This posting is a continuation of a previous “exchange” between Yardbird, myself and others (if you have the time and patience please see Yardbird
). I’m starting a new posting because it’s too easy to get lost in Yardbirds verbose replies but for full disclosure I would urge you to read his postings. That being said …
Every once in a while will need a reality your sanity check, yours truly included. My reality check was initiated by a series of posts in the aforementioned thread. Key points in my reality check are:
- When it comes to the goodness or badness of pitching instruction the ultimate question that gets asked and the question that has the most weight in terms of influencing the uninformed parent or coach regarding and instructors knowledge of how the body throws the baseball is;
“how many players have you sent to the major leagues?”.
- I have been under the belief that Jeff Sparks was the only Mike Marshall trained pitcher to ever make it to the major leagues. Also I was not aware of any high-level draft choices trained by Mike Marshall.
For longest time, because of the nature and format of his posts, I was under the impression that Yardbirds was Mike Marshall. It is only very recently that I found out that Yardbirds actually Lon Fullmer who according to Mike Marshall website is a certified Mike Marshall instructor.
Turn 22 asking the question:
I’m curious. Could you produce some of “your” guys who are pitching pro ball? I would like to look at their mechanics.[/quote]
- Kyleb and responding with:
Doing an Internet search to find out that Tyler Matzek was a first-round draft choice of the Colorado Rockies.
How can this be, i.e. a pitcher with Mike Marshall mechanics being drafted in the first round…???
To be continued…