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  • #2
    Fastball, please don't hesitate to answer... I respect your opinions.


    • #3
      serious? what do you want us to critique? your outfield throw? or what is that? you not pitching I know that. and you dont crow hop so crow hopping could add about 30-40' distance in long toss.
      2008 varsity stats
      AB-35 K-5 BB-6 H-14 2B-3 3B-0 HR-0 RBI-10 BA- .400
      all stars pitching stats--- W-L= 1-0
      IP- 5 H- 1 BB- 2 HR- 0 ER- 0 K- 8 ERA: 0.00


      • #4

        I wish I knew how to turn a paused video into a picture, then I could show you what I am going to talk about, but I dont, sorry.

        Here goes though:

        You reverse rotate your shoulder too much. Instead of having your acromial line pointing straight at the target, or home plate, you reverse rotate them so the line through your shoulders, or your acromial line, points somewhere off in the direction of the 3rd base dugout, this is because you are a righthander. I paused your video at 6 seconds and could see this pretty easily.

        Then, because of this, you pinch your shoulder blades tightly together, ie scap loading. I think this is bad, while others will tell you its good. This puts an enormous amount of stress on your subscapuaris muscle, the one on the front of your shoulder. I paused your video at second 1 and could see this very easily also. I would estimate that your arm is somewhere around 2-3 feet laterally behind your acromial line. Not only is this bad because of what I stated earlier, but this is going to cause your arm to be thrown laterally away from your body to the other side when you rotate. I paused your video again on timestamp 1 second, but at a different time in your moand can see that your arm is easily 2 feet laterally away from your body, but in the opposite direction as before.

        Then, because you arm is that far laterally away from your body, you cannot drive the ball straight. You have to pull you arm across your body which uses the small teres minor muscle to decelerate, instead of the teres major and lattisimus dorsi, which are bigger, more powerful muscles.

        Your arm also appears to lock out, again not good because this causes your olecranon process (elbow bone) to slam into its fossa (humerus or upper arm bone). I think you know what happens from this action, right? Because you do this, you cannot use your tricep muscle in your motion, which has the highest percentage of fast twitch muscle fibers in any muscle involved in throwing a baseball. Your brachialis muscle will also need to continually contract to stop this slamming of your bones, and it can tear from the fatigue. Also because of this continual contraction, it pulls on the coronoid process, that is where the muscle attaches to the elbow. This continual contraction causes the coronoid process to enlarge, which will limit your flexion range of motion, meaning you will not be able to bend your elbow are far, or be able to touch your right shoulder with your right hand. Make sense?

        Also, I froze your video at timestamp 3 seconds and can see that your foot is still either on the rubber or easily within inches of it at the release of your pitches. Therefore, you cannot get as much rotation out of your hips as you could if you rotated off of your glove foot and not your pitcing foot. The more rotation you can get out of your hips, the better. Because of this, your shoulders are pretty much perpendicular at release, you want them to be as close to parallel to the line drawn from the rubber to home plate as possible. The more hips rotation you can get, the more shoulder rotation you can get. The more distance you can rotate, the faster your rotation can be. The faster you can rotate, the faster you can throw the ball.

        You will prolly get confliction advice. Its up to you to decide for yourself what you agree and disagree with. I understand that you cannot change your whole motion because of certain reasons, but if you could do a few things, it would help you be less likely to get injured and have better quality stuff.

        1. Pendulem swing your arm. Do you know what that means, I think you do, right?

        2. Take the ball back directly towards second base, not any further

        3. Get your arm up to driveline height before your glove foot lands.

        4. Pronate the releases of your pitches.

        5. Instead of pulling your arm across your body, drive it straight towards the plate, stick your hand in the strike zone.

        6. Try and get as much rotation as you can. I know your coach will prolly not let you rotate over your glove foot, so just get as much as you can.

        Sorry its so long, but you wanted my opinion, Ok, Im done, thats it. Good luck this season. Keep us updated on how it goes.


        • #5
          I agree with the above poster but I am not an expert. Your shoulder isnt going towards the target its a 3/4 turn. You dont rotate off the glove foot taking away so much momentum and potential power with no follow through. You initiate your throw with the core but you dont follow threw with it. Your glove foot planting in the 1st 2 are pointed towards 3rd closing off rotation and body turn. This could be affected because you are throwing off concrete as well.
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