I’d like to get advice on developing velocity but before I do I would like to give you background about myself and the reason I’m asking for advice.
This is in no means to brag
Well I’m a 24 5’8/5’9 LHP that had labrum surgery 7 years ago(Senior Year of High School). I played 4 years of college baseball but didn’t really see the field until my junior and senior year. My ERA is a 4 something and this is including summer baseball as well as college (My summer ball league is very competitive league. Best high school kids, d1-d3 players, ex pro players).
Basically I been getting better since entering college. Recently a sport agent asked me if I wanted try and play professionally (Every kids dream). Of course I did so he was able to get me a spring training invite to a team in the PECO league (Indy Ball).
Well I basically haven’t done any real baseball conditioning/training since last year. So when I first started to throw, I was very tight and to the point where stretching wasn’t going to get loose fast enough. I ended seeing my old surgeon and he helped me out by giving me muscle relaxers, cortisone shot, and a PT script to see my old PT. Also on a side note, I haven’t lifted consistently since last year
The PT is a top PT and p/rehabs minor leagues guys and guys like Ryan Vogelsong and also even Curt Schiling when he played. So ask you can guess this guy know his stuff
So I’ve been throwing and long tossing 3-5 times a week to get ready (My decision) and doing p/rehab from my PT 3-4 times a week.
Now yesterday, I was at PT and he pulls out a pocket radar (are they accurate) to see where I’m at velocity wise. To my disbelief I’m only at 73. I know I didn’t have a blazing fastball but I didn’t think I was that soft of a thrower. I guess this is where I’m starting to freak out because I live for spring training soon
My question to all of you out there is, what can I do to develop velocity or regain velocity if it’s even possible at my age? I would love to hear everyone opinion
Side notes: My mechanics are changing a little bit, grip change a little bit, I’m not really in baseball shape I feel like, PT help write the Combat Pitcher.