Bullpen Work and Game day Work


#1

Can you guys give me some info on what you do on off days and pre start game days?

This is my off day work:
Long Toss 12-15 min

Mound(getting arm prepped)
40ft -50%
60ft -75%
80ft -75-100%

Bullpen(18 pitches)
2 FB down right
2 FB up left
2 FB down left
2 FB up right
2 CH down right
2 CH down left
2 CB right
2 CB middle
2 CB left

This is pre game start day:
Warm up

Mound(getting arm prepped)
40ft -50%
60ft -75%
80ft -75-100%

On Rubber:
FB
2pitches 1ft out left
2p 1ft out right
2p 6inches out left
2p 6inches out right
2p on blk left
2p on blk right
=12p

CH
2pitches 1ft out left
2p 1ft out right
2p 6inches out left
2p 6inches out right
2p on blk left
2p on blk right
=12p

CB
40ft spin x 2
50ft spin x 2
2p 6inches out left
2p middle
2p 6inches out right
2p on blk left
2p middle
2p on blk right
=12p

Bullpen(18 pitches)
2 FB down right
2 FB up left
2 FB down left
2 FB up right
2 CH down right
2 CH down left
2 CB right
2 CB middle
2 CB left

=54 total pitches


#2

Well, 21 looks but no replies. Any help from other coaches?


#3

dawgs,
Looks pretty decent although we just go with a foot outside and the black. How many days a week of “off day” and game?


#4

How does it work for you? Is your body ready to pitch, no pain, smooth mechs? Does it leave you feeling like something is missing? What does your coach recommend? Judgeing by the make up of the pen and your approach, it looks like you’ve done a few, by now you should be able to analyze if something needs be added or removed. Just don’t cheat yourself. Set a peak perfomance goal and work for it, adjust as needed.


#5

I don’t know that throwing 12 change ups or 12 curves in a row is productive. I would mix in a fastball after every 2 or 3 offspeed pitches.


#6

I agree with palo20 - I wouldn’t throw more than 3 in a row of any one pitch. Otherwise, looks good.


#7

Yeah I decided to change it up. FYI, I am a first year pitching coach. Have coached for 10 yrs, but first at this.

Bullpen (15pitches)
2 FB down right
2 CH left
2 FB up left
1 CB left
2 FB up right
1 CB right
2 FB down left
2 CH right
1 CB middle
End with optional high heat!

Just wanting to know what some you guys do. :smiley:


#8

Before Summer ball was over I asked my head coach if I could borrow the pitching nets that we often used in conditioning for pitchers. I’ve been working with it on off-season ever since and used the same routine in my pre-game workout.

Pitches:
1- Four Seamed Fastball
2- Two Seamed Fastball
3- Split Finger Fastball
4- Curveball
5- Slurve
6- Cutter
7- Change-up

And that goes until I’ve reached 70 pitches for increase in stamina. When I’m on the mound prepping, I’m not really able to count my accuracy. I just take it a little easy and work on the accuracy before the velocity.