Reds prospect Homer Bailey's mechanics


#1

I don’t know if any of you have seen the
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KGPRXC8URYY][u]videos[/u
of Homer Bailey on youtube, but what do you guys think about his mechanics?

Such an easy smoove delivery. Uses a long stride.

Is there anything bad he does and anything he does well?

Here is a sort of frame-by-frame I made.


#2

I think he has a bit of a posture issue in that his upper half leans back toward 2B more than I’d like to see.

I also think he reaches with the front foot a bit too much. I’d like to see him lead with the front hip a bit further into his stride.

I agree he looks smooth and smooth is generally good. But I think he lacks a bit of explosiveness and throws with a bit too much arm. I think he could build more momentum. I also think he might pull his glove a bit and that prevents him from keeping the shoulders closed a bit longer after the hips have rotated.

So, he looks pretty good but I think he has room for improvement.