Multivitamin– While a multivitamin may not be necessary for some baseball players, the fact remains that the nutrition for most baseball players suck. With that said, a quality multivitamin will ensure athletes are getting adequate amount of vitamins and minerals and it will ensure that all nutritional needs are being met.
Creatine Monohydrate– Unlike many of the supplements advertised over the web and in popular magazines, creatine has been scientifically proven to produce results. It is a simple and cheap amino acid that should be a staple in almost every baseball player’s supplement regime. To learn more about the scientific research on creatine please read this. Please note that YOU SHOULD NOT LOAD CREATINE. You only need to supplement with 3-5 grams per day, preferably after your workouts. On non training days you can take it at anytime. I prefer to add it to my protein oatmeal every morning.
Fish Oil– Omega 3 fish oil is a foundational supplement that should be in every baseball player’s nutrition. The benefits of fish oil supplementation are incredible. Aside from being great for your heart, fish oil also has anti-inflammatory properties. How many baseball players do you know have been diagnosed with tendinitis? Solution: start taking fish oil.
L- Tyrosine– L-tyrosine is a non essential amino acid that is an incredible pre workout/pre game supplement. It has a powerful physiological effect and will help increase your focus and also help increase strength without giving you the jitters. At less than $15 a bottle you can’t beat the price. From experience, I recommend you take 3-5 grams 30 minutes before your workout or game.
Sun Warrior Protein– Ingesting protein every 2-3 hours can be a pain the ass for a lot of athletes. While I prefer whole food sources of protein, vegan protein powders are extremely versatile and more convenient than whole food. I prefer to use protein powders in the morning and as part of my post workout shake. They can also be used whenever you do not have access to real food. They should be used to insure that you are getting enough protein in your daily diet. My favorite way of using my whey protein is to make protein oatmeal, or mix it with original or unsweetened almond milk. My favorite protein supplements are GI Ideal Whey and Advocare Muscle Gain.