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  • #16
    Originally posted by Chris O'Leary View Post
    Here's what Molina does on a throw down to 1B.

    love this! You wouldn't happen to have this video in real time would you Chris?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SLBaseballDad View Post
      love this! You wouldn't happen to have this video in real time would you Chris?
      Since this is a 60FPS gif, that's not doable.

      However, you can count the frames to see how long he is from glove to release and that will give you a sense of the time.
      Hitting Coordinator for Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

      I also work with the pitchers who are dealing with injury problems.

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      • #18
        http://www.catchingcamp.com/online-camp/throw-to-2nd/
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Chris O'Leary View Post
          Here's what Molina does on a throw down to 1B.

          One thing Molina does that I don't see talked about much is that he rolls or even flips the ball out of his glove and into his throwing hand rather than having to go in after it with his hand.

          Notice how his throwing hand is fairly open as the glove comes back to it and then closes down once the ball's in his hand.

          I can testify that this a very fast, and came up with it on my own in an attempt to get faster with my transfers, but I only get a good transfer maybe 75% of the time.

          However, I don't practice it as much as Molina does.
          Last edited by Chris O'Leary; 12-28-2010, 03:49 PM.
          Hitting Coordinator for Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

          I also work with the pitchers who are dealing with injury problems.

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          • #20
            molina is an awesome catcher. I think he is clearly the best defensively. that guy has a cannon.

            I think what is crucial is that he catches in front of the throwing side, so that the momentum of the ball moves the glove/ball to the throwing shoulder very fast. move the glove back to the throwing hand. if the glove stays forward and you move the throwing hand forward to take it out it will be too slow.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKxRzRbSnk4
            Last edited by dominik; 12-28-2010, 04:42 PM.
            I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by next ortiz View Post
              His transfer from glove to arm is slow in my opinion and his throwing motion takes too long as well.
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              A stopwatch contradicts the perception that he's in possession of the ball for too long a time. He's consistently in possession of the ball for about .8 secs. in the video, which is a good time. If you had him throwing into a tarp exactly 10 ft. away from the catcher in his stance--which is Catchingcoach's method of evaluating catchers' release times--at 70mph the ball would arrive at the tarp in ..05 sec after release, which adds up to a total of .85 seconds from popping-the-mitt-to-popping-the-tarp. Catchingcoach's data indicates that .85 is average for a high school catcher, and this boy is NOT a HS catcher, he's only a freshman.

              CatchingCoach--

              Ball Control & Release Efficiency. To evaluate this component I use the following technique. I position the player in front of the black Jugs tarp that hangs behind home plate in our batting cage. I measure out 10 feet and draw a line. It must always be 10 feet. The player puts his toes on the line facing the black screen. The coach kneels in front of the catcher, slightly off center. The player gets into his secondary receiving position. The coach throws the “pitch”. Player completes a full speed throw into the screen. The stopwatch is started when the ball hits glove and stopped when the ball hits the screen. The player must sit on the strike and not move until the ball hits his glove as if it were an 0-2 count late in the game. Because the catcher is releasing the ball about 5 feet in front of the screen, arm strength has little to do with the time recorded on the stopwatch. The drill gives an accurate measurement of how fast the athlete gets it in the air. You can also have the catcher throw directly into the fence backstop, but I find the tarp makes a more precise sound when hit, making it easier to ensure a good clocking.

              Ave release times for High School players would be under .85 down to .78, good would be .78 down to .70, and excellent would be .69 down to .65. Below .65 is very fast for HS. For the College players in my database the average release times would be under .78 down to .70, good would be .70 down to .65, and excellent would be .65 down to .59. Below .59 is really moving. Fastest release I have ever timed at any age is a 14yr old that throws in the .49-.52 range. He is just amazing.
              Last edited by Jake Patterson; 12-28-2010, 07:09 PM. Reason: Fixed quote
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              • #22
                Molina begins to stand up before the ball reaches him. Is that what we teach?
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                • #23
                  I fear I may have missed something. I realized while watching the weather just now that the wind was blowing here in the Houston area 15-20 mph today. In fact he confirmed that it was right into his face.

                  While common sense would say it affected the pop times, how much of an affect would it have? a tenth of a second? half that? I'm way out of my league now.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by skipper5 View Post
                    Molina begins to stand up before the ball reaches him. Is that what we teach?
                    Well, you know, I showed that to my son as a way to kick start the body for the throw. Not sure if its a good teach or not.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by SLBaseballDad View Post
                      Well, you know, I showed that to my son as a way to kick start the body for the throw. Not sure if its a good teach or not.
                      SLbaseballdad, I sent you a PM
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                      • #26
                        Catchingcoach,

                        Glad to see you’re getting in a bit of activity after your battle!

                        I’ve been wondering something. What do you find to be the difference in pop2pops between a controlled environment like a practice, and a game where the player isn’t able to know for sure when he’s going to have to make a throw?

                        I know when I started measuring the contact2contact for hitters, home to 1st, it wasn’t even close to what they were posting in practice to set their base times, and was all over the board from good to bad. I’m guessing something like that would have to happen in catcher pop2pops as well.
                        The pitcher who’s afraid to throw strikes, will soon be standing in the shower with the hitter who's afraid to swing.

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                        • #27
                          Hey there scorekeeper,

                          Good to hear from you. The wound on my backside from the post-op infection has healed just enough that I can sit up a bit (actually more like sloutching) on the couch and type on the lap top.

                          I too see big swings in pop times for players when comparing practice times, showcase times, warmup throws in games, and finally actual game throws. Game times for most players are usually slower then practice or showcase times. Between inning warmup throws are a toss-up since many catchers just make ceremonial throws.
                          Coach Weaver
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                          Facebook: New England Catching Camp
                          Phil 4:13

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Catchingcoach View Post
                            SLbaseballdad, I sent you a PM
                            Pm'd you back. Thanks

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                            • #29
                              Here are some more clis of him doing foot work drills. As I loaded these, I noticed a substaintial difference in the quickness. He is much quicker in the drills than in real throws. Wondering why?

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjqeSbQ8Hqs
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X2J1wTuFNk
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awFFeTgtJdw

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                              • #30
                                1. Cheat. Get the shoulders turning and weight transfering to left foot before the ball gets there.
                                2. Catch the ball deep.
                                3. Be an airplane, not a helicopter when you're getting out of your crouch.
                                4. Hes replacing his left foot with his right foot. Even if big leaguers do this its not the most efficient way. If hes doing everything else right his right foot should not cross over on pitches down the middle.
                                5. Minimize the head movement.
                                Last edited by Switch_Hitter_29; 01-02-2011, 02:06 PM.

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