P4 is strapping Nike FuelBands on 15 former, current, and aspiring pro baseball players to find out which baller has the most intense training regimen. And you’re getting a front-row seat.
FuelBands track and log physical activity, energy burned, and steps taken. That data is converted into Fuel points via the Nike FuelBand app. Twice a week, the competitors will post their progress/Fuel points on P4’s Facebook and Twitter pages, so make sure to check back often for updates and score.
After 30 days of hard work —and hopefully, some serious trash talking! — the contestant with the most Fuel points will be crowned the first-ever Powered By P4 Contest winner. Their prizes include $1,000, one case of P4 Pre Game Formula (our NSF Certified for Sport pre workout supplement) and bragging rights.
WHAT: Powered By P4 Contest
WHEN: Starting October 13th
PRIZES: $1,000 and one (1) case of P4 Pre Game Formula
Meet the contestants …
Syndergaard, a right-handed hurler known for his four-seam fastball and curveball, stands a towering 6’6”and has been given the nickname “Thor.”Currently, Syndergaard is affiliated with the New York Mets.
Who: Brandon Snyder
Snyder was drafted by the Orioles in the first round of the 2005 draft and is currently under contract with the Boston Red Sox organization. He plays both first and third base, and pinch hits.
Who: Mike Snyder
Snyder was named to the first team All-Sunshine State Conference in 2011 and 2012, and has gone on to play first base, third base, and pinch hit in the minors. He currently suits up for the Arkansas Travelers, the Double-A team for the Los Angeles Angels.
Who: Matt Snyder
The DH and first baseman from Centerville, VA bats and throws righty; he currently plays for the Tampa Yankees, an affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Who: Greg Ross
Ross was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2011. The right-handed fireballer is in Mississippi playing in the Double-A Southern League.
Who: Jaron Long
Long, an Arizona native, played ball at Ohio State before joining the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2013. The righty currently takes the hill for the Trenton Thunder, a Yankees farm team.
Who: Jon Velasquez
The Bronx-born righty signed with Philly as a non-drafted free agent in March 20009. Velasquez currently plays for the Double-A Binghamton Mets.
Who: Jordan Jankowski
Jankowski, a big-time pitching prospect, currently plays in the Texas League for the Corpus Christi Hooks, an affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Who: Tyler LaTorre
LaTorre represented Team Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Prior to that, the catcher signed with the San Francisco Giants in 2006. His current team is the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Giants Double-A affiliate.
Who: Steve Delabar
Delabar is a righty with a fierce four-seam fastball and slider. In 2013 he was a elected to play in the All-Star Game as a member of the Blue Jays.
Who: Deck McGuire
An ace hurler for Georgia Tech, McGuire currently takes the hill for Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.
Who: Anthony Vasquez
Vasquez was drafted by the Mariners in 2009 and would later land a deal with the Orioles. The right-hander is predominately know for his fastball, changeup, and curveball.
Who: Ben Verlander
Verlander was drafted in the 14th round by the Detroit Tigers out of Old Dominion University in 2013. He was previously drafted by Detroit in 2010 but did not sign. Currently, he pitches for the Connecticut Tigers in the New York-Penn League. His brother Justin Verlander is a pitcher for the Tigers.
Who: Cody Decker
Decker occupies first base for the El Paso Chihuahuas, the SanDiego Padres affiliate team. In 2009 he was named Topps Short-Season Rookie All Star and Topps AZL Player of the Year. He was awarded Player of the Week honors twice in 2012. And last season he blasted 27 home runs for El Paso.
Who: Matt Tuiasosopo
Tuiasosopo, a utility player with the talent and versatility to cover the hot corner, left field, and first base, has spent time playing for the Mariners and Tigers. He was traded to the White Sox this past March.
Who: Frank Catalanotto
Catalanotto is a 14-year pro baseball veteran who was drafted in 1992. Before retiring in 2010, he played for the Tigers, Rangers, Blue Jays, Rangers, Brewers, and Mets. Catalanotto is also one of the Proven4 owners.