Bobby Livingston Professional Baseball Performance is a baseball coaching academy that was started by Bobby Livingston shortly after retiring from his career as a professional baseball player. He now dedicates his time to teaching his students the fundamentals of the game as well as advanced skills and techniques to help young ballplayers get to the next level in their own baseball careers.
Bobby's coaching is based on a foundation of tremendous expertise, and his advice comes from a blend of personal experience, a love for the game of baseball, and a passion for seeing his students succeed on and off the diamond.
Bobby began his professional career after being selected in the 4th round by the Seattle Mariners in 2001. He worked his way through their minor league system with great success. He still owns the wins record for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers with 15 in a single season. As one of the Mariners Top Prospects, he moved through the system quickly reaching the big leagues in 2006, at the age of 23. Jim Thome was the first career hitter he faced, in which he struck him out with a 3-2 curveball.
Livingston was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds in 2007 and played 11 games with them prior to having season ending surgery on his left labrum. Livingston was ranked as a top rookie in 2007. He tied the Reds record for most hits by a pitcher in a single game by going 4-4 at the plate on July 15, 2007 vs the Atlanta Braves. Livingston exceeded expectations in his rookie year.
Livingston was then picked up by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 as a free agent. He played 16 games for the Baltimore AAA and AA farm teams before asking for his release in 2009. Livingston played nine games for the Cleveland Indians farm teams before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009, where he finished the season. Livingston also pitched in Venezuela for the Tiburones in Caracas during Winter Ball.
In 2010, Livingston made 22 appearances with 15 starts for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple A team for the New York Mets. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010 before being traded to the Triple A team for the Tampa Bay Rays where he finished the season. He pitched in Margarita, Venezuela for Winter Ball that season.
In 2011, Livingston played in the Mexican League for the Vaqueros de la Laguna. He also played Winter Ball in Puerto Rico with the Gigantes. He was one the top starters in the league as he advanced to the Caribbean World Series. In 2012, he played for the SugarLand Skeeters where he was 9-2 with a 3.00 era, prior to signing a contract play in Asia. He then played Winter Ball with the Gigantes in the Dominican Republic. Livingston returned to the United States for the 2013 season where he again played with the Skeeters prior to taking the rest of the season off due to his ailing mother. He decided to retire from playing baseball in February 2014, after playing one last Winter Ball in Puerto Rico.
Very few professional baseball players are drafted out of high school without playing for a college team, but Livingston had the ability and potential. He is one of the few players that had success as a lefty batter and a lefty pitcher. Livingston was named Post Season All Star in 2004 and 2005. He was also named Mid-Season All Star in 2005. Moreover, he was also named Mariners Most Valuable Pitcher in 2004 and 2005 and also broke the strike-out record for a single game for the Triple A Rainiers when he struck out 14 in 7 innings of work.
Livingston had 81 wins and 64 losses in his minor league career.
It is exceedingly obvious that Bobby Livingston loves the game of baseball and was tough enough mentally and emotionally to endure the grueling nature of a very successful professional baseball career. He always played his best and played for his team. Livingston is now giving his best to his students at BLPB Performance.
If you would like to contact Bobby about the coaching he provides, please feel free to fill out the form below, or call the number listed below for Major League Instruction today.