After talking with Steven about this, we have decided to start a new thing around here. Every week, either myself or Steven will post a pitching video from PitchingClips.com and give a brief summary of their mechanics, what we think they did right/wrong, etc. Then, the forum community is open to discuss the mechanics of this pitcher.
Every week, a new pitcher will be featured and their mechanics will be picked apart by the community.
So for the inaugural Pitcher of the Week, I present to you Tim Lincecum.
Tim Lincecum is a remarkable athlete. He is one of the hardest throwers in the league, yet is very small for a major league pitcher.
If there is one word to describe Lincecum, it is “efficient”. He gets more out of his body than anyone else I have ever seen pitch.
Lately on the forum, a popular word has been intent. Lincecum has a ton of this. When he decides to go towards the plate, he GOES.
Part of his delivery that is crucial is to keep his left side aimed toward the target for as long as possible. Opening up too soon will lose all the torque he has built up.
Some people say his mechanics are unorthodox, but their is no denying their efficiency. After a game, Tim does not ice. His shoulder does not tire like most pitchers. He says that ice is for pain, and he feels no pain after he throws.
So I ask, what do YOU think of Lincecum’s mechanics? Do you see any flaws? How long do you think he can hold up to the wear and tear of the major leagues?