Hips & Shoulders

I’m sure you guys have heard this idea before, but I want to run it by you guys and see what you think.

Along with gaining momentum, how about as the hips start to move forward, the pitcher rotates his upper torso thus “showing his numbers” and stretching the core as the hips begin to open before foot plant. I’m not thinking in terms of a huge coil up, I’m just talking a few inches. Could this generate more power if done properly, and if the pitcher has the core strength to do so?

What you’re talking about is creating a load between two links in the kinetic chain. That’s what hip and shoulder separation is all about. Flexibility dictates what one must do to achieve an effective (optimal?) load. For many, counter-rotation is appropriate. But there’s no hard and fast rule as to how much to counter-rotate. That’s specific to each pitcher.