There are dozens if not hundreds of products and programs that claim to increase baseball pitching velocity. Which ones work, if any? Is it worth it for a baseball coach or pitcher to spend money on one?
In this episode of Baseball Pitching: The Fix, Angel Borrelli and I tackle the subject of baseball pitching velocity, where it comes from, and how programs and products developed to increase pitching velocity stack up — from a purely scientific perspective.
Below are quick notes about this, Season 4 Episode 4 of Baseball Pitching: The Fix.
MLB Trending Topics
Wei-Yin Chen – dead arm, tired arm, or elbow injury? Angel explains why there may have been confusion about Chen’s injury, as well as the warning signs to heed in pitchers with similar symptoms.
Cole Hamels‘ oblique injury. Angel talks about how and why a pitcher injures the oblique — either side — as well as the associated risks involved. She also explains how the obliques work in trunk rotation, acceleration, and deceleration.
Noah Syndergaard‘s lat injury, which leads into …
How and why do pitchers injure their lat muscle? Angel goes into detail explaining what the lat muscle is, where it is located, what it is connected to, and its role in the pitching motion. Further, she explains how pitchers can strain and injure the lat — as well as, how to prevent injury to it and what to do when it does get injured.
Getting It Done (with Science)
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of programs, devices, gadgets, contraptions, and other products that are designed with the intention to improve baseball pitching velocity and performance. Which, if any, should you invest in, and why or why not?
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