Watched Jered Weaver pitch a couple of nights ago and noticed that his stride is not in a straight line directly to the plate. As a RHP he strides to the 3B side of the imaginary center line directly to the plate. There’s an appearance of pitching around the stride leg.
My son was mimicking this while watching the game and thought it might be something he wanted to try. So today he threw to me and I see it being a permanent change. Velocity seemed to be up a bit. Obviously the front shoulder stayed closed. Will need to make adjustments throwing the slider as he was a bit inconsistent with it ending up well off the plate at times. Other than that it seemed to work well with his 3/4 delivery.
I’ve never seen this taught. Any idea why it is so important to stride directly to the plate. I mean I’ve seen videos where they draw lines in the dirt and really stress staying along this line. At the same time it seems like maybe the biggest problem young pitchers face is the front shoulder opening prematurely.