[quote=“dm59”][quote="|J3|"]Really get that wing extended…[/quote]Questionable value and could potentially cause troubles with a small pitcher.
[quote="|J3|"]… where both Oswalt’s front side arm is and where is throwing arm is at approx. the 30 second mark.[/quote]He’s not reaching out and reaching back. He, and Randy, drop it down and then bend the elbow and lift. On the front side, both have a sweeping motion, as opposed to a “reaching out”. Oswalt more with the elbow and Randy with the entire arm.
[quote="|J3|"]Randy Johnson, the complete opposite of Oswalt really…can be seen “reaching out” with his glove hand and “reaching back” with his throwing arm at around the 24-25 second mark.[/quote]Not what’s going on.
Why do you recommend “reaching out and reaching back”? What benefits are there in doing these things?[/quote]
dm59, that was a poor choice of words. They were more of what I think it looks like as opposed to what is going on. I should know better than to use vague verbs when discussing things that could potentially be harmful if taken in a different way than I intended – which I fully admit was cloudy on my part to not describe in detail what I meant.
I don’t think one is actually reaching out towards the plate with their glove hand, nor do I think they are reaching back to wipe dirt off the rubber.
I still think what I pointed out are the two biggest flaws, if you want to call them that and deem it a necessary fix at 11-years-old, in singtall’s son’s mechanics. It’s fairly evident that those are the two biggest differences between singtall’s son and the mechanics of most all high-level throwers/pitchers.
I can only imagine how much slower I’d throw if I put my arm in that position directly out of the hand break. Also, I think you’ll agree that a well positioned and utilized glove arm can significantly affect velocity.