Long time lurker here.
Brief history: I quit baseball right after tee-ball after taking a ground ball to the gut and having the wind knocked out of. Since then I was scared of the ball. Fast forward to now, I am 23 years old, just got out of the army after 4 years, and at my second year at penn state. I have a lot of friends playing and being a baseball fanatic, I wanted to get into it. After a couple months of doing research, watching videos and reading tons of articles I started throwing pitches with friends and by myself at the local park.
here is a video of myself at the park.
link if embed doesnt work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudRtRYxYxw
my main problem I think is that my sequence is much too slow. it seems fast when I throw it but on video, looks awful. I lead with my hips, use opposing arm action, late shoulder rotation but it just seems like it takes forever to get the ball out of my hand. I play rugby and swim about a dozen times a week, so my athletic condition shouldnt be holding me back too much i wouldnt think. what do you guys think?
I have two pitches I can throw with somewhat consistency, a four seam and a (circle) change.
Sorry about the second half of the video, the camera kind of fell over haha
I will record more this week for better views.
Let me know if I should record at a different angle as well to better view my technique.