Who would have thought that lifting weights wouldn’t be a regular routine for a young athlete with aspirations of playing in Major League Baseball?
“Me and my dad wanted me to stay super loose and not get stiff,” Mayer told reporters during a video conference. “We saw a lot of kids who were really good at a young age and they started hitting the weight room really hard and got stiff and lost all their mobility. So I wanted to stay away from that.”
Despite a relative lack of muscle from skipping the weights, Mayer, 18, still possesses a powerful swing and a strong arm.
Maybe waiting until he actually got drafted to start lifting with professional trainers is a smart move for Mayer.