This never happens to me in the bullpen, but for some reason when I’m pitching to live hitters my back knee has been hitting the ground. Is this bad or just normal for some people?
I feel like my mechanics change quite a bit when I pitch to live hitters. I start to stress out when there is someone who can punish my mistakes. I feel like I need to throw harder and stride further.
I also have it in my head to keep my hips closed as long as possible, and I think this may be causing me to leave them closed for too long.
Unfortunately I don’t have any videos to post, but I’ll try to have someone film my next bullpen. Here’s a picture that kinda describes what I’m talking about.