The Draft Opportunity | MLB Draft #1
MLB Draft Podcast
by AWM Capital, Erik Averill, Travis Chick
3w ago
Welcome to the MLB Draft Podcast, the proven playbook to help you navigate the Draft Process successfully.  Our goal is to inform you, support you, and help you achieve the greatest amount of success which we define as: Fulfilling your potential to become the best MLB player and; Maximizing the financial opportunity that is a byproduct of achieving #1 The challenge: Winning is not guaranteed.  History is littered with "can't miss" players who never made it and volumes of athletes experiencing financial ruin.  The good news is the results are mainly in your control. If you foll ..read more
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The Difference Between “Personal Value” vs “Market Value” | Travis Chick, Will McGuffey | MLB Draft Podcast #16
MLB Draft Podcast
by Travis Chick, Will McGuffey, AWM Capital
1y ago
“What is your number?” is one of the most frequently asked questions to a player as the MLB draft approaches every summer. MLB teams want to know it, your agent wants to know it, the coaches at the college you are attending or committed to want to know it, but what is it and how do you calculate it? With everyone asking what this number is, how should you and your family calculate this number and who is qualified to help you understand the true value of the opportunity that you are foregoing to begin your professional career? In this episode, Travis and Will look at how to analyze the opportun ..read more
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Answering the MLB Draft’s Most Asked Questions | Travis Chick, Will McGuffey | MLB Draft Podcast #15
MLB Draft Podcast
by Travis Chick, Will McGuffey, AWM Capital
1y ago
It’s April and the MLB Draft is starting to change from a possibility to a reality. What are some of the most common questions that prospects and their families start asking their financial teams at this point in the year as they prepare to make their big draft decision? What are some nuances that most people are missing heading into July? From the realities and importance of a mock draft in March, to discussing spending habits and purchasing your first car, to what the value of the College Education Plan really is, Travis Chick and Will McGuffey break down a number of interesting topics in th ..read more
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Blue Jays' C.J. Ebarb on Preparing for the Draft | Will McGuffey, Travis Chick | MLB Draft Podcast #14
MLB Draft Podcast
by CJ Ebarb, Travis Chick, Will McGuffey, AWM Capital
1y ago
We continue our MLB Draft Podcast series as we sit down with the Toronto Blue Jays Midwest Crosschecker C.J. Ebarb. In this episode, C.J. pulls back the curtain to give players and their families valuable insight on the scouting process through the eyes of an MLB organization leading up to the MLB Draft, as well as what makes players successful once they are in professional baseball. With so much information about mock drafts and rankings available through the internet and social media, it is sometimes hard to manage everything without being overwhelmed. C.J.’s insight into the evaluation proc ..read more
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LSU's Coach Cain on What Makes Players Successful | Travis Chick, Will McGuffey | MLB Draft Podcast #13
MLB Draft Podcast
by Travis Chick, Will McGuffey, AWM Capital, Nolan Cain
1y ago
We continue our MLB Draft Podcast with another installment of our College Coaching Series as we sit down with Louisiana State University Recruiting Coordinator Nolan Cain. In this episode, Coach Cain sharesexperiences and stories as both a player and coach at LSU and in professional baseball, as well as other advice gleaned from teammates and players that he has coached.  His journey from winning the College World Series as a player in 2009 to today as the Recruiting Coordinator at his alma mater gives him great insight into the realities of the day-to-day life and thought processes of in ..read more
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Texas A&M’s Justin Seely on Navigating the Draft | Travis Chick, Will McGuffey | MLB Draft Podcast #12
MLB Draft Podcast
by Travis Chick, Will McGuffey, AWM Capital, Justin Seely
1y ago
Seeking qualified advice is the best way to remove emotion from the upcoming business decision you will be faced with when deciding to sign with the MLB team that ultimately drafts you. In this episode we sit down with Texas A&M University Recruiting Coordinator Justin Seely who shares experiences and lessons from players and families who have gone through the MLB Draft process over his last 11 years.  Coach Seely has had a front row seat to watch over 60 of his players from Texas A&M get drafted and receive over $37,000,000 in signing bonuses. He has also been involved with numer ..read more
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Financial Advice Before The MLB Draft? The Pros and Cons | MLB Draft Podcast #11
MLB Draft Podcast
by Erik Averill, Travis Chick, AWM Capital
1y ago
Due to COVID-19, no matter what MLB draftees sign for – the maximum amount they will receive in the first calendar year is $100,000.  So, do you need a financial advisor? After taxes and agent fees there can be as little as $30,000 left which will be used to live on. Nothing really left to invest. Seems like hiring a financial advisor can wait until next year. If you’re only talking about investing, we agree.  However, are any of the following “financial decisions” important to your family? How much money is enough to forego/continue your college education? How is the signing bonus ..read more
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Advice From A 1st Round Parent | Erik Averill, Travis Chick | MLB Draft Podcast #10
MLB Draft Podcast
by Erik Averill, Travis Chick, AWM Capital, Todd Seigler
1y ago
On this week’s episode, we’re honored to be joined by Todd Seigler, father of Anthony Seigler – first round draft pick with the New York Yankees. We get to hear from Todd on what the draft process was like from the perspective of family members and in working through these areas together as a family. As a parent going through the draft process, it can feel like everybody is painting a rosy picture about how perfect your son’s game is – it can be hard to sift through all the feedback using data to separate out sales pitch from reality. There are also challenges in setting good boundaries to mai ..read more
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Adley Rutschman On Going Amateur To Pro | Erik Averill, Travis Chick | MLB Draft Podcast #9
MLB Draft Podcast
by Erik Averill, Travis Chick, AWM Capital, Adley Rutschman
1y ago
On this week’s episode, Erik and Travis talk with Adley Rutschman, catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Adley was selected by the Orioles as the first overall selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft with the highest signing bonus in baseball history. He joins us this week to discuss his time playing in college for Oregon State University, going into the MLB draft last year and making the transition from amateur to pro. Adley covers a wealth of topics in this episode including: How to handle public pressures of being a highly ranked athlete The important things to look at when choosing ..read more
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Bobby Stroupe On Utilizing Downtime To Stay On Your Game | Erik Averill, Travis Chick | MLB Draft Podcast #8
MLB Draft Podcast
by Erik Averill, Travis Chick, Bobby Stroupe
1y ago
This week, Travis and Erik interview Bobby Stroupe, founder and president of Athlete Performance Enhancement Center (APEC). Bobby and his team started APEC in 2005 and it has grown over the years to become one of the most trusted sources for athletic performance improvement including accolades from and work with Nike. Bobby and APEC have trained some of the best athletes in the world including NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes. There is a lot of uncertainty for athletes in all sports currently as seasons are indefinitely suspended and training facilities can be inaccessible for m ..read more
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