really been all over the field, and that’s kind of been my role growing up, going through college at Baylor University. That’s also how the Kansas City Royals have also viewed me; as a guy who’s going to be playing all over the field,” said Loftin.
We asked one of our sports performance specialists, Hayden Letts what it was like working with Loftin. “It’s been a lot of fun to work with Nick,” he said. “For someone with his athletic ability to come in here and already be so far ahead of what you’d expect, it’s a nice challenge to find ways for him to improve and just see how much father he can push his abilities.”
Loftin is aware that he can only control his consistency, effort and attitude as he currently anticipates his MLB debut, and his time to shine.