Hi, I’m a high school class of 2019 junior playing my second year of JV. I’d appreciate it if you could take a look at the videos below and let me know what you see. I’m also very interested in studying the mechanics of MLB pitchers- I’ve been recently looking at Chris Archer, per my coach’s suggestion. If you have any suggestions for pitchers that I could study and emulate, that would be great! I’ve been working on using my lower half more, and it’s better than where I was a month ago.
I’ve been having some velocity problems in the last year. I struggled with dead arm throughout the spring season. I peaked in January, topping out at 74mph and consistently sitting 70mph. I did the Jaeger throwing program and it worked wonders for me. Dad recently got a radar gun, and it looks like I’m around 67 right now. I guess this is off of flat ground, so the velocity will be down a bit, but it’s still a lot lower than where I’d like to be. I’ve definitely regressed in the last year. I’m thinking the drop in velo is purely a strength and fatigue issue. I gotta develop a consistent workout routine- I’ve been pretty off and on about it, and I was doing a good job of it last year. I work out from home. But I also want to be sure I’m getting everything I can out of my delivery. I’m a girl, my strength is never going to compete, but I can control what I can control. I think 80mph by senior year is a goal that I can certainly hit. I’m very curious about what women have been able to achieve in terms of velo. I’ve heard of upper 80s in Japan, and lower 80s here in the US. I’m 5’6", 130lbs, where should I be weight wise?
In the slow motion video, it’s pretty much max intent. 67mph
In the regular speed video, I wasn’t going max intent. Don’t know the velo, just thought I’d include that one in case it helps to have a normal video.