Hayden Grove conducted a great interview with Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians discussing pitching mechanics at a very in-depth level. I have to give Hayden some props; most beat writers wouldn’t dare to try to get into this kind of depth with a pitcher, and indeed most just shrug Trevor off. Hayden followed up the next day and tried to get into deeper detail, and as a result, ended up with a great interview that, while he may not fully understand, was definitely a net benefit for pitchers everywhere.
Trevor and I started working together in 2013 after his not-so-great year in AAA for Columbus, and that’s when we primarily discussed the concepts of Linear Distraction and Torso Stacking, the latter of which is also a Texas Baseball Ranch cue. Linear Distraction is simply a better and more complete understanding of how the torso stacks behind the midline at stride foot contact; by throwing the hips […]