Leading with Front Shoulder?


What would you expect with pitch location, speed and effects on the rest of the pitching mechanics?


Leading with the front shoulder means, to me, that you’re leaning towards home plate so the top half is out front too soon which will result in early shoulder rotation, a pitch location that is up and in, and reduced velocity since early shoulder rotation reduces hip and shoulder separation.


I agree with Roger. You really want to lead with the front hip because that helps keep the head over the center of your body and enables you to ride the glutes as long as possible into your foot plant.