When it comes to making the leap from high school baseball to the big leagues, there is a lot more to the process than meets the eye.

You can’t just go to practice, weight train for an hour, head home, and go to bed coasting on the talent you were born with. You have to become fully invested — essentially making your dream a career years before you’re paid a dime.

Think about the thousands of elite high school baseball athletes out there. What are you doing in your free time to separate yourself from them?

Are you studying film, getting serious about fueling your body properly, working out before or after your team’s mandatory weight-room sessions, or even putting in fielding or batting practice outside of your team’s daily two-hour practice?