I’ve been a big fan of Orel Hershiser since I was little, and lately I’ve been trying to think of any recent pitchers whose mechanics remind me of Hershiser’s.
Tim Lincecum seems to be the go to comparison for some people, but I don’t personally see it with Lincecum’s Tiant like coil and overhand armslot. Felix is a little similar, but he usually dips his glove side shoulder down when he brings his knee back to second base and lets his body coil a little more than Orel does (but not as much as Lincecum). Hersh bends his knee and lets his foot lead the rest of his lower leg in the turn back to second, which is probably why he doesn’t really coil, though when he separates his hands, he does it over the hip of his planted leg, which turns his back to the batter.
I’m kind of stumped, though, so I’m very curious to read what you guys think. Are there any recent pitchers, say in the last ten years or so, that remind you of Bulldog?