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12
23
2015

Efficient Front Leg Mechanics that Lead to High Velocity

The lead/stride leg in pitching is rarely understood correctly and is often analyzed from a baseball-specific viewpoint. Unfortunately, the best throwers in the world are not baseball pitchers, so to truly understand how the lower half properly works, we need to get out of our comfort zones to disru...

11
16
2015

Crow-Hop Weighted Baseball Throws for Velocity Development

One of the bigger staples of our velocity development program are maximum intent throws to a net using weighted baseballs. This is something we prominently feature on our social media accounts and it gets a ton of attention! When we uploaded this video of Casey Weathers throwing 103 MPH (later eclip...

09
30
2015

Free Interval Throwing Program / Return to Throwing Program for Pitchers

Most interval throwing programs out there are very conservative and don’t have enough intensity in them at the end periods to adequately build up to throwing flat grounds and bullpens with all your pitches. Furthermore, there’s not enough ballistic and plyometric activity to really build...

07
24
2015

Lower Half Pitching Mechanics: Data-Driven Analysis

While it is the subject of most articles on “pitching mechanics”, the role of the lower half when it comes to the pitching delivery is open to interpretation by many coaches out there, which often serves to confuse the individual athlete. We’ve recently started a long-range analyti...

06
18
2015

Can Forearm Pronation Prevent Tommy John Surgery?

If you spend enough time in the world of baseball pitching, you will probably hear from someone that actively pronating the forearm is imperative to protecting the pitching elbow. A reason often given is that pronating the forearm engages the pronator teres muscle. Can it prevent Tommy John surgery?...

06
12
2015

Why You Weren’t Drafted or Recruited for Baseball

On Twitter yesterday, I said: Article tomorrow on why you don't get drafted or recruited. Sick of hearing nonsense by jabronis comparing themselves to drafted players. — KyleB @ Driveline (@drivelinebases) June 12, 2015 Common question and complaint I get is how or why I didn’t get d...

06
04
2015

Can Imaginary Exercise Make a Pitcher Better?

I won’t bury the lead. The answer is yes, it is highly likely that imaginary exercise can make a pitcher better. In the early 90s, several researchers set out to test the efficacy of pure imaginary exercise on the strength of a finger [1]. (The finger was chosen because it has small muscles that are...

05
27
2015

Explaining the Elbow Spiral in the Pitching Delivery

Hayden Grove conducted a great interview with Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians discussing pitching mechanics at a very in-depth level, including linear distraction, torso stacking and the elbow spiral for pitchers. I have to give Hayden some props; most beat writers wouldn’t dare to try t...