09
13
2011

Stuff to Read: 9/12/2011 (Steve Delabar Story, Jason Vargas THT Post)

Looking for a velocity-adding weighted baseball program?   Steve Delabar’s journey to the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners is a feel-good story anyone could love, right? Maybe not. Think about it: Why didn’t organized baseball have a velocity development plan for Steve to get him...

08
14
2011

Mariners "No-Weight" Training Room – A Nonsensical Lie

It seems as though I hear about the Seattle Mariners lack of weight lifting in their new training program about once a week. This myth is complete garbage, and it’s perpetuated by training facilities in the Pacific Northwest like WBI Sports. They even run a banner that claims that weights have...

06
07
2011

THT Article: The Velocity Loss Phenomenon

I know everyone here reads my Hardball Times articles – and is subscribed to my THT RSS feed – right, right? Well, just in case you forgot that I write there, you can check out my latest article titled The Velocity Loss Phenomenon. My article talks about Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy, and th...

05
31
2011

Doug Fister, Velocity, Strikeouts, and Hard Work

Seattle Mariners’ starting pitcher Doug Fister is well-known for being a soft-tossing righty who gets guys out as a control/command pitcher. Except, in 2011, that’s not necessarily true. Fister’s average fastball velocity is up over 1 MPH in 2011 when compared to 2009 and 2010, and...

03
21
2011

Biomechanics and Me?

I made a guest FanPost titled Biomechanics and Me? over at Lookout Landing, a very popular (and great) Seattle Mariners blog in the SB Nation network. It talks about my history of building our biomechanics lab. Even prior to Graham’s post, I had been working on building a low-cost biomechanica...

02
23
2011

What it Takes to Compete at the Highest Level – Strength Training!

My business partner sent me a pretty interesting link – The Average Mariner May Surprise You. Consider this: How big? The team wrapped up their physicals earlier this week and some of the data is in. The average height and weight for the Mariners? 6’3″, 226 pounds. For the visual,...

03
18
2010

Link/Video: Mariners Strength Program

The Seattle Mariners have switched from a generic strength and conditioning program to a “high-tech” advanced program by Dr. Marcus Elliot. Many articles on the switch have talked about the lack of weights in the weight room and the emphasis on plyometric/movement training, leading many...