Analyzing some of my 17 year old pitchers

At the end of our last practice on Sunday, we did 4 from the windup and 4 from the stretch , so that I could video with side and front view… I will hold back my comments, so that I don’t influence your comments in anyway.

Pitcher #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrIGoluLro4

Pitcher #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5pD6cUBu7c

Pitcher #3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjIZmgOGfuc

Pitcher #4- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHtaiaGulVw

Pitcher #5- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVj6XvQKm3w

Pitcher #6- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii4rd6ymPiU

[quote=“OhioElite”]At the end of our last practice on Sunday, we did 4 from the windup and 4 from the stretch , so that I could video with side and front view… I will hold back my comments, so that I don’t influence your comments in anyway.

Pitcher #1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrIGoluLro4

Pitcher #2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5pD6cUBu7c

Pitcher #3- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjIZmgOGfuc

Pitcher #4- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHtaiaGulVw

Pitcher #5- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVj6XvQKm3w

Pitcher #6- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii4rd6ymPiU[/quote]
I like Pitcher 1, he looks good
Pitchers 2,3,4&5 I would think they should work on leading more with their hips.
Pitcher 3 can probably use a higher leg lift, assuming he can control it, but his stride length looks good. If he decides to go with a log leg lift, he needs to be quicker to home from the stretch.
Pitcher 4 comes across his body with the leg lift, while this can be an issue with runners on base, I don’t know if he sticks with it while there are runners. Let him know that. I do like that he is quick with his motion though. Make sure he sets the pace of the ball game. Keep him quick on the mound and the batters will be uncomfortable.
Pitcher 6 is working as a RHP from the right side of the rubber. If I remember right, ASMI did a study showing that forces the pitcher to be more closed as he pitches, and thus more susceptible to injury. You can see it on the follow through when he falls off the mound with his right foot. Not to mention he needs to be talked to about using his legs explosively, not just for stride length. He starts out slower with the stride, then gets a little more explosive, but for being 6’4", he has a lot more to use.

Looks like a very nice facility.

Regarding pitcher # 2 timing looks off. Arm is delayed in relation to foot strike. Also posture at release is more than 28 degrees off center. Problem with this is your posture will go from 30degrees on one pitch to 32 degrees on another. 10 degrees is tolerance . Glove hand needs to be high and tight . He has no rotation in his plant leg very linear . As far as leg lift goes on your pitchers all strength related.

Your first pitcher looks like he has the most efficent and explosive mechanics out of those six pitchers your uploaded. If this is your staff you guys look like you will do well in your tourny’s. Good luck with everything!

Titan , I have heard you mention this a few times and dont quite get it. Could you explain it?Thanks

At release your head should be within 10 degrees of your center belly button . Tim Lincecum is an extreme ex of bad posture at release Nolan Ryan is a great ex of a nice center at release. Here is where the problem starts. It is common when you have lets say 30 degrees off center during a game with fatigue setting in or from the start with younger pitchers to go from 30 to 32 to 33 to 34 degrees off center. It would be like someone is tilting the mound on you every time you pitch. Also very hard on your back.