Thanks JD. I can tell you that I've told any and everyone who'll listen about Nolan's shoulder impingement of last year, and have gotten assurances that he will be taken care of. A large part of the issues DM mentioned (slowness, not rotating) are a response to this. Nolan has only thrown for velo once so far this off-season, and he was cruising in the mid 80's. He threw a BP to teammates (eight batters) and no one touched him. Of course its early season. Can't wait for the tournament next weekend. I'll have game video for us to chew on next week.My comments below
This is new, and not as pronounced when he is throwing for velo.
This is the biggest change in his mechanics this year. Last year he would raise his body with his knee lift. Coach is trying to get him to stay steady with no up and down movement. He's getting better and working on this.
Could you elaborate on what you see here? What I see as he comes out of knee lift is a more direct path to the plate than last year. Help me see what you're seeing
Yep, absolutely. In this clip as with all the work they've been doing this year, it's all about location (maybe his pitching coach is a real estate agent on the side?) but as you say maybe a little too deliberate.
JD, this is a very astute observation (in my opinion). It goes back to my original comments at the top. The coaches are being careful with him.
Thanks so much for the input and the concern!