Grunting when pitching?


#1

I’ve seen this done by more and more MLB pitchers why do they do this?


#2

To focus on breahting out when you pitch not holding your breath?

Our ace this year did it a lot.


#3

i dont know, maybe just trying to get that extra ummph on the pitch. ya know?


#4

Jake Peavy does it all the time I think it is to breath and max effort on every pitch. And somepeople don’t breathe enough when they are on the mound.


#5

I do it to piss the batter off out of nowhere. I’ll throw my fastball and then a softer knuckler or my eephus and just let out a huge grunt so they think it’s another heater. It works too!


#6

Definitely probably just to make sure your breathing right just like when you lift.


#7

Yo, I’m gonna try it. For the breathing and the distraction. Worth a shot.


#8

Don’t tennis players also grunt when they hit the ball? Maybe it gets your adrenaline going a bit.


#9

I now think its a breathing thing because alot of athletes forget to breathe when they are playing.