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...