How exactly does the pitcher’s stride begin? Which leg is more important? How does that initial movement affect the rest of a pitcher’s delivery?
Pitching Injury Prevention and News
Above is an example of the baseball pitching mechanical flaw that has been commonly described as the “inverted W” — as exhibited by MLB pitcher Edinson Volquez. To learn about the danger of the “inverted W” and what it can do to a pitcher’s body, listen to Season 4, Episode 10 of Baseball Pitching: The…
How and why did Matt Harvey suffer a stress injury to his scapula? It’s no mystery, and this episode also reveals how he can return to ace-like form.
When the school season has ended and summer ball has not yet begun, what should a pitcher be doing? Rest? Throw? Lift weights? Run? Something else?
Are you a baseball pitcher looking for an edge through a velocity program or product? Then this is the episode for you.
Dropping Aces – three big-time aces are on the DL, for different reasons. Trending Topics Madison Bumgarner‘s dirt bike accident left him with an injured AC joint. Angel explains what that means and why she’s just as, if not more, concerned about his ribs Noah Syndergaard: we recorded this episode before “Thor” tore his lat…
Should pitchers ice after outings? Find out what science says. Also, learn how to prevent flexor tendon injuries, and how David Price might alleviate his elbow issue.
Yesterday I posted the list of pitchers who suffered an arm “ailment” in spring training. Today we begin tracking those pitchers and others who suffer in-season injuries — and we’re already behind. Why am I doing this? To see if, when, and why seemingly “minor” ailments result in more serious injuries down the road. Getting…
This is my (Joe Janish’s) totally unofficial list of pitchers who suffered some kind of arm ailment while in spring training in 2017. Generally speaking, a pitcher went on this list when he was taken off the mound for 2-3 or more days due to some kind of arm discomfort. The purpose of this list…
At what age should pitchers learn the curveball? And how do you teach it? This, the deluge of spring training injuries, and why Jordan Schafer’s conversion to pitching was risky, are covered in Season 4, Episode 1 of The Fix.
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