[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.