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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...

09
15
2011

Has Stephen Strasburg Changed His Pitching Mechanics?

Let’s take a look: Nope. Sure doesn’t look like it based on 30 FPS video, even when you compare a changeup (left, 2010) to a four-seam fastball (right, 2011). The “falling off” you see on the left is simply him chasing the ground ball Ryan Howard hit to Strasburg’s left...

04
25
2011

You Fail Because You Don't Practice (Or Know How to Practice)

As someone who runs a training facility in Seattle with three batting cages attached to it, I’m in a unique position to see hoards of people coming in to “practice” with their high school, college, select, or Little League teams. Every single team practice I’ve seen has been...