Major League Baseball pitchers are signed to pro contracts because they can throw a baseball with more speed than the average human being. Most begin their professional careers throwing their fastball 92 MPH or higher. However, something mysterious happens when pitchers get to the big leagues — over time, they lose velocity. Why? [Read more…]
Is there a way pitchers can avoid the Verducci Effect without an innings limit? Should you consider data in predicting injuries? Can Jarrod Parker ever pitch again?
In the first episode of Season 3 Episode 1 of The Fix, baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli explains
- Why Jarrod Parker needs a third Tommy John surgery, and how he can avoid a fourth
- How the Verducci Effect can be avoided with some simple math
- Whether the Verducci Effect holds any weight
- Why statistics are an imprecise way to predict pitching injuries
Additionally, Angel dispels three myths she hears from pitchers, coaches, and parents this time of year, and, finally, she provides a dead-simple tip to improve command.
In future posts over the next week we will cover all the topics discussed in depth. In the meantime, listen to the podcast and sign up for updates.
Want to learn more about Angel? Visit her website GymScience.com.