Local sports facility becoming hotbed for professional baseball talent

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Former MLB MVP Josh Hamilton makes an appearance at Fairchild Sports facility. (KTRK)

Major League Baseball spring training is a time honored tradition, but training methods have changed dramatically.

Fairchild Sports Performance (FSP) is a local facility that's changing the way major leaguers get ready for a new season. On any given day, there are enough major leaguers to get a game in.

On Wednesday, we visited the facility and ran into Josh Hamilton, Anthony Rendon, Jed Lowrie, and major league hopeful, Cavan Biggio.

"We assess each athlete individually," said Ben Fairchild, owner of FSP. "Our program is customized to the athletes need, as opposed to being cookie-cutter."

FSP has become a hotbed for professional baseball talent, especially for those trying to resurrect their careers.

"It started in 2010 when Lance Berkman was considering retirement," Fairchild added. "He lost 20 pounds at the time, he reduced his body fat significantly and won "Comeback Player of the Year."
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